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Festival elects four new directors and associate directors

The Florida Strawberry Festival board of directors recently voted to elect its newest directors, Dr. Michael Salvato and Chris Sparkman, and associate directors, Calvin “Pee Wee” Callins, Sr. and Brian Shepherd. As of recent, directors Ron Gainey, Ken Lucas and Mike Sparkman announced their resignation from the board but will maintain active membership status as directors’ emeriti. The 11-day event’s board of directors is comprised of 16 directors and 14 associate directors. New associate directors are...

Florida Strawberry Festival Battle of the Bands is back

The Florida Strawberry Festival is once again calling on all bands in the Central Florida area to compete at the 2020 Florida Strawberry Festival Battle of the Bands! “Last year the competition was fierce, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for this year’s battle” said Florida Strawberry Festival’s President, Paul Davis. “We are hoping bands of all music genres submit for a truly epic showdown!” Registration for this year’s battle will be posted...

Theme Announced for 2020 Florida Strawberry Festival

The Florida Strawberry Festival announced today its theme for the 85th annual event – “Our Perfect Vision!” “We’re seeing 20/20,” said President Paul Davis. “Be on the lookout for some world-famous headline entertainment, incredible new food items and vendors at this year’s festival!” A new theme is created for the festival each year to offer guests a glimpse of the experience they can expect at the 11-day event. It also unifies vendors, FFA chapters, organizations, corporate...

Florida Strawberry Festival announces new address

The Florida Strawberry Festival has a new address. The previous address of 303 North Lemon Street is discontinued and the new address is 303 BerryFest Place. “Where else would you expect to find the Florida Strawberry Festival,” said Florida Strawberry Festival President Paul Davis. “We felt BerryFest Place was most fitting, we’ve been living on Lemon Street way too long.” The new physical address is: Florida Strawberry Festival 303 BerryFest Place Plant City, FL 33563-4706 Mail received will be forwarded...

2020 Mosaic Steer Show Application Process

**NEW STEER APPLICATION PROCESS** NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE, the 2020 Mosaic Steer Show and Sale application. Be advised, entries will be accepted online this year! Click here and you will find the direct link to the rules, regulations and the online entry form on our homepage. NOTE: Please read the rules and regulations carefully before applying. Best of luck to our exhibitors! 🍓🍓🍓 ...

2019 Youth Livestock Awards Banquet

The 2019 Youth Livestock Awards Banquet was held Monday night at the Charlie Grimes Family Agricultural Center. This year the Festival's youth programs generated over $1 million dollars in scholarship opportunities for students within our community. We would like to congratulate all the winners and give a sincere thank you to the generous sponsors and buyers who support our exhibitors each and every year. We are truly grateful for your support....

Festival elects new chair, new director and new associate directors.

The Florida Strawberry Festival board of directors voted Tuesday evening to approve a new executive board, a new director and two new associate directors. W.D. “Dub” McGinnes was elected chairman of the board. Andy Knotts was selected as director and Brian West and Lori Yarbrough were chosen from a field of several candidates as associate directors. “Arguably, this past year, the Festival experienced one of its most successful years to date due to the leadership...

Florida Strawberry Festival releases 2019 attendance figure

The 84th Annual Florida Strawberry Festival ended March 10 with record breaking attendance. The 11-day event drew nearly 563,000 visitors to take part in concerts, livestock shows, free entertainment, rides, food, arts and crafts vendors and more, said Florida Strawberry Festival President Paul Davis. “This year’s attendance was one for the books,” said Davis. “We are so fortunate to be able to celebrate this accomplishment with our community. We attribute our success to the hundreds of...

Ninety-One steer sold in Festival’s Mosaic Youth Steer Sale

Exhibitors in the Mosaic Youth Steer Show sold their steer Saturday evening in the Mosaic Youth Steer Sale at the Patterson Companies Livestock Arena. The grand champion steer, exhibited by Case Watson, was purchased for $37 per pound. The reserve grand champion steer, exhibited by Carter Howell, was purchased for $7 per pound. In total, ninety-one exhibitors sold their steers in the sale where no exhibitor earned less than $6 per pound. “We are honored to share...

2019 Beef Breed Winners Chosen

The Florida Strawberry Festival awarded the winners of its annual beef breed show that took place this past weekend in the Patterson Co. Livestock Arena at the Grimes Family Agricultural Center. In this show sponsored by G FIVE Feed & Outdoor, three areas of competition are held for beef cattle and their exhibitors: showmanship, the beef cattle show and herdsman. Bella Ballard won All Breeds Grand Champion Heifer; Carlie Shenefield won All Breeds Reserve Grand Champion...