The third Saturday of the month is always a fun time in Plant City! If you or your partner enjoy looking at old cars – then you owe it to yourself to take the drive to Plant City. They offer an old car show from 4 – 9 PM every third Saturday of the month.
While we all know that “strawberries” are what comes to mind when we think of Plant City, there are other activities and events that can be enjoyed other than the Strawberry Festival. The Henry Plant museum and downtown area is very charming. I find that my mood becomes more relaxed every time I visit downtown Plant City. I think you will too.
At the hub of eastern Hillsborough County, Plant City lies 10 miles west of Lakeland and about 24 miles east of of Tampa Bay. Entering Plant City from Interstate 4 or from U.S. Highway 92, you will instantly feel welcome. The beautiful old oak trees and canopied streets offer a real sense of southern hospitality.
While the car show is going on, there are also other vendors and local antique shops that stay open late. When Hector and I went last month, we noticed a lot of women were in the antique shops looking around, as their husbands were outside gazing at the old antique cars. So truly, there is something for everyone!
After viewing some of the cars and doing a little antique shopping, we discovered we had worked up an appetite. There are plenty of food vendors throughout the event, so getting some fare is not difficult to do. However, we felt like we needed a little bit of a break and a comfortable place to sit and dine for a spell, so we headed on over to the Snellgroves dining establishment. No need for a car, as walking got us there in mere minutes.
If you want to take a trip down Memory Lane, then you will enjoy a trip to Plant City. There is ample parking in the North and South lots near the Depot. If you would like more information about the car shows, call 813-754-3707 or visit their Facebook page.