Sunday, March 1, 2009

Strawberry Shortcake

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 :)

The Create Your Own Strawberry Shortcake Bar

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!)

5 confessions:

Jules said... sounds like a fantastic day. I love strawberries too and am drooling over the food that you tried.

So fun :)

Piper Jacquelyn said...

Um, this looks like heaven to me. I have got to move out of Nebraska, ick. And..I love your top - it's so cute!

Serious Shopaholic said...

How fun! I wish that we had exciting events like that around here. Just the "City Wide Yard Sale" & tons of cave tours! & I love your outfit--super cute!

pve design said...

berries and bikes!
looks like a "de-lish' of a day!
love those berries and cream.

Texan Couture said...

I have been to the Ponchatoula strawberry festival, but that one looks way cooler!