Everything you need to know about the Florida Strawberry Festival

The festival runs from March 2-12, 2017
Posted at 4:38 AM, Mar 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-03 14:23:31-05

The 2017 Florida Strawberry Festival is here. The annual festival offers fun, food and entertainment for all ages. There are agriculture, commerce, industry, livestock, fine arts, horticulture, and craft exhibits. 

The festival is open from March 2 to March 12 in Plant City. Gates open at 10 a.m. daily and close at 10 p.m.

PHOTO GALLERY | The 2017 Florida Strawberry Festival

Midway Hours

Midway opens at 12:00 noon on Thursday, March 2, Friday, March 3, Tuesday, March 7, Wednesday, March 8, Thursday March 9 and Friday, March 10. Midway opens at 10:00 a.m. on weekends and on Monday, March 6.


Regular Admission tickets are available at the gate.

  • Adults (ages 13+): $10
  • Children (ages 6-12): $5
  • Children (ages 5 and under): FREE with paid adult admission

Discount Admission Tickets are available from January 26 to March 12 at participating Publix Super Market locations

  • Adults (ages 13+): $8
  • Children (ages 6-12): $4
  • Children (ages 5 and under): FREE with paid adult admission

Festival Schedule

Click here for the full schedule of events

There are Special Days and discounts available. Check them out here


Parking is available on Florida Strawberry Festival property in the Blue, Gray and Red Parking Lots located on Ritter Street, off of Highway 92 or Highway 574.

  • Cars, pickup trucks and vans under 20 ft: $5
  • Vehicles from 29 ft. to 39 ft.: $10
  • Vehicles or buses over 40 ft.: $15

Parking is also available in independent lots around the Festival grounds (Bryan Elementary School track, Tomlin Middle School, etc.).

Need more info? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions here


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For all the headline concerts on the Wish Farms Soundstage — which take place at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. each day — there are about 3,000 free seats available for all shows in the Morrow Steel Free Grandstand. Those seats are filled on a first-come, first-seated basis as part of your paid gate admission. Reserve seat tickets are available for $15 and up (varies by show), while supplies last.




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