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February 18th, 2015 4:47 PM


While everyone up north is trying to stay warm and deal with massive amounts of snow, we were all enjoying the Florida State Fair outside of Tampa and preparing for the upcoming annual Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City.  Even though we have also had cooler than normal temperatures, the sun is shining and the fun goes on!

The Florida State Fairgrounds was alive with various rides, entertainment, and food vendors galore for the past two weeks.   Located across from the Hard Rock Casino on I-4, there is much to enjoy and experience at the Fairgrounds, even in the cooler weather.  There will be other events held there in the coming months.

One of the most popular annual events is the Strawberry Festival, which will be held from February 26th to March 8th.  Not only is this event for strawberry lovers, where you can enjoy just about anything made with strawberries, but there is also live headline entertainment, such as Bobby Vinton, Mel Tillis, Scotty McCreery (from American Idol), Ronnie Milsap, Loretta Lynn, Boyz II Men, Alabama, and MANY more!   There are parades, exhibits to enjoy, strawberry eating contests, livestock shows, bands and dances, . . . . . just about something for all ages!  

This is an extremely popular winter event and traffic does get backed up around Exit 21 on Interstate 4, so allow for plenty of time.  Travelers should use either Exit 21 (Alexander Street) or Exit 19 (Thonotosassa Road) and then all roads will be marked with directional signs to the Festival.   Don't miss this one and go there hungry!!


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Posted by Allen Doeringer on February 18th, 2015 4:47 PMPost a Comment

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