2021 - 2022 Upcoming Events

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Dade City Christmas Parade 

It is official, the Pioneer Florida Museum and Village will take over the Dade City Christmas Parade with the support of the City of Dade City. Who better to carry on our city's long standing tradition than a museum that preserves our local history. Thousands of spectators come to Downtown Dade City every year, since at least 1982, to see the Dade City Christmas Parade make its way through our downtown area. The museum hopes this year will be no different. Simpson Lakes is our first sponsor and Grand Marshall of this year's parade.

Please save the date:

Friday, December 10th, 2021, 7:00 pm. 

THE OFFICIAL PARADE ROUTE - Parade begins at MLK Jr. Blvd and 5th Street; goes west on MLK Jr. Blvd. to 7th St. south to Church Av., east to 5th St., in front of the post office.  More information coming soon.         

PARADE APPLICATIONS   Applications are due by Nov 12th, 5 pm. Limited spaces, first come, first serve. Registration may close early if we are full.



Upcoming Event/Festival Dates

Now accepting vendors and sponsors for most events! VENDOR APPLICATIONS AND INFORMATION

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"The Battle of Gainesville"

Nov. 19, Field Trip Day, Living History, Civil War (9 am - 1 pm) More information, registration and lesson plans

Nov. 20, 21, 2021 Living History, Civil War, 10  am - 4 pm, Reenactments at 2 pm

Speakers, sutlers (time period vendors), encampments, live music, traditional craft demonstrations, great food, all museum buildings open, blacksmith demonstrations, cane syrup making and more. 352-567-0262 for more information.



Pioneer Christmas 2021 GiGi

Dec. 4, 2021: Pioneer Christmas & Vintage Market, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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*Tickets sold at the gate only
*Free parking
*Wonderful, unique vendors for great Christmas presents
*Food trucks
*Live entertainment with GiGi and Friends and more! The multi-talented Gigi was formerly with Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey Circus
*Craft demonstrations
*Children's reindeer games
*Make and take home arts and crafts, ornaments
*Cookie decorating
*Family photos
*Christmas Carols
*Skunk Rescue
*Buildings decorated for Christmas
*Docents in time period dress
*Quilt Raffle
*Model Trains
*Blacksmith demonstrations
*Pony Rides
*Gnome Scavenger Hunt with prizes
*Accepting canned goods for the hungry
More to come!

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GiGi and Friends Holiday Show! 


Seminole Wars 2021 FH

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Dec.18-19, 2021, Living History, Seminole War, 10  am - 4 pm, Reenactment 3 pm both days

  • Featuring all 3 Seminole Wars, from 1817 - 1858, with an emphasis on the 2nd Seminole War
  • First-person impression of historical figures
  • Authentic native and pioneer skill demonstrations
  • Author and historian Dale Cox and author and professor Dr. Anthony Dixon 
  • This event is presented in special partnership with the Seminole Wars Foundation and a grant from Florida Humanities.
  • More information and schedule of events coming soon

Dec 17  Field Trip Day Living History, Seminole War (9 am - 1 pm). Students and chaperones only. Pre-registration required

Field Trip Day information, registration and lesson plans SW

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.


Jan. 8 2022: Raising Cane Moonshine Festival,
 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sugar Cane Syrup Making, Syrup Tasting Contest, US Sugar presentation, vendors, great food, live music, tour our Moonshine Exhibition and hear local moonshine stories. More to come!

Feb. 5, 2022: Farm Festival and Quilt Show, 10 pm - 5 pm, Southern Draft Horse Pull at 12 noon, Quilt Show, food, vendors and more!  Quilt Show Form

March 5, 2022: Cracker Cowboy Day  10 AM - 4 PM (more details to come)

Mar. 26 2022: Jelly Bean Fling (Spring Festival)  9 AM - 4 PM

Apr 22, 2022 School Field Trip Day Living History WWII (9 am - 1 pm)

Apr 22-24., 2022 Living History WWII Event, , 10  am - 4 pm


craft workshops fall 2021
Another Pine Needle Basket Weaving Class has been added for Oct 23, 10 am - 2 pm.
For the Pine Needle Basket Weaving Class, please bring: your favorite color of #5 or #10 Crochet thread, One pair of small scissors, a 1 1/2" to 2" sharp pointed large-eyed needle (no tapestry needles) 1",1 1/8" or 1 1/4" Cabone or plastic rings"
Florida Nature Classes/Brunches
and campfire cooking with Not a Clue Adventures
Brunches: 10 am - 12 noon
At each event we will offer a program focusing on a wild subject and offering a light meal and drinks. Limited Seating due to Covid-19.
$12-$18 per person - min 5/max 20
call 813-789-0904 with questions.
Registration for each event closes 48 hours in advance.
This intimate type of event will give you more opportunity to have questions answered and meet with organizers.
Pioneer Florida Museum & Village, Dade City 15602 Pioneer Museum Rd, Dade City, FL 33523 
October 20, 2021 Bees Butter & Biscuit Brunch $18    TICKETS

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. - Also speaker on bees and fresh Florida honey.

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 $18 per person

November 11, 2021 - Birding Brunch $12 -  TICKETS
December 22, 2021, Wednesday, 6 - 8 pm - Pie Iron Party $10 per person - make 1 savory and 1 sweet per person and learn about pie iron cooking over a campfire, families welcome. Registration will be available soon. Please check back.

Please wash or sanitize your hands often. The museum frequently sanitizes common areas and has hand sanitizer available.  Please socially distance from those not in your party. If you are sick, please stay home. The health and safety of our staff, guests and volunteers is our highest priority. masks are welcome, but not a requirement.