Floral City Strawberry Festival
Floral City, Florida
First weekend in March
Founded in 1988
The Floral City Strawberry Festival is an annual event held the first weekend of March to celebrate and enjoy the local strawberry industry. Sponsored by the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce, it features fruit grown by local grower Ferris Groves - which has been producing citrus, strawberries and other produce for over 75 years.

Held on the grounds of Floral Park, there are booths with arts and crafts from local artisans and commercial vendors. A beer garden near the main stage serves beer, wine, and other drinks. A playground area is available for the kids with bounce houses, rock climbing wall, and other activities.

The festival features live music both days from country, bluegrass, rock, blues and gospel bands. Check the official festival website link below for the current year's lineup of entertainment.

In the true spirit of an old Florida town, there is also a Strawberry Prince and Princess Pageant that encourages local residents to dress up in strawberry themed attire for a fun contest. The pageant winners are crowned on the main stage on Saturday morning of the event.

Needless to say, strawberries in all their forms take center stage for the festival, with strawberry shortcake as a main feature. Pie eating contests are held for those wishing to participate. Food trucks are on site offering a variety of cuisine options.

A small fee is required for entry to the festival. Parking, and a shuttle from the parking area, is free.
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Note: The dates of annual events and festivals are subject to change from year to year. Before planning your trip, be sure to check the links above for the actual dates, times, and schedule of activities.