Events Update - Jamboree moved to January! Playing on the Porches continues every first and third Sa
The Barberville Pioneer Settlement Board of Directors along with the event organizers have made the decision to postpone the Fall Country Jamboree.
As with everything else that is, or has been, canceled this year, it was a tough decision. We believe that it is in the best interest of everyone concerned to postpone our largest annual fundraising event for a later date. Plans are to hold the event on the second weekend of January.
The dates for the January Jamboree are Saturday, January 9th, and Sunday, January 10th, 2021. The good news is, the Sugar Cane Boil, which is one of the main attractions during the Fall Country Jamboree, will take place during the Playing on the Porches event scheduled for Saturday, November 7th, 2020.
Since re-opening in May, the Barberville Pioneer Settlement has hosted a small gathering of musicians providing acoustic entertainment, outdoors, on the porches, and under the shade trees, throughout the Settlement grounds. Plans are to continue hosting the now popular, Playing on the Porches, which happens twice a month on the first and third Saturday.
A variation of living history demonstrations are also offered at each event. On the first Saturdays, we have a dozen or so arts and crafts vendors that set-up, offering a plethora of items for sale from raw honey, jams, and elderberry syrup to handmade jewelry.
As part of our effort to provide a safe and healthy environment at the Barberville Pioneer Settlement, there is limited, controlled, and guided access to our buildings. Masks or face coverings are required to visit inside any buildings, and six-foot social distancing guidelines are to be followed. Hand washing stations and alcohol-based hand sanitizer are available at
several places throughout the grounds.
We welcome you to visit, our operating hours are Thursday through Sunday, 10 am – 3 pm. Come discover yesterday today and enjoy our fresh air and wide open spaces!
The Barberville Pioneer Settlement
Our mission is to educate and entrust the public and future generations with knowledge of the pioneer lifestyle through hands on experience, demonstrations and exhibits. The historical village museum is situated on a thirty-acre campus that features nineteen historical structures and a collection of over 10,000 artifacts. The Settlement offers self-guided and guided tours, field trips, workshops and demonstrations, as well as rental facilities for meetings, small weddings and special events. For more information please visit our website www.pioneersettlement.org or call (386) 749-2959. The Settlement is located west of US Hwy 17, off of SR. 40, 1776 Lightfoot Lane, Barberville, FL 32105.