Florida Strawberry Festival | Plant City, FL

If you are visiting Anna Maria Island in the Spring then the Florida Strawberry Festival is a great event to visit.  The Florida Strawberry festival takes place in Plant City, Fl and typically lasts 10 days.  The Festival started in the 1930’s and has been going strong since the early 1950’s so planning to make the Florida Strawberry Festival each year seems like a safe plan!  Plant City is about 45 minutes from Anna Maria Island and is a fabulous day trip for the entire family.

They typically have 30 + rides for smaller children at the Florida Strawberry Festival.   There are crafts you can purchase, plenty of choices for lunch or dinner and of course every variety of strawberry dessert you can imagine.  There is a fee to enter the festival as there is often free entertainment throughout the day.  Each night there is headline entertainment and typically a few mature acts that you will recognize.  For example below you can see Blake Shelton was a headline act in 2013.  The headline entertainment requires separate tickets and the stadium seats about 3,000.

Below you can find the 2013 details to get an idea of the great things to do at the Florida Strawberry festival.  Just a hop, skip and jump away from Anna Maria Island.  We provide many other ideas for things to do while visiting Anna Maria Island.  Visit our top ten things to do as a family post.  Might provide for some more ideas!  Enjoy.

The 2013 Florida Strawberry Festival will run 10am-10pm, Thursday February 28-Sunday March 10, 2013.

Ride Specials

  • Thursday February 28, 2013 – Ride most mechanical rides from noon-11:00pm with purchase of $20 wristband!
  • Monday March 4, 2013 – Ride most mechanical rides from 10:00am-11:00pm with purchase of $20 wristband!
  • March 5-7, 2013 – Ride most mechanical rides from noon-11:00pm with purchase of $20 wristband!
  • Sunday March 3 and March 10, 2013 – Mountain Dew Family Day: Bring a Mountain Dew can and get $5 off the $25 Midway wristband and ride 10:00am-11:00pm.

Free Entertainment

 

Dennis Lee

Dennis Lee and his band will be performing acts ranging from R & B, Elvis, and country in the Sweetbay Supermarket Showcase Tent.

Showtimes:

  • 1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm daily with no 7:00pm show on 3/1, 3/2, 3/8 and 3/9.

 

Jay Taylor Band

 Jay Taylor will complement the Florida Strawberry Festival with his soothing baritone vocals. Jay draws influence from the likes of George Strait, Elvis Presley, Garth Brooks and his own musical family.

Showtimes:

  • 11:00am, 2:00pm, 5:00pm with no 5:00pm show on 3/3 in the Sweetbay Supermarket Showcase Tent.

 

Sweeney Family Band Country Comedy Revue

Join these good natured backwoods country boys and stomp your feet along to some good ol’ bluegrass and folk tunes. They will be performing daily at the Sweetbay Supermarket Showcase Tent.

Showtimes:

  • Noon, 3:00pm, 6:00pm with no 6:00pm show on 3/3.

 

 Ron Diamond

Ron Diamond will perform illusions that will make you come back for a second time figuring out just how he does them! His comedy act will keep you laughing through each trick.

Showtimes:

  • 11:00am, 3:00pm, 7:00pm in the Borden Dairy Strawberry Tent.

 

 Gothard Sisters

The Gothard Sisters will blow you away with their combination of talents. From fiddle to Irish dancing to singing the sisters do it all. Their show will entertain anyone who likes country, flamenco, Irish, and rock music.

Showtimes:

  • 1:00pm, 5:00pm, 8:30pm daily at the Borden Dairy Strawberry Tent – February 28-March 5, 2013.

Lloyd Mabrey

Lloyd Mabrey

Performing with his 12 string guitar since 1976, Lloyd has opened for acts such as The Beach Boys and Buck Owens. His improvisational skills are complemented well by his versatile singing style and his wit.

Showtimes:

  • 1:00pm, 5:00pm, 8:30pm at the Borden Dairy Strawberry Tent – March 6-March 10, 2013.

 

Caroline Kole

At the age of 15 Caroline Kole has talent beyond her years. Singing, songwriting, and playing guitar are just some of her many talents. Releasing 4 CDs of original music she will have at least one song for you to connect with.

Showtimes:

  • Saturday March 2, 2013 at 1:00pm on the Wish Farms Soundstage.

