2022 - 2023 Upcoming Events

Events, membership meeting, and class information are listed below. 

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Dec. 3, 2022: Pioneer Christmas & Vintage Market, 10 am.- 4 pm.

2022 Pioneer Christmas

Dec. 3, 2022: Pioneer Christmas & Vintage Market, 10 am.- 4 pm.

  • Wonderful unique and vintage vendors - lots of handcrafted items from farmhouse tables, unique ornaments, goat milk soaps, vegan scrubs, charcuterie boards, Decoupaged gourd bird houses, All-Natural Pet Treats, creative succulent gardens, one of a kind hand crafted native style and mountain man knives, native style jewelry, Christmas shirts, coffee cups, tumblers, paintings and flower vases, candles, wooden toys, many different gift items, gift baskets, fabric baskets, gift bags, garden flags, stocking stuffers, table runners, pillows, flower pots, raw honey, something for everyone, too many items to list.
  • Petting zoo and boiled peanuts from the ZHS FFA
  • FREE family photos taken by Laura from Boiler House Photography, Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 12 noon - 2 pm in front of the CC Smith General Store
  • Children's activities, games, arts and crafts, face painting in Mabel Jordan Barn (behind the yellow 2 story house), Pasco County Mosquito Control educational trailer (north end of the museum, near Blacksmith)
  • Live entertainment: the Geared Up Band, Pharaoh's Wildlife Kingdom, Soccer Collies, Florida Skunk Rescue, Cosmic Riot Entertainment's Dancing Elves, Blacksmith demonstrations, traditional craft demonstrations
  • Great Food: Museum Concessions - Burgers, Pulled Pork, Grilled Chicken, Hotdogs, fries, onion rings, desserts, fresh brewed tea, drinks and more; El Roy's Elotes - Fresh roasted Mexican Street Corn; New Tradition Kitchen - Pulled brisket, southern style egg rolls; Itchy Monkey Craft Coffee and Artisan Mini Pancakes; LallyLand Creations - Sweet small desserts, holiday themed, brownies, cake pops, merengues, Christmas cookies, traditional, cookies, cocoa bombs, macaroons, and tiramisu; Lanky Lassie's Shortbread, free samples, Bee Good Honey - raw honey, infused honey, honey sticks, honey comb, candies and more
  • Gnome Hunt - Find the gnomes and turn your card in at the Mabel Jordan Barn (behind the yellow 2 story house) for a chance to win a 1 year family museum membership. Drawing to be held at the end of the event. You do not need to be present to win.
  • Museum buildings open, with docents, many in time period attire
  • Seniors in Service Booth - will have pre made Christmas cards that guests may write one or more special Christmas Note(s) of Cheer to:
    -Isolated Seniors
    -Seniors in Assisted Living Communities
    -Veterans
    -Active Military
    -Children in special or disadvantage circumstances
    Seniors in Service will deliver/mail the cards.
  • Daughters of the American Revolution will have Wreaths Across America, Veteran Recognition, and hand-made Pioneer Ornaments 
  • The museum is collecting donations of unwrapped gifts, toys, canned goods, pantry items for families in need, please turn them in at the front desk when you arrive.

Also visit downtown Dade City for additional Christmas sales and from 5 - 9 pm the Christmas Stroll!

Vendor applications

We are full for vendors,for this event.

 
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Dec. 9, 2022 Dade City Christmas Parade, Downtown Dade City, 7 pm. presented by Rocycle and Saint Leo University  

Grand Marshall: Simpson Lakes

2022 DC CHRISTMAS PARADE FLIER 12 9

Dec. 9, 2022 Pioneer Christmas Parade, Downtown Dade City, 7 pm.

presented by: Rocycle and Saint Leo University  

Grand Marshall: Simpson Lakes

 

Friday night, downtown Dade City, please visit the many restaurants and merchants that stay open and have specials for this annual downtown event.

Registration is now closed for parade entries. Line up Numbers will be sent out by December 5th. Please do not call the museum. If you have any questions, please email pioneerfloridamuseum@gmail.com. Thank you.

Dade City Christmas Parade Participant Information and Waiver PLEASE PRINT

We already have all the outside vendors that we need. Thank you.

 

SPECTATOR SAFETY

The most important part of parades is staying safe, creating memories and enjoying family fun.

Have a safety plan. Before you head out to the parade, talk to your children about parade safety, stay back off the roads during the parade, away from the floats, watch for vehicles, stay together, don’t fight over candy or beads.

ALWAYS keep track of your children! Be as certain as humanly possible as to where they are and what they are doing. Always emphasize to your children that if they become lost or wander away from family members, they can always approach a uniformed police officer for assistance! Point out any police to your kids as you make your way to your parade viewing spot. Designate an area where kids/family can meet you if you get separated.

Plan a buddy system. If you are going to the parade with a large group of people, or you have a large family, set up a buddy check before you leave. Pair off members of the family in groups of two. Make sure there is always an older person with the youngest children. Let family members know that they must stay with their buddy and not separate for any reason. Stay charged. Before leaving your house, make sure everyone has charged their phones.

