We here, on California's Central Coast are lucky to enjoy one the sweetest, juiciest berries on earth -- the strawberry.
The Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival kicks of 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 Festival showcases local talent, and offers a wide variety of unique and interesting things to do and see. With your paid admission enjoy a variety of FREE attractions too.
Live music most of the day and into the night, with clever strolling entertainment popping in and out of your way throughout the day.
Everything from cooking demonstrations to educational and wildlife shows and exhibits, all FREE with just your paid admission.
The Festival features FREE* strawberry tasting and desert eating contests. You can take a stroll and enjoy all the awesome sounds, sights and smells of the festival.
You will find pony rides and a traditional carnival, including a full kiddie carnival, commercial displays and a FREE petting zoo for the little ones, as well as a children's activity center.
You will find Fun Fair Foods with a strawberry kick! Different variations of the Strawberry you will find include: deep friend strawberries, chocolate dipped strawberries, strawberry pizza, strawberry tamales, strawberry nachos, strawberry corn dogs strawberry funnel cakes, freshly prepared Strawberry kettle corn, strawberry smoothies, parfaits and churros too!
You will get to see all these variations of the strawberry, as well as other traditional fun carnival foods, all in a wholesome and entertaining family atmosphere.
There’s something for everyone to enjoy, so don’t miss it, it’s sure to delight the entire family, and be prepare to be awed by local farmers and growers gigantic, farm fresh, sweet and beautiful berries displayed for sale