2022 Upcoming Events

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

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October 2022 – April 2023

 

Oct. 8, 2022: Scarecrow Festival, 9 am. - 5 pm. The event is still on!

Scarecrow Festival - Schedule of Events:

9:00am: Geared Up Band, Gazebo (music throughout the day)

The Barking Dogs: (old time music) near the Grace Dew Café (towards the back of the museum just off the main walkway)

9:45am and hourly thereafter: Soccer Collies – in front of the long silver building, Blanton Citrus Packing Plant

10:00am and 1:00pmSphere’s Bubble Magic Showbetween Yellow 2 - story Overstreet House and gazebo

11:00am and 12:00pm Dancing Scarecrowslanding of Mabel Jordan Barn (behind the yellow 2 - story house)

11:30am and 2:30pmCostume Contestat gazebo in front of Overstreet House, yellow 2 - story house

ACTIVITIES: going on throughout the day

  • Scarecrow Build: Build your own scarecrow. Outdoor amphitheater area, look for the COW Container
  • Pony Rides: Next to the Scarecrow Build
  • Petting Zoo: Mule Barn, Northwest Corner of the museum, next to the long silver building, Blanton Citrus Packing Plant
  • Skunk Rescue: Citrus Stage Gazebo, near Grace Dew Cafe
  • Games and Children’s Arts & Crafts: Mabel Jordan Barn
  • Teddy Bear Mobile (Stuff a bear) - In front of the Carpenter Shop, near Mabel Jordan Barn, on main road/walk way
  • Face Painting, just outside Mabel Jordan Barn
  • Pumpkin Patch/Pumpkin Painting: Country Store
  • Free Family Photos by Boiler House Photography: Train Depot. These photos will be posted the week after the event on the museum Facebook page: www.facebook.com/PioneerFloridaMuseum

FOOD: Museum Concessions: Burgers, hotdogs, chicken, drinks, desserts, French fries, onion rings, loaded baked potato soup and more! Across from the Gazebo, look for the fire trucks.

Grace Dew Café: Loaded nachos, drinks, cookies (towards the back of the museum just off main walkway)

Food trucks and vendors: throughout the museum

2022 ScareCrow Festival 10 8 2022

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Oct. 8, 2022: Scarecrow Festival, 9 am. - 5 pm.,

A spectacular Fall Festival, build your own Scarecrow, pumpkin patch and pumpkin painting, vendors, blacksmith, model trains, demonstrations, children’s games, children’s arts and crafts, and live entertainment. Sphere's Bubble Show (As seen on America's Got Talent), the Geared Up Band, The Barking Dogs (old time music), Soccer Collies, FREE family photos taken by Laura from Boiler House Photography, Costume Contest and more! Visit downtown Dade City for additional Scarecrow Specials.

Vendor applications

 Flier.pdf

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Oct. 29, 2022: Living History - Seminole War, 10am.- 4 pm. 

Seminole War 2022

 

Oct. 29, 2022, Living History - Seminole War, 10am.- 4 pm. 

 More information and speaker schedule will be coming soon.

Doors open at 10 am

History presentations, demonstrations, displays, battle reenactment at 3 pm, great food and alligator wrestling!

Alligator Wrestling  11 am and 1 pm  (Video)

"Pharaoh (Gayles) of Pharaoh's Animal Kingdom"

https://www.pharaohgayles.com/pharaohs-wildlife-kingdom

Pharaoh Gayles is a professional wildlife handler, educator and conservationist, a performer, and an artist. Pharaoh is a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission-licensed handler who loves to pass on his knowledge and expertise. Pharaoh is a five-time Freestyle Alligator Wrestling Competition champion.  The only five-time champion in the history of the competition. Pharaoh has appeared on national television programs, including Animal Planet’s “Gator Boys,” and was a featured performer on FOX’s “Game of Talents.”

THE SHOW AND HISTORY: For as long as native Americans have been living in Florida, they have been utilizing alligators for their meat and other body parts. In the early 1900's when tourism started to explode in Florida there were more people witnessing native Americans jumping in the water and catching alligators. Spectators called this alligator wrestling. It is a barehanded capture technique developed by the Native American people as well as other handlers to bring an alligator back home alive. You always wanted to bring the alligator back alive because the meat would spoil very quickly in the Florida Sun. As time went on spectators would pay to see native Americans handle alligators and learn more about the culture. This became one of the 1st forms of revenue for the native people in Florida. The name alligator wrestling is a name that has always stuck, it draws people in from all over the country to observe. The alligators in the demonstrations you see are ALL RESCUED alligators that will be able to live out the rest of their lives in a sanctuary instead of being put down. 

 

Battle Reenactment 3 pm

Lawn Chairs welcome

Flier .pdf

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Field Trip Day, the day before 9 am – 1 pm. (Friday, Oct 28)

Students and Chaperones Only

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.)

 There will be a Reptile Show only during the field trip day on 10/28/22

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.3.10: Identify the causes and effects of the Seminole Wars.

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Nov. 19, 2022: Living History - Civil War, 10 am.- 4 pm.

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Nov. 19, 2022: Living History - Civil War, 10 am.- 4 pm.

Battle at 2 pm Saturday


Field Trip Day, the day before, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, 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.)

Florida State Standards Addressed by this field trip include, but are not limited to:
SS.4.A.5 - Crisis of the Union: Civil War and Reconstruction in Florida
SS.8.A.5 - Examine the causes, course, and consequence of the Civil War and Reconstruction including its effects on American peoples.
SS.912.A.2 - Understand the causes, course, and consequences of the Civil War and Reconstruction and its effects on the American people.

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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 vendors, petting zoo, FREE family photos taken by Laura from Boiler House Photography, children's activities, games, arts and crafts, live entertainment, the Geared Up Band, food, gnome hunt, museum buildings decorated for Christmas, with docents, many in time period attire. Also visit downtown Dade City for additional Christmas sales!

Vendor applications

 
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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

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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.

SPONSORS NEEDED

Parade float entry applications will be accepted ONLINE only

Application deadline: November 12, 2022, 5 pm. or when we reach 80 entries. Pre-approval is required for all entries into the parade.

All float entries in the parade must be family friendly, have lights and fit the intended theme, which is a small-town Christmas parade, with the emphasis being on children & families. Sponsorship opportunities will be available starting September 9th. Non-profit 501(c)3.

Dade City Christmas Parade Participant Information and Waiver

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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