Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Blueberry fests are making the rounds

As if you needed any proof that blueberries are the new strawberries in Central Florida, there are three upcoming festivals to celebrate the harvest. Keel and Curley Winery's sixth annual blueberry festival features wine tastings, 100 food and craft vendors, kids play area, music, food and talks throughout the day on the tented deck. The winery has about 40 acres of blueberry and blackberry shrubs, and you can pick your own blueberries for $3 a pound (we hear it's a good harvest this year). The festival runs 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the winery, 5202 W Thonotosassa Road, Plant City. Free admission, $5 parking, $10 VIP parking. (813) 752-9100. And there are more blueberries at the Pasco County Blueberry Festival, with baked goods, bands, cloggers and vendors. It starts at 4 p.m. Friday and runs through Sunday at the Rotary Club Pavilion, 15325 Alric Pottberg Road, Shady Hills. Free, $5 parking.

Coming up: The Florida Blueberry Festival in downtown Brooksville is May 4-5, with tons of berries, vendors, a zip line and 14 bands. Admission $5; $2 ages 5 to 16; free for ages 4 and younger.

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