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Panama City, FL – 31st Annual Panhandle Pioneer Settlement Day Held in Blountstown | MyPanhandle.com

Panama City, FL –

BLOUNTSTOWN Fla. (WMBB) – Today was the 31st Annual Panhandle Pioneer Colony Day, and it was the perfect day for it.

This event takes place on the third Saturday in October every year and attracts people from all over.

Pioneer Day offers blacksmithing and butter churning classes, as well as pony rides and other exhibits that take you back in time.

Willard Smith said he and his wife started the festival not only to bring more business to Calhoun County, but also to show the next generation how it all started.

“This is an opportunity for the youngest to see how their parents and grandparents lived back then because they cannot understand that they live without electricity, without central heating and without the cracks in the ground. Said Smith

Smith said the oldest festival building was built in 1820.

He loves to see smiles on every face as they enjoy the day and plans to continue Pioneer Day for years to come.

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