Florida Strawberry Festival 2014
Date: Feb 27 - March 9
Time: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Place: 303 North Lemon Street, Plant City, FL
Price: $10 Adults $5 Children
And what better place to experience authentic Strawberry Shortcake, than at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City. An event Steeped in culture and tradition, the Florida Strawberry Festival rolls out the red carpet to welcome visitors from throughout the Sunshine State and the world. Guests come from near and far to enjoy exhibits of agriculture, commerce, industry, livestock, fine arts, horticulture, and crafts. The fabric of American life is woven into the Festival through social events, contests, youth developmental programs, top-name entertainment, and parades with glorious floats and high-stepping marching bands.
The Florida Strawberry Festival represents a piece of Americana, a time in American history when fairs and festivals brought communities together through celebrations of their harvests. It has continued to grow in popularity year after year through the preservation of this heritage. Central to its focus, the Festival continues to preserve and enhance the agricultural and historical legacy of the Florida strawberry.
History Behind Florida Strawberry Festival
The Florida Strawberry Festival was born in the 1930s when the newly organized Plant City Lions Club had the idea to unite communities through the celebration of the strawberry harvest. The Lions Club and other civic organizations have participated in the festival throughout its long history. The American Legion Post #26 is also recognized for its effort in getting the Florida Strawberry Festival reactivated in 1948 following a six year hiatus during and immediately following World War II. Now “The Florida Strawberry Festival Association” is governed by a board of directors from the local community and a small staff who work year round to make the Strawberry Festival one of the top 30 of such events in North America.
Meet the farmers behind the festival
Gary Wishnatzki and wife, introduces the family of Wish Farms berry farmers.—Wish Farm is the the largest grower and shipper of strawberries in Florida. Meet the Wish Farms strawberry growers as they share their favorite way to eat delicious Florida strawberries!
Come for the food—Stay for the entertainment
Headline Entertainment Lineup On the Wish Farms Soundstage. Tickets are on sale now!!
Stay Over for the Festival
Host hotels Hilton Garden Inn Lakeland and Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa East, are the perfect place to stay during the Florida Strawberry Festival.
Hilton Garden Inn Lakeland
Make Hilton Garden Inn Lakeland your home in Lakeland, Florida. Appreciate a guest room that offers amenities designed to make you comfortable. Prepare a meal in your microwave or grab a cold beverage from the refrigerator. BOOK DIRECT
Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa East
Pull off I-4 to experience a warm welcome at Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa East (Casino Area). Our hotel in Seffner, FL offers relaxation and is within 15 minutes of the corporations and visitor attractions of downtown Tampa. We are also close to Seminole Hard Rock Casino, which offers thrilling games and entertainment just 4 miles from our hotel. BOOK DIRECT
303 North Lemon Street, Plant City, FL
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