One of the top festivals in the nation is none other than the California Strawberry Festival that takes place in Oxnard, CA. More than 50 food booths for visitors to explore but there is also plenty more activities and fun that make it a great festival to attend.
Concerts, demonstrations by celebrity chefs, rides and attractions, contests and lots of family fun are just some of the reasons to consider attending the Strawberry Festival. If you love strawberries that just puts the icing on the cake!
Curious as to what kind of food booths you can expect to see? Well, because strawberries are the main ingredient for this festival, every booth offers it’s own bit of berry bliss for you to enjoy.
- Strawberry Funnel Cakes
- Deep-Fried Strawberries
- Strawberry Tamales
- Strawberry Popcorn
- Strawberry Nachos
- Berry Kabobs
- Strawberry Shortcake
- Strawberry Pizza
- Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
- Strawberry Chimichangas
- Strawberry Beer, Margaritas & Smoothies
- And more!
Types of contest held at the Strawberry Festival include the tart toss, strawberry shortcake eating and even a strawberry baby fashion show.
The festival features 3 different stages so you can enjoy whatever type of music you enjoy. The 3rd stage is fairly new and was added in 2018. This stage is designated to spotlight drum circles, raffle prizes, music lessons, solo vocalists, youth bands, drum-offs and boom-shaka.
Local bands can enter the Battle of the Bands Contest to get their music out in front of the community and gain exposure for your talented music group.
What’s a festival without arts and crafts? Almost 200 artists, and not just from Oxnard, showcase their original work and you could be included. These art works consist of photography, jewelry, textiles, ceramics and much more.
The fun thing about festivals and there is usually a lot of activities for everyone of all ages. The kids will enjoy the California Strawberry Festival with the rides and attractions offered, but they may also enjoy the face painting or the puppet and magic shows, among other fun activities.
The latest attraction to be featured at the festival is the Ninja Nation. It’s an obstacle course that is larger than life and great fun for both adults and kids and it’s only $10 a person. Think you can climb, swing and bounce your way to the end? Either way, you’ll have fun trying!
Credit cards are not accepted at the food booths but there are ATMs at the festival for your convenience. If you’re not a fan of crowds you may find it hard to enjoy this festival as it brings in large crowds being one of the top festivals in the nation. People drive a good distance to attend and join the celebration of strawberries; and their love for them!
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California Strawberry Festival
3250 S Rose Ave, Oxnard, CA 93033