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 day, vendors will offer arts and crafts, as well as foods consisting of chili dogs, chili nachos and chili cheese fries.
At 11:15 a.m., the venue will be livened with performances from The Sara Rose Band, The Sandy Back Porch and The Barking Dogs.
Attendees will be able to sample various chili from two challenges – one held by city officials and another by local residents.
Ten tickets can be purchased for $5 with a sampling cup – one ticket per sample.
Three free voting tickets will be granted to guests to decide on their favorite chilis.
Cash and trophy prizes will be awarded to those in first, second and third place at 4:30 p.m.
“We’re looking forward to it,” said Stephanie Black, director at the museum. “It’s a great food event.”
Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students and free entry for those under age 5.
Patrons are asked to only bring service dogs with a vest and proper documentation.
For more information or applications, visit PioneerFloridaMuseum.org, or email .
Raising Cane: A Sweet and Spicy Event
Where: Pioneer Florida Museum, 15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City
When: Jan. 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $10 for adults; $5 for students; free admission for those under age 5.
Details: The event will offer a pancake breakfast, a cane syrup tasting contest, chili tasting contests and numerous vendors.
Info: Visit PioneerFloridaMuseum.org, or email .
Published January 2, 2019