The Strawberry Festival has always been one of Crawfordsville’s most popular events. This year, the festival will take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 8th, 9th, and 10th. As always, there will be a variety of booths, concessions, and entertainment, but a few changes have also been made for this year’s festival.
A Commercial area for vendors who sell commercially produced products and/or offer services has been added by the festival committee. Thirty booths will stand available to festival-goers on Water Street. Included will be Brown County Log Cabin Rentals, Everything Glows, LLC, Kids Count Therapy, LuLa Roe, LipSense and more.
Other changes include the addition of the Indy Fuel Hockey franchise on the Lane Place grounds from 10:00 AM until 12:30 PM on Saturday. Also, the Indy Colts in Motion will be available Sunday from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM.
The Strawberry Festival will also work with the Indiana Blood Center to host a blood drive beginning at 11:30 AM and lasting through late afternoon on Sunday, June 10th.
Many of the booths, crafts, and fun that have been available at the Strawberry Festival in past years will, of course, be available this year as well.
The festival will include a Children’s Area, which will receive a few new attractions this year; Xtreme Fun Rentals will provide a Rock Wall and a Human Gyroscope, and the festival will also sponsor magician Marcus Lehman to perform shows on the Gazebo and Pavilion Saturday afternoon.
The Arts and Crafts booths will be set up on the south lawn of the Lane Place. The rows of vendors will be solid with no north and south aisles per the fire marshal’s request that no extension cords run across any aisle. Artists and crafters come from near and far, and offer a diverse selection of partially or totally handmade goods.
A Corvette Show, the Ben Hur Antique and Classic Car Club Car Show, and an Antique Tractor Show will be featured on Pike Street throughout the weekend.
Various sports events will also take place at this year’s festival, including the Strawberry Festival 5k Road Race with cash prizes, the 1k Kiddie Romp, the Strawberry Festival Tennis Tournament, and the Strawberry Festival Softball Tournament.
Music and dance entertainment among other types can be heard and seen all throughout the weekend. Over ten acts are on the schedule.
The festival will continue their partnership with Walden Transport and Recyclables to offer a more environmentally-friendly option for their visitors, and encourages everyone to consider going green by recycling at the event.
As always, the Strawberry Festival strives to create a safe festival atmosphere, and has a solid emergency plan in place in the case of severe weather or other emergency events.
Join the community in the fun, food, and festivities of the Strawberry Festival in Crawfordsville June 8th, 9th, and 10th.