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GALLERY: Florida Strawberry Festival

By on March 12th, 2014

PLANT CITY, Fla. — Each spring, the Florida Strawberry Festival draws patrons from across the state for agricultural exhibits, crafts, livestock, fine arts and horticulture.

This year, from Feb. 27 to March 9, guests fl0oded the festival on the weekends to learn about and celebrate the Florida strawberry. On the last day, musical guests including Easton Corbin and The Band Perry performed at the event.

Other country recording artists including Kelly Pickler, Rascal Flatts, Little Big Town and Josh Turner performed throughout the last month.

Other highlights of the festival included carnival rides, pig races, animal shows and homemade strawberry dishes.

Central to its focus, the festival preserves and enhances the agricultural and historical legacy of the Florida strawberry each year. From fried butter to veggie gyros, the event catered to all audiences.

Flip through the photos above to get a taste of the Florida Strawberry Festival.

All photos taken by WUFT photographer Amber Riccinto.


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