Labor Day weekend brings with it a 35-year-old Pasco County tradition, the Pioneer Florida Days Festivalat the Pioneer Florida Museum & Village.
The Sunday and Monday event is a chance to "step back in time and honor our pioneer ancestors," said Barbara Russ, director of the museum.
The highlights include a Civil War re-enactment each day at 2:30 p.m., preceded by a mock court martial trial at noon in the Mabel Jordan Barn.
The festivities also feature an arts and crafts show, a trash 'n' treasures sale, live entertainment on two stages, traditional craft demonstrations, living history demonstrations, Florida folk music, a Florida native plant sale, children's activities and tours of the village's historic buildings.
Monday's special event is an 1860s fashion show at 1 p.m. (or right after the court martial) at the Overstreet House. The show includes ball gowns, bloomers and bonnets that would be worn by genteel Southern ladies, and styles worn by gentlemen, Russ said.
Fire circles in a recreation of a Cracker Camp of Old Florida (1890s) will be open all day.
Sunday main stage
9:30 a.m.: Leo Maynard & Friends
10:15 a.m.: Withlacoochee River Boys
11 a.m.: Ray Berlinger on dulcimer
12:15 p.m.: Starbird
1 p.m.: Banjos Unlimited
3 p.m.: Jeannie & Ed & Friends
Sunday citrus stage
12:15 p.m.: Florida Cracker Cowboys
Monday main stage
9:30 a.m.: The Early Camp Boys
10:15 a.m.: Banjos Unlimited
12:15 p.m.: The Flatwood Drifters
1:15 p.m.: Mustang Sally and The Hamjos
2 p.m.: Dennis Devine
3 p.m.: Temple Twirlers Square Dancers
Monday citrus stage
11 a.m.: Dennis Devine
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Take a step back in Florida time
What: Pioneer Florida Days Festival
Where: Pioneer Florida Museum & Village, off U.S. 301, 1 mile north of downtown Dade City
When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday and Monday
Tickets: Adults, $8; ages 10-17, $4; ages 5-9, $3; ages 4 and younger, free. Parking is free. Handicapped accessible.