The Florida Cow Culture Preservation Committee invites the Florida Cattlemen’s Association to once again be a partner in this historic event. We will drive 1000 head of Cracker type cattle through historic central Florida cattle country. We will be on the trail for 6 – 7 days and end with a big Celebration/Frolic open to the public.


Each FCA County organization that provides 20 head of cracker type cattle can send free of charge…

  1. One Cow Hunter for each 20 head supplied
  2. One wagon & driver if County Association Sponsors
  3. Participants are requested to dress as an 1880’s Florida Cow Hunter
  4. County should be prepared to deliver and pick up their cattle
  5. All cattle will be vetted for suitability and must receive shipping fever vaccine.
  6. Cattle will be marked with the Drive Brand, F500 or an old Spanish type brand
  7. Drive will provide food for all participants & livestock
  8. Cattle are limited to 1000
  9. Participants are limited to 500 at this time

Committee intends to:

  1. Invite cattlemen from Spain to participate (they started it all)
  2. Get the most press coverage possible for this 500th anniversary celebration
  3. Promote the 2016 Drive Documentary Film & Book to fire up interest
  4. Custom Painted life size Cracker Steer statues to promote industry, ranches & businesses that live the lifestyle. Will be sold at auction like cattle.
  5. Host programs across the state during 2021 to promote the industry & Drive
    1. Cowboy Poetry, Music, Story Telling, Cracker Art Shows, Clinics and History Gatherings
    2. Cattle Symposium & Book like the FCA did in 1995

I hope that you are as excited about this historic quincentennial celebration as we are. If you have any questions, check our website or call Doyle Conner Jr at (850) 410-0956 or any committee member you know. Please check out the Drive Facebook page and DVD to get a feel for the absolute delight of the participants of the 2016 Drive. Bring your family on the adventure of a lifetime. This opportunity to promote our industry and heritage does not come around every day so get fired up and help us make this song a hit.

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