Yesterday, hubby and I headed inland to Plant City for the Florida Strawberry Festival. Plant City is famous for their delicious strawberries and their festival is one of the most popular events of the year. The weather was gorgeous although it quickly heated up to a balmy 85 degrees. The festival was a bit like a huge fair...there was a midway, hundreds of food vendors, live music, and various forms of entertainment. The festival also boasts an impressive concert line-up including Jessica Simpson and Taylor Swift. Hubby and I ate our way through the festival, enjoying strawberry shortcake, chocolate dipped strawberries, strawberry iced tea, strawberry lemonade and some stranger concoctions that I will share with you in future posts :)
My favorite dessert!
Beautiful strawberries were everywhere
Chocolate dipped berry kabob...mmmm mmmm!
I nicknamed this vendor the "Everything Fried Stand"
These little piggies are famous! They all had super cute names like "Hillary Rod-HAM Clinton".
Here go the little piggies racing around the track. They also swim a lap in the little red pool off to the right and then race after the finish swimming!
One of the best parts of the day was seeing the BMX Pro show. All of these guys had won X-Game gold medals and were AMAZING!
We ended the day exhausted and with very full bellies. I absolutely LOVE going to festivals and strawberries are my favorite fruit, so it was a perfect day! (And it didn't hurt that I actually got to spend a Saturday with Hubby instead of stuck inside with my nose in a book!)