Plant City’s A Taste of Laura Street ~Food~Forks~Fun


Oct 02 2021


Plant City Bing House Museum
205 South Allen Street, Plant City, Florida

Plant City “A Taste of Laura Street” takes place Saturday October 2, 2021 at the Bing House Museum 205 South Allen Street, Plant City.  Improvement League of Plant City, a 501c3 Community Development Corporation host this event.

A Taste of Laura Street is a reality food experience where 500 participants can taste and judge samples of food enjoying the historical ambiance of the former Laura Street African American Business District adjacent to historic downtown.

Awards will be presented for Best Entrée, Best Side, Best Dessert Dish, Art Galleries, Museum Exhibits, and live jazz/blues bands.

A Taste of Laura Street highlights the story of how economic development ignited and launch self-empowerment in the Lincoln Park neighborhood despite the segregated culture during the era spanning 1920 thru 1969.  Plant City Laura Street business district once thrived with restaurants, rooming houses (hotels), movie theaters, funeral homes, ice cream parlors and even a physician (Dr. O.A. Joyner).  The Bing Rooming House and Ms. Bing’s Seminole Restaurant anchored Laura Street aka “The Bottom” at the corner of South Allen and Laura Street.  Culinary competitors range from local families to the culinary students at Plant City’s Simmons Career Center (Hillsborough County School District).

If you think Plant City Blues, BBQ & Berries was fun; you’ll definitely enjoy this event.  Competing vendors are required to have 200 samples of 3 to 4 ounces in size.  There is no fee for vendors choosing to compete and a $75 fee for non-competing vendors.  Sponsorship levels of $250 – $500 are still available until August 31, 2021.  Stay tuned for more information in August regarding this public food tasting festival.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at (813) 757-6760 or email



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