Florida Strawberry Festival

Fairs and Florida Strawberry Festival®s represent history in a continuing process–they reach far back into the past when they were the source of uniting communities through celebrations of their harvests. They will continue into the future through preservation of this heritage.

At the Fair are exhibits of agriculture, commerce, industry, livestock, fine arts, horticulture, and crafts await you. The fabric of American life is woven into this Florida Strawberry Festival® through ethnic traditions, social events, competitive contests, youth developmental programs, top-name entertainment, parades with scores of glorious floats, and high-stepping marching bands moving to the musical beat.

One of the main events of the Florida Strawberry Festival® is the annual scholarship pageant for the selection and coronation of the Florida Strawberry Festival® Queen.

Come see the thrill that goes with competitions and contests for youth and adults combined with exhibits of agriculture, commerce, horticulture, fine arts, livestock, homemade goods, crafts, and parades designed to satisfy the interest of all.

The Florida Strawberry Festival®’s own Post Office is of extra special interest to everyone. The old mail boxes, a desk, and other furniture were actually used in early Post Offices in this area. The Post Office is operated each day of the Florida Strawberry Festival® by the U.S. Postal Service. The hand stamp on letters and cards mailed from the Post Office show "Florida Strawberry Festival® Station, Plant City, Florida 33567." An authentic log cabin that dates back to the mid-1800’s is located next to the Post Office. The cabin was moved log by log from its original site on Knights Griffin Road, seven miles northeast of Plant City, to the Florida Strawberry Festival® grounds. Turn-of-the-century antiques are displayed in the cabin. Take a magical step into the past and discover Florida’s pioneer days and a part of our American heritage.

Country music entertainers perform each day at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise stated. There are about 4,000 free seats included as a part of gate admission available on a first-come, first-served basis, or purchase reserved seats for $10 and $5, unless otherwise stated, depending upon location as long as they are available. 

The Ride-A-Thon on the Midway allows patrons to ride most mechanical rides from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. for one low price. Children ages 10 and under are admitted to the grounds free when accompanied by a paying adult. Once inside the gates, proceed to the midway and purchase a wristband there.

King Strawberry is the highlight of the Florida Strawberry Festival®. Many strawberry delights such as strawberry shortcake, strawberry milkshakes, strawberry sundaes, strawberry cobbler, strawberry ice cream, and just plain strawberries are available for purchase by the flat or quart so that patrons may extend the pleasure at home. Strawberry plants are also available for your own production at home.

 

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  • Florida Strawberry Festival
  • 2202 Reynolds St.
  • Plant City, FL 33563
  • 813-752-9194
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