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Natural Awakenings - Alachua, Citrus, Marion, Sumter Co & The Villages, FL

Pioneer Days Festival in High Springs

The Annual Pioneer Days Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 24 and 25, in the historic downtown district of High Springs, with the central attractions located in or near James Paul Park. The festival features vendors selling handmade crafts, clothing, furniture and other goods; artists selling their creations; and merchandisers selling unique, often locally produced, items and festival food.


There will be old-timey and folk music performed by local and national artists throughout the day for both days at the gazebo located in the sinkhole. A Kids Korral features fun activities such as the rage archery, disc golf, bounce houses and more.


The popular historical reenactments pit good guys against bad guys, and the cowboys spend time in-between performances talking to the children and counseling on gun safety. At Heritage Village, skilled artisans demonstrate skills and crafts from the pioneer period of our history. The Railroad Museum and a wealth of artifacts from the pioneer period can be found inside the historic elementary school building and community center.


Admission is free. For more information, visit