Party at the Pineapple Plantation

The historic Hallstrom Farmstead will serve as the site for the fundraiser “Party at the Pineapple Plantation” on Saturday, Oct. 1. / Courtesy of Indian River Historical Society

The Hallstrom Farmstead and the Indian River County Historical Society (IRCHS) are hosting “Party at the Pineapple Plantation” on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This historic Vero Beach farmstead was a pineapple plantation in the early 1900s. This event is also a fundraiser and membership drive for the IRCHS. At the event, stations will be set up to tell the history of pineapple-growing in the county, as well as how to plant and carve these delicious fruits.

Blue Cypress Bluegrass will provide music. Barbecue dinners will be available: adults, $10; children, 4-12, $5; 2 and under, free.


A special station for kids will feature crafts and face paintings. A cookbook of pineapple recipes will be available for purchase; other events include a silent auction and tours of the Hallstrom Farmstead.

Arts and crafts vendors also will be on-site.

On display will be sketches of the Indian River County Historical Society’s plans for the farmstead. These include restoring the carriage house and adding a summer kitchen.

IF YOU GO:

Party at the Pineapple Plantation
Hallstrom Farmstead
1723 SW Old Dixie Highway, Vero Beach
Free admission to event; $5 for guided tour of Hallstrom Farmstead
More info: Call 772-778-3435 or email [email protected].