Having lived in Pasco County for 23 years, one of the best times of the year is March. We have the wonderful Plant City strawberries, and an amazing festival to go with it. It runs from March 1st through March 11th, 2012.
You will find strawberries, strawberry shakes, strawberry shortcake, strawberry crafts, and anything else that is associated with strawberries.
Many people go for the great entertainment, and some is still free. You can see Jimmy Sturr & Orchester, The Oak Ridge Boys, Gretchen Wilson, The Gatlin Brothers/Crystal Gayle, Demi Lovato, Suite Caroline, The JaneDear Girls, Air Supply, Jame Owen, Hank Williams Jr., Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, Josh Turner, Brenda Lee, Vince Gill, Lee Greenwood/Louise Mandrell, The Band Perry, Ronnie McDowell, The Charlie Daniels Band, Luke Bryan, Cornell Funter’s Coasters, Bobby Hendrick’s Drifters, The Platter, TobyMac, Alistar Weekend, Rodney Atkins, Easton Corbin, and Reba.
The free seats are on a first come basis.
The Florida Strawberry Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. If you buy your tickets in advance from Sweetbay the adult price is $8, kids 6 – 12 $4, and 5 and under free. At the gate the prices are $10 and $5.
The Florida Strawberry Festival
is located at:
303 North Lemon St.
Plant City, FL 33563-4706