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Pioneer Park Days Zolfo Springs, Florida, February 27 – March 3, 2013

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Pioneer Park Days

Take a stroll down memory lane at the 43rd Annual Pioneer Park Days being held from February 27 through March 3, 2013 in Zolfo Springs, Florida.  This grand event is one of the largest and the oldest antique tractor, steam engine and farm equipment show in the southeast with over 400 exhibitors.

The Florida Frontiersmen will be conducting daily demonstrations on pioneer living.  You will see basket weaving, pioneer toys, pioneer cooking methods, how to make and play, a native American flute and other 1800’s activities.   The flea market alone offers over 491 booths that sell items from old tools, new tools, quilts, arts, crafts, glassware and much, much more.  I’ve attended Pioneer Park Days for over 22 years and have always been amazed at what you can find.  Each year I look forward to getting corn ground into cornmeal at the consistency I like to bake with.  Every day at 2:00 pm there is an antique tractor parade around the perimeter of the park and is so much fun to watch.  The entertainment in the Nickerson/Ullrich building includes clogging, bluegrass music, country music and family fun entertainment.  This is one of those events that take more than one day to see it all.  Especially delightful is all the food.  Experiment with eating alligator, strawberry shortcake, swamp cabbage and other delicious foods prepared at the event.  While at Pioneer Park you could also visit the Zoo or the Cracker Trail Museum.  You’ll know you have found Pioneer Park when you see the 1914 Baldwin Locomotive Engine #3 (also known as the Loping Gopher) located at the intersection of SR 64 and Highway 17 in Zolfo Springs, Florida right on the Florida Cracker Trail between Bradenton and Sebring, Florida.

The Quilter’s Inn Bed and Breakfast, Wauchula, Florida

The City of Wauchula is very nearby Zolfo Springs and is the ideal location to find accommodations at The Quilter’s Inn Bed and Breakfast, perfectly located at the corner of E. Main Street and Highway 17 North.  Staying at The Quilter’s Inn affords you the perfect location on Main Street for walking to restaurants and enjoying the feel of a 1923 Craftsman Style House with a wonderful veranda where you can relax in the hammock after a long day at Pioneer Park.




Nature Fest at Hardee Lakes

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Nature Fest at Hardee Lakes in Central West Florida takes place Saturday October 2, 2010, from 9am to 3pm. If you’re planning a trip to a Central West Florida bed and breakfast in early October, consider spending some time at Nature Fest.

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Canoe with confidence after the canoe clinic at Nature Fest.

This fun filled event features fishing tournaments for adults and children, live music, tasty food, canoeing clinics, boat exhibits, a scavenger hunt, and, of course, prizes. Get a feel for the community as you fish next to locals. Learn how to right yourself if your canoe tips, so you can feel confident while navigating the Peace or Manatee Rivers; your innkeepers can help you find boat rentals in the vicinity.

Hardee Lakes, at 5502 Ollie Roberts Rd, Bowling Green, FL, is about 20 minutes northwest of Wauchula and an hour east of Palmetto; you’ll find a bed and breakfast Central West Florida in either town. There is no reason not to enjoy the comforts of home while traveling. Tuck into a delicious home-cooked breakfast filled with locally grown fresh fruit each morning (without laboring in the kitchen to make it). Read a book in the shade of the porch. Learn about the region you’re visiting.

For more information about Nature Fest, please call (863) 773-6967 or visit the Hardee County Chamber of Commerce.

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