California Strawberry Festival fans, it’s that time of year again! That’s right, Ventura County’s two-day festival dedicated to all things strawberries is just a couple weeks away.
Strawberry nachos, strawberry pizza & chocolate covered strawberries are just a few of the yummy food items at the California Strawberry Festival. The strawberry dessert that my daughter loves the best is the “build your own” strawberry shortcake tent where festival-goers can try their hand at creating their own delicious dish.
California Strawberry Festival highlights include:
Festival attendees can sign up for the Strawberry Pie Eating Contest, gooey Tart Toss, the timed Strawberry Relay Race, the Berry Best Hat Contest & the Berry Best Dressed Baby Contest. All winners will receive prizes.
From classic rock to Latin beats, bands will perform on two stages. Comedian Phil Medina will perform in between acts. New this year is a third stage featuring local talent. All three stages are spread out on soccer fields to give everyone plenty of room to dance & enjoy the tunes.
Strawberryland For Kids
Kids can enjoy non-stop live performances throughout the day under the tented Family Fun Stage with its puppet, magic & live animal shows. The play area also includes carnival rides ($1 each), bounce houses & climbing walls.
Arts & Crafts Showcase
Around 200 fine arts & crafts booths will be on display at the festival. Paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, furniture, children’s toys – these are just some of the items that will be featured.
The 35th Annual California Strawberry Festival takes place on May 19 & 20 in Oxnard. Hours are 10am-6:30pm for both days. Visit the California Strawberry Festival website here for more information.
Strawberry Meadows of College Park, 3250 South Rose Avenue, Oxnard.
Limited parking is available onsite at the festival for $10. However, I highly recommend using the FREE Park & Ride shuttles which run from convenient locations just off the 101 freeway.
Adults: $12; seniors 62+, active military and dependents with ID card: $8; Youths (5-12): $5, Free for kids 4 and under.
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So tell me, what food or attraction are you most excited about seeing at the festival?
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Lisa L says
I love buying the fresh strawberries. They are the best tasting strawberries you can find!
Tin Lai Wong says
I want to build my own strawberry shortcake!
I want to sample all the foods… omg it sounds so yummy!!
Strawberry nachos sound delicious!!
Soha Molina says
No favorite ride – I just Can’t wait for all the strawberries !
my kids love the live animal shows, I love the creative ways to use strawberries – so much fun and great way to enjoy strawberry season
I love the strawberries at this festival!
The best Strawberries come from Oxnard. Love this festival!!!
Joey Jennings says
I’ve always wanted to attend this!!
The build your own” strawberry shortcake tent sounds drool worthy lol
Thanks for the chance to win!
I’ve lived here my whole life and have never been! I’m looking forward to strawberry wine. 🙂
Karen P says
Strawberry Nachos. Yummy!
brittany negrete says
i love the strawberry festival, thank u 🙂