The Strawberry Festival kicks off today in Florida. It will run for 11 days and feature everything from King Strawberry and concerts, to shortcakes galore. I wish I could go myself, it is not strawberry season in the Northeast yet! The festival is expected to attract over 500,000 visitors and is in it’s 76th year. The reason for this celebration? Nearly all of the nation’s strawberries are grown on 8,000 acres of strawberry fields in Florida. It is, essentially, the epicenter of strawberry growing in the US! For a complete list of events at the Strawberry Festival, including the kick-off concert by Lady Antebellum, check out this list of events. For delicious strawberry recipes, we’ve got them all right here!:
The Best Strawberry Recipes for Your Family!