Plant City Strawberry Festival

A tradition in Florida is the long-held Plant City Strawberry Festival.  The festival started in 1930 when the members of the Plant City Lions Club came up with the idea for an event to celebrate the harvest of strawberries which is the major crop for the area.

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The festival was a way to bring the community together, a piece of ol’ time Americana.  The festival today still upholds the traditions of a typical farming community festival with exhibits of agriculture, commerce, industry, livestock, fine arts, horticulture, and crafts.  The following set of pictures are examples of these exhibits.

Baking

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Crafting

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Horticulture

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Canning

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Agriculture

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Of course we cannot forget the reason for the festival.  STRAWBERRIES!!

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Over the years the festival has also become a place to eat, and play, and be happy.

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So we will see you at the fair as you are sure to have a great time!

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