2017 First-place BBQ team.  Jonathan Harrison, Vernon Keen congratulating Jason Cooper, his son Tatum Cooper, and Brandon Rice.

History is everywhere to read and enjoy

To participate in 2018 as

           a sponsor   (click here to view sponsor information)

           a vendor selling appropriate products

           a participant who wishes to offer demonstrations or bring livestock

           an author with pertinent books to sell

           a volunteer (or organization) who wishes to help 

call vendor chairperson at 863-558-1166 or email at: sanctuaryofarcadia@gmail.com for information or an application.​

  2018 SPONSORS to date:

Gold Sponsor:

Friends of Society                              
       First State Bank of Arcadia, Member FDIC
        David Abraham
        Sutton Home Improvement
    Entertainment Sponsors
        Williamson Group Realty                     
        Glass, Antique or Not                          
        Mary Margaret’s Tea & Biscuit  
        Pure N Soft Water Conditioning                
        Peace River Tax Services




Children's activity area

PIONEER DAY 2017 was a big success…
        The weather was perfect, cars streamed in in double rows all day, there was a good variety and quality of food and lots of great vendors and great hands on activities for children and adults. Junior ROTC were wonderful helping park cars and they stayed to help clean up.  There are too many people to thank personally but a big hand goes to Mitzie McGavic, our chairperson,  who held all the pieces together and never let up from start to finish. And a special thank you to Carol Mahler who made sure we had a lot of great publicity, to Kay Higley for organizing the entertainment and Norma Banas for obtaining the vendors.

Demonstrations include quilting, tatting, spinning and wood craft.

Children's area has many hands on activities.


Cow Camp - showing how the pioneer cowboy lived.

 Pioneer Day Activities