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The Florida Strawberry Festival

The Florida Strawberry Festival

The Florida Strawberry Festival heritage dates back to 1930 when members of the newly organized Plant City Lions Club conceived the idea of an event to celebrate the bountiful harvest of the strawberries. The Lions Club and other civic organizations have participated in the Florida Strawberry Festival throughout its history.

The American Legion Post #26 is also recognized for its effort in getting the Festival reactivated in 1948 following a six year hiatus during and immediately following World War II.

Today, the annual event has become on the best festivals in the land, with its organization remaining the same as in 1930. The "Strawberry Festival Association," a community oriented organization, is governed by a non-paid Board of Directors from the community who annually devote many hours to establishing policies and direction for the annual event. As a result, the Festival has never been a drain on tax payers, but represents the community in a superb manner. This successful event now ranks among the top 30 such events in North America.

What could be more exciting than discovering Plant City, Florida, and eating ripe, luscious strawberries which local berry farmers have worked long and hard to bring to market? There are some 2,600 farms in Hillsborough County producing fruit and vegetable crops with an annual value of over 400 million dollars. This county is now one of the largest agricultural counties in the nation.

www.flstrawberryfestival.com

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Grant Florida Area Attractions


Ace of Hearts Ranch
7400 Bridal Path Lane - Cocoa, FL 32927
(321) 638-0104  
info@aceofheartsranch.com
www.aceofheartsranch.com

The ACE OF HEARTS RANCH invites you to unwind, forget about traffic and schedules and take in the beauty of a Florida trail. While riding horseback you can relax, enjoy unforgettable scenery traveling through the many habitats and terrains this area has to offer. BEACH RIDES November through April 15th. Great ECO-TOURS!

Featuring a new 80' X 30' covered pavilion with picnic tables, the Ace of Hearts Ranch in Cocoa offers a different option for your next meeting. Perfect for a relaxed board meeting or corporate seminar in an unusual setting. Meet amid a beautiful park with lush green grass, tall trees, paths carpeted with cypress mulch embraced by a traditional wooden fence. Then take a trail ride or go to the Canaveral National Seashore for a one-of-a-kind beach ride with Kennedy Space Center for a backdrop. Also a great place for weddings, and pony & horse parties!

Andretti Thrill Park
3960 S. Babcock St.
Melbourne, FL 32901
(321) 956-6706
www.andrettithrillpark.com

Melbourne's hottest new family action attraction. Featuring five challenging tracks to test your driving skills, Kart Racing Courses, Bumper Boats, The Wave Rave - a water thrill ride, 18-hole championship Mini Golf, Kiddie Rides, Rio Grande Express Railroad, Laser Tag, Slot-Car Racing and Arcade Area. Open Daily, Year Around, ask about our daily specials, group rates and Birthday parties.

Astronaut Hall of Fame
6225 Vectorspace Blvd.
Titusville, FL 32780
(321) 269-6100
www.kennedyspacecenter.com

Excitement arises as visitors relive the daring exploits of the first twenty American astronauts. Personal momentos and historic artifacts illustrate the lives of these heroic men. Guests experience the rigors of astronaut training aboard unique simulators designed to allow adventure seekers to feel the forces of gravity and the thrill of aerial acrobatics.

The perfect spot in history for your next event. Experience the extraordinary adventure expressed by those who lived the dream of spaceflight - the thoughts and emotions of our nation's Astronauts - dramatic, engaging, exhilarating! Imagine dining with friends while viewing the world's largest collection of personal Astronaut artifacts.

