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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