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Pine Castle Pioneer Days

Pine Castle Pioneer Days

February 01 2019

Enjoy a day family fun Saturday & Sunday, February 23 & 24, 10 am - 5 pm at Cypress Grove Park, 290 Holden Avenue. FREE admission to those in pioneer costume. Adults $5 - Children $3.

Come celebrate the exciting history of Central Florida at the 40+ year old festival, Pine Castle Pioneer Days, in beautiful Cypress Grove Park.

New this year, get in the “pioneer spirit” by coming in costume and get in FREE!

The theme is “Children’s Games” and there will be lots of old time things for kids to see and do, including pony rides, and train rides.

Meet the photographer who took the photo for our poster and enjoy his work as well as the work of other artists.

Both young and old will enjoy the fabulous music line-up featuring festival favorites Jerry Mincey, Tom Shed, Passerine, Brian Smalley and Jackson Creek, plus new performers Remedy Tree and Frankie J and the Chicken Parade. Enjoy these great musicians on the main stage and also in the acoustic tent.

Always a favorite is the Classic & Muscle Car Show on Saturday. Cypress Grove Park is a wonderful location for a car show with lots of room to enjoy these special cars.
New this year is a history tent which will have hourly history talks by historians and authors Richard Cronin, Richard & Joy Fox, Tom Tart, Steve Patrick, Robert Fisher, and others.

Back for the second year will be a Pioneer Family Gathering co-sponsored by Pioneer Days, Pine Castle Historical Society, Central Florida Genealogical Society, and “Orlando Memory,” a program of the Orlando Public Library.

And always a favorite activity, there will be periodic Civil War re-enactments! In addition to the re-enactments, the participants can be seen in their authentic camp re-creations and are always happy to talk with guests.

Rounding out the activities will be lots of fun food, crafts for sale, and community booths.

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Community Calendar


Feb 21 2019

6:30 – 8:00 pm The oak leaves will be falling soon. Become more sustainable in your home landscape by recycling those organic materials on site. Learn about composting: how to compost and more including Vermicomposting. $5.00 per household. Pre-Registration is required along with the non-refundable class fee. Pre-register at


Feb 21 2019

12 -1 pm at the OC/UF Extension Education Center Come join us and experience mindful movement that strengthens the body and mind at this mid-day yoga break. All levels, all ages welcome! Chairs available for modification. Cost $5 per class


Feb 25 2019

6 p.m. @ Herndon Branch Library Come and join us as we have fun with science experiments and building technology with K'NEX®, Snap Circuits®, littleBits® and so much more! Recommended for lower and upper elementary.


Feb 28 2019

11:00 am - 2:00 pm Join us at the Pine Castle Woman’s Club, 5901 S. Orange Ave., Orlando. Bring yourself, some friends, cards/board games, and brown bag lunch and beverage. All are welcome; suggested donation $5 per person. For further information call 407-852-1728.


Apr 12 2019

Ends in about 2 months

Central Florida Mineral & Gem Society Inc., a non-profit 501(C)3 educational organization, hosts the show at the Florida National Guard Armory, 2809 S. Fern Creek Ave., Orlando, FL 32806. Show time: Fri. 1pm to 6pm, Sat. 10am to 6pm and Sun. 10am to 5pm. Venders offering beads, minerals, gemstones, hand made jewelry, fossils, artifacts, rocks, hand crafted cabochons, etc. Silent Auction, Door Prizes, Demonstrations, Family Activities, Scavenger Hunt. Admission: Adults $5, Kids $2, Scouts in uniforms free. Website: