Strawberries galore and more are in store at this annual festival held at the Strawberry Meadows of College Park in Oxnard. Ranking among the top Festivals in the nation, the fruitful celebration boasts strawberries every way imaginable, along with all day fun for the entire family with concert performances, the Strawberry Promenade with celebrity cooking demonstrations, more than 250 Fine Arts & Crafts booths, Strawberryland For Kids with rides and attractions, gooey contests, special appearances, and more.
The event has helped raise over $4 million for various Southland charities while paying tribute to the region’s agricultural heritage and winning award recognition for its recycling and “green” policies that began in 2001. Oxnard is located 60 miles north of Los Angeles and 30 miles south of Santa Barbara.
The free Park & Ride “Strawberry Express” shuttles from convenient locations off the 101 Fwy make getting to the Festival a breeze. Amtrak offers special Festival weekend discount rates (shuttles meet the trains). Parking is also available for $10 on site at Strawberry Meadows of College Park (3250 S. Rose Avenue in Oxnard).
Advance tickets can be purchased at www.strawberry-fest.org. The CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL Information Line is 1 888 288-9242 or visit the official website at www.strawberry-fest.org.