Festival FAQ's

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Adults (ages 13+): $15 Children (ages 6-12): $5 Children (ages 5 and under): FREE with paid adult admission. Click here for more information on discount tickets from Publix. 

 Please click here to view our discount opportunities and special days.

We do not offer group admission rates. However, please call our tour line at 813-719-6680 with any questions.

Please click here to view information on parking.

No alcohol is sold anywhere on the Festival grounds.

Yes! Please click here to get directions and alternate routes.
Yes! Fresh strawberries are available for purchase at the Wish Farms booth (inside the northeast corner of the Parke Exhibit Building and also directly outside Gate 1) and at Parkesdale Farms (inside the south end of the Parke Exhibit Building and also by Gate 16).

 Our world-famous strawberry shortcake is available at 3 different locations on the Festival grounds:  St. Clements Shortcake Booth (inside the south end of the Parke Exhibit Building), Transforming Life Church Shortcake (inside the Entenmann’s Strawberry Tent), East Historical Society Shortcake Booth (located on the southside of the Teco Expo Hall.)

A little rain doesn’t shut us down! In the event of inclement weather, we watch the local forecast closely to always ensure the safety of our patrons. Be sure to check our website where we always keep you up-to-date on the latest information. Also, check the local weather forecast before you visit, and plan to bring a jacket, hat or sunscreen as appropriate.

 MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express are accepted at each gate for admission, for tickets on the Midway and for many of our vendors and crafters. We recommend carrying a little cash just in case. ATMs are located throughout the festival grounds.

 In addition to our famous strawberry shortcake, throughout the Festival you will find dozens upon dozens of tantalizing treats to tempt your taste buds.

 Smoking is not permitted inside buildings, the Wish Farms Soundstage arena, or the GT Grandstand seating area. Smoking is permitted outdoors on the Festival grounds.

  No bottles, cans, coolers or picnic baskets are permitted inside the gates.

Dogs and/or other animals are not allowed on the Festival grounds unless they are a service or guide dog, non-human primate or animals in a show or contest. Certified trainers (with ID stating same) of companion dogs/animals will be allowed.

 We have plenty of resources available to you to make the most of your Festival visit! Use our website (flstrawberryfestival.com) where you can view and print a schedule and map ahead of time. Maps and schedules are also available on grounds at the UNCOMMON USA information booths inside each entry gate. As always, with any further questions, feel free to call the friendly folks at our Festival office at 813-752-9194.

 A limited number of strollers, wagons, wheelchairs and motorized scooters can be rented online or near Gates 1, 14, 16 & the Tour Bus Lot.  A drivers license will be held as a deposit.  All rentals are cash or credit only, and pricing is as follows:

  • Stroller – $13 (cash or credit card only)
  • Wagon – $18 (cash or credit card only)
  • Wheelchair – $25 (cash or credit card only)
  • Motorized Scooter – $65 all day, $45 after 5:00 p.m. (cash or credit card only)

If you’ve lost someone or something during your visit, all lost persons and property will be safely cared for in the Lost & Found caboose sponsored by Chocolate Strawberry Express. The bright red caboose is located near the east side of the Parke Exhibit Building.

 For your comfort and safety, we recommend that you wear low, close-toed shoes. Check the weather forecast before your visit and bring jackets, hats or sunscreen as appropriate.

Diaper changing facilities are located in all Portlock Restrooms on the Festival grounds. The Badcock Home Furniture &more Mother & Baby Suite is located in the TECO Expo Hall.

The friendly folks at Images Everywhere! will be on hand to take a special keepsake photo of you and your family when you enter the gate to commemorate your Festival visit. They will be located at Gate 1, Gate 5, Gate 13, Gate 14 and Gate 16. You can also click here to order online.

10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

303 BerryFest Place, Plant City, FL 33563

Yes. All bags, backpacks, and items of that nature, will be  subject to search prior to admission onto the Festival grounds. 


Tickets can be purchased for headline entertainment concerts beginning December 7th at 8 a.m. at the Amscot Ticket Office located at 2209 W. Oak Ave., online via our website or by phone.

 Yes. Admission to all concerts requires a gate admission. Admission tickets can be purchased ahead of time online or at participating Publix Super Market stores. They can also be purchased at the gate upon your arrival.

Meet and Greet passes are not available at this time.

The Wish Farms Soundstage and GT Grandstands seating area is an open-air, uncovered facility.


 We no longer offer free seating for headline entertainment shows.


Children 2 years old and under do not need a concert ticket as long as they will sit on your lap. Children 3 years old and above require a ticket.

Admission and Attractions

 Please click here to see all of our Midway offers and special days and discounts.

 For the price of a movie ticket, you can have fun all day! Included in your gate admission is access to view all of our exhibits and competitions, livestock shows, arts and crafts vendors and free entertainers.

Special Days & Discounts

Florida Blue Senior Citizen Days are both Thursdays, February 29 and March 7. To view the list of other special days, click here.

Honoring American Heroes Day is Wednesday, March 6. To view the list of other special days, click here.

Vendors & Concessionaires

All vendors and concessionaires MUST man their booths at all times and plan accordingly for breaks with personnel from your booth. The Festival is typically open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., every day.

We have more than 600,000 attendees, please plan accordingly to have inventory to met that demand. 

Booth rental starts at $1000 and go up from there depending on size and location. There are no requests for locations. Vendors will be placed based upon available openings.  

Please look to our website in the summer as we tend to post the Vendor and Concessionaire Application prior to August 1st of that upcoming Festival season. Applications will be taken ONLY online and be the first line of communication between the vendor manager and any potential new or seasoned vendors and concessionaires. We place very few NEW vendors due to a high rate of return. However, it is wise to be prepared to submit an application each year as soon as possible as availability does fluctuate time to time. We DO keep a waiting list, BUT it is not first come, first served. Unique  products tend to get placement sooner. 

Have more questions? Call us 813.752.9194.

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