Florida Strawberry Festival kicks off its sweet tradition in Plant City
PLANT CITY, Fla. - Pass the cream and get the dipping chocolate ready, the Florida Strawberry Festival opened in Plant City and organizers promise a weekend of sweet fun and food.
The beloved annual event offers live entertainment, attractions, and sweet treats featuring strawberries.
This year’s Strawberry Festival theme is ‘We have a winner,’ which is in honor of strawberry shortcake becoming the state dessert of Florida.
The 88th annual festival is open from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. through March 12.
Man buying strawberry items at the Strawberry Festival.
Admission for guests 13 and older is $10. Children ages 6-12 are $5. Kids 5 and under are free.
The event typically draws over 500,000 people across 11 days.
As for the headliners, there are a total of 24 performers for the 2023 Florida Strawberry Festival.
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Tickets can be purchased at www.flstrawberryfestival.com, over the phone at 813-754-1996, or in person at the Amscot Main Ticket Office located at 2209 W. Oak Avenue in Plant City.
The full lineup is:
Thursday, March 2, 2023
- Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra @ 10:30 a.m. (free with paid gate admission)
- The Oak Ridge Boys Front Porch Singin' Tour @ 3:30 p.m.
- Walker Hayes @ 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 3, 2023
- Willie Nelson @ 3:30 p.m.
- Halestorm @ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 4, 2023
- Sara Evans @ 3:30 p.m.
- Ludacris @ 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 5, 2023
- The Gatlin Brothers @ 3:30 p.m.
- Chris Young @ 7:30 p.m.
Monday, March 6, 2023
- Neal McCoy @ 3:30 p.m.
- Josh Turner @ 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
- Roots & Boots feat. Aaron Tippin, Collin Raye and Sammy Kershaw @ 3:30 p.m.
- CeCe Winans @ 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
- Tanya Tucker @ 3:30 p.m.
- The Pointer Sisters @ 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 9, 2023
- Bill Haley Jr. & The Comets @ 10:30 a.m.
- Tommy James & The Shondells @ 3:30 p.m.
- For King & Country @ 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 10, 2023
- Wayne Newton @ 3:30 p.m.
- Train @ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 11, 2023
- Sawyer Brown @ 3:30 p.m.
- Keith Sweat @ 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 12, 2023
- Country Gold Tour, featuring Leroy Van Dyke, T.G. Sheppard, Mandy Barnett and T. Graham Brown @ 3:30 p.m.
- Lynyrd Skynyrd @ 7:30 p.m.