Jimmy Sturr Orchestra

Jimmy Sturr

Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra will grace the Florida Strawberry Festival with their presence. They have been rated the #1 polka band in the country for the past 10 years so be sure to check them out!

Showtimes:

  • 10:30am on Thursday February 28, 2013 on the Wish Farms Soundstage.

Headline Entertainment

Thursday February 28, 2013

Foreigner

Foreigner will be playing at 7:30 pm on Thursday February 28, 2013. You can catch their act on the Wish Farms Soundstage at the Florida Strawberry Festival! Tickets can be purchased for $25.

Friday March 1, 2013

Gene Watson

Gene Watson will be performing at 3:30 pm on Friday March 1, 2013. Head over to the Wish Farms Soundstage at the Florida Strawberry Festival to catch him! Tickets for his act will be either $15 or $20.

Casting Crowns

Casting Crowns will be taking the Wish Farms Soundstage at the Florida Strawberry Festival at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available for either $20 or $25.

Saturday March 2, 2013

Gloriana

Catch Gloriana on the Wish Farms Soundstage at 3:30 pm during the Florida Strawberry Festival. Tickets will be available for $15 or $20.

Justin Moore

Justin Moore is scheduled on the Wish Farms Soundstage for 7:30 pm at the Florida Strawberry Festival. Tickets will be available for $15 or $20.

Sunday March 3, 2013

Randy Houser

Join Randy Houser at the Wish Farms Soundstage at 3:30 pm during the Florida Strawberry Festival. Tickets will be available for $15 or $20.

Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson plays at 7:30 pm on the Wish Farms Soundstage at the Florida Strawberry Festival. Tickets will be available for $45.

Monday March 4, 2013

Grits & Glamour with Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis

Taking the Wish Farms Soundstage at 3:30 pm at the Florida Strawberry Festival will be Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis. Tickets are available for $15 or $20.

Dwight Yoakam

Dwight Yoakam will be performing at 7:30 pm on the Wish Farms Soundstage. Tickets for his Florida Strawberry Festival performance are available for $20 or $25.

Tuesday March 5, 2013

Bobby Vinton

Bobby Vinton will be taking the Wish Farms Soundstage at 3:30 pm. Catch his Florida Strawberry Festival act with tickets for $15 or $20

Martina McBride

Martina McBride will be playing at 7:30 pm during the Florida Strawberry Festival. Catch her performance on the Wish Farms Soundstage with tickets for $30.

Wednesday March 6, 2013

Neal McCoy

Catch Neal McCoy on the Wish Farms Soundstage at 3:30 during the Florida Strawberry Festival. Tickets are available for $15 or $20.

Trace Adkins

Trace Adkins will begin jamming on the Wish Farms Soundstage at 7:30 during the Florida Strawberry Festival. Tickets are available for $30.

Thursday March 7, 2013

Mel Tillis

Mel Tillis will be taking the stage at 3:30 pm on the Wish Farms Soundstage during the Florida Strawberry Festival. Tickets are available for $15 or $20.

Brantley Gilbert

Brantley Gilbert performs at the Florida Strawberry Festival on the Wish Farms Soundstage at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available for $35.

Friday March 8, 2013

T.G Sheppard and Janie Fricke

T.G. Sheppard and Janie Fricke perform on the Wish Farms Soundstage at 3:30 during the Florida Strawberry Festival. Tickets are available for $15 or $20.

Scotty McCreery

Playing at 7:30 on the Wish Farms Soundstage is Scotty McCreery. Tickets for his Florida Strawberry Festival act can be purchased for $25 or $30.

Saturday March 9, 2013

Gaither Vocal Band

Gaither Vocal Band is on the Wish Farms Soundstage at the Florida Strawberry Festival at 3:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased for $20 or $25.

Bret Michaels

Bret Michaels will be playing at the Florida Strawberry Festival on the Wish Farms Soundstage at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available for $25 or $30.

Sunday March 10, 2013

Hunter Hayes

Hunter Hayes will be playing at the Florida Strawberry Festival at 3:30 pm on the Wish Farms Soundstage. Tickets can be purchased for $15 or $20.

Blake Shelton with Michaela Paige

Blake Shelton will be performing with special guest Michaela Paige at 7:30 pm on the Wish Farms Soundstage at the Florida Strawberry Festival. Tickets can be purchased for $55.

 

The Florida Strawberry Festival
303 N. Lemon Street
Plant City, FL 33564-1869
(813) 752-9194

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