APRIL 29 - MAY 1, 2016
Festival hours are 11am -10pm daily.
Admission is $7 for kids 6-11 years old, Adults are $10, children 5yrs. old & under are FREE
Friday is "Senior Day" Seniors 62+ are admitted for FREE, all day.
Friday (before 3pm) carnival wristbands are "Buy One, Get One FREE" *
Saturday is "Kid's Day" kids are admitted for a $1 admission fee.Sunday's "Fiesta" event in the Minetti Arena, is a separately ticketed event.
* Must be purchase inside the festival, at the carnival booth. Wearers must be present at time of purchase. At precisely 3pm, the offer ends.
The Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival kicks off the valley’s Strawberry Season, supports our local agriculture and encourages the healthy indulgence of strawberries, all in a fun filled, three day weekend community event.
The event showcases local talent, and offers a wide variety of interesting things to do and see. With your paid admission you can enjoy a variety of FREE attractions, everything from cooking demonstrations to educational and wildlife exhibits, FREE. Naturally, we also feature FREE* strawberry tasting and desert eating contests too!
The Strawberry Festival also features pony rides, a traditional carnival, including a full kiddie carnival., commercial displays and a FREE petting zoo!
Be awed by local farmers/growers gigantic, farm fresh, sweet and beautiful berries displayed for sale. You will see some of the many variations of the strawberry, as well as other traditional fun
carnival foods, all in a wholesome and entertaining atmosphere.
There’s something for everyone to enjoy, so don’t miss it!, It’s sure to delight the entire family!