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Florida Harvest Festivals: 2018-2019 Calendar

Florida Harvest Festivals: 2018-2019 Calendar

There are few things more authentic than Florida’s status as the nation’s winter vegetable garden. Celebrate our state’s many harvest seasons with this comprehensive harvest festival calendar.

Stomp the grapes at this Florida winery Aug. 11, 2018

Stomp the grapes at this Florida winery Aug. 11, 2018

Join 1,000 barefoot people to stomp the grapes at this funky Florida winery. Henscratch Farms Vineyard and Winery makes a great stop on a weekend exploring the rural cow country of Central Florida.

Schnebly Redland's Winery & Brewery has an inviting outdoor area for trying the wines and beers.

A day exploring the Redland: Agriculture and rustic charm thrive near Miami

The historic agricultural area surrounding the Homestead entrance to Everglades National Park offers so many cool experiences — a park where you can see and sample exotic fruits, free tours of a spectacular orchid grower’s estate, a local tropical-fruit winery and famous fruit milkshakes and cinnamon rolls.

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Florida Strawberry Festival: Feb. 28-March 10, 2019 in Plant City

Florida Rambler’s guide to the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City. Entertainment line-up, places to stay, places to eat, places to camp and things to do nearby. This year’s headliners include Brad Paisley, Reba MacEntire, Charley Pride, Jerry Lee Lewis, Josh Turner, Trace Adkins, Earth Wind and Fire, and many more.

Cinnamon rolls at Knaus Berry Farm in Homestead: 80 cents each and irresistible.

Knaus Berry Farm: Beloved sweet spot in Homestead re-opens Oct. 31, 2017

The true sign of fall in South Florida: Lines start forming at Knaus Berry Farms. This 50-year-old institution south of Miami has generations of devoted fans. It’s a good stop for an Everglades trip or a day exploring the Redland.

Robert Is Here bursts with flowers, fruits, colors and fun.

Robert Is Here: Get a key lime milk shake on your way to Everglades

HOMESTEAD — Robert Is Here, just outside Everglades National Park, is a must-stop for my family on the basis of its Key Lime milkshakes alone. But we also love the menangerie out back, the exotic tropical fruits there for the tasting and the overall ambiance.

Lake Placid grows 98 percent of the caladiums sold.

Local color: Lake Placid Caladium Festival, July 27 to 29, 2018, is about a vivid plant

This small town festival celebrates a uniquely Lake Placid product: caladiums, a colorful plant grown commercially almost nowhere else. There’ll be music, food, a car show, arts and crafts plus bus tours of the caladium fields.

The garden tour at R.F. Orchids engages all the senses: Screams of colorful parrots, the fragrance of blooming orchids, the taste of edible orchids.

Love orchids? Free tours at R.F. Orchids in the Redland are a must

There are many reasons to visit the Redland, the rural area between Miami and Everglades National Park. But if you like orchids, here’s the best reason: Excellent free tours of the private gardens at R.F. Fuchs Orchids.