California leads the nation in strawberry production. In fact, we provide almost 88% of the nation's strawberries here. So, it makes sense that one of Ventura County's largest events, the California Strawberry Festival, will be coming to Oxnard the weekend of May 19 & 20, 2012. Strawberry Meadows (3250 S Rose Ave) will play host to more than 250 arts and crafts exhibits and vendors, live music, games, rides, pie eating contests and, of course, strawberries galore!
From 10am to 6:30pm each day, the California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard will showcase strawberries in just about every concoction imaginable: chocolate covered, shortcake, jams, powdered and even on a pizza. Several live musical acts will be serenading visitors throughout the entire two-day event. Whether you like Reggae or Ska, Latin Pop or Big Band, there's something to keep your ears happy while your taste buds enjoy the fruits of other people's labor. The Strawberry Promenade features cooking demonstrations, a recipe contest and exhibits about the life of the strawberry. Strawberryland for Kids includes fun rides, games, a bounce slide and puppet shows. Artisans from all over Ventura County and beyond descend upon the festival to sell their jewelry, soap, candles and other handmade arts and crafts.
On-site parking is limited and will cost $10. However, free shuttles are available from Camarillo Premium Outlets, Channel Islands Harbor, Centerpoint Mall, the Oxnard Transportation Center and The Palms Shopping Center. Admission is just $12 for adults, $8 for seniors (62+) and active military (with ID) and their dependents, $5 for kids ages 5-12 and free to kids under 5 years old with accompanying paid adult. All proceeds from the event (including ticket sales and food booths) benefit local Ventura County charities. We hope you can make it to the California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard on May 19 & 20, 2012. Eat some sweet treats, listen to some sweet music and help raise money for charity while spending a glorious day in the Southern California sunshine. Is there anything better than that?
Dave and Pat Zumbrun, Your Ventura County real estate specialists
Originally posted on our Ventura County real estate blog here: http://thezteamrealtors.com/california-strawberry-festival-in-oxnard/.
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