Hernando Days Festival and Cracker Cattle Drive

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October 18, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Come see the real cowboys, working horses, cattle dogs, and Florida Cracker Cattle. This is something you don’t see every day! Celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Florida’s cracker past.

The two day event is free and open to the public.

Friday, October 18, 2019 will be an education day with displays of cracker life back in time through authentic cowboy and Indian camps. There will also hands-on learning activities on agriculture in the past and where our food comes from. Educational, school, and youth groups are welcome!

The cattle drive, the main event of the festival, will be held Saturday. Folks can expect to see the cattle arrive on the grounds of the Historic Hernando School about 1 p.m.

On both Friday and Saturday there are more activities for families to enjoy including live music, cultural crafts, and food. Enjoy a round of cow pie bingo and walk through living history in the cowboy and Indian camps.

The Hernando Heritage Council, a d.b.a. of the Citrus County Historical Society, Inc. (a non-profit organization) asks for your financial support and/or sponsorship for this special event. If you are interested in sponsoring or being a vendor at this event please contact Kandi Bellamy McPherson at 352-726-8080 or Cathy Johnson at 352-697-0193. Proceeds benefit the restoration of the Historic Hernando School.

Ticket Info
  • FREE
  • Contact: Kandi Bellamy McPherson
  • Historic Hernando School
  • 2415 S Florida Avenue
  • Hernando, FL 34442
  • 352-726-8080