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* HITS Family WeekendHITS Family Weekend

Join MTRA for a weekend of fun activities at HITS!

* 7th Annual Strawberry Festival7th Annual Strawberry Festival

Time: 9:00 am

The 7th Annual Habitat Ocala Strawberry Festival presented by Florida Express Environmental will take place on Saturday, March 7th, 2020 at 9 am until 5 pm and will once again be located at McPherson Complex, 601 SE 25th Avenue in Ocala. The goal of this festival is to not only provide a great time for families in Marion County, but to also raise funds to build a home for a low-income family in our community and support Habitat for Humanity’s mission to strengthen communities, build hope, and provide dignified housing solutions. LOADS OF LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT - two stages packed with different genres of music - Selkii - The Voice contestant and mentored by Blake Shelton - Smith Bros. - Final Note Band - Presley Lawson - Noah Hunton music - DJ - car show - Easy Street Family Fun Center at Funworks DJ- Kids Zone - more to come CAR SHOW - Burnyzz Speed Shop & Modern Muscle Cars CAR SHOW - come enter your vehicle into the following categories: -YEAR 2000 or NEWER- any vehicle year 2000 or newer - CUSTOM MOTORCYCLE- with stylistic and/or structural changes. Custom motorcycles might be unique, or built in limited quantities - CUSTOM VEHICLE- - passenger vehicle that has been either substantially altered to improve its performance, made into a personal "styling" statement,using paint work and aftermarket accessories to make the car look unlike any car ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLY - vehicles operating from Solar Power, electric or recycled oil - FARM VEHICLE - any vehicle used on the farm - ATV, RTV, Golf Carts, Tractors etc -UNIQUE VEHICLE - eye catching, unique, WOW! - OFF ROAD - 4x4, Jeep, Range Rover, Military style, etc. AWARDS for BEST of SHOW & PEOPLES CHOICE PET CONTEST - $5.00 entry fee for entry into five categories- bring your pet for them to be crowned the best of the best of 2020 Categories: CUTEST, PET/OWNER LOOK ALIKE, BEST TRICK, , BEST COSTUME & BEST RESCUE - we want to hear where and how you adopted your pet. PIE EATING CONTEST sponsored by Ocala Electric Utility - FREE registration- just bring your appetite and eat pie as fast as you can to be crowned TOP PIE WINNER 2020 KIDS ZONES sponsored by Orlando Fun Crew - OFC & Easy Street Family Fun Center at Funworks - bounce houses, thrill rides, games, rides and more VENDORS - many vendors - Arts & Crafts, Farmers Market, Business, Not for profit and Food vendors - stop by and visit them all FOOD/DRINKS - HABITAT FOOD TENT featuring Sonny's BBQ, Chick-fil-A Ocala, Dominos, hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage peppers & onions. Many other food vendors - our sponsors: Brusters Real Ice Cream, Kona Ice Ocala, Calypso Kettle Korn, Kiwanis of Ocala, The Salvation Army - Ocala, Florida, The Krafty Kettle, ice cream vendors, festival food vendors, specialty coffees, specialty teas, snacks and more. YUM!!!! STRAWBERRIES!! Lots & Lots of Strawberries - strawberry ice cream, shortcake, chocolate covered, and more PARKING Parking- In huge grassy area of McPherson Complex will be $5.00 per vehicle, free parking available near and surrounding the complex. Please do not block driveways or roadways. Marion Therapeutic Riding Association (MTRA), Ocala, Florida a non-profit organization will provide volunteers to help move traffic off the the main roadway and into the parking area. Volunteers will guide you to your proper parking space and continue to keep the area clean and presentable. The non-profit organization will receive half the proceeds collected from the parking to assist with their organization. This will be a win/win as your parking fee will be helping two charitable organizations. We appreciate your support. Free parking around the complex, do not block businesses or driveways. ENTRANCE FEE Habitat for Humanity of Marion County hosts this signature fundraising event to bring awareness about our mission and to raise funds to build Habitat homes. We want families to come and enjoy the day without an entrance fee. This is our way of saying thank you Marion County for the many years of support. For more information, please visit :

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