Monday, March 5, 2012

Plant City Strawberry Festival

Marion Pellicano Ambrose

The Strawberry Festival has been apart of Plant City's history since 1930. An organization called the Plant City Lions Club had the idea to unite communities through celebrating this Strawberry Festival. Only one time in history did the strawberry festival come to a halt, which was during World War II. Today, the "Florida Strawberry Festival Association" is still running in full operation which is governed by a board of directors from the local community who work year round to help the strawberry festival become top 30 of such events in North America.
 You can find agricultural shows, fun contests, rides, parades, great country entertainment and strawberry delights in one place at an affordable price. The festival celebrates the area's biggest crop and typically includes all things strawberry — from vendors offering everything from berry-themed crafts to flats of the red fruit.
They don't call it the "Winter Strawberry Capital of the World" for nothing — because there's nothing like Plant City's strawberries! You won't be able to resist all the tasty treats and delicious delights prepared with mouth-watering fresh strawberries. And, you can even test your limit in the strawberry shortcake eating contest!
The Florida Strawberry Festival offers a wide variety of options for guest of all ages. From Farming to joy rides the strawberry festival has it all. You can expect to see concerts, attractions, rides, games, shopping, wide selection of food, and lots more at the strawberry festival. for more information just visit the Florida Strawberry Festival homepage.

WHEN: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. March 4 through March 11
WHERE: 303 N. Lemon St., Plant City (From Orlando, take I-4 West towards Tampa. Take the Thonotosassa Road Exit. Turn left and follow to traffic light. At light go straight onto Lemon Street to a 4-way stop at Oak Avenue. Turn right on Oak Avenue. Ticket office is about 2 blocks down on the left.
HOW MUCH: $10 adults, $5 children ages 6-12, children age 5 and younger free
CALL: 813-752-9194

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