31st Annual California Strawberry Festival Coming May 17-18

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Widely regarded among the top festivals in the country, the 31st Annual Strawberry Festival kicks off on May 17 at the Strawberry Meadows of College Park in Oxnard, Calif.

The festival runs through May 18; it opens at 10 a.m. and shuts down at 6:30 p.m. on both days.

Every year, the festival offers fresh strawberries in almost every way possible, including strawberry kabobs, strawberry pizza, and strawberry nachos, as well as beverages such as strawberry beer.

Over 50 food and beverage booths will be on hand to offer the public with a variety of delicious concoctions, including a “Build Your Own” strawberry shortcake tent.

Patrons are also in store for a full day of concerts, the Strawberry Promenade with celebrity cooking demonstrations, rides and attractions for the kids, contests, and over 250 fine arts and crafts booths.

Fun fact: Over 1.5 million strawberries are consumed over the festival span.

All the vendors are non-profit, and the festival’s proceedings will benefit over 20 local charities.

Over the festival’s run, over $4 million have been raised for great causes.

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.

For more information, visit www.strawberry-fest.org.

Marvin Vasquez is a Senior Staff Reporter for Living Out Loud - LA, covering lifestyle, entertainment and sports. Follow him on Twitter: @geo_la
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