Dade City Scarecrow Festival aims to be fun

The Pioneer Florida Museum and Village in Dade City is gearing up for its annual Scarecrow Festival, set for Oct. 13.

An array of live performances will be given throughout the day, including the East Pasco Gymnastics Team and songs by Mr. Tommy.

The Indian Corn Maze, a new attraction, will allow guests to navigate turns from start to finish at this year’s Scarecrow Festival. (Courtesy of Brenda Minton)

Food concession stands will be available, as well as vendors offering items such as jewelry, beauty products, clothing and crafts.

Professional portraits will be offered by Christina Strong Photography from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., free of charge. Photos will be posted on the museum Facebook page for guests to download.

Some picture-worthy engagements include snapshots with Ruby Cornbread – a live scarecrow, as well as decorated hay rolls and pumpkin patch cut-outs.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students and free for those age 5 and younger.

Visitors also will have the opportunity to create and take home their own scarecrows for $5, while Conductor Joe will offer free rides on his barrel train.

A new attraction, the corn maze, will allow participants to find their way through  for $2 a person, with no charge for those age 3 and younger.

Parking is free at the museum and the Robert D. Summer Judicial courthouse.

Buses will be available to shuttle guests from the courthouse to the museum for free.

Pets are not allowed at the event.

Proceeds will benefit the Pioneer Florida Museum and Village, and the Special Olympics.

“[The function] allows us to host school field trips at reasonable prices, and provide historical preservation and education in the community,” said Brenda Minton, museum event coordinator.

Scarecrow Festival
Where: Pioneer Florida Museum and Village, 15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City
When: Oct. 13, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for students, and free for age 5 and younger
Details: Food, games, prizes, and the chance to create and take home scarecrows
Info: Contact Brenda Minton at (352) 206-8889 or at moc.l1539758064iamg@1539758064350no1539758064tnimb1539758064.

Published October 10, 2018

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