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Special days and discounts at Strawberry Festival!
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Special days and discounts at Strawberry Festival!

Plant City, FL -- Special days and discounts will give patrons a great opportunity to taste the many flavors of fun at the 2011 Florida Strawberry Festival. From Senior Citizens' Days to Ride-A-Thons, there are ways for everyone to enjoy this year's Festival.

Advance discount tickets are on sale for $2 off the regular adult (13 and up) gate admission price of $10 and $1 off the youth (ages 6-12) gate admission price at participating Sweetbay Supermarkets. Children 5 and under are admitted free with a paid adult. 

Through March 13, consumers can save on their Florida Strawberry Festival gate admission by getting their tickets at participating Sweetbay Supermarkets in Alachua, Charlotte, Citrus, Desoto, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lake, Manatee, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota and Sumter counties.

Through March 2, advance discount gate admission tickets can also be purchased through the festival ticket office, Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., at 2209 W. Oak Ave in Plant City. 

However, once the Festival opens on March 3, advance discount gate admission tickets will only be sold at Sweetbay Supermarkets.

Thursday, March 3: SENIOR CITIZENS' DAY

Patrons 60 years of age or older get $2.00 off the regular gate admission of $10.00 all day. The Jimmy Sturr Orchestra will perform for your listening and dancing pleasure. The music begins at 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on the Wish Farms Soundstage. ALL SEATS FREE WITH GENERAL ADMISSION.

**A prize will be given away at 12:00 p.m. each Senior Citizens' Day, following the 10:30 show, to the lucky senior citizen whose ticket is drawn from the barrel. Tickets for the drawing will be available to seniors in the stadium. You must be present at the Senior Citizens' Program to win.

Friday, March 4: MOONLIGHT MAGIC NIGHT

Ride most mechanical rides for one special price of $20.00 per person. All patrons entering the Midway for this event will be required to purchase a $20.00 wristband, 11:00 pm until 3:00 am. All patrons entering grounds are subject to search.

Saturday, March 5: FREE KIDS' DAY

Hey Kids, it's YOUR DAY! Kids through High School age are admitted FREE!  Just stop by any festival ticket booth and receive a complimentary entry ticket on this special day. But that's not all.  There's a FREE kids concert on the Wish Farms Soundstage.  Suite Caroline, the talented singer/songwriter, will take the stage at 1 p.m. 

Sunday, March 6: MOUNTAIN DEW FAMILY DAY

It's "Dew" Day AND a MIDWAY wristband special - Ride all day, 10 a.m. until 11 p.m., for only $25. But that's not all -- bring any Mountain Dew can to the Festival and receive a voucher when you enter the Festival for $5 off the $25 MIDWAY wristband and ride all day for only $20!! Mountain Dew can, NOT valid for gate admission, AND only ONE can per person. 

Monday, March 7: Grand Parade Day & Ride-A-Thon Day

Be sure to watch as the Grand Parade passes by the Festival on Reynolds Street starting at 1:00 PM. Ride-A-Thon from 10:00 am until 11:00 pm. A wrist band purchased at the Midway for $19.00 will entitle the wearer to ride most mechanical rides for one low price.

Tuesday, March 8: RED HAT DAY & Ride-A-Thon Day

On Tuesday, March 8, the Florida Strawberry Festival will feature Red Hat Day!  Red Hatters receive $2.00 off the regular gate admission price of $10.00. Red Hatters will have a day to remember!! 

Opening ceremonies begin at 10:30 a.m. when the Red Hatters gather to review the daily schedule of events at the Free Grandstand and be treated to several surprises. The Festival will feature a mini "Red Hat" market area and, capping off the day, Chubby Checker, will appear on the Wish Farms Soundstage at 3:30 p.m.

Ride-A-Thon from 3 p.m. until 11 p.m. A wrist band purchased at the Midway for $19.00 will entitle the wearer to ride most mechanical rides for one low price.

Wednesday, March 9: AMERICAN HEROES DAY & Ride-A-Thon Day

The Florida Strawberry Festival will honor our American Heroes by offering FREE admission. 

All active, reserve and retired military and military veterans along with Law Enforcement and First Responders (EMS & Fire Fighters) will be admitted free all day when they show a valid ID. 

Tanya Tucker will perform at 3:30 p.m. followed by Rick Springfield at 7:30 p.m. on the Wish Farms Soundstage.  There's a hero if you look inside your heart!

Ride-A-Thon from 3 p.m. until 11 p.m. A wrist band purchased at the Midway for $19.00 will entitle the wearer to ride most mechanical rides for one low price.

Thursday, March 10: SENIOR CITIZENS' DAY & Ride-A-Thon Day

Patrons 60 years of age or older get $2.00 off the regular gate admission price of $10.00 all day. The Guy Lombardo Band will be on the Wish Farms Soundstage from 10:30 a.m. until noon for your listening and dancing pleasure.

A prize will be given away at 12:00 p.m. each Senior Citizens' Day, following the 10:30 show, to the lucky senior citizen whose ticket is drawn from the barrel. Tickets for the drawing will be available to seniors in the stadium. You must be present at the Senior Citizens' Program to win.

Ride-A-Thon from 3 p.m. until 11 p.m. A wrist band purchased at the Midway for $19.00 will entitle the wearer to ride most mechanical rides for one low price.

Friday, March 11: TAMPA TRIBUNE DAY on the Midway & Moonlight Magic Night

The Tampa Tribune Day on the Midway saves you $2.00 off the regular price of $20.00 for the Fun Pack Ride Coupon Book from noon until 10 p.m. Patrons can retrieve the $2.00 off coupon from tbo.com or the Tampa Tribune which must be presented when purchasing the Fun Pack Ride Coupon Book.

Moonlight Magic - Ride most mechanical rides for one special price of $20.00 per person. All patrons entering the Midway for this event will be required to purchase a $20.00 wristband, 11 p.m. until 3 a.m. All patrons entering grounds are subject to search.

Saturday, March 12: FARM WORKER APPRECIATION DAY

Farm Workers; ask your employer for the voucher that will give you FREE ADMISSION to the Florida Strawberry Festival. 

Sunday, March 13: MOUNTAIN DEW FAMILY DAY

It's "Dew" Day AND a MIDWAY wristband special - Ride all day, 10 a.m. until 11 p.m., for only $25.

But that's not all -- bring your Mountain Dew can to the Festival and receive a voucher when you enter the Festival for $5 off the $25 MIDWAY wristband and ride all day for only $20!! Mountain Dew can, NOT valid for gate admission, and only ONE can per person. 

The 76th Annual Florida Strawberry Festival opens Thursday, March 3 and runs through Sunday, March 13 on the Festival grounds in Plant City.

For more information call 813-752-9194 or log on to www.flstrawberryfestival.com.

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