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Guide to Florida Strawberry Festival entertainment

After canceling big concerts for the 2021 festival, the music is back for March 3-13, 2022.

PLANT CITY, Fla. — Get ready to rock out in March at the Florida Strawberry Festival. 

After big concerts were canceled for the 2021 event due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the festival says the music and entertainment are back in full swing for 2022. 

Musical acts performing on the Wish Farms Soundstage include The Oak Ridge Boys, Lady A, The Beach Boys, Boyz II Men, Lauren Daigle, Zach Williams, Jake Owen, Tesla, Cole Swindell, Nelly, The Bellamy Brothers and Sam Hunt.

The 87th Annual Florida Strawberry Festival says its theme is "#1 for FUN!" 

The 11-day event is scheduled for March 3-13, 2022, in Plant City.

“The theme of this year’s festival is ‘We’re #1 For FUN!’ with a strong emphasis on bringing folks back together to celebrate fairs and festivals like ours. It’s a time-honored tradition and, in my opinion, one of America’s favorite past times, we’re #1!” said Florida Strawberry Festival President Paul Davis.  

Get the full lineup here.

Thursday, March 3
Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra
The Oak Ridge Boys
Lady A

Friday, March 4
The Beach Boys
Boyz II Men

Saturday, March 5
Home Free
Lauren Daigle

Sunday, March 6
Chicks with Hits, featuring Terri Clark, Pam Tillis and Suzy Bogguss
Sammy Hagar & The Circle

Monday, March 7
John Anderson
Kenzie Wheeler

Tuesday, March 8
Rickey Nelson Remembered Starring Matthew & Gunnar Nelson
Zach Williams

Wednesday, March 9
Lee Greenwood
Jake Owen

Thursday, March 10
The Lettermen
The Drifters, Cornell Gunter's Coasters & The Platters
Tesla

Friday, March 11
Gene Watson
Cole Swindell

Saturday, March 12
Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots
Nelly

Sunday, March 13
The Bellamy Brothers
Sam Hunt

Tickets start at $10 for everyone ages 13 and older and $5 for kids ages 6-12. You can get yours online here or at the ticket box office.

For more information on the Strawberry Festival, click here.

Why strawberries?

It's all about celebrating local Florida agriculture! According to the festival site, the multi-day event began in 1930 when the Plant City Lions Club wished to celebrate the area's "bountiful" strawberry harvest. The festival has continued to this day, absent a six-year pause during and just after World War II.

What about that big harvest? If it were "bountiful" back then, it's massive now. 

There were 10,000 acres of strawberries during the 2019-20 season, producing 25,000 to 30,000 pounds per acre, according to Hillsborough County.

   

 

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