Sweet Strawberry Festivities In Central Florida

If you are planning to visit Vista Cay within the next month, you are in for a treat! The Florida Strawberry Festival is back in 2024 for you to enjoy all of its happenings! Find live music from local and nationally known artists, carnival rides, fair foods, local vendors, and of course, strawberries! The festival started back in 1930 and has become a beloved tradition in Plant City that residents all over the state travel for each year. The festival will be held from February 28th to March 10th, and discounted tickets are limited but available now! 


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Top-Notch Performances


If you love live musical performances, you must check out the festival’s lineup this year. Some performances are included with your ticket, including artists such as high school orchestras and local performers. The Strawberry Festival has a top-notch set of headliners this year across all genres! 

Catch Riley Green on March 6th, Foreigner on March 8, Flo Rida on March 9, and so many more beloved artists from different generations! Each artist has a separate ticket and a select price point for purchase, so check out the festival headliners here for more information. 


Exhilarating Carnival Rides


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Find nostalgic carnival rides that have helped fairs like this one thrive for years mixed with modern thrills. The whole family can have fun with the attractions, with a balance of major thrill rides and the kiddie village offering smaller rides for our younger friends. Tickets to rides can be purchased individually, or purchase a ride wristband for unlimited rides! 


Delectable Fair Foods


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Corn dogs, pizza, cotton candy, popcorn! You’ll find it all among unique offerings at the Strawberry Festival. Have you ever tried deep-fried butter? How about deep-fried Oreos? Festivals are your excuse to try all things greasy and sweet in celebration! Be sure to check out all of the food vendors at the festival to find your new favorite snack. 


Shop Local With Festival Vendors


There are two different shopping halls at the festival featuring local vendors from all areas, including beauty, home goods, art, and more. Shop fun and unique handmade gifts to take home as souvenirs on your Vista Cay vacation! 


Livestock Presentations


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The main attraction for locals for the Strawberry Festival is the livestock show that takes place every year. The festival partners with local middle and high schools' FFA clubs to present cows, goats, and other livestock that they raise and then present in this competition. As an attendee, you have the opportunity to attend the shows, and if that isn’t your thing, you can simply take a walk around the pasture and visit the different animals participating! 


And Of Course, Strawberries!


Plant City is known for its strawberries, so who better to represent this festival than them? Enjoy different strawberry treats, including ice cream, smoothies, and candies. The most beloved part of this festival is the strawberry shortcake. Due to popularity, the line gets long so prepare to wait, but there’s a reason for it! 


The Strawberry Festival has so much to offer for all different types of people in your family! Plant City is full of southern charm, and this fest is the perfect place to experience it. Vista Cay is a great place to experience the hustle and bustle of Orlando, and be close enough to enjoy local excites like The Strawberry Festival. 

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