Frequently Asked Questions
- How much is admission?
Regular Admission At Gate
Adults (ages 13+): $10
Children (ages 6-12): $5
Children (ages 5 and under): FREE
- Are any discounts available?
Please click here to view our discount opportunities and special days.
- Are any group rates available?
We do not offer group rates. However, please call our tour line at 813-719-6680 with any questions.
- How much is parking?
Please click here to view information on parking.
- How do I buy concert tickets?
Reserved seating tickets for headline entertainment shows on the Wish Farms Soundstage will go on sale in early December. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here, over the phone at 813-754-1996 or in person at the Amscot Main Ticket Office located at 2209 West Oak Avenue in Plant City. Didn’t buy tickets before you came? You can get them on site! Stop by the Ticket Office located east of the Wish Farms Soundstage, and get your tickets right before the show.
- Is admission included in my concert ticket purchase?
Concert tickets do NOT include gate admission.
- How do I get a meet-and-greet pass to meet an entertainer?
All meet-and-greet events with headline entertainers are coordinated through each artist’s fan club. For information regarding meet-and-greet opportunities, please contact that artist’s fan club.
- Is the concert arena enclosed or open-air?
The Wish Farms Soundstage seating area, as well as the Morrow Steel Free Grandstand, is an open-air, uncovered facility.
- How do I get a free seat in the Morrow Steel Free Grandstand for concerts?
Free seating for each of the 22 headline entertainment shows is available in the Morrow Steel Free Grandstand, located at the back of the Wish Farms Soundstage seating area. The Grandstand opens 30 minutes prior to each show, and, depending on the artist performing, there may be a significant line. We recommend getting there early to ensure your spot in line for a free seat.
- Which days do you offer wristbands on the Midway?
Please click here to see all of our Midway offers.
- What is included with my admission ticket?
For the price of a movie ticket, you can have fun all day! Included in your gate admission is access to view all of our exhibits and competitions, livestock shows, arts and crafts vendors and free entertainers (click here to see our list of free entertainers).
- Can you offer any alternate routes to get to the Festival?
Yes! Please click here to get directions and alternate routes.
- Which days are Florida Blue Senior Citizen Days?
Florida Blue Senior Citizen Days are both Thursdays, March 3 and March 10. To view the list of other special days, click here.
- Can I purchase fresh strawberries on the Festival grounds?
Yes! Fresh strawberries are available for purchase at 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.
- Where can I buy strawberry shortcake?
Our world-famous strawberry shortcake is available at 3 different locations on the 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).
- Do you sell alcohol?
No alcohol is sold anywhere on the Festival grounds.
- Do you ever close because of bad weather?
A little rain doesn’t shut us down! In the event of inclement weather, we watch the local forecast closely to always ensure the safety of our patrons. Be sure to check our website where we always keep you up-to-date on the latest information. Also, check the local weather forecast before you visit, and plan to bring a jacket, hat or sunscreen as appropriate.
- Are credit cards accepted on grounds?
MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express are accepted at each gate for admission, for tickets on the Midway and for many of our vendors and crafters. We recommend carrying a little cash just in case.
- Do you have food vendors?
In addition to our famous strawberry shortcake, throughout the Festival you will find dozens upon dozens of tantalizing treats to tempt your taste buds.
- Is smoking permitted on the Festival grounds?
Smoking is not permitted inside buildings or the Wish Farms Soundstage arena. Smoking is permitted outdoors on the Festival grounds.
- Can I bring drinks or food in the gate with me?
No bottles, cans, coolers or picnic baskets are permitted inside the gates.
- Can I bring my pet with me?
Dogs and/or other animals are not allowed on the Festival grounds unless they are a service or guide dog, non-human primate or animals in a show or contest. Certified trainers (with ID stating same) of companion dogs/animals will be allowed.
- What is the best way to plan for my visit?
We have plenty of resources available to you to make the most of your Festival visit! Use our website where you can view and print a schedule and map ahead of time or download our FREE mobile app to carry our schedule, map and important information right in the palm of your hand. Download the FREE app by clicking here. Maps and schedules are also available on grounds at the UNCOMMON USA information booths inside each entry gate. As always, with any further questions, feel free to call the friendly folks at our Festival office at 813-752-9194.
- Can I rent a stroller, wheelchair or scooter?
A limited number of strollers, wagons, wheelchairs and motorized scooters can be rented near Gates 1, 14, 16 & the Tour Bus Lot. A drivers license will be held as a deposit. All rentals are cash only, and pricing is as follows:
- Stroller = $10
- Wagon = $15
- Wheelchair = $25
- Motorized Scooter = $50 for the entire day, or $35 after 5pm
- What do I do if I lost a person or an item while at the Festival?
If you’ve lost someone or something during your visit, all lost persons and property will be safely cared for in the Lost & Found caboose sponsored by ClickHeat. The bright red caboose is located near the east side of the Parke Exhibit Building.
- What should I wear?
For your comfort and safety, we recommend that you wear low, close-toed shoes. Check the weather forecast before your visit and bring jackets, hats or sunscreen as appropriate.
- Are there nursing facilities and diaper changing facilities?
Diaper changing facilities are located in all Potillo Restrooms on the Festival grounds. Nursing stations can be found at Gate 16 and west of the Hull Armory building behind the gazebo.
- Will pictures be available for my family to purchase?
The friendly folks at Images Everywhere! will be on hand to take a special keepsake photo of you and your family when you enter the gate to commemorate your Festival visit. They will be located at Gate 1, Gate 5, Gate 13, Gate 14 and Gate 16.