The population of Plant City will grow by thousands as visitors flock to the city for a taste of Americana at this year's Florida Strawberry Festival, set to begin Feb. 27.
The annual celebration is a favorite among locals who enjoy the games and rides on the midway, flirting with the Strawberry Festival Queen and, of course, eating ripe treats of all kinds.
The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily until March 9 with concerts at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. each day. Some big names at this year's festival include Rascal Flatts, Boyz II Men and The Band Perry.
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Several of the musical acts are free on a first-come-first-served basis, while tickets for the others range from $15 to $55.
The event has been held each spring since 1930 and brings together agriculture, craft and history in a fun-filled environment.
Tickets are $10 each day at the gate for adults and $5 for children aged 6 - 12, anyone under age 5 is free. Several Publix stores across the state will be selling advance tickets for a discounted price, that list is available here. Tickets for headlining entertainment acts are available online here.
Below is the concert schedule:
10:30 a.m. - Jimmy Sturr, free
3:30 p.m. - Shoji Tabuchi, $15 and $20
7:30 p.m. - STYX, $25 and $30
3:30 p.m. - Ronnie Mislap, $15 and $20
7:30 p.m. - Colt Ford, $15 and $20
3:30 p.m. - Love and Theft, $15 and $20
7:30 p.m. - Little Big Town, $40
3:30 p.m. - Thompson Square, $25
7:30 p.m. - Rascal Flatts, $55