PLANT CITY The Florida Strawberry Festival has announced a partnership with Publix to offer discounted admission tickets and promote the annual celebration.
Nearly 200 Publix stores throughout Hillsborough, Manatee, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties will participate.
Admission tickets will be available for purchase at participating Publix stores Jan. 30 through March 9.
Advance discounted tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children 6 to 12 years old, a $2 and $1 per ticket savings, respectively, over prices at the gate.
Children age 5 and younger are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult.
Publix will help promote the festival with signs and brochures it its stores, festival General Manager Paul Davis said.
“We are excited to partner with the Florida Strawberry Festival to offer this service to our customers,” Publix spokesman Brian West said in a statement. “It is a wonderful community event with a family atmosphere our customers will surely enjoy.”
For a list of participating Publix stores, go to www.flstrawberryfestival.com.
The festival will be Feb. 27-March 9.