Dade City event offers sweet and spicy treats

The community is invited to bring an appetite for the annual Raising Cane: A Sweet and Spicy Event, on Jan. 12. The function will be held at the Pioneer Florida Museum from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A hot Kiwanis pancake breakfast will usher in the event at opening time for $3. It will also give patrons the opportunity to try free samples for the cane syrup tasting contest. Throughout the … [Read more...]

Dade City set to give locals a ‘Spook-tacular’ time

The Dade City Woman’s Club will host its first ‘Spook-tacular’ on the evenings of Oct. 26 and Oct. 27. The event will be held on the grounds of the Pioneer Florida Museum, at 15602 Pioneer Museum Road in Dade City. The public event will take place from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., each day, with an admission charge of $8 and free parking. Guests can attend in costume, and will be greeted with concession … [Read more...]

Pasco County proposes 2018 budget

Fees for parking at Pasco parks may end Pasco County’s proposed 2018 budget of about $1.3 billion will be sweetened with an extra $3 million spoonful of property tax revenues. The extra cash could mean the end of parking fees charged at nine beach and wilderness parks. Withlacoochee River Park in Dade City is among the locations that charge the $2 parking fee. Final tallies on the … [Read more...]

Festival showcases quilts, horses

The Pioneer Florida Museum is hosting a festival that showcases the strength of draft horses, and the beauty and diversity of quilts. The event is slated for Feb. 4 and Feb. 5. The Southern Draft Horse Pulling Competition will be 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Feb. 4. Other highlights include: The Hoffman Challenge Quilt Collection on display A show of dolls, quilts and clothing A … [Read more...]

Festival offers up a sweet and spicy time

  Whether it was tasting cane syrup, riding on a mule, sampling chili, or listening to music, there were plenty of ways to have fun at the seventh annual Raising Cane Festival at the Pioneer Florida Museum in Dade City. Those attending the festival had a chance to see how sugarcane is turned into syrup. They also could check out the festival’s first chili cookoff, and the … [Read more...]

Sugarcane festival adds spicy twist

For the seventh straight year, the Raising Cane Festival returns to the Pioneer Florida Museum in Dade City. The sweet celebration, however, now comes with a spicy twist. The one-day festival, which highlights the traditional method of milling sugarcane into syrup, will include its first-ever chili cook-off. The event is set for Jan. 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 15602 Pioneer Museum … [Read more...]

This festival is more than a little fishy

Folks got their fill of fish and festivities at the Pioneer Florida Museum’s first Mullet & Music Festival on Nov. 12. The event began at 10 a.m., and continued until 4 p.m. It featured fried mullet and smoked mullet dinners, musical entertainment and assorted activities, including a smoked mullet competition, a mullet head competition and mullet toss. For $10, diners could enjoy … [Read more...]

Ornaments reveal history, raise money

When the Dade City Garden Club began selling an annual holiday ornament to raise money for the club, the decoration was simple: a two-dimensional square. That didn’t matter. The ornament’s theme — the Historic Pasco County Courthouse — touched a chord among area residents and quickly sold out, recalled Pat Carver, who was involved in getting the ornament sales off the ground. When … [Read more...]

Model train show coming to Pioneer Florida Museum

Pioneer Florida Museum in Dade City is hosting a model train show March 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This collection of model train layouts, railroad memorabilia and hobby shop vendors will take place in the museum's Mabel Jordan Barn, a 7,000-square-foot showroom, that will have several model train layouts. At the same time, the historic Trilby Depot will be open and on display, with a working … [Read more...]

Pumpkins and scarecrows and face paint, oh my!

Thousands of people are expected to head to The Grove at Wesley Chapel during the weekend of Oct. 12 and Oct. 13 to check out the live music, food beverages, entertainment and vendors at The Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Fall Festival. The event will include a Little Miss Pumpkin Patch 2013 and Little Mr. Pumpkin Patch 2013. Festivities will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on … [Read more...]