Central Florida day trip: Plant City strawberries, drinkable dessert, dinosaurs

This year's festival, a tasty Sunshine State tradition since 1930, showcases a midway  .

nationally known music acts, arts and crafts vendors, carnival rides, and agricultural and livestock shows from Feb.

Throughout the event, strawberry shortcake, fresh strawberries, and other tasty treats are available.

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The two-hour drive from Daytona Beach west across I-4 is worth it, but you don't need to wait for the festival gates to eat Plant City strawberry shortcake.

Parkesdale Farms Market, featuring strawberries, berry-based cookies, breads, and jellies, farm-fresh produce, plants

souvenirs since 1969, has made that seasonal delicacy a signature item.

National publications have named it "best drinkable dessert" and other honors over the years.

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