Each spring, the Florida Strawberry Festival® rolls out the red carpet to welcome visitors from throughout the Sunshine State and the world. Guests come from near and far to enjoy exhibits of agriculture, commerce, industry, livestock, fine arts, horticulture, and crafts. The fabric of American life is woven into the Festival through social events, contests, youth developmental programs, top-name entertainment, and parades with glorious floats and high-stepping marching bands.
The Florida Strawberry Festival represents a piece of Americana, a time in American history when fairs and festivals brought communities together through celebrations of their harvests. It has continued to grow in popularity year after year through the preservation of this heritage. Central to its focus, the Festival continues to preserve and enhance the agricultural and historical legacy of the Florida strawberry.
Further, steeped in tradition, the Florida Strawberry Festival is alive with volunteer spirit, uniting people from all parts of Plant City, Florida and the surrounding area. The event began back in 1930 when members of the newly organized Plant City Lions Club conceived the idea of an event to celebrate the bountiful harvest of strawberries. In 1948, the American Legion Post #26 helped get the Florida Strawberry Festival reactivated following a six-year hiatus during and immediately following World War II. The Lions Club and other civic organizations have participated in the Festival ever since.
Today, the annual event has become one of the best Festivals in the nation and now ranks among the Top 40 Fairs in North America.
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. Those seats are filled on a first-come, first-seated basis as part of your paid gate admission. Reserve seat tickets are available for $10 and up (varies by show), while supplies last. Check out the the 2014 lineup and act fast to grab yourself a ticket, we are sure they will be going fast.
Thursday, February 27
10:30am – Jimmy Sturr (Show is free with paid admission)
3:30pm- Shoji Tabuchi (Ticket prices $15 and $20)
7:30pm- STYX (Ticket prices $25 and $30)
Friday, February 28
3:30pm- Ronnie Milsap (Ticket prices $15 and $20)
7:30pm- Colt Ford (Ticket prices $15 and $20)
Saturday, March 1
3:30pm- Love and Theft (Ticket prices $15 and $20)
7:30pm- Little Big Town (Ticket prices $40)
Sunday, March 2
3:30pm- Thompson Square (Ticket prices $25)
7:30pm- Rascal Flatts (Ticket prices $55)
Monday, March 3
3:30pm- Charley Pride (Ticket prices $15 and $20)
7:30pm- Josh Turner (Ticket prices $20 and $25)
Tuesday, March 4
3:30pm- Brenda Lee (Ticket prices $15 and $20)
7:30pm- Kellie Pickler (Ticket prices $15 and $20)
Wednesday, March 5
3:30pm- Crystal Gayle
7:30pm- Lee Brice
Thursday, March 6
10:30am- Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (Free with paid admission)
3:30pm- Oak Ridge Boys (Ticket prices $15 and $20)
7:30pm- Third Day (Ticket prices $15 and $20)
Friday, March 7
3:30pm- John Anderson (Ticket prices $15 and $20)
7:30pm- Boyz II Men (Ticket prices $20 and $25)
Saturday, March 8
1pm- Caroline Kole (Free with paid admission)
3:30pm- Dustin Lynch (Ticket prices $15 and $20)
7:30pm- Jerrod Niemann (Ticket prices $20 and $25)
Sunday, March 9
3:30pm- Easton Corbin (Ticket prices $15 and $20)
7:30pm The Band Perry (Ticket prices $40)