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Floral City Strawberry Festival
March 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm$5
We’re ready for a VERY BERRY weekend as the Floral City Strawberry Festival returns for its 36th year in beautiful Floral Park. Produced by the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce and presented by Jenkins Automotive! Join us on March 4 and 5, 2023 for berries and pageants and pies (OH MY)! Ok, maybe more shortcake than pie, but that’s even better!
This annual event is a salute to 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 that you can take home with you as a sweet souvenir of your day. Then make your own delectable strawberry treats.
Not sure what to do with all those berries? Check out the Berry Bakery at www.GoStrawberryFest.com.
Saturday morning, the festival opens with the posting of Colors, the Pledge of Allegiance, and our National Anthem. Live music and entertainment will 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 Homegrown: The Zac Brown Band Experience from 3 – 5 p.m. More entertainment will be added to the Floral City Strawberry event schedule as we get closer to the event, so check the website often!
Pie Eating Contests and Strawberry Prince and Princess Pageants return for 2023
Sticking to its very berry American roots, the annual pie-eating contests and prince and princess pageants will be back for 2023’s Festival!
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 and Princesses.
Is getting messy more your style? Then you need to sign up to compete in the strawberry pie-eating contests for your shot at bragging rights (until next year)! Competitions are free to enter and will be held both Saturday and Sunday with registration that day at the festival.
200+ Art, Craft and Marketplace Vendors
Round out your festival adventures by strolling in Floral Park and browsing through over 200 art, craft, and marketplace vendors. Indulge in a cold beer, glass of wine or hard seltzer at the beer garden near the main stage. Enjoy the gastronomic pleasures offered by the many food vendors and enjoy 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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