Florida Strawberry Festival Brings Sweet Treats and Family Fun

Sweet and juicy strawberries top most people’s list of favorite fruits. Eat your fill of these red beauties at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City located easy of Tampa. This 10-day event welcomes vacationers to feast on whipped cream-piled strawberry shortcake, sweet strawberry pie, refreshing strawberry smoothies and decadent chocolate-dipped strawberries. Read more about this popular festival.

Florida Strawberry Festival: Top Things to Do

While strawberry-based treats draw the biggest crowds, the Florida Strawberry Festival also offers old-fashioned family fun that makes this festival a must. For over 80 years, this event has delighted millions of guests and has been recognized as one of the Top 40 Fairs in North America.

It wouldn’t be a festival without live entertainment. On the festival’s main stage, see big names in country and rock music. The lineup changes every year, and past performers include Jerry Lee Lewis, Brad Paisley, Bret Michaels, Patti Labelle and hundreds more. In addition to headliners, enjoy free entertainment by local performers and up-and-comers.

Other activities festival-goers can enjoy include cake decorating contests, eating contests, an arts and crafts show, a fun midway with carnival games and rides, and animal races and stunt shows. A special Kiddie Corral features activities and games for children, so let them ride the bumper boats, space train and swings. View all Kiddle Corral rides at the Strawberry festival.

Admission Info and Pricing

Admission costs $5-$10 per ticket, and children 5 and younger get in free. Adults can purchase a separate armband to have access to rides, and the Kiddie Corral rides usually range around three tickets each. To see main headlines, additional tickets must be purchased. Visitors are welcome to plan what works best for their budget and buy tickets as needed.

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