A Hitch n Time offers festival-goers complimentary carriage tours of historic Pine Castle every year.
The "Not so Young Guns" wow crowds with their performances, coupled with gun safety lessons for young pioneers.
Local schoolchildren get in the pioneer spirt during the parade that kicks-off the festival every February.
Area pastors pay homage to pioneer circuit riders during sunrise services on Sunday morning. Pictured here are Bill Burkhalter of First Baptist Church of Pine Castle and Scott George of Pine Castle United Methodist Church.
Pioneer descendants see the festival as an annual family reunion. Pictured here is Sally Maddox with a portrait of her grandmother Claudine Johns Hansel Monroe, who served as Pine Castle's postmaster for many years.
The gazebo is a hub of activity during Pioneer Days. In 2013, it hosted a symbolic surrender of the Barber-Mizell feud gun. Pictured here are Mayor Bill Brooks of Belle Isle, Sara Van Arsdel of The History Center, John Mizell, Barber descendant Susan Williams, and Orange County Commissioner Pete Clarke.
Kim Cullars is one of the favorite "living history" performers in the authentic Civil War encampment at Pioneer Days.
Copies of 2011-2014 Pioneer Days Magazines are still available. Contact us for more information.
Artillery, a Tee Pee, Log Cabin, and Boiled Peanuts add to the experience!
Dr. Mark Skousen of Winter Park portrayed his famous ancestor Ben Franklin during the 2013 festival.
Local artist Katherine Campbell Davis depicted Pine Castle's historic Union Church for the festival magazine cover in 2013.
Audrey Russell of the Central Florida Costumers Guild mingled with festival goers in her stunning pioneer era attire.
In the background is the Barber Flag, carried by members of the pioneer family during the American Revolution and loaned for display at Pine Castle Pioneer Days in 2011. It is now housed at DAR headquarters in Washington, DC.
An annual family-oriented, community-sponsored/planned event promoting the living history of the Pine Castle area thru demonstrations and other educational opportunities for attendees.
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