NEWS

Keith Sweat cancels festival show

PLANT CITY, Fla. (December 6, 2022) – The Florida Strawberry Festival announced today that Keith Sweat has canceled his performance at the 2023 event due to unforeseen circumstances.

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Florida Strawberry Festival announces remaining Headline Entertainment artists

PLANT CITY, Fla. (Dec. 2, 2022) – The Florida Strawberry Festival released today its remaining list of headline entertainment artists performing on the Wish Farms Soundstage at the 2023 event.

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The festival will host a total of 24 headline entertainers including Willie Nelson & Family, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Train and FOR KING + COUNTRY. For the complete lineup of artists, visit www.flstrawberryfestival.com.

Florida Strawberry Festival announces 2023 Headline Entertainment lineup

PLANT CITY, Fla. (Nov. 11, 2022)- The Florida Strawberry Festival released today its lineup of headline entertainment artists performing on the Wish Farms Soundstage at the 2023 event.

Advance tickets for admission and for headline entertainment shows will go on sale Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022 at 8 a.m. and can be purchased online at www.flstrawberryfestival.com, at the Amscot Main Ticket Office located at 2209 W. Oak Avenue in Plant City and by phone at 813- 754-1996.

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Erica Hall elected to Florida Strawberry Festival board of associate directors

PLANT CITY, Fla. (November 8, 2022) – The Florida Strawberry Festival board of directors recently voted to elect its newest associate director, Erica Hall.

The festival’s board of directors is comprised of 16 directors and 14 associate directors. New associate directors are elected by the board from a group of nominated candidates, and directors are selected from the current group of associate directors.

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Kay Varnum elected to Florida Strawberry Festival board of directors

PLANT CITY, Fla. (October 18, 2022) – The Florida Strawberry Festival board of directors voted last month to elect its newest member, Kay Varnum.

Varnum, who has served as an associate director for 20 years, was elected from a field of 14 fellow associate directors.

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Florida Strawberry Festival announces theme for 2023 event

PLANT CITY, Fla. (Oct. 4, 2022) – The Florida Strawberry Festival announced today the theme for its 88th annual event – “We Have a Winner!”

“Yes, it points to the recent win we achieved in naming strawberry shortcake as Florida’s official dessert as we’re a little partial to the berry,” said President Paul Davis. “We’re excited about this year’s event and look forward to sharing in the celebration of the shortcake dessert that has come to make us so successful!”

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Florida Strawberry Festival selects new president-elect

PLANT CITY, Fla. (July 13, 2022) – The Florida Strawberry Festival announced today that Kyle Robinson will become the new president-elect effective immediately. He will be replacing Paul Davis who will be retiring in April of 2023.

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Festival elects new directors and associate directors

PLANT CITY, Fla. (June 20, 2022) – The Florida Strawberry Festival board of directors recently voted to elect its newest directors, Lane Wetherington and Rick Lott, and associate directors, Alan Kicklighter and Stephanie Shuff.

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Festival presents sizable donation to local food bank

PLANT CITY, Fla. (July 21, 2022) – The Florida Strawberry Festival presented the proceeds from its annual Strawberry Ball to the United Food Bank of Plant City today.

The 48th Strawberry Ball, which was held April 30 in the Charlie Grimes Family Agricultural Center, raised a total of $50,000 for the nearby food bank. The social event featured dinner, dancing and a live auction, all within an ocean theme of “Under the Sea.”

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