Are you guys ready for a fun-filled next few weeks at the Florida Strawberry Festival?! The 74th annual event is a showcase of Florida-grown strawberries; along with concerts, rides, games, attractions; exhibits of agriculture, horticulture, commerce, fine arts, livestock, homemade goods and crafts; and plenty of strawberry shortcake and other fantastic food!

Starting on Thursday, Feb. 26 and going through Sunday, March 8, the Florida Strawberry Festival: "Hometown Salute to America" will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The event takes place at 2202 West Reynolds St. in Plant City.

Tickets prices are as follows: Admission (adults 13+): $8 advance/$10 gate; Youth (6-12): $4 advance/$5 gate; Children 5 & under are free with paid adult. 

Parking is $5 for cars, pickups and vans. Handicapped-friendly spaces are available at Red Parking Bus Stop (Oak Ave. & Ritter St.). Shuttle buses run from lots to gates 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Oh yea... don't miss these amazing Headliners: George Jones, 2/26; Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Bros, 2/26; Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, 2/27; Kellie Pickler, 2/27; Jake Owen, 2/28; Third Day, 2/28; Rodney Atkins, 3/1; Taylor Swift, 3/1; Helen Cornelius & Jim Ed Brown, 3/2; Randy Travis, 3/2; Connie Smith & Marty Stuart, 3/3; Travis Tritt, 3/3; Brenda Lee, 3/4; Ray Stevens, 3/4; Mel Tillis, 3/5; Lorrie Morgan, 3/5; Ronnie McDowell, 3/6; Jeff Foxworthy, 3/6; Mark Lowry, 3/7; Kool & The Gang, 3/7; and Jessica Simpson, 3/8. Special general admission free headline concert on 3/8 with Trent Tomlinson, Love & Theft, Chad Brock & Killer Beaz. Tickets for all shows are for reserved seats for GTE Federal Credit Union Soundstage concerts. Show tickets range from $10 to $45; gate admission additional. There are a limited number of free seats available (with paid gate admission) for all shows on first-come, first-seated basis in Edy's® & Haagen-Dazs® Grandstands.

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See ya there!