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Pioneer Florida Museum to host Labor Day event
Pioneer Florida Museum to host Labor Day event

Dade City, Florida -- Residents are invited to come out to the Pioneer Florida Museum on Monday, Sept. 3, any time between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to enjoy a day in the country.

This annual Labor Day event celebrates the opening of the Museum's grounds in 1975 and is lots of family fun. Specially featured this year will be old timey games for everyone in the family, including corn toss, horseshoes, tug o' war, and three-legged races. 

There will be bluegrass by the Barking Dogs and gospel music in the Enterprise Church. The Country Fixin's concession stand will have lots of good things to eat and other snack vendors will, too. 

The day's schedule includes:

  • 9:30 a.m. - Opening Ceremony and Flag-Raising
  • 10 a.m.  -  11 a.m.  - Fiddling Contest (Part 1)
  • 11:15 a.m.  - Raid on the Overstreet House
  • 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Fiddling Contest (Part 2)
  • 2 p.m. -  Another Raid!

Also included in the festivities are arts & crafters, traditional craft demonstrations, BBQ Chicken Dinner (served noon to 4 p.m.).  Additionally, most of the museum’s historic buildings will be open and the collections on display.

Festival admission is $5 with no charge for children 6 and under.  The museum also offers FREE parking and handicap accessibility.  Please, no coolers or pets (service animals only).

The Pioneer Florida Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Florida’s pioneer heritage.  The museum is located one mile north of downtown Dade City, off of US 301 at 15602 Pioneer Museum Rd 33523.  For more info call 352-567-0262 or visit www.pioneerfloridamuseum.org.

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