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Theme announced for 2018 Florida Strawberry Festival

PLANT CITY, Fla. (Oct. 10, 2017) – The Florida Strawberry Festival announced today its theme for the 83rd annual event – “Building New Memories!” “Yes, it points to the new entertainment venue we’ve constructed,” said President Paul Davis. “But most of all, we want our guests to know we’re in the business of continuously making new and better memories for families.” A new theme is created for each year’s festival to offer guests a glimpse of the...

Strawberry Ball Nets Sizable Donation For Local Food Bank

Strawberry Ball nets sizeable donation for local food bank PLANT CITY, Fla. (July 13, 2017) – The Florida Strawberry Festival presented the proceeds from its annual Strawberry Ball to the United Food Bank of Plant City on Monday. The 45th Strawberry Ball, which was held April 29 in the Charlie Grimes Family Agricultural Center, raised a total of $22,900 for the nearby food bank. The social event featured dinner, dancing and a live auction, all within a...

Mid-Florida Summer Home Show

Simply Events’s Mid-Florida Summer Home Show returns to the Florida Strawberry Festival’s Grimes Agricultural Building July 8 and 9 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Entry and parking are FREE! The event will feature over 100 licensed contractors, the area’s top home improvement specialists and designers, a plant and garden expo, a shabby chic vintage market, and DIY demos with Lowe’s Home Improvement and others....

First Female Chairman of the Board Elected

PLANT CITY, Fla. (April 12, 2017) – Sandee Parke Sytsma was elected chairman of the Florida Strawberry Festival’s board of directors in last night’s monthly meeting. Sytsma has served as a board member since 1995 and retired from Tampa Electric Company as a customer service representative. She succeeds Dan Walden who served in the position for the past two years. Floyd Hall was elected vice chair along with W.D. “Dub” McGinnes, who was elected secretary,...

Beef Breed Show Winners Chosen

The Florida Strawberry Festival awarded the winners of its annual beef breed show this afternoon in the Patterson Co. Livestock Arena. Blair Buchanon won All Breeds Grand Champion Heifer, and Madi Conrad won All Breeds Reserve Grand Champion Heifer. Makayla Williamson won All Breeds Grand Champion Bull, and Julia Norman won All Breeds Reserve Grand Champion Bull. Click here to read the press release and see the full list of winners....

Winner declared in Strawberry Mashed Potato Pie Eating Contest

The Florida Strawberry Festival announced today the winner of its Strawberry Mashed Potato Pie Eating Contest that took place this afternoon in the Stingray Chevrolet Entertainment Tent. Carsten Henning from Frankfurt, Germany won the event where each contestant eats a pie plate of garlic mashed potatoes adorned with strawberry glaze and fresh strawberries. The contestant who eats everything on the plate most quickly is declared the winner. Click here for the full press release....

Fastest Strawberry Stemmer Found At Festival

The fastest strawberry stemmer on the festival grounds was found today at the annual event’s Adult Strawberry Stemming Contest. Mike Smith of Farmington, N.Y. was declared the winner of the contest where participants compete to determine who can most quickly remove the stems from 25 strawberries. Click here to read the full press release....

Babies Win Big In Annual Baby Contests

The Florida Strawberry Festival held its annual baby contest today in the Publix Showcase Tent on the Florida Strawberry Festival grounds. In this event, sponsored by South Florida Baptist Hospital, babies from the Hillsborough County area get dressed up to compete in three different segments of competition: the decorated diaper contest, features contests and the diaper derby, where the fastest crawling baby wins. Click here to read the full press release and see the list of winners....

Winner Declared in Strawberry Spaghetti Eating Contest

The Florida Strawberry Festival announced today the winners of its Strawberry Spaghetti Eating Contest that took place this afternoon in the Stingray Chevrolet Entertainment Tent. Mark Lunette of Holiday, Fla. was declared the winner of the contest where participants compete to determine who can eat a half-pound plate of spaghetti topped with strawberries most quickly. Click here to read the full press release....

Grand Parade Winners Announced

The winning groups in the Florida Strawberry Festival’s Grand Parade were announced today. The Grand Parade, produced by Berry Fine Productions, stretches two miles and draws thousands of viewers from Plant City and the surrounding areas. Entries in the parade include marching bands, local businesses, royalty, church groups and more. Click here to read the full press release and see the list of winners....