Weekend Buzz with Katie

Florida Strawberry Festival is on now thru next Sunday! Tons of entertainment like Big & Rich featuring Cowboy Troy Saturday and Reba McEntire Sunday (don't forget the "I Love The 90's Tour" on Thursday with Salt N Pepa, Tone Loc & Vanilla Ice!). Yummy food like strawberry shortcake, strawberry lasagna, strawberry tacos (whaaa?!) plus ride and games.  

The Bay Area  Renaissance Festival at MOSI continues and this weekend's theme is TIME TRAVELERS! Think: Steampunk/Cyber Punk/Dr Who! Also except the regular jousting, ax throwing, pub crawl, royal high tea and more. And yes, I tried a Scotch egg last weekend & it was delicious!  

The 7th Annual Tampa Bay Beer Week kicks off Saturday with over 100 events celebrating all things beer & how Tampa Bay is an amazing beer scene (factual). Saturday's event is the Florida Brewers Guild Craft Beer Festival in downtown Tampa, check out the full list of events all throughout the Tampa Bay area HERE

Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival kicks off this weekend yay! Sip & sample their signature dishes plus 16 NEW ones, also wine/craft beer/cocktails & 18 amazing acts will perform throughout the course of the festival! This weekend is Sister Hazel and Edwin McCain on Saturday and Grupo Niche on Sunday (concerts start at 6pm). Some of the foods I MUST try: 

Short Rib & Brie Grilled Cheese

Truffle Seafood Mac & Cheese

Habanero-Infused Baklava