If you know us, we love local festivals and fairs, and the grand daddy of them all is almost here. That’s right, the 2016 Florida Strawberry Festival is almost here! If you have never been, you really need to make plans to check it out this year. There are a total of eleven days this year so you have no scheduling excuses! We even have FREE tickets to give away so be sure to keep reading.
So what is there to do and see at the 2016 Florida Strawberry Festival? Plenty! In fact, this is the largest fair we have ever been to. The midway is ginormous (yes that’s a scientific term), the strawberries are just as delicious, and the entertainment is second to none. FREE music, entertainment and more are all over the 2016 Florida Strawberry Festival grounds! It’s rare that I don’t provide direct information in an article, but there is literally too much to list. Live music for every listener, magic shows, pig races, a Pioneer Village, and even a kids workshop hosted by the Home Depot will be on site.
If you’re more of a contest type of person, don’t worry, they have you covered as well. The 2016 Florida Strawberry Festival features all sorts of competitive fun! Don’t miss the corn dog, spaghetti, and short-cake eating contests, (No they are not all a single contest!) or see just how many strawberries it’s possible to stem. If you don’t want to participate in the competitive eating fun, grab a single serve strawberry shortcake and enjoy the show.
As if the FREE entertainment at the 2016 Florida Strawberry Festival wasn’t enough, let me tell you some of the additional artists that will be appearing. These generally require an additional paid ticket, but they are a fraction of the cost of what they usually are in concert. I am told though that there are a LIMITED number of FREE seats available in the Morrow Steel Free Grandstand, but you would likely need to setup camp early in the day. So who is playing the 2016 Florida Strawberry Festival? Just about Everyone! Included in the top notch talent are Jos Turner, Big & Rich, Cheap Trick, Donny & Marie, Lonestar, Trace Adkins, Martina McBride, Oak Ridge Boys, Casting Crowns, Cole Swindell, Merle Haggard and The Band Perry just to name a few! The performance times vary, but you can checkout their website to purchase tickets and see the entire entertainment lineup. Tickets start at around $25.
As I said before, the midway is huge at the 2016 Florida Strawberry Festival! So huge in fact they have two! That’s right, one for the big kids and the Kiddie Corral for the little ones. The fest, features the largest amount of kiddie rides I have ever seen assembled in one place. On the Florida Strawberry Festival website, you can see specific rides that will be there with hight requirements as well as the number of tickets you will need to ride so you can plan accordingly.
The ticket prices are reasonable for a fair with adult tickets going for $10 (ages 13+) and child tickets for $5 (ages 6-12). Children 5 and under are FREE. You can reduce your overall ticket price by going on free kids day. Follow the chart below for special prices on admission as well as special discounts on unlimited ride bands and ride coupon books.
|Date||Admission||Ride Band||Ride Deals|
|3/3/16||Ages 60 and older get $2 off||$20||$3 Off With O’Reily Voucher|
|3/4/16||$25||Bring a Publix brand non perishible for $5 off a $20 Ride coupon book!|
|3/5/16||Kids through high school are FREE!||$30|
|3/6/16||$25||Bring a Coke brand bottle or can for $5 off a wristband!|
|3/8/16||$20||Ride any ride for $2!|
|3/9/16||FREE entry for reserve, retired, active military and first responders.||$20|
|3/10/16||$60 and older get $2 off||$20||$3 Off With O’Reily Voucher|
|3/11/16||$25||Bring the Tampa Bay Times coupon for $5 off a $20 Ride coupon book!|
|3/12/16||Farm workers get FREE admission with voucher from Astin Farms||$30|
|3/13/16||$25||Bring a Coke brand bottle or can for $5 off a wristband!|
Want more information? Checkout their website:
Want to chance to win a FREE family 4 pack of admission to the 2016 Florida Strawberry Festival?
As a special gift from the 2016 Florida Strawberry Festival, we have been given a family 4 pack of tickets to the to give away to our readers! These are good for ANY DAY of the festival. Here is how to enter to win in three easy steps:
- Complete the form below. We need to collect some information in order to mail them out! (They will be mailed from the festival directly)
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Winner will be selected from the entrants who enter the form below. Winner will be notified via our social media outlets so be sure to keep checking our Facebook page. Drawing to take place Sunday February 21st. This contest is open to any US resident and prize will be mailed via USPS. Winner must provide a valid mailing address. That means the winner doesn’t necessarily need to live in Florida (Although you’ll need to come here in order to visit the 2016 Florida Strawberry Festival!) Odds of winning vary based on the total number of entries. By entering you will be added to our email list which you can opt out of at any time.