THE place to be this weekend in Sarasota.

Pioneer Day at the Historical Society of Sarasota County is for all ages!Just back from pricing (oh such great prices!) table upon table of

great books

at the Crocker Church, getting ready for tomorrow’s Pioneer Day at Pioneer Park, Saturday Nov. 12, 10 to 4. Vendors inside and out, history tours, food, live music, games for kids and so much more!

Historical Society supporters Ginger Mermin (an incredible artist, working in

oils and watercolors

) and celebrated craftsperson Marie Rowe (wonderful

hand-spun and hand-woven soft goods

) and so many more! (Perfect holiday gift-shopping!)


Our constant supporter, Robyn Blue, promises Sara Nelms, Sarah Loeser, James Cademan, Dean Johanesen – the Human Condition, Randy Tracy.

Crafts demonstrations.


the tastiest from Nealski’s BBQ. The most incredible

soaps and candles, locally-made.

Games for the kids? Yup.

Old fashioned ones like 3-legged races, corn toss, sack races and more. Learning?

Docented tours

:CEMETERY Tour at 11AM and 1PM; docented HOUSE TOUR at Noon and 2 PM

Details, location, and the only thing you need to bring, click here.

PS Look for your beloved Editor in the straw hat, personifying 1915 Lizzie Webb Guptill, one of the first Sarasota pioneers. Tell her you saw this, and get a free hug!)

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