Enjoy Blueberries And More At Seventh Annual Keel & Curley Blueberry Festival

 

Staff Report

Local wine and beer producers, Keel & Curley Winery and Two Henrys Brewing Company, have announced the Seventh Annual Blueberry Festival to take place Friday-Sunday, April 25, 26 and 27. The event, which spans the course of the weekend, draws over 10,000 visitors each year to Keel & Curley Winery, located at 5210 W. Thonotosassa Rd. in Plant City. The festival represents the local charm that is indicative of its rural setting and includes U-Pick blueberries, live music, a variety of vendors as well as craft beer by Two Henrys Brewing and Keel & Curley wines.

Guests will be able to choose from a wide selection of craft beers and wines, including two specialty wines that are only available for purchase at the Festival, a Strawberry Shortcake wine and Blueberry Reserve variety.  Melissa Razdrih said, “(Guests) can enjoy their beverages while listening to talented musical acts, browsing a wide variety of vendors selling everything from jewelry and accessories to savory foods and desserts, or accompanying their children to a designated Kid’s Zone with fun activities like face painting and a small playground. “

Live music includes performances by southern rock and country acts like Kim Betts and the Gamble Creek Band, Faces South, Skip Frye, Dock Seven, Southern Legacy and Double Barrel Band. Vendors like Smokin’ Aces BBQ, Thirty-One Gifts, Origami Owl Custom Jewelry and CJ’s Bath Products will be lining the property offering a wide variety of unique products and gifts. The festival is also associated with the Tampa Bay Blueberry Pageant.  As such, queens, first maids and princes will be formally introduced at the festival. With U-Pick blueberries beginning at 7 a.m. each day, this is a unique event like none other and is fun for the whole family.  Blueberries will also be available for purchase.

There is no admission cost, but parking is $5 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. VIP parking will be available on Saturday and Sunday for $10. The festival runs on Friday, April 25 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday, April 26 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and on Sunday, April 27 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

For more information visit tampabay blueberryfestival.com or contact info@keelandcurleywinery.com.