Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival pivots to virtual and in-person events this year

The celebration of the leafy green is also postponed until May.

click to enlarge Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival pivots to virtual and in-person events this year
Sabrina Rivera Cabrera

The Tampa Bay Collard Green festival has established itself as one of the area’s most popular and informative food festivals, but it’ll look different in 2021. Usually held in February, this year’s festival is been postponed until May 15.

Founders Boyzell Hosey and Samantha Harris founded the festival in 2018 to educate the community about healthier cooking options. Hosey and Harris are taking the Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival in a different direction this year by offering attendees the option of experiencing the festival either virtually or in-person. 

Tune in from home to experience our events virtually and drive on down to South St. Pete for all the fun of the festival from the safety of your car. See you real soon!,” says a recent Facebook post

Everyone we saw at the 2020 Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival

Last year’s event included headliner food-nutrition journalist and cookbook author Toni Tipton-Martin, cooking demonstrations, and vendors showcasing various dishes using collard greens. 

If you must do something in person, drive down to the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African-American Museum at 2240 9th Avenue South in St. Petersburg for the opportunity to learn more about the vegetable. 

Follow the festival on Facebook and Instagram to keep up until the big day. 

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