Wednesday, April 29, 2009
California Strawberry Festival Oxnard
The California Strawberry Festival is being held on May 16 through May 17 in Oxnard, California. Oxnard is located 60 miles north of Los Angeles and 30 miles south of Santa Barbara. This is the 26th season for the festival and it is jam-packed with family fun. Delicious strawberries served every way imaginable, are only a taste of the fun available at the weekend celebration along California’s Strawberry Coast. Beyond the concert performances, there’s the Strawberry Promenade with cooking and berry decorating demonstrations, 300 Fine Arts & Crafts booths, Strawberry land For Kids with rides and attractions, gooey contests, the Star Berry Hunt, and more. General admission is $12, seniors 62+ at $8 and children ages 5-12 at $5. Kids 4 and under are free. Active military and dependents with ID are $8. Special VIP tickets can be purchased in advance. Hours are 10:00a.m. to 6:30p.m. both days. Advance tickets can be purchased via the website at www.strawberry-fest.org. The free Park & Ride “Strawberry Express” shuttles from convenient locations off the 101 Fwy make getting to the Festival a breeze. Amtrak also helps keep it green with a special Festival weekend “kids ride free” discount promotion (shuttles meet the trains). Parking is also available for $5 on site at Strawberry Meadows of College Park (3250 S. Rose Avenue in Oxnard).