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Each spring, the Florida Strawberry Festival® rolls out the red carpet to welcome visitors from throughout the Sunshine State and the world. Guests come from near and far to enjoy exhibits of agriculture, commerce, industry, livestock, fine arts, horticulture, and crafts. The fabric of American life is woven into the Festival through social events, contests, youth developmental programs, top-name entertainment, and parades with glorious floats and high-stepping marching bands.
The Florida Strawberry Festival represents a piece of Americana, a time in American history when fairs and festivals brought communities together through celebrations of their harvests. It has continued to grow in popularity year after year through the preservation of this heritage. Central to its focus, the Festival continues to preserve and enhance the agricultural and historical legacy of the Florida strawberry.
Further, steeped in tradition, the Florida Strawberry Festival is alive with volunteer spirit, uniting people from all parts of Plant City, Florida and the surrounding area. The event began back in 1930 when members of the newly organized Plant City Lions Club conceived the idea of an event to celebrate the bountiful harvest of strawberries. In 1948, the American Legion Post #26 helped get the Florida Strawberry Festival reactivated following a six-year hiatus during and immediately following World War II. The Lions Club and other civic organizations have participated in the Festival ever since.
Experience the Florida Strawberry Festival® It doesn’t get any Sweeter than this!
Attendance - over 500,000 people in just 11 days
Ranked as the top attended annual event throughout West Central Florida
Plant & livestock competitions
Free entertainment showcased throughout the Festival grounds daily
One of the largest midways in the Southeast
Featured sound stage with world-renowned entertainment
Themed days that appeal to all ages and demographics
There may be many networking opportunities at the 2014 Florida Strawberry Festival. Find out more in the event details below.
|Conference/Event Dates:||02/27/2014 - 03/09/2014|
|Other Industries:||Agriculture, Agriculture - Horticulture, Consumer Health, Food & Fitness, Food / Beverage Events, Horticulture, Local Shows & Fairs, Miscellaneous|
|Audience:||Open to the Public|
|Venue:||Florida Strawberry Festival|
|Venue Phone:||(813) 752-9194|
|Venue Type:||Outdoor - Fair Grounds|
|Official Conference Hotel:||Hotel Information:|
|Conference Hotel URL:||http://www.flstrawberryfestival.com/partnerships/preferred-hotels/|
|Number of Exhibitors:||350|
|Event Square Footage:||115 Acres|
|Show Owner:||Florida Strawberry Festival|
|Show Manager:||Florida Strawberry Festival - Paul Davis|
|Sponsorship Details:||For eleven days we celebrate by providing good, wholesome family fun that features great entertainment, friendly agricultural competitions, educationally enriched programming and, of course, strawberries!|
|Booth Size||Booth Cost||Available Amenities|
|10' x 11' West Grandstand Building / Arts & Crafts & Carriage House||$829||Electricity:||Yes||- Unknown Price|
|10' x 12' Main Building / Boring Building||$754||Water:||Yes||Price:|
|10' x 12' Expo Building||$952||Generator:||n/a|
|Outside Non-Food Concessions||$141 per selling side ft.||Marketing Vehicles Allowed:||Yes|
|Other Booth Sizes Available: Yes|
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