Should a rough outlaw type not so gently encourage you to attend a shootout down by the railroad tracks, don’t be alarmed.
This is High Springs, Florida during Pioneer Days, a two-day festival held the fourth weekend of April featuring music, food, an arts-and-crafts show and fun for children all celebrating High Springs’ colorful past. Over the other 363 days, the town returns to its status as an international eco-tourism destination famous for its beautiful rivers, freshwater springs, some of the largest and clearest in the world, and other natural attractions worth a visit. Poe Springs, Blue Springs and Ginnie Springs all invite swimmers, snorkelers, scuba divers and sightseers. And there are plenty of rivers to float and outfitters to get you there and back.