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Best Of The Florida Strawberry Festival: Armbands, Concert Lineup, Rides

February 25, 2014 3:11 PM

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The Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City is considered one of the best events in America for midway rides, agriculture, fine arts, horticulture, crafts and top-name entertainment. In 2014, the 11-day festival will host such superstar country acts like Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry, Little Big Town and more.

The concert tickets can be purchased at flstrawberryfestival.com, at the Amscot Main Ticket Office located at 2209 W. Oak Avenue in Plant City or over the phone at 813-754-1996. Please note concert tickets do not include gate admission.

We’ve got the lowdown on the top things you should know about this incredible festival. By Barbara Ann

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Florida Strawberry Festival

303 Lemon St.
Plant City, FL 33563
813-752-9194
www.flstrawberryfestival.com

Festival Dates: Thursday, February 27 – Sunday, March 9, 2014

Daily Hours: 10 AM –  10 PM

Gate Admission
Adults: $10.00
Children ages 6 – 12: $5.00
Children 5 and under: FREE

* Gate discounted admission tickets were only available at Publix through Feb. 26.

Google Map Of Location

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Special Days & Discounts

Thur, 2/27 – Senior Citizens & Ride-A-Thon Day

Patrons 60 years of age or older get $2.00 off the gate admission of $10.00.

Ride-A-Thon from noon-11:00 p.m. A wristband purchased at the Midway for $20.00 will entitle the wearer to ride most mechanical rides for this one low price.

Fri, 2/28 – Publix Super Market Midway Day & Moonlight Magic Night

Publix Super Market day on the Midway from noon – 10:00 p.m. Present any Publix brand non-perishable item at entry gate & receive $4.00 off the regular price of $20.00 Fun Pack Ride Coupon Book.

Moonlight Magic- Ride most mechanical rides for one special price of $20.00 per person. All patrons entering the Midway will be required to purchase a $20.00 wristband, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. All patrons are subject to search.

Sat, 3/1 – Kids FREE Day with Youth Parade

Kids through high school age admitted free. Kids day sponsored by: MIDFLORIDA Credit Union.

Sun, 3/2 – Pepsi Armband Family Day

Present any Pepsi brand can product at entry gate to receive voucher for $5.00 off the $25.00 wristband, and ride all day for $20.00. Pepsi brand can is not valid for gate admission.

Mon, 3/3 – Ride-A-Thon & Grand Parade Day

Ride-A-Thon from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. A wristband purchased at the Midway for $20.00 will entitle the wearer to ride most mechanical rides for this one low price.

Grand Parade Day sponsored by: DIRECTV

Tue, 3/4 – Red Hat & Ride-A-Thon Day

Red Hatters get $2.00 off the gate admission of $10.00.

Ride-A-Thon from noon-11:00 p.m. A wristband purchased at the Midway for $20.00 will entitle the wearer to ride most mechanical rides for this one low price.

Wed, 3/5 – American Heroes & Ride-A-Thon Day

All active, reserve, retired military, veterans, law enforcement & first responders are admitted free with valid ID. American Heroes Day sponsored by: Grow Financial Federal Credit Union & FOX 13 CARE*FORCE.

Ride-A-Thon from noon-11:00 p.m. A wristband purchased at the Midway for $20.00 will entitle the wearer to ride most mechanical rides for this one low price.

Thur, 3/6 – Senior Citizen & Ride-A-Thon Day

Patrons 60 years and older get $2.00 off the gate admission of $10.00.

Ride-A-Thon from noon-11:00 p.m. A wristband purchased at the Midway for $20.00 will entitle the wearer to ride most mechanical rides for this one low price.

Fri, 3/7 – TBO Day & Moonlight Magic Night

The Tampa Tribune & TBO.com Day on the Midway noon to 10:00 p.m.- $4.00 off with coupon of the regular price of $20.00 Fun Pack Ride Coupon Book.

Moonlight Magic- Ride most mechanical rides for one special price of $20.00 per person. All patrons entering the Midway will be required to purchase a $20.00 wristband, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. All patrons are subject to search.

