If your destination is delicious fun, you’ve found the right place. As one of the sweetest treasures of the Golden State, the California Strawberry Festival serves up an array of strawberry goodness.
Strawberry pizza anyone? With strawberries as the celebrated fruit, more than 50 food booths offer everything from strawberry pizza and strawberry nachos, to strawberry kabobs, chocolate dipped strawberries, strawberry funnel cake, strawberry crepes, strawberry popcorn, deep-fried strawberries, strawberry beer, margaritas and even more berry blissful delights.
Savor distinctively unique wines at the conveniently located Wine Pavilions. Toast the fun with a commemorative glass to keep celebrating for years to come. Must be 21 years of age for service.
Build Your Own Strawberry Shortcake Tent
Create your own strawberry wonder at this popular destination with heaps of fresh strawberries and pound cake, topped off with gobs of whipped crème. Assembly required! Earn a free pass to pile on the goodness by participating in the “Strawberry Shortcake Build Off Contest” happening daily at 12:45pm; 2:45pm; and 4:45pm where contestants compete to amass a heaping shortcake dish and win prizes.
Look who benefits with every delicious bite!
Strawberry bliss + your appetite puts the fun in fundraising for a host of charitable groups.
Since the Festival began in 1984 as a tribute to the region’s agricultural industry, more than $4 million dollars has benefited the extended community. With each scrumptious bite of strawberries, you’re helping us help others. Non-profit food booths receive 100% of their sales proceeds while other groups are awarded stipends for services. The Festival appreciates the opportunity to impact lives well beyond the weekend celebration.
Saluting our participating farmers who will be offering their delicious berries for sale by the basket, pint or flat:
Conroy Farms Inc.
Hirashima Berry Farm
Rob Jones Ranch
Lassen Canyon Nursery Inc.
James Y. Nakamura
Strawberry Fun Facts:
An estimated 1.5+ million berries will be consumed by patrons Festival weekend.
There are approximately 200 tiny seeds in every strawberry.
If all the strawberries produced in California this year were laid berry to berry, they’d wrap around the world 15 times.
Strawberry juice combined with honey will reduce inflammation or sunburn. Rub the mixture thoroughly into the skin before rinsing off with warm water and lemon juice.
The strawberry belongs to the genus Fragraria of the rose family, along with apples and plums. The name of the scientific classification was derived from the Old Latin word for fragrant.