See behind the scenes of the 2013 Strawberry Queen & Court Photo Shoot for FOCUS Magazine. More...
Mark Poppell can vividly recall memories from his childhood, specifically ones involving his father, Tom, and barbecue.
Each holiday season, Tom would spend hours smoking Boston butts (a common cut of pork), and when finished cooking, would slice them up thin and cover them in a surprisingly delicious ketchup-maple syrup-lemon juice sauce. Since Tom opened Poppell Insurance in 1964, this sweet and sour pork dish became a tradition at the employee Christmas party. More...
Plant City’s historic downtown is a treasure trove of unique shops and eateries. With the official October 19 opening of Krazy Kup coffeehouse, another gem has brightened the sparkle.
Together, Frank and Wenda Trunzo and their two musically talented sons, Jacob and Joshua, are busy welcoming customers into their two-story brick coffeehouse. More...
Plant City Awning and Aluminum Products, Inc. has been in business for 52 years. This feat is extremely impressive, especially considering the number of economic cycles our country has experienced since Plant City Awning and Aluminum Products opened shop in 1961. More...
1 Can’t Miss Event
Plant City Christmas Parade
Expect thousands of spectators to line the downtown streets for Plant City’s 30th annual Christmas Parade. The celebration, which will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 6, is a definitely a highly-anticipated hometown tradition. So whether you enjoy the festive floats or collecting candy, be sure to add this annual occasion to your December schedule. It will be sure to get you into the Holiday spirit!
Also, if you’re looking to enter a float into the parade, fill out an application at the Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce at 106 N. Evers St. Applications are due November 27. Don’t miss out on tons of fun!
Strawberry Classic Car Show
Historic Downtown Plant City | 4 to 9 p.m.
For more information contact the Chamber of Commerce 813-754-3707.
Plant City Entertainment, Inc. Presents: Parallel Lives – Final Showing
Plant City Entertainment, Inc. Theater
101 N. Thomas St.
Doors open | 7 p.m.
Performance Begins | 8 p.m.
Enjoy this outrageously funny and thought provoking show. Tickets are $10 for members or group advance sales; $12 for senior citizens, non-members and students through 12th grade; and $14 for general admission and non-members.
Marshall Middle School Gentlemen’s Quest Fundraiser
1206 N. Park Rd.
John R. Trincle Center | 7 p.m.
The Florida State Professional Wrestling Association is promoting a fundraising event for Marshall’s Gentlemen’s Quest. Five matches are scheduled along with a performance by the school’s drumline. Tickets are $10 ringside and $5 general admission. Event will feature a full concession stand and raffle prizes.
For more information, contact 813-967-5208.
Star Productions Presents: America The Beautiful
Performance at Ameican Legion Post 26
2207 W. Baker St., Plant City, FL 33564
Star Productions is proud to present “America the Beautiful,” one of the best musical shows this year in concert fashion, with great songs of yes-teryear. This show is assisted by Assistant Director Arlene Jacobs. A show you will not soon forget. Sit back, relax, enjoy while we take you down memory lane. -Al Cohen.
Plant City Pig Jam
Randy Larson Softball Four-Plex Stadium | 10 a.m.
1500 S. Park Rd.
Don’t miss out on fabulous food, live entertainment, local taverns, great merchandise, and of course…finger-licking-good barbecue. The Pig Jam is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society with competitors coming in from around the nation, including professionals and amateurs, participating in four categories: ribs, pork, beef brisket, and chicken. While grills are busy from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Pig Jammers can enjoy a rock-climbing wall, moon walks, snow cones, cookies, and more. Parking is $5 per vehicle and admission is free. A live band will be performing from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds from the event benefit the Plant City Chamber of Commerce programs.
For more information or to enter the competition, contact the Chamber at 813-754-3707.