NEVER attempt to run in front of a float or reach under one in an effort to grab any item, such as beads or candy! NEVER grab on to a float. NEVER get close enough to a float that the crowd may push you either into it or under it! NEVER throw items toward a float, parade entry, band or at any of the float riders. NEVER throw items from one side of the street to the next.

Practice NIGHTTIME SAFETY. Be sure you are lit up. Consider purchasing glow sticks, reflective clothing or flashlights. Having a light to carry or wear may help ensure your kids are seen at night. Cross the roads at the corners or crosswalks. Assume vehicles cannot see you. Use sidewalks whenever possible.

Please report any suspicious or unsafe activity immediately to the nearest police officer.

Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome.

No pets, please. There will be lots of people and children, loud noises, and horses. Not a good situation for pets.

No smoking please.

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Jan. 14, 2023: Raising Cane & Moonshine Festival, 10 am.- 4 pm.

 2023 Raising Cane Moonshine Fest

 

Jan. 14, 2023: Raising Cane & Moonshine Festival, 10 am.- 4 pm.

Sugar Cane Syrup Making, Southern Syrup-Makers tasting competition, food, speakers, vendors, Axe Throwing, live entertainment, the Geared Up Band, working Blacksmiths, The Barking Dogs (old time music), model trains running, all museum buildings open, demonstrators, Moonshine stories, exhibit, and samples. all museum buildings open with docents, many in time period attire. More to come.

.Vendor applications

 

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Feb. 4, 2023: Farm Festival and Quilt Show, 10 am.- 5 pm.
Southern Draft Horse Pull at 12 noon

 

2023 Farm Festival Quilt Show NO BAND INFO

 Feb. 4, 2023: Farm Festival and Quilt Show, 10 am.- 5 pm.
Southern Draft Horse Pull at 12 noon

Quilt Show ALL day, live entertainment, the Geared Up Band, food, vendors, blacksmith, model trains, demonstrations, The Barking Dogs (old time music), all museum buildings open with docents, many in time period attire.  More information is coming soon.

Vendor applications

 

 Quilt Show Exhibitor Form

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Mar. 4, 2023: Cracker Cowboy Day, 10 am.- 4 pm.

 

2023 Cracker Cowboy Day

 

Mar. 4, 2023: Cracker Cowboy Day, 10 am.- 4 pm.

 

Cowboy Poetry, live entertainment, cow whip making, wood plank branding, whip cracking, head and heal roping, children’s roping, petting zoo, vendors, blacksmith, model trains, demonstrations, the Geared Up Band, food, speakers, The Barking Dogs (old time music), storytelling, all museum buildings open with docents, many in time period attire.

 

More information is coming soon. Vendor applications

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Mar. 25, 2023: Jelly Bean Fling, 10 am. - 4 pm.

 

2023 Jelly Bean Fling

 

Mar. 25, 2023: Jelly Bean Fling, 10 am. - 4 pm. 

Vendors, blacksmiths, model trains, demonstrations, children’s games and crafts, live entertainment, the Geared Up Band, petting zoo, The Barking Dogs (old time music), food, egg hunt, all museum buildings open with docents, many in time period attire and a bunny. Free family photos. Also check out the Spring Sales in downtown Dade City.

More information is coming soon. Vendor applications

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 Apr. 22, 2023: Living History WWII Reenactment, 10 am.- 4 pm.

2023 WW2 Living History Event

Apr. 22, 2023: Living History WWII Reenactment, 10 am.- 4 pm.

Battle Reenactment 2 pm

More information is coming soon.


Field Trip Day, the day before, Friday, April 21, 2023, 9 am – 1 pm. 

Pre-Registration Required, click here for more information, registration and lesson plans.

Please pay securely for your field trip, click here. (Pre-payment is required.)

Next Generation Sunshine State Standards
SS.4.A.1.1: Analyze primary and secondary resources to identify significant individuals and events throughout Florida history.

SS.4.A.8.1: Identify Florida's role in the Civil Rights Movement.

SS.912.A.1.2: Utilize a variety of primary and secondary sources to identify author, historical significance, audience, and authenticity to understand a historical period.

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Classes: 
 

Introduction to Weaving
This class is an introduction to weaving with an emphasis on multi-harness looms. In this class you will prepare a table loom and weave a sampler on it. As you make the sampler you will learn the parts of a loom and their functions. Other topics include weaving terms and tools. Other types of looms will also be discussed. All tools, yarn and looms are provided for this introductory class.

YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER 3 DAYS IN ADVANCE: Please Contact Marilynn Ory (405)-250-5473 voice or text.

 

Class fees are $25 for the first class and $20 for follow-on classes.

 
2022 Weaving Classes, 10 am - 2 pm
  • November 5
  • December 10
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annual membership meeting
 
Annual Membership Meeting
 
Sunday, October 30th, 1 pm
Pioneer Florida Museum Main Building, Lockey Room
No meal will be served
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Please wash or sanitize your hands often. The museum frequently sanitizes common areas and has hand sanitizer available. If you are sick, please stay home. The health and safety of our staff, guests and volunteers is our highest priority. 

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