11 Ways to Get Discounts at the Florida Strawberry Festival


11 Ways to Get Discounts at the Florida Strawberry Festival

Why pay full price when you can get a discount? Seriously! Here are 11 of the best ways to get discounts at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City. If you don't already know, the Florida Strawberry Festival is favorite winter event for those living and vacationing in the West Central and Gulf Coast regions of Florida. This year's Strawberry Festival runs from March 3-13, 2016.
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What's not to love about celebrating the start of the Florida strawberry season and indulging in succulent strawberries at their peak of ripeness? Add in some spectacular strawberry treats, fun Belle City Midway rides, big-name headline entertainment, along with some of the best free, family-friendly entertainment around—and you'll soon become part of the royalty here at the Florida Strawberry Festival.

Let's get back to the deals! Here are 11 ways to save, so start your Florida Strawberry Festival planning now. Bring your family, bring your friends and check out which discount days are best for you.

1. Buy Florida Strawberry Festival Tickets in Advance & Save

If you buy your festival tickets in advance at any of these participating Publix Super Markets through March 13, you'll save money on admission. Adult tickets are only $8, and kids ages 6-12 only pay $4. Take special note of the stores highlighted in pink for additional savings on discounted strawberry shortcake tickets for St. Clement "Make Your Own” Strawberry Shortcake.

2. Kids Always Get a Discount

Regular gate admission costs are $10 for adults (ages 13 and up), but kids ages 6-12 only pay half of that at $5 for admission, and the kiddos 5 and under are admitted free of charge. That adds up to a lot of savings if you're coming with your family. Bring the siblings! Bring the cousins! Bring the friends!

3. Florida Blue Senior Citizens Days

Patrons 60 years of age or older , Thursdays are you best days to visit the Florida Strawberry Festival if you're interested in saving money. Get $2 off the gate admission of $10 all day on Thursday, March 3 and March 10.

4. Publix Florida Feeding Day

From noon to 10:00p.m.on Friday, March 4 present any Publix brand non-perishable item at entry gate and receive $5 off the regular price of $20 Fun Pack Ride Coupon Book. Oh yeah!

5. FREE Kids Day2016 Florida Strawberry Festival logo

Even better than the discounted kids' admission (see #2), Saturday, March 5 is Kids Day. Yay! Kids through high school age are admitted FREE! Just stop by any Strawberry Festival ticket booth and receive a complimentary voucher on this special day.

6. Fanta Family Days

On Sunday March 6 and March 13 from 10a.m. to 11p.m., present any Fanta or Coca-Cola brand can or plastic bottle product at entry gate to receive a voucher for $5 off the $25 wristband, and ride all day for only $20. Can or bottle is not valid for gate admission. Only one can per person, though.

7. Ride-A-Thon Days

From 10:00a.m. through 11:00p.m.on Monday, March 7 and Tuesday, March 8, a wrist band purchased at the Midway for $20 entitles the wearer to ride most mechanical rides for one low price. O’Reilly Auto Parts Ride-A-Thon Days on Thursday, March 3 and March 10 offer even more of a savings. Present a voucher from participating O’Reilly Auto Parts stores at any Midway ticket booth to receive $3 off $20 wristband and ride all day for only $17.

8. American Heroes Day

On Wednesday, March 9 all active, reserve and retired military and military veterans along with law enforcement and first responders (EMS & Fire Fighters) are admitted FREE all day with a valid ID. Thank you for your service and enjoy the Florida Strawberry Festival!

9. Moonlight Magic Nights

From 10:00p.m. to 2:00a.m. on Friday, March 4 and March 11, ride most mechanical rides for one special price of $25 per person. (Please note that all patrons entering the Midway for this event are required to purchase a $25 wristband and are subject to search.)

10. Tampa Bay Times Day on the Midway (Clip or print that coupon!)

From noon to 10p.m. on Friday, March 11, present a coupon from the Tampa Bay Times to receive $5 off the $20 Fun Pack Ride Coupon Book.The coupon will be available in The Tampa Bay Times and on www.tampabay.com on Sunday, March 6 and Friday, March 11. Please note that the coupon must be printed in hardcopy since an electronic version of the coupon will not be accepted. Remember, this coupon is only redeemable on Friday, March 11.

11. Farm Worker Appreciation Day

Where would this festival be without our Florida farm workers? Farm Worker Appreciation Day is Saturday, March 12. In honor of their hard work, farm workers receive free admission with a voucher from Astin Farms. Thanks for all you do!

Florida Strawberry Festival

Well, these are the festival specials and discounts we think you need to know about. But, there are still more to be had by following the link to the Florida Strawberry Festival Special Days and Discounts page. Find out more details about the offers we talked about and more!

Photo Credits: Florida Strawberry Festival Facebook Page.

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