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Florida Strawberry Festival – Beyond The Parks Edition


The Florida Strawberry Festival is an 11-day community event celebrating the strawberry harvest of Eastern Hillsborough County. Each year, over 500,000 visitors enjoy the festival’s headline entertainment, youth livestock shows, rides, exhibits of commerce and, of course, its strawberry shortcake.

11 full days of strawberries, shortcake, big name concerts, rides, stage shows, attractions, food galore, exhibits, displays, contests, competitions and a berry sweet time for the whole family!

Their strawberry food offerings include:

World famous strawberry shortcake, strawberry milk shakes, strawberry coated nuts, fried strawberry twinkies, strawberry hand pies, strawberry lasagne, chicken strawberry tacos, jam, tacos, sandwiches, brittle, strawberry pie, cheesecake, strawberry pizza, cobbler, parfait, crepes, strawberry lemonade, kettle corn, cream puffs, fritters, and of course, fresh strawberries.  Who knew you could make so much with strawberries! Are you hungry yet?

The festival runs from March 1-11.

303 Lemon St
Plant City, Florida 33563

Schedule of events

Orlando Food And Wine Fest – Beyond The Parks Edition

Experience an array of food from more than 30 of Orlando’s restaurants, cooking demonstrations, domestic beer, international wine samples and musical performances:

Saturday, February 24th
Plain White T’s


Blue October


Plus, some your local favorites!

Experience cuisine from some of Orlando’s best restaurants like World of Beer, LePho Kitchen, Miller’s Ale House, Kobe Steakhouse, & much more.


Downtown Food & Wine Fest

Saturday, February 24, 2018

12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Additional Dates

Sunday, February 25, 2018 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Visit their website for more information.


Beyond The Parks Edition

Think Orlando is all about theme parks? Think again.  There’s a world of fun outside the parks and we’re here to show you the multitude of entertainment, dining & recreational options Orlando has to offer.

Perhaps Flyboarding is more your idea of fun. Paddleboard Yoga? How about Bioluminescent paddling- an underwater fireworks show? For the non-adventurous type why not try Hammock massage therapy?

Sound exciting? Look out for our “Beyond The Parks Edition” posts which will showcase these & many other options outside the parks.