Friday, April 26, 2013

California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard

Where: Strawberry Meadows of College Park, 3250 S Rose Avenue., Oxnard, CA
When: May 18-19, 2013 Saturday and Sunday
Time: 10:00 AM-6:30PM
Cost: $5-$12, kids under 4 are FREE
More info: Strawberry Festival's Website

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 free rides and attractions, gooey contests, special appearances, and more on 15 acres of parkland.

Delicious strawberry dishes are a key attraction, from strawberry kabobs, strawberry nachos, strawberry pizza and even strawberry beer -- strawberries with funnel cake, chocolate dipped, glazed and powdered, are all for the feasting from 50 food and beverage booths. 

The “build your own” strawberry shortcake tent let’s you control your strawberry bliss as you pile on the goodness. All proceeds from the non-profit food vendors benefit more than 20 Southland charities and close to $4 million dollars has gone to worthy causes over the past decades while paying tribute to the region’s agricultural heritage.

The free Park & Ride “Strawberry Express” shuttles from convenient locations off the 101 Fwy make getting to the Festival a breeze. Amtrak California is offering a special Kids Ride Free promotion festival weekend (shuttles meet the trains), visit www.Strawberry-fest.org/getting-there/ for reservations.

Parking is also available for $10 on site at Strawberry Meadows of College Park (3250 S. Rose Avenue in Oxnard).

General admission is $12, seniors 62+ are $8 and children ages 5-12 are $5. Kids 4 and under are free. Active military and dependents with ID are $8. Hours are 10:00a.m. to 6:30p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.strawberry-fest.org. The California Strawberry Festival information line is 1 888 288-9242. 

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