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  • Raising Cane, A Sweet & Spicy Event - Jan. 12, 2019, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sugar Cane Syrup Making & a Southern Syrup Makers Association Sugar Cane Competition/Tasting/Judging
Also an International Chili Society Cook off (professionals), a Local Challenge "People's Choice" Chili Competition, and a City Challenge (Dade City Officials verses Zephyrhills City Officials) "People's Choice" Chili Competition.
Live music (The Barking Dogs, Sara Rose Band, the Sandy Back Porch Band) and entertainment all day,  pancake breakfast w/cane syrup and maple syrup, chili tasting, great vendors, food, all museum buildings open. People's Choice Tasting Cups up to 10 samples for $5. Get there in time for $3 Kiwanis pancakes and stay all day! Cane Syrup will be made on site. Regular museum admission. $10 for adults, $5 students and under 5 free (no senior discount for events).

Local Chili Challenge form      City Chili Challenge form


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Farm Festival Quilt Show 2019

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  • Farm Fest & Quilt Show - Feb. 2 & 3, 2019                                               
  • (Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. & Sun 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

Quilt Exhibition, Quilt Appraiser, Vendors, Food, live entertainment, amazing Quilt Show both days. Bring your lawn chairs, grab a pulled pork dinner or sandwich from the concession stand and get your spot for the horse pull on Saturday.

Saturday Only - Draft Horse Pull, starts at noon. $10 admission adults, no senior discount, students $5, under 5 FREE

Sunday Only - Antique Car Show, Model A & T, Quilt Show, live entertainment and more. Regular museum admission.

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Union Civil War 2018

  • Living History, Civil War School Field Trip Day - Fri., Feb. 22, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Living History, Civil War Reenactments - Feb. 23, 24, 2019 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Civil War Reenactments & Living History Encampment. Regular museum admission.

Skirmishes will emerge from the village and battles will take place at 2:00 p.m. both days (Saturday & Sunday).

Suttlers applications and Food Vendor applications 

If you need more information:

The public is invited to tour the authentic confederate and union camps; reenactors are in character.

Get a glimpse of how they lived and what it was like during the Civil War. Traditional period craft demonstrations, Ladies period fashion show, Live Music. Church Service on Sunday Morning

All museum buildings will be open, docents/guides in period clothing in most buildings.

Concession stand and Grace Dew Cafe will be open with BBQ pulled pork, burgers, hot dogs, boiled peanuts, chips, desserts, ice cream and more. Also vendors with kettle corn, lemonade, fry bread, dutch oven biscuits with fresh cane syrup.

Schools are invited to schedule field trips. The educational value of this event cannot be overemphasized, so on Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. the encampment hosts a School Feild Trip Day.

At the School Day, students may rotate through different stations learning about the Civil War, cannons, musical instruments, medical hospital units, rifles, Union Camp, Confederate Camp and the Cavalry to name a few. To be included in “School Day” activities, your school/Homeschool group must pre-register or call 352-567-0262. 

Lesson Plans:

RE-ENACTORS - Additional RV Parking may be available at Town & Country RV Resort, located 6 minutes away (4 miles North of the museum). Families welcome.  2 people - $32.99. Good Samaritan Discount available. 

They have a few deluxe camping cabins available, $59 a night, Plus Tax, additional charge for more than two guests. The cabin comfortably sleeps up to four with bath, TV, microwave, heat and A/C, coffee maker, toaster and refrigerator.

For more information or to reserve your campsite located minutes away:

Town & Country RV Resort
18005 US Hwy 301, Dade City, Florida 33523
Mary Hawkins


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  • Jelly Bean Fling - Apr. 6, 2019, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Spring Festival, Easter Bonnet Parade, face painting, games, petting zoo, make your own Easter Bonnet, vendors, food, live entertainment with Mr. Tommy, photos with the Easter Bunny, etc.



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2019 Pasco County Historical Society Meetings

Every other month, starting in January, 7:00 p.m., usually the 3rd Friday. At the Pioneer Florida Museum,. Different speakers and presentations each meeting. Pot luck - please bring a covered dish, your table service and drink (disposable plate, fork, knife, and spoon). Held in the Mabel Jordan Barn, enter through Gate 4.

