Once again, the Plant City Times & Observer’s mascot StrawBuddy is here to highlight everything the 2018 Florida Strawberry Festival and his beloved town has to offer.
Once again, the Plant City Times & Observer’s mascot StrawBuddy is here to highlight everything the 2018 Florida Strawberry Festival and his beloved town has to offer. The witty berry is excited to hit the streets and meet his fellow residents.
In conjunction with the Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce and Fryed Egg Productions, the 2018 StrawBuddy Selfie Tour Challenge will allow members in the community to go on a scavenger-style hunt to find him in local businesses throughout town and on the festival grounds. The lovable berry was printed by Minuteman Press and is located throughout the city, showing off all that makes Plant City unique.
If you find him peeking out of a window or lounging in a chair, take a selfie with him and post it to social media using the hashtags #PlantCityStrawbuddy, #BerryFest18 and #VisitPlantCity. The more you post the more you’ll be entered into the contest. Lucky winners will receive tickets to the Reba McEntire concert on March 4 or the Brad Paisley concert on March 11. The cutoff for each giveaway will be at 5 p.m. on March 1 for Reba and March 8 for Paisley tickets.
Winners will be announced March 2 and March 9 and the tickets may be picked up at the Plant City Chamber of Commerce booth at the festival on the day of the show. Come by the Plant City Times & Observer office or visit the participating locations below to join the challenge!
State Farm Insurance — Courtney Paat
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. 1805 James L. Redman Parkway #101.
Dark Horse Music Store
Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. 108 N.E. Drane St.
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 2000 E. Baker St.
Hampton Inn Plant City
Hours: 24/7. 2702 Thonotosassa Road
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 101 N. Collins St.
Norma's Cuban Sandwich Shop
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 3318, 120 N. Collins St.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m Monday-Wednesday and Friday. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. 601 E. Alexander St.
A Peace of Plant City
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. 120 N. Collins St. #101
Hours: 8:13 a.m. to 8:13 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday. 101 E. J. Arden Mays Blvd.
Bing House Museum
Hours: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday-Thursday. 205 S. Allen St.
Chris Welbon Karate
Hours: 2 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Monday-Friday. 204 N. Mobley St.
The Corner Store
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 121 E. Reynolds St.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. 2002 N. Frontage Road
Plant City Family YMCA
Hours: 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. 1507 YMCA Place
Holiday Inn Express
Hours: 24/7. 2102 N. Park Rd.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 2804 James L. Redman Parkway #103.
The Mercantile: Plant City
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 208 S. Collins St.
The Kandy Shoppe
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 106 N.E. Drane St.
Hours: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 12 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. 1902 W. Reynolds St.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 110 E. Reynolds St. #300
G FIVE Feed & Outdoor
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 4960 US-92.
Ace Realty Advisors
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 111 S. Palmer St.
Hours: 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 1407 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Walden Lake Car Wash
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 1414 S. Alexander St.
Tani’s for Dessert
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. 2804 James L. Redman Parkway
GREATER Plant City Chamber of commerce
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 106 N. Evers St.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 104 W. Reynolds St. #10
Parkesdale Farm Market
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. 3702 W. Baker St.
Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday – Friday. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. 416 N Alexander St