CITRUS COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Floral City Strawberry Festival
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Floral City Strawberry Festival
Organized by Citrus County Chamber of Commerce
The Floral City Strawberry Festival is held annually the first weekend in March in Floral Park in Floral City. The festival celebrates its tasty namesake with a full weekend of fun that has been a local tradition for generations. The 33rd annual Floral City Strawberry Festival will feature over 200 vendors, food trucks, 2 kid zones, a beer & wine garden and non-stop live entertainment, including the Little Miss Strawberry Pageant and ever popular pie eating contests. Admission is $5 for adults, 12 & under are free. Free parking and shuttle buses are available at the Citrus County Auditorium at 3610 S. Florida Ave., Inverness.
Date: Mar 07 9:00 am - Mar 08 4:00 pm calendarAdd to Google Calendar
Schedule
Highlights
Gilly and The Girl
GILLY AND THE GIRL are a contemporary, acoustic duo based out of Central Florida but are requested for performances world-wide! The husband and wife duo are known for their tight harmonies and extensive repertoire of songs. Entertaining guests across the globe by land and sea, these two bring a certain warmth and charm to the stage as they cover hits from many decades and genres. They are crowd favorite performers at Margaritaville and Celebrity Cruise Lines and are thrilled to bring their sound to you.
Moonflower "The Spirit of Santana"
"Moonflower...The Spirit of Santana" is a homage to the music...the legend...the spirit of Carlos Santana...which is of love and harmony, through music. #spiritofsantana
Palomino Blonde
Originally a four piece band based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Palomino Blonde is now a duo made up of an acoustic guitar and vocals covering everything from Alison Krause to Alice In Chains. Arriving in Nature Coast in September of 2018, they have already developed a loyal following and have made quite a splash with an occasional appearance of the singer’s palomino gelding, Gabe. This sweet and gentle horse loves attention and being part of the show! He has worked mounted security and has been on the dance floor in a few of the venues where the band performed in Michigan. He made his first Florida appearance in Cedar Key and has been the talk of the island ever since!
Pickin' & Grinnin'
Two farmers who are outstanding in their field! Pickin’ & Grinnin’ presents a mix of toe-tappin’ barn-dance music, knee-slappin’ farm jokes, and audience participation. lights. It’s family-friendly farm fun for everyone.
Southern Express Band
The Southern Express Bluegrass Band are a traditional bluegrass band located in central Florida. Southern Express Bluegrass has been performing for many years in various traditional settings. Starting early in their musical careers means they have seen and done a lot. They have played in many states and performed at many fairs and festivals. They are one step above many other bands with their Christian values and business professionalism.
The Tin Can Tourists
The Tin Can Tourists of the World (T.C.T.) was an organization of camping and "trailering" enthusiasts founded at a Tampa, Florida campground in 1919. The goals of the group were to provide its members with safe and clean camping areas, wholesome entertainment, and high moral values. Now, celebrating 100 years, the Tin Can Tourists is an all make and model vintage trailer and motor coach club. We welcome them to the 33rd annual Floral City Strawberry Festival!
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About the organizer
Citrus County Chamber of Commerce
The Citrus County Chamber of Commerce is an advocate for business in the community and offers a united voice for their interests at the local, state, and national levels. From influencing local policy to advocating for national business issues, we have the resources to bring your concerns to a larger audience.
Vendor Applications
Event Date: Mar 07 - 08
Floral City Strawberry Festival Craft Vendor Application
Free
Category: Arts and Crafts
Deadline: Feb 21, 2020
Booth space is sold as 10 feet long and 10 feet wide. There is no discount on additional booth spaces. All work must be original and handmade in the United States. Crafts are defined as works made by hand or with the use of simple tools, showing imagination and the mark of the crafts person’s individuality. Items sold must have some type of skill or craft applied to the product and must contain at least 50% original work that defines it as unique. All crafts displayed for sale must be substantively produced by the hands, using traditional non-computer assisted or mechanical means that remove the actual guidance of the crafters' hands. Tying a bow around a wholesale item, gluing a clasp, pin, artificial flowers or rhinestone to a wholesale item, or adding a patch or applique to an article of clothing, is not considered a handmade craft and is not allowed. Mass produced food items are not considered a craft and shall not be sold by vendors in the craft portion of the festival. No mold-made or repeated items with only slight variations permitted. No work which has been made with commercial kits, purchased molds, patterns, plans or prefabricated pieces is allowed. Some examples of what is not eligible appear below. This does not constitute a complete list. Commercially manufactured art Work assembled (wholly or in part) from commercially available kits Two-dimensional art such as paintings, prints, or photographs Mixed media work that uses paint and canvas as its primary medium Screen-printed material Etchings or web or sheet-fed offset printed work Works that incorporates materials acquired from the killing of endangered species Elephant/mammoth ivory (this includes fossilized ivory) Dried or silk flower arrangements Books Apparel (this includes hats) Bonsai Food Embellished commercially-made objects (such as T-shirts, hats, sunglasses, note cards, etc.) Webster’s Dictionary defines handmade as an item made by hand or by a hand process.
Floral City Strawberry Festival General Vendor Application
Free
Category: Business/Marketplace
Deadline: Feb 21, 2020
Booth space is sold as 10 feet long and 10 feet wide. There is no discount on additional booth spaces.
Floral City Strawberry Festival Non-Profit Vendor Application
Free
Category: Other
Deadline: Feb 21, 2020
Booth space is sold as 10 feet long and 10 feet wide. There is no discount on additional booth spaces. Non-Profit booth space is available to 501c3 organizations only. ONE of the following must be submitted with this application: - Letter of 501c3 certification. - IRS Letter of Determination - State of Florida Sales Tax Exemption Letter
Floral City Strawberry Festival MINOR Food Vendor Application
Free
Category: Food
Deadline: Feb 21, 2020
A MINOR food vendor is defined by selling one item only (popcorn, pizza, shaved ice, nuts, etc.). Food vendors may only sell non-alcoholic beverages. Beverages such as water, soda, juice are not counted towards menu items. Only items you list will be able to be sold the day of the event. No exceptions. Food vendors will be responsible to meet all guidelines for temporary food service as set forth by the Department of Business and Professional Regulations (DBPR) or the Florida Department of Consumer and Agricultural Services (FDACS). Food vendors shall wear gloves and follow hand washing procedures set forth by the DBPR and FDACS.
Floral City Strawberry Festival MAJOR Food Vendor Application
Free
Category: Food
Deadline: Feb 21, 2020
A MAJOR food vendor is defined by selling two items or more. Food vendors may only sell non-alcoholic beverages. Beverages such as water, soda, juice are not counted towards menu items. Only items you list will be able to be sold the day of the event. No exceptions. Food vendors will be responsible to meet all guidelines for temporary food service as set forth by the Department of Business and Professional Regulations (DBPR) or the Florida Department of Consumer and Agricultural Services (FDACS). Food vendors shall wear gloves and follow hand washing procedures set forth by the DBPR and FDACS.