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.
We showcase local talent, and offer a wide variety of interesting things to do and see. With your paid admission 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. Come see all the awesome sights and sounds of the Festival.
The Strawberry Festival also features camel rides, a traditional carnival, including a full kiddie carnival., commercial displays and the new Ag Ventureland!
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!