Florida Strawberry Festival is Packed with Fun

Posted on Feb 15th 2013 by Kate Warnock

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Few things in life can compete with a perfectly ripe strawberry. Of course they’re tasty, but let’s not forget that they’re also a nutrition dynamo, helping to lower cholesterol, plus packing fiber, vitamins and cancer-fighting properties in a fat-free, low-calorie, perfect--for-holding-melted-chocolate package.        
These deserve a ten-day festival

What better way to celebrate these edible gems than by holding a ten-day festival in the winter strawberry growing capital of the nation, Plant City, Florida? We’re thrilled to again sponsor the Florida Strawberry Festival held February 28 through March 10, and are holding a mini-celebration of our own:
  1. We’re giving a $2 discount on regular gate admission (normally $10) for attendees aged 60 and over on Thursday, February 28 and the following Thursday, March 7.
  2. Florida Blue Member Appreciation Day - The first 500 Florida Blue members to show their Florida Blue ID cards at the gate on Friday, March 8 will get in free! Regular gate admission is $10.
  3. Take your photo with Mr. Strawberry, tag it with @FLBlue and #BerryFest2013, then share it through Twitter or Instagram. We’ll randomly select winners to receive a $25 Visa gift card!
  4. Help our pinboard grow as we pin strawberry-inspired recipes and creations on Berry Healthy.
  5. Join the fun on Twitter as we tweet live – watch for #BerryFest2013.
The Florida Strawberry Festival has been named a Top 20 Event in the Region by the Southeast Tourism Society for its fourth consecutive year. With baby parades, incredible talent like Blake Shelton and Hunter Hayes, and the annual crowning of the Strawberry Festival Queen and Court, this family-friendly festival is an absolute must-see. And don’t forget to stop by and see our friendly crew at the Florida Blue tent (find us on the event map). Won’t you join us? Have a fun memory of the Florida Strawberry Festival from years past? Share them with us in our comments below. Terms and conditions for #FunandFit Pinterest Contest  

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Kate Warnock

Kate Warnock is a member of the Florida Blue social media team and has loved being at the forefront of the social wave @FLBlue. A marketer with ten years’ experience, Kate is also a wife and mom to two children. When not at work, you’ll find Kate listening to NPR, reading The New Yorker and Cooking Light, and arriving two minutes late to yoga class.

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