Who doesn’t love strawberries? Better yet, who can resist indulging with a little bit of strawberry shortcake?

You can get your fill of all things strawberry at this year’s Florida Strawberry Festival running March 3-13 in Plant City. The 11-day celebration is bigger than many county and regional fairs with a large Midway, arts & crafts, livestock shows, agricultural displays, dozens of food vendors and an impressive lineup of nightly concerts (which require a separate ticket).

2016 Florida Strawberry Festival Concerts

Thursday, March 3
10:30 a.m. Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra (free)
3:30 p.m. Charley Pride
7:30 p.m. Josh Turner

Friday, March 4
3:30 p.m. Mickey Gilley
7:30 p.m. BIG & RICH

Saturday, March 5
3:30 p.m. Lecrae
7:30 p.m. Cheap Trick

Sunday, March 6
3:30 p.m. Shenandoah
7:30 p.m. Donny & Marie

Monday, March 7
3:30 p.m. Gene Watson
7:30 p.m. LONESTAR

Tuesday, March 8
3:30 p.m. Dick Fox’s Golden Boys starring Frankie Avalon, Fabian & Bobby Rydell
7:30 p.m. Trace Adkins

Wednesday, March 9
3:30 p.m. Ray Stevens
7:30 p.m. Martina McBride

Thursday, March 10
10:30 a.m. Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (free)
3:30 p.m. Oak Ridge Boys
7:30 p.m. Casting Crowns

Friday, March 11
3:30 p.m. Tanya Tucker
7:30 p.m. Cole Swindell

Saturday, March 12
3:30 p.m. Merle Haggard
7:30 p.m. Charlie Wilson

Sunday, March 13
3:30 p.m. echosmith
7:30 p.m. The Band Perry

Tickets vary in price depending on the show and can be purchased on the Florida Strawberry Festival website, at the Amscot Main Ticket Office located at 2209 W. Oak Avenue in Plant City and over the phone at 813-754-1996.

Admission to the Florida Strawberry Festival is $10 for adults (ages 13+), $5 for children (ages 6-12) and little ones 5 and under are free. There’s a separate charge for parking in lots on festival grounds.

Other Things to Know About This Year’s Florida Strawberry Festival

Strawberry shortcake will be available at 3 different locations on Festival grounds: East Hillsborough Historical Society Strawberry Shortcake (directly south of the TECO Expo Building), St. Clement Catholic Church Make-Your-Own Shortcake (inside the south end of the Parke Exhibit Building) and Turkey Creek Assembly of God Shortcake (inside the Strawberry Tent).

Take home fresh strawberries by stopping at one of these three booths: the Brandon Farms booth (inside the northeast corner of the Parke Exhibit Building and right inside Gate 1), at Parkesdale Farms (inside the south end of the Parke Exhibit Building and also by Gate 16) and at Wish Farms directly outside the Amscot Main Ticket Gate.

You might want to bring a little cash with you. While you can pay for tickets and most items with a credit or debit card, some vendors only accept cash.

Download the free Florida Strawberry Festival mobile app before you go via iTunes or Google Play. It’s great for keeping visitors up-to-date on the latest festival information and has a handy guide map of the festival grounds.