The Florida Strawberry Festival will open its gates Thursday February 28 at 10:00 a.m. Opening day is also Senior Citizens' Day, with those 60 years of age and older getting $2.00 off on the $10.00 gate admission. Of course, the Festival is all about the strawberry. While thousands of strawberry shortcake desserts are sold every year, like a past year's theme suggested, the Festival is "more than just shortcake" there are agricultural exhibits, contests, a thrilling midway... and the great concerts!
On the concert stage, Chubby Checker will be appearing at 3:30 p.m. and FOREIGNER will perform at 7:30 p.m. In fact, the entire 2013 entertainment line-up is as amazing as ever with chart-topping names Casting Crowns, Dwight Yoakam, Martina McBride, Bret Michaels and Blake Shelton to name a few appearing in the daily afternoon and evening concerts. Amazingly, there are still tickets available for some of these events! And, even though there were problems early on with the Festival's online ticket store, it now seems to be working properly.
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