Astronaut Memorial Planetarium and Observatory
1519 Clearlake Rd
Cocoa, FL 32922
(321) 634-3732
www.brevard.cc.fl.us/planet

The Brevard Community College Astronaut Memorial Planetarium and Observatory (AMPO) was designed primarily as an educational facility to benefit students, teachers, researchers, and the public. The facility offers several unique ways to explore outer space. Underneath its signature 70-foot aluminum dome, the building houses a museum honoring space explorers from around the world, a planetarium featuring a first-of-its-kind dual projection system, a fully accessible observatory, a hands-on demonstration hall, an IWERKS movie theater, and a traveling portable planetarium. These features, each innovative on its own, work together to connect Earthbound visitors with the far reaches of our galaxy--and beyond. The result is a planetarium which is recognized as the best in the world

Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science
2201 Michigan Ave.
Cocoa, FL 32926
(321) 632-1830
www.brevardmuseum.org

Where History Comes Alive! The Brevard Museum is the official repository of Brevard County artifacts. Hands-on exhibits for adults and children, ongoing exhibits including an archaeological dig of the 7,000+-year-old Windover burial site, the customs of the Ais and Seminole Indian tribes, and the quaint village lifestyle of the early 19th Century. We offer guided tours and special programs for groups and a 22-acre Nature Preserve with several trails that are wheelchair accessible.

Brevard Zoo
8225 North Wickham Road,
Melbourne, FL
Exit #73 of I-95
(321) 254-WILD  
www.brevardzoo.org

The Brevard Zoo is the wildest neighborhood on the Space Coast where over 460 animals representing 126 species from around the world reside in naturalistic settings. Elevated boardwalks guide visitors through a lush tropical tree hammock past a wide variety of animals native to Latin America and Florida including llama, rhea, giant anteater, tapir, monkeys, exotic birds, alligators, crocodiles, river otter, bald eagle, red wolf and more. The Australia Exhibit features a free flight aviary with cockatoos, lorikeets, budgerigars and laughing kookaburras along with an outback habitat of red kangaroo, emu and wallaby. Recently opened Flying Fox Forest..featuring Giant Fruit Bats, many exotic species of birds, muntjac and a beautiful orchid garden.

Canaveral National Seashore
Cape Canaveral, FL
www.nps.gov/cana/

Nearly 20 wooden walks dive over 15-foot sand dunes scattered with dancing sea oats and prickly pear cactus to this 24-mile stretch of platinum- colored quartz sand which includes the pristine Atlantic beaches of Playalinda, Klondike and Apollo. Imposing launch pads create awe-inspiring backdrops to Florida rarities -- cockle shells sprinkled near the surf.

Indian River Lagoon National Estuary
www.sjrwmd.com

The most diversified estuary in the nation parallels the ocean for 160 miles and nurtures more than 4,000 species of animals, including the precious Florida manatee, within its rich salt and fresh waters.

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
(321) 452-2121
www.kennedyspacecenter.com

Sense galactic adventures at this 140,000-acre megaplex including a replica of the space shuttle, extraordinary IMAX movies that launch viewers into space, a Rocket Garden riddled with satellites and such, and bus tours viewing launch pads along pristine shores.

Stroll through the awe-inspiring Rocket Garden, board the full-size replica space shuttle, Explorer. Catch up-to-the-minute briefings on current and future missions in the launch status center.

Visit the world's only back-to-back IMAXTM theaters! Three different larger-than-life films take you on awe-inspiring journeys into space, each featuring the "You Are There" big picture and big sound that made IMAX famous.

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
(321) 861-0667  
www.nbbd.com/godo/minwr/

This 220-square mile, 140,000-acre haven to more federally endangered species than any refuge in the United States threads around Kennedy Space Center wrapping almost half the area in water. A six-mile driving tour and shaded boardwalks weave through lush pine and oak hammocks of the second largest sanctuary in Florida.

Valiant Air Command War Bird Museum
6600 Tico Rd
Titusville, FL 32780
(321) 268-1941  
www.vacwarbirds.org

More than 350 vintage war planes including Flying Tigers and C-47 Transports are maintained in top flight condition as tours breeze by eras of military aviation from Sopwith Camel bi-plane days through the P-51 Mustang hardships of World War II.
The Valiant Air Command is recoginized as a historical "flying museum" formed to preserve America's warplanes and its facility is a unique place for your next meeting, conference party, or trade show. Near Kennedy Space Center and with easy access to I-95 and US 1, the VAC is the ideal "new and different" place for your evening function!

 

 

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