2023 - 2024 Upcoming Events

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


Dec. 2, 2023: Pioneer Christmas, 10 am - 4 pm

2023 Pioneer Christmas flier

Dec. 2, 2023: Pioneer Christmas, 10 am - 4 pm

Vendor registration/applications

 2023 Gigi and MR Tommy Flier

 Dec. 2, 2023: Pioneer Christmas, 10 am - 4 pm

Join us for an unforgettable Christmas extravaganza! Get your tickets at the gate (only) and prepare for a day filled with festive fun and excitement. 

Discover a treasure trove of unique vendors, offering the perfect Christmas presents for your loved ones. Indulge in delicious treats from our mouthwatering food trucks, while enjoying live entertainment that will leave you in awe, including the Barking Dogs (Old Time Music).

Prepare to be amazed by the incredible talents of GiGi and Friends, a former member of the renowned Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey Circus. And that's not all! Mr. Tommy, the composer, author, and former musical director and lead guitarist for rocker Eddie Money, will be making a rare appearance as the beloved children's entertainer, Mr. Tommy.

Immerse yourself in the world of crafts with captivating demonstrations, and let your children join in the reindeer games. They can even create their own arts and crafts ornaments to take home as cherished keepsakes. Don't forget to capture the magic with family photos and sing along to heartwarming Christmas carols.

But that's not all! We're also supporting a noble cause with Skunk Rescue, and our buildings are beautifully adorned with Christmas decorations. Engage with our knowledgeable docents, dressed in charming time period attire, and try your luck at winning a stunning quilt in our raffle.

Marvel at the intricate model trains and witness the skill of blacksmiths in captivating demonstrations.

Let your little ones' imaginations soar with face painting and embark on a thrilling Gnome Scavenger Hunt, with exciting prizes awaiting the winners.

And of course, don't miss the chance to capture a magical moment with Santa himself! From 10 am to 11:30 am, you can have your photo taken with Santa.

2022 Scotty Claus and Cosmic Riot

*Accepting canned goods and toys for the needy at the gates.


 Dec. 8, 2023: Dade City Christmas Parade - downtown Dade City

2023 DC Christmas Parade PFM flier Dec 8

Dec. 8, 2023: Dade City Christmas Parade - downtown Dade City

Presented by: Rocycle, Saint Leo University, and AdventHealth Dade City

More information and an application link below Registration will close the Monday before Thanksgiving MONDAY, NOV. 20TH.6 PM IS THE DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION or when we reach capacity.

Dade City Christmas Parade - Parade Application

Parade Entry Payment Link ONLY, please register first.

No outside vendors, City of Dade City Merchants only


 Parade Sponsor Payment Link ONLY, please register first.



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

 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. Be polite and courteous to other attendees.
 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 separated from family members, they can always approach a uniformed police officer for assistance! Point out any police officers 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 ANY items: toward a float, parade entry, spectators, 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 glowsticks, 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.
 No pets and no smoking please.



Vendor registration/applications

Jan. 13, 2024: Raising Cane and Moonshine Festival, 10 am - 4 pm

2024 Raising Cane Moonshine Fest Jan

Jan. 13, 2024: Raising Cane and Moonshine Festival, 10 am - 4 pm

Join us for the highly anticipated Raising Cane and Moonshine Festival, taking place on January 13, 2024, from 10 am to 4 pm at the enchanting Pioneer Florida Museum and Village, located at 15602 Pioneer Museum Rd, Dade City, FL 33523. Prepare to be captivated by an unforgettable experience!

Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing process of live sugar cane syrup making at our fully operational cane mill. Witness the mastery of the Southern Syrup-Makers Association Syrup Tasting Competition, where the finest syrups will tantalize your taste buds. Additionally, indulge in a captivating presentation by US Sugar, delving into the fascinating world of Florida Sugar Cane.

Embark on a journey through time as you explore our Moonshine Shed exhibition. Listen intently to captivating local moonshine stories that will transport you to a bygone era. Savor the flavors of moonshine and rum samples, meticulously crafted by talented local distilleries, leaving your palate craving for more.

Prepare to be delighted by an array of delectable food options and browse through a myriad of wonderful vendors, offering unique and enticing products. As you revel in the festivities, be entertained by live performances that will keep you on the edge of your seat. For those seeking a thrill, test your skills at ax throwing or marvel at the artistry of blacksmith demonstrations.

Don't miss the opportunity to explore the fascinating museum buildings, where history comes alive with every step. Discover the rich heritage of the region and gain a deeper understanding of the pioneers who shaped our community.

Mark your calendars and join us for a day filled with excitement, entertainment, and exploration. The Raising Cane and Moonshine Festival promises to be an extraordinary event that will leave you with cherished memories.

We eagerly await your presence at this remarkable celebration!


Feb. 3, 2024: Farm Festival and Quilt Show, 10 am - 4 pm

2024 Farm Festival Quilt Show

Feb. 3, 2024: Farm Festival and Quilt Show, 10 am - 4 pm

Join us for an exhilarating day at the 35th annual Farm Festival and Quilt Show on February 3, 2024, from 10 am to 4 pm! Get ready to be blown away by the Southern Draft Horse Associations Draft Horse Pull, starting at the stroke of noon. Witness the sheer power of these magnificent creatures as they compete in two weight classes: Lightweights (3400lbs and under) and Heavyweights.

But that's not all! Prepare to be amazed by the stunning display of local quilts at our Quilt Show. Marvel at the intricate designs and craftsmanship, and if you're feeling lucky, enter your own quilt for a chance to win. Hurry, the deadline for submissions is Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at 4 pm. And don't forget to grab your quilt raffle tickets for just $1!

As you make your way through the festival, keep an eye out for the Pasco Sheriffs Mounted Posse in the parking lot. These skilled equestrians will leave you in awe with their impressive maneuvers. Remember, parking is absolutely free, but any donations are greatly appreciated.

Get ready to groove to the rhythm of live music! The Barking Dogs and the Geared Up Band will be taking the stage from 10 am to 11:30 am, filling the air with their infectious tunes. And that's not all - witness the artistry of blacksmiths as they demonstrate their craft, indulge in delectable food, explore unique vendors, and even take a peek inside our fascinating museum buildings.

Admission is just $10 for adults, $5 for students, and children under 5 get in for free. So mark your calendars and get your tickets at the gates only. 


March 1, 2024, Cracker Cowboy Dinner, 6pm - 10 pm

2024 Cracker Cowboy Dinner flier

March 1, 2024, Cracker Cowboy Dinner, 6pm - 10 pm

 Sponsor and more information coming soon.


March 2, 2024: Cracker Cowboy Day, 10 am - 4 pm

2024 Cracker Cowboy Day March

 March 2, 2024: Cracker Cowboy Day, 10 am - 4 pm


Mar. 16, 2024: Jelly Bean Fling, 10 am - 4 pm




  • April 20, 2024: WWII, Living History Event, 10 am - 4 pm
  • Field trip day, Friday, Apr. 19 (9am-1pm) 

Pre-registration required for Field Trip Day

Lesson plans available in pre-registration form

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.




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.

2023 - More classes TBD, check back soon.


quilt Melanie Scaife 2023

Pioneer Quilt Guild Meeting
The first Tuesday of every month starts at 6 pm.
Main Building of the Pioneer Florida Museum in the Lockey Room


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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