Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival

We love greens!

Save the Date: February 16th, 2019

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Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival!

Saturday Feb. 16, 2019

Events are in the Legacy Gardens unless otherwise noted.
9 A.M.
Festival Opens
"Cook-Off" Entries due to the museum by 11 A.M.
The KidZone Opens (See KidZone Event Schedule)
Opening Ceremony featuring the Dondu Dole Urban African Ballet
Howard Gunn, Founder of Florida Black Farmers Association Presents Urban Agriculture: Why It Matters sponsored by OPEN
Chef Julius Forte of Forte Fuels “Real Food From Real People”
Meal Preparation Equals Healthier Eating Habits
“Collard Green Cook-Off” Entry Deadline – Late entries not accepted
Sonja Griffin Evans: “American Gullah” exhibit inside the museum
International Cultural Artist, Storytelling Expert Featuring Traditional Basket Weaving
2019 Celebrity Chef“The Gullah Diva” Cooking w/Sallie Ann Robinson, Cultural Historian & Cookbook Author
"2nd Annual Collard Green Cook-Off" Judging Begins
Hosted by Jasmine Styles of ABC Action News
Andrew Walker presents “A Taste of Tai Chi” inside the museum
A gentle way to fight stress
"2nd Annual Collard Green Cook-Off" Winners Announced
Prizes Awarded, Special Recognitions & Photo Ops
Festival Ends
Thank you for coming, take the online survey... See you at TBCGF 2020!

Check out Chris Zuppa's channel for last year's video


St. Petersburg Historic Deuces Corridor, at 9th Ave. & 22nd St. South. The Festival will be held at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, and on the surrounding streets.


Vendors of all kinds are welcome including Merchandise, Farmers Market, Wellness and Informational Spaces, Food & Food Trucks, Beer & Wine, etc.

Click here to find out more.