Scarecrow Festival – Florida Pioneer Museum

Scarecrow Festival – Florida Pioneer Museum is Oct. 13, 2018 9am-5pm. Have tons of fun and build your very own scarecrow, paint a pumpkin, visit the petting zoo. Here are some of the fun things happening there. Totally kid friendly. The Pioneer Museum is at 15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City. See below for map and location.

Scarecrow Festival - Florida Pioneer Museum

Scarecrow Festival – Florida Pioneer Museum

From their event page:
*Build your own scarecrow ($5 while supplies last, you may bring your own clothes if you like), Scarecrow clothes provided by Hospice and Solutions Thrift Stores and other wonderful donors. (This is a fundraiser for Special Olympics and the museum.)
*Live entertainment with the Barking Dogs, Arts in Motion performance, a gymnastics performance, and Mr. Tommy (sponsored by San An Federal Credit Union). FREE
*Traditional Craft demonstrations FREE
*Touch – a – truck FREE *Barrel train rides FREE *Petting zoo sponsored by Blake Veterinarian FREE *Face painting FREE *Dade City Rocks – Rock Painting FREE
*Pumpkin patch, pumpkin painting (SMALL FEE), photo opportunities FREE
*Bounce house, slide *Indian Corn Maze FREE
*Carnival games with prizes (This is a fundraiser for Special Olympics and the museum.) 
*Knocker-ball $5
*Rock climbing $5
*Pony rides $5
*Great vendors & food trucks and special surprises!*Museum Concessions will have drinks for $1, hotdogs and pizza starting at $2. Boiled peanuts, corn-on-the-cob, and more.
*Some vendors have FREE give-away items while supplies last. *100 great vendors 
*Too many activities to list!
*FREE Professional photos (children and families) by Christina Strong photography from 9-1, by the Overstreet House (Yellow, 2-story home). First come, first serve basis. Photos will be posted on Facebook the following week for guests to download for free.
*All museum buildings open, docents in period costumes
*Plenty of photo opportunities and our very own “live” scarecrow, Ruby Cornbread and our wonderfully decorated hay rolls.

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*FREE parking with the Sheriff’s Mounted Posse (donations appreciated, but not necessary.

*There is also FREE remote parking at the Robert Sumner Judicial Courthouse 38053 Live Oak Avenue, Dade City. Bus transportation to and from the event. You will be dropped off and picked up right at the gate of the event.

This event has gone on for many years and is one of the museums largest events of the year. Thank you to TECO and Suncoast Credit Union for being sponsors of the event.

Regular museum ADMISSION. $10 adults/$5 students, children under 5 free. (no senior discount) CASH ONLY EVENT. Click for map.

Check out their Country Christmas Vintage Market on Dec. 8 on the event page.

Scarecrow Festival - Florida Pioneer Museum
Questions? Call the  museum 352-567-0262. Their website is here.
Email: or event coordinator
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Scarecrow Festival – Florida Pioneer Museum


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