On Tap at the Florida Strawberry Festival Today (March 8)
The 2013 Florida Strawberry Festival kicks off for an ninth day today, March 8.
The 2013 Florida Strawbrerry Festival kicks off today, Friday, March 8, with T.G. Sheppard and Janie Fricke set to perform at 3:30 p.m., followed by Scotty McCreery at 7:30 p.m.
2013 Florida Strawberry Festival: Need To Know Friday, March 8
Today is The Tampa Tribune and TBO.com Day on the Midway at the 2013 Florida Strawberry Festival.
- Time is from noon to 10 p.m.
- With coupon, $4 off the $20 regular price for Fun Pack Ride Coupon Book.
Today is Moonlight Magic at the 2013 Florida Strawberry Festival.
- Ride most mechanical rides for $20 per person.
- All patrons entering the midway for this event will be required to purchase a $20 wristband.
- Time is from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
- All patrons entering the festival fairgrounds for Moonlinght Magic will be subject to a search.
Also at the festival today:
- Gates open and close at 10 a.m.
- The midway opens at noon.
- Admission is $10 for people age 13 and up and $5 for children ages 6 to 12. Children age 5 and under are admitted for free when accompanied by a paying adult.
- The Strawberry Mashed Potato Pie-Eating Contest is set for noon to noon at the Stingray Chevrolet Entertainment Tent.
- The Livestock Judging Contest is set for 3 to 5 p.m. at the Patterson Co. Livestock Arena.
- T.J. Sheppard and Janie Fricke are set to perform 3:30 p.m. on the Wish Farms Soundstage.
- Showmanship Judging - Beef Breed is set to begin 6 p.m. at the Swindle Family Pavilion.
- Kari & Billy are scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Borden Dairy Strawberry Tent.
- Karaoke Contest is set for 7 p.m. at the Sweetbay Supermarket Showcase Tent.
- Scotty McCreery is set to perform 7:30 p.m. on the Wish Farms Soundstage.
For more on the daily offerings at the 2013 Florida Strawberry Festival, through March 10, visit the full report at Brandon Patch. Also featured are links to festival stories.