When traveling to East Hillsborough in the Spring, be sure to indulge yourself in Plant City's 11-day Strawberry Festival. Visitors from throughout the Sunshine State and the world enjoy exhibits of agriculture, commerce, industry, livestock, fine arts, horticulture, and crafts. Not to mention the celebration of its bountiful harvest of delicious, beautiful, ripe strawberries.

Grown-ups will enjoy the high-tech slots and games at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Being the sixth largest casino in the world, you'll find over 5,000 of the hottest machines on the planet including table games, Blackjack, Mini and Midi Baccarat, 3-Card Poker and much more.

Families will enjoy the Florida State Fair, which is held annually in February. In addition to holding the Florida State Fair, the fairgrounds also hosts a wide variety of other events throughout the year such as Cracker Country, Live Nation Ampitheatre and the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center.

If you're in the mood to shop, you'll find over 160 shops at the Westfield Mall, located in Brandon.

The SouthShore area of Tampa Bay is one of the fastest growing areas of Florida, yet retains its unspoiled Old Florida feel. SouthShore Tampa Bay includes the communities of Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Riverview, Sun City Center, Gibsonton & Wimauma.

Riverview is a diverse community, stretching south from along the tranquil banks of the Alafia River to the open fields of rural Hillsborough County. A great deal of new development is popping up here, especially along the north-south corridor of US Hwy 301.

In Ruskin, vegetable farming has became a most important industry. With miles of riverfront, bay shoreline and estuaries Ruskin is also a Mecca for boating, fishing and for experiencing the ecology of SouthShore Tampa Bay's wetlands.

Sun City Center, celegrating 50 years, is an "active lifestyle community" where you will see as many golf carts on the streets as you will on the quality area golf courses.

Come have fun at the FLorida State Fairgrounds
Enjoy all that the Florida State Fairgrounds has to offer!