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35th Annual Strawberry Festival

March 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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One event on March 6, 2022 at 9:00 am

$5

Celebrating a VERY BERRY BIRTHDAY this year, the Floral City Strawberry Festival turns 35! Join us for berries and pageants and pies (OH MY)! Ok, maybe more shortcake than pie, but that’s even better!

The Floral City Strawberry Festival is not a fair with rides and carnival games. It is a true celebration of the sweet, red, delicious orbs of strawberry grown right in Citrus County, on Florida’s Nature Coast!

This annual event is a salute to our local agriculture with fresh strawberries hand-picked right around the corner from the festival at Ferris Groves. Luscious strawberry shortcakes will be available for your noshing pleasure, along with flats and half-flats of whole, fresh berries for sale at the festival.

Saturday morning, the festival opens with the posting of Colors, the Pledge of Allegiance and our National Anthem.  Live music will also fill the main stage all weekend with a full performance lineup!

Saturday will kick off with music from crowd favorite, Southern Express Band from 10 A.M. – 1 P.M., followed by headliner Xhale from 2 P.M. – 5 P.M. Sunday’s lineup includes Lonesome Ride from 10 A.M. – 12 P.M. with headliner Rick Lynn closing out this year’s festival from 1 P.M. – 4 P.M.

 

Sticking to its very berry American roots, the annual pie-eating contests and prince and princess pageants will be back as well! Ooh and ahh on Saturday morning as poised young ladies and gents take the stage in their favorite strawberry-themed attire for a chance to earn a crown and become the next Strawberry Princes & Princesses.

 

Sign up to compete in the strawberry pie-eating contests for your shot at bragging rights until next year! Competitions will be held both Saturday and Sunday with registration that day at the festival.

Back again this year is Pickin’ & Grinnin’! These two farmers are **outstanding in their field** presenting a mix of toe-tappin’ barn-dance music and knee-slappin’ farm jokes. It’s family-friendly farm fun for everyone!

We are also excited to welcome back the oldest traveling trailer club in America, the Tin Can Tourists! First organized in 1919 at Desoto Park in Tampa, this 100-year-old club is comprised of many unique, vintage campers, along with some new styles as well! Stroll through their strawberry “campground” and see them on display!

Round out your festival adventures by strolling the park and browsing close to 200 art and craft vendors; indulging in a cold beer, glass of wine or hard seltzer at the beer garden near the main stage; enjoying the gastronomic pleasures offered by the many food vendors; or enjoying laughs and smiles with the young ones as they “play themselves silly” in the kids’ area.

Floral City Strawberry Festival hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.  Entrance fee is $5.00 for adults, children 12 and under are free.  Park free at the Citrus County Auditorium and take a shuttle to the festival location. Floral Park is located at 9530 S. Parkside Ave., Floral City, FL 34426

For complete information on the Floral City Strawberry Festival, visit www.GoStrawberryFest.com.  On Facebook, search for “Floral City Strawberry Festival.”

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Details

Date:
March 5
Time:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$5
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Organizer

Citrus County Chamber of Commerce
Phone:
(352) 795-3149
Email:
pr@citruscountychamber.com
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Venue

Floral Park
9530 South Parkside Avenue
Floral City, FL 34436 United States
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Phone:
352-795-3149
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