Florida Strawberry FestivalEnjoy the sweet life in Florida with the annual Plant City Strawberry Festival. This week and a half long festival provides the feel of a county fair with the theme of ripe delicious strawberries. There are always a variety of rides like the ferris wheels and Mid-way Magic as well as competitions, entertainment and vendors.
You can watch the poultry show, rabbit show, art show, visit the cake decorating competition, or just enjoy some old-time country-style music. Every festival involves the selection of a Strawberry Festival Queen and court. The Neighborhood Village is an indoor facility at the festival which showcases handmade goods. These handmade goods include delicious entries like cakes, preserves fruits, candies, and other baked goods as well as home decorations, toys, garments, quilts, jewelry, and knitted items. Entries are judged and prizes are awarded based on merit.
Musical entertainment includes many small local artists as well as headliner shows like Foreigner, Dwight Yoakam, and Bret Michaels. Larger artists are hosted at the Wish Farm Soundstage and seating can hold thousands of visitors. Concert tickets are available year round so grab ticket for your favorite artists before they are all gone!
After all the fun, rides, music and sightseeing, remember to try the many wonderful strawberry creations at the festival. Enjoy strawberry shortcake or chocolate fondue dipped strawberries or simply purchase a pint to bring home and enjoy later. Whatever your favorite strawberry dessert, chances are that you can find it here.