Plant city is minutes outside of Tampa featuring a picturesque historic downtown . The city, named after Henry B. Plant a prominent railroad developer, is known as the winter strawberry capital of the world. It is home to the annual Florida Strawberry Festival which takes place in February or early March. The strawberry festival headlines major country artists and has days of strawberry themed activities and indulgences.
It’s a dream for those looking to experience a charming town. Pick your own produce at Parkesdale farm boasting hundreds of acres of the finest strawberries, citrus, vegetables. Taste one of their famous Strawberry Shortcake, purchase package goods, or tour a greenhouse at their market. The corner store is perfect spot for an afternoon pick-me-up featuring organic and locally sourced ingredients. Evening libations are served at keel & Curley winery and two Henry’s brewing, conveniently one stop as the two are adjacent to each other.