Farm festival still draws a crowd, despite rain

A poor forecast could not deter fans from the Pioneer Florida Museum & Village’s annual Farm Festival and Quilt Show. Despite rain, the Feb. 1 event at the Dade City venue drew a large crowd — as people toured the museum and watched demonstrations throughout the day. Several dozen quilts were on display at the quilt show, and there were table runners and accessories, too. That … [Read more...]

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...]

Choices abound for holiday fun

The holidays are a traditional time for friends and families to gather, and to seek out ways to enjoy the lights, sounds and treats of the season. If you’re looking to have some old-fashioned fun, to be inspired, or relax, there’s likely an option in The Laker/Lutz News coverage area to suit your fancy. Here’s a listing of some of your options. Lutz – Land O’ Lakes Traditions 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...]

Scarecrow fest to enliven Dade City

Just in time for fall, patrons will have a chance to enjoy the Scarecrow Festival. The Dade City event function set for Oct. 12, will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A host of vendors will offer food and crafts, and there will be entertainment, too. Mr. Tommy will make his return with live musical performances, and a sing-along for kids and adults. Patrons can design their own scarecrows … [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...]

Civil War history comes to life at Pioneer Florida Museum & Village

Civil War buffs had a chance to see history come to life at the Pioneer Florida Museum & Village over the weekend. Re-enactors also had a chance to take part in battles and skirmishes on the museum grounds. The sounds of soldiers shouting commands and the smoke from firing guns filled the air. Little ones shielded their ears to avoid the loud sounds of the guns. Besides seeing … [Read more...]

Bring on the quilts, draft horses and antique cars

If you enjoy stepping back to a simpler time, the Farm Fest & Quilt Show at the Pioneer Florida Museum & Village was probably your kind of gathering. Quilters showed off their works and draft horses demonstrated their strength during the event, which featured an array of activities designed to appeal to people of all ages. Event-goers could peruse quilts made by local quilters, … [Read more...]

Pioneer Florida Museum hosts a sweet and spicy event

Whether they were tasting chili samples, watching syrup being made, or cuddling up with an animal at the petting zoo — there were lots of ways for people to enjoy themselves at Raising Cane, a Sweet and Spicy Event, held on Jan. 12 at the Pioneer Florida Museum & Village in Dade City. There was a Chili, Chili Verde and Salsa Competition, sanctioned by the International Chili Society, which … [Read more...]