Tanya Tucker cancels festival show, replaced with John Anderson

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Tanya Tucker cancels festival show, replaced with John Anderson

PLANT CITY, Fla. (March 10, 2016) – The Florida Strawberry Festival announced today that Tanya Tucker has canceled her performance at the 2016 event due to health problems.

“Ms. Tucker has been admitted to the hospital due to complications from bronchitis,” said Florida Strawberry Festival General Manager Paul Davis. “She hates to ...

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Winner declared in Super Dog Mega Corndog Eating Contest

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The Florida Strawberry Festival announced today the winner of its Super Dog Mega Corn Dog Eating Contest that took place this afternoon on the Festival grounds.

Jay Tate of New Port Richey, Fla. won the event where each contestant is given two “mega” 18 in. corn dogs. The first contestant to eat both corn dogs is declared the winner.

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Grand champion steer chosen

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The grand champion at the Florida Strawberry Festival’s Mosaic Youth Steer Show was chosen last night at the Patterson Co. Livestock Arena in the Grimes Family Agricultural Center.

Jonathan Rowell, a member of the Durant FFA Chapter, exhibited the overall grand champion steer, and T.J. Hutchinson, a member of the Newsome FFA Chapter, exhibited the overall reserve grand champion steer.

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Fastest strawberry stemmer found at Festival

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The fastest strawberry stemmer on the festival grounds was found today at the annual event’s Adult Strawberry Stemming Contest.

Sharon Detweiler of Sarasota, Fla. was declared the winner of the contest where participants compete to determine who can most quickly remove the stems from 25 strawberries. Graham Donaldson from Palm Harbor, Fla. came in second place.

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