The Tampa Tribune reports that Plant City's Florida Strawberry Festival drew over 500,000 paying customers.  The festival's general manager, Paul Davis told the newspaper that a final tally of festival attendance was not yet available, but was on par with last year.  Davis also said that carnival receipts were up about 1 percent.

This was the 75th annual Florida Strawberry Festival.  The eleven-day event ran from March 4 - March 14.  Dates for next year have already been set.  The festival will be held March 3 - March 13, 2011.

The Florida Strawberry Festival's midway is provided by Belle City Amusements, Inc.  More information on Belle City and this year's festival will be in Carnival Magazine soon.