Sat, 3/8 – Farm Workers Appreciation Day

Farm workers will receive FREE admission to the Festival with a voucher from Astin Farms. Farm Worker Appreciation Day sponsored by: Astin Farms.

Sun, 3/9 – Pespi Armband Family Day

Present any Pepsi brand can product at entry gate to receive voucher for $5.00 off the $25.00 wristband, and ride all day for $20.00. Pepsi brand can is not valid for gate admission.

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2014 Concert Lineup

Thursday 2/27

10:30 a.m. Jimmy Sturr FREE
3:30 p.pm Shoji Tabuchi – Tickets: $15 & $20
7:30 p.m. Styx – Tickets: $25 & $30

Friday 2/28

3:30 p.m. Ronnie Milsap – Tickets: $15 & $20
7:30 p.m. Colt Ford – Tickets: $15 & $20

Saturday 3/1

3:30 p.m. Love and Theft – Tickets: $15 & $20
7:30 p.m. Little Big Town – Tickets: $40

Sunday 3/2

3:30 p.m. Thompson Square – Tickets: $25
7:30 p.m. Rascal Flatts – Tickets: $55

Monday 3/3

3:30 p.m. Charley Pride – Tickets: $15 & $20
7:30 p.m. Josh Turner – Tickets: $20 and $25

Tuesday 3/4

3:30 p.m. Brenda Lee – Tickets: $15 and $20
7:30 p.m. Kellie Pickler – Tickets: $15 and $20

Wednesday 3/5

3:30 p.m. Crystal Gayle – Tickets: $15 and $20
7:30 p.m. Lee Brice – Tickets: $20 and $25

Thursday 3/6

10:30 a.m. Tommy Dorsey Orchestra FREE
3:30 p.m. Oak Ridge Boys – Tickets: $15 and $20
7:30 p.m. Third Day – Tickets: $15 and $20

Friday 3/7

3:30 p.m. John Anderson – Tickets: $15 and $20
7:30 p.m. Boyz II Men – Tickets: $15 and $20

Saturday 3/8

1:00 p.m. Caroline Kole FREE
3:30 p.m. Dustin Lynch – Tickets: $15 and $20
7:30 p.m. Jerrod Niemann – Tickets: $20 and $25

Sunday 3/9

3:30 p.m. Easton Corbin – Tickets: $15 and $20
7:30 p.m. The Band Perry – Tickets: $40

**Please Note: There are a limited number of FREE Seats available in the EYE EXPRESS Free Grandstands.Availability is based on a first come, first seated basis.

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Free Shows

Bobby Brantley from Lizard Lick Towing & Recovery
Appearance Times
March 3rd from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
March 4th from noon-3:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
March 5th from noon-3:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Bobby will be located at the Carolina Carports, Inc. display.

RJ & Jay Paul Molinere from Swamp People© on History Channel
Thursday, February 27th from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Friday, February 28th from noon-3:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 1st from noon-3:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 2nd from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

R.J. and Jay Paul Molinere from Swamp People© on History Channel will be at located at the Carolina Carports, Inc. display.

“Wild About Monkeys”
Show Times: Daily at 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Additional shows on Saturdays & Sundays at 6:00 p.m.

SouthWest Dairy Farmers Milking Show
Show Times: Daily at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.

“ROLLO” The Biggest Little Kid in the World
Show Times: Daily at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Kandu Magic Show
Show Times: Daily at 11:30 a.m. & 4:30 p.m.

Robinson’s Racing Pigs and Paddling Porkers
Show Times: 11:00 am, Noon, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm & 8:00 pm

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For More Info On Free Shows Click On This Link.

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Special Contests

Strawberry Shortcake Eating Contest – Thur, March 6, 2014 at 2 PM

Superdog Mega Corndog Eating Contest – Wed, March 5, 2014 at 1 PM

Baby Contest - Sun, March 2, 2014 from 5-7  PM

Baby Parade – Sat, March 8, 2014 at 9:30 AM

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For Daily Schedule Of Festival Events Click On This Link.

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