For more information, please contact: historical society president, Glen Thompson,(352) 567-7449 or E-Mail: bookbollard @ . Historical society meetings are free and open to the public.

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MEETING SCHEDULE: January 18, 2019, 7:00 p.m. Pasco County Historical Society will host the Publix historianPasco County Historical Society will host the Publix historian

Before the Shopping Cart” – This is about the history of supermarkets with a focus on Publix (of course). I take the audience from the general store/mercantile stores of the late 1800s, to the first food stores, then the supermarket. I share about which company was the first to have self-service markets, who invented the shopping cart, and how Publix impacted the food industry along the way. The Pioneer Museum & Village will open the general store for folks to walk through prior to the presentation.

LOCATION: The museum is located 1.3 miles north of downtown Dade City, at the corner of US 301 and Museum Road, turn east onto Museum Road and cross the railroad tracks. 




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Bee, Butter, Biscuits – Brunch (5 min – 20 max) Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. This is a hands-on ladies/family brunch:  omelet, fruit, biscuits & beverage $12 per person

Join us for a morning of old timey fun. Make your own butter, roast biscuits on a stick over a camp fire, enjoy with local honey! Also, learn to prepare a wonderful brunch recipe over the campfire Smokey eggs with prosciutto and fresh Parmesan cooked in a Dutch oven. Coffee and tea will be included.

This is a wonderful opportunity to get outdoors in the cool fall morning and learn a new skill, have a tasty meal and maybe even make a new friend or two!

Instruction will be provided by Jeanene Fisher of Not a Clue Adventures – Outdoors Guide

$12 per person

Prepaid reservations are required. Limited space available! Future classes will be scheduled if we sell out

Online reservations coming soon - Call to reserve today 813-789-0904

nov paint class 2018

November 9, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Paint - Birch Forrest

Small side of the Mabel Jordan Barn (by the carriages)

Join us as summer fades into fall and the evenings crisp air beckons us to spend our times relaxing with friends. (BYOB) Bring your beverage of choice and a few good friends as we paint.. $35 per person.

Water and snacks will be provided as well as all supplies and instruction.

Class will be at the pioneer Florida Museum in the Mabel-Jordan Barn.

Please enter through Gate 4

More painting classes on the following dates.

Pictures will be posted soon. Friday - Dec 14th (6:30 to 8:30pm) small side of the Mabel Jordan Barn


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Cards shown above just an example, not actual cards you will make in class.

Card Making Classes, Oct. 20, Dec 15  

Usually the  3rd Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

In the main building. 

Cost $10 per person, supplies are provided.  Class size is limited;

please email or contact the museum to reserve your spot 352-567-0262.  



Beginner's Weaving Classes  

1st Saturday of each month starting 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Weaving is both a fun and useful craft.  You can make rugs, blankets, table linens, shawls, scarves, fabric for clothing, etc.  

This class provides an introduction to weaving with an emphasis on multi-harness looms.  At the end of this class you will be able to purchase and use the loom of your choice with confidence.  

In class, you will prepare a 2-harness loom and weave a mat on it.  As you make the mat you will learn the parts of a loom and their functions.

Other topics include various weaving terms and tools; reading a weaving draft; and calculating the amount of yarn needed for a project.  

Other types of looms (i.e. rigid heddle, inkle, & tablet) will also be demonstrated.  

All materials are provided.  

* 1st Saturday of each month starting March 3rd from 10am to 1pm.

* Beginners class (13 yrs. and up)

* $25 paid in advance or $30 at the door. Pay online:

* Family discount $25 for 1st guest & half off 2nd or subsequent guest

* Adult supervision required at all times

* Max of 6 guest/ Min of 3 in order to have the class

* 1st time guest will receive a One Day Free Admission Pass

A break for lunch is not included, but you may bring a sandwich or similar light snack and a drink.

Register today, please email or contact the museum to reserve your spot 352-567-0262.



Admission varies for special events.

  No dogs, please. Service animals only.

Pioneer Florida Museum & Village
15602 Pioneer Museum Road
Mailing address:P.O. Box
Dade City
FL 33526-0335 
Phone: 352-567-0262