In light of the Florida Strawberry Festival’s announcement of canceling MainStage headline entertainment for the upcoming 2021 event, our readers took to Facebook to voice their thoughts on the festival’s big decision.
“According to the state site SFBH is at full capacity right now. Where will people be able to get treatment after this super spreader event? P.S. I voted for Trump” — Frances Beaty
“This is devastating to Plant City!! Shame on them for caving to fear and not lift up in faith and prayer and caution and protection! Very disappointing!!” — Mia Roach
“There is no shame on the festival and certainly no caving to fear. There are guidelines issued by the state that the festival has to abide by that affect how things must be done. I assure you with firsthand knowledge that there is more faith and prayer on that board than most people will ever know. It is disappointing but it is by no means their fault. It will be back and better than ever. We just have to be patient and keep that faith during temporary setbacks.” — Farrah Waldron Moore
“Berry disappointing” — Ashley Barrett
“I imagine it’s nearly impossible to get top stars to make a commitment this time. Sounds like a good solution.” — Meg Scott
“So, why not cancel the whole thing? I guess the people walking around the rest of the grounds can’t spread germs…smh” — Lisa Messer
“Yes cancel the whole thing… no sense having no live music people will require to wear mask and how the heck the people do social distance at a fair? freaking covid-19… messing up everything” — Carmen Perez-Rivera