Florida Strawberry Festival Returns to Plant City February 28 Through March 10, 2013

Yes, the annual Florida Strawberry Festival is known for its food – especially, as you would imagine, its strawberry dishes – but it’s also known for its nightly headlining entertainment.

This year, the festival runs February 28 through March 10, 2013. Most nights there are two separate concerts, but on a few nights, there are three. The headliners are mostly country, but there are some classic rock and gospel thrown into the mix.

flstrawberryfestHere is a rundown of who is playing this year:

  • February 28 – Foreigner ($25); Chubby Checker ($15/$20); Jimmy Sturr (Free)
  • March 01 – Casting Crowns ($20/$25); Gene Watson ($15/$20)
  • March 02 – Justin Moore ($15/$20); Gloriana ($15/$20); Caroline Kole (Free)
  • March 03 – Alan Jackson ($45); Randy Houser ($15/$20)
  • March 04 – Dwight Yoakam ($20/$25); Lorrie Morgan with Pam Tillis ($15/$20)
  • March 05 – Martina McBride ($30); Bobby Vinton ($15/$20)
  • March 06 – Trace Adkins ($30); Neil McCoy ($15/$20)
  • March 07 – Brantley Gilbert ($35); Mel Tillis ($15/$20); Steve Hall & The Shotgun Red Show (Free)
  • March 08 – Scotty McCreery ($25/$30); T.G. Sheppard with Janie Fricke ($15/$20)
  • March 09 – Bret Michaels ($25/$30); Gaither Vocal Band ($20/$25)
  • March 10 – Blake Shelton with Michaela Paige ($55); Hunter Hayes ($15/$20)

Prices listed are just for the concerts. Admission into the festival is separate, and required to view the concerts. There are also a limited number of free seats in the Eye Express Free Grandstands, but those are first come, first served.

This is the 78th year of the fest, and this year’s theme is “Our Masterpiece of Fun.” In addition to the food and music, there will be a carnival midway full of lots of fun rides for all ages to enjoy (for an additional cost).

Florida Strawberry Festival admission is $8 in advance for adults, and $10 during the festival, at the gate. It is $4 in advance for kids 6-12, and $5 at the gate. Children 5 and under are free.

The Florida Strawberry Festival is located in Plant City, Florida. For directions, tickets or more information, visit flstrawberryfestival.com.

About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns Zengrrl.com, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida, and is head editor/writer at TheDisneyBlog.com. She's lived in Orlando near Walt Disney World since 1995, and still finds there's so much fun to be had in Central Florida.
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