Free events and attractions at the Strawberry Festival

Free events and attractions at the Strawberry Festival (Image 1)
Free events and attractions at the Strawberry Festival (Image 1)

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to enjoy the Florida Strawberry Festival. This year’s event features a long list of attractions and events that are included with your admission fee — no extra cash needed.

Bright House Networks Showcase Tens

Dennis Lee – Show Times Daily at noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m. No noon show on March 1.

Redhead Express – Show times daily at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m. No 11 a.m. show on March 1.

Nathan Osmond – Show times daily at 1 p.m., 4 p.m.

Gospel Night with Pastor Calvin ‘Pee Wee’ Callins, Saturday Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Jade Sanders, March 7, 7:30 p.m.

HERSHEY’S Strawberry Tent:

Steve Trash Show – Show times daily at 1 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m.

The Gothard Sisters – February-March 3, show times at noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m.

The Walker Boys – March 4-8, show times at noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m.

Tampa Bay Times Variety Stage:

Kari & Billy – February 26-3, show times at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

DeAndre Brackensick – March 4-8, show times at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Bobby G. Summers – Thursday, February 26 at 6 p.m.

Makenzie Raye/Soul Circus Cowboys – Friday, February 27 at 6 p.m.

Hola! Plant City featuring Grupo Control and Joe Zuniga – Saturday, February 28 at 6 p.m.

Nathan’s Famous Hotdog Eating Contest Qualifying Event – Sunday, March 1 at 6 p.m.

NRG – Next Radical Generaion – Monday, March 2 at 6 p.m.

Sara Rose Band – Tuesday, March 3 at 6 p.m.

American Dance Orchestra – Wednesday, March 4 at 6 p.m.

With the City – Thursday, March 5 at 6 p.m.

Heather Lucas – Friday, March 6 at 6 p.m.

Hola! Plant City featuring Cheyo Carillo and Simona – Saturday, March 7 at 6 p.m.

Heanon Tate – Sunday, March 8 at 6 p.m.

Wish Farms Soundstage:

Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra – Thursday, February 26 at 10:30 a.m.

Caroline Kole, opening for REBA – Sunday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Tommy Dorsey Orchestra – Thursday, March 5 at 10:30 a.m.

On the grounds:

Agricadabra Magic Show – Show times daily at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m.

Neighborhood Village – Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily

XPOGO Stunt Team – Show times daily at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Pioneer Village – Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily

Rock-it the Robot – Show times daily at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Robinson’s Racing Pigs and Paddling Porkers – Show times daily at 11 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

RUNA PACHA “Indian World” – Show times daily at 11 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Strawberry Production Exhibit – Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily

Southwest Dairy Farmers Milking Show – Show times daily at 11 a.m., 1 pm, 3 p.m., and 5 p.m.

Home Depot Kids Workshop – Monday, March 2 at 3 p.m.

Celebrity appearances:

Meet & Greet Troy, Chase & Jacob Landry from “Swamp People” – Friday and Saturday, February 27 & 28 from noon – 2:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.- 6 p.m., Sunday, March 1 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday, March 6 & 7 from noon – 2:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.- 6 p.m., Sunday, March 8 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Meet & Greet the “Nasty Boys” – Monday, March 2 — Thursday, March 5 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Meet & Greet Mr. Berry, the Official Mascot of the Florida Strawberry Festival – Daily from 11:-11:30 a.m., 3:30-4 p.m. and 5:30-6 p.m.

Meet & Greet Raymond, the Official Mascot of the Tampa Bay Rays – Friday, February 27, Saturday, February 28, Friday, March 6 and Saturday March 7 at 2-2:30 p.m., 3-3:30 p.m., 5-5:30 p.m. and 6-6:30 p.m.

Stingray Chevrolet Entertainment Tent:

Fried Corn on the Cob Eating contest – Thursday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m.

Youth Strawberry Stemming Contest – Saturday, Feb. 28 at 2 p.m.

Strawberry Spaghetti Eating Contest – Monday, March 2 at 5 p.m.

Adult Strawberry Stemming Contest – Tuesday, March 3 at 2 p.m.

Superdog Mega Corndog Eating Contest – Thursday, March 5 at 2 p.m.

Strawberry Mashed Potato Pie Eating Contest – Friday, March 6 at 1 p.m.

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