If you enjoy quilts, you’ll love this gathering

If you’ve ever wondered what that family heirloom quilt is worth, you can find out at the 30th annual Farm Fest and Quilt Show in Dade City. Those attending the event can find out the value of their quilt from Brenda Grampsas, a quilt historian. Verbal appraisals cost $20 and written ones cost $50. But, that’s just one of the activities planned for the show set for Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 … [Read more...]

New game celebrates Dade City

Still looking for a unique Christmas gift for someone who likes board games? Check this out — Dade City Opoly. The game features local Dade City businesses, and is being sold as a fundraiser for the Pioneer Florida Museum & Village, at the price of $40 each. Over the next few months, the museum also will be raffling off 10 games autographed by The Bellamy Brothers, who have a spot on the … [Read more...]

A blast to the Civil War past

Get ready to travel back in time with the Civil War reenactment, “Raid on the Salt Works.” The three-day event will be held at the Pioneer Florida Museum & Village, 15602 Pioneer Museum Road in Dade City. A school field trip will take place on Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students and their chaperones can take a self-guided tour at numerous stations, depicting the Civil … [Read more...]

Pioneer Museum gets new exhibits

Visitors to the Pioneer Florida Museum and Village now will be able to see an up-close look at how blacksmiths and woodworkers mastered their crafts as settlers back in the 1800s and 1900s. Guests will be able to glimpse the tools used back then — whether the craftsmen were pulling forge bellows and shaping hot steel, or operating a foot-powered treadle lathe and turning wood. The … [Read more...]

Jelly Bean Fling ushers in Spring

It’s time to grab those Easter egg baskets for the annual Jelly Bean Fling in Dade City. The event, now in its third year, will be on April 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kids will be provided baskets for an all-day egg hunt. Each plastic egg will contain sweet treats inside. Other activities offered through the day include a barrel train ride with Conductor Joe at the helm, and a chance to … [Read more...]

Pace of Pasco’s road construction picking up in 2019

It’s no secret that dealing with traffic congestion is a way of life for Pasco County residents. Whether they’re commuting to work, taking the kids to school, going grocery shopping, heading to a doctor’s appointment or taking care of myriad daily needs, there’s good chance motorists will get stuck in traffic and have to wait for traffic lights to cycle at intersections. Getting anywhere … [Read more...]

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...]

Big things are in store for Pioneer Florida Museum and Village

For the second year in a row, the Pioneer Florida Museum & Village in Dade City will be hosting a traveling Smithsonian Exhibition. This year, it will be presenting “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America,” from March 17 through April 28. The Pioneer Florida Museum & Village, in cooperation with Florida Humanities Council, will be presenting the program, which is part of the … [Read more...]

Raising Cane fest offers sweet and savory flavors

The annual Raising Cane event held Jan. 13 at the Pioneer Florida Museum & Village, 15602 Pioneer Museum Road in Dade City, gave visitors a chance to purchase homemade cane syrup, taste some chili, see cane grinding and enjoy live entertainment. Musicians who enjoy jamming had a chance to do that, too, and there was even a miniature donkey at the event. Published January 24, … [Read more...]