By Barbara Annn Kelley,

(Photo by Abid Katib/Getty Images)

PLANT CITY, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – From open till close on Wednesday March 7th American Heroes get in free to Plant City’s Strawberry Festival.

The annual festival is honoring all active, reserve and retired military and military veterans along with Law Enforcement and First Responders (EMS & Fire Fighters. They will be admitted free into the festival all day when they show a valid ID.

Ride-A-Thon from 3 p.m. until 11 p.m. A wristband for all-you-can-ride is only $19.

General admission at the gate: Adults 13 and up $10. Children 6-13. Children 5 and under free.

Rock-It the Robot
March 5 – March 11, 2012

At 9 feet tall, Rock-It the Robot has dance moves that range from country to HIP-HOP and even has his own Robo-Boogie-Get-Down dancing. With his own brand of comedic humor, Rock-It is a must see at this year’s festival. Show Times: 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

10 am– 3 pm……Poultry & Rabbit Show at CF Industries Ag Tent
1 pm………………Superdog Corndog Eating Contest at Stingray Chevrolet Entertainment Tent
3:15 pm…………………..Honor American Heroes at Wish Farms

Headline concerts: Lee Greenwood/Louise Mandrell at 3:30 p.m. Tickets $15 & $20. The Band Perry at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 & $30. Concert tickets are not included in the price of admission.

For other free events at the Strawberry Fest go to this link.

Dates:  March  1 – 11, 2012
Hours:  10 a.m. – 10 p.m.


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