biggest event of the summer is back and bigger than ever! For the second year
in a row, the annual Strawberry Festival will partner with First Friday to
create 10 hours of berry-themed fun and family entertainment from 11:00 am to
9:00 pm on Friday, June 3, 2016. This year, over 2.25 tons of strawberries, 8000
Amish shortcakes, and 600 gallons of ice cream will be used to craft Strawberry
Festival’s signature strawberry shortcakes - the largest volume of shortcake
supplies in the event’s history. In addition, the festival’s footprint will
span the entire courthouse square, giving guests a full city block to explore
and enjoy the event.
First Farmers Bank and
Trust is back as the event’s sponsor for 2016 and will offer pre-sale dessert
tickets for $5 each at all of its Kokomo locations beginning Monday, May 23.
Dessert tickets will also be available at all Kokomo-Howard County Public
Library locations. For patrons who can’t make it to the event to grab a treat,
local food delivery service Food Precinct will be offering deliveries of
strawberry shortcakes during Strawberry Festival.
during the festival include:
music on the Rhum Academy stage throughout the event, including performances by
Visual Signals, Peaceful Kings, Pale Giants, and Texture Mess
motorcycle rides with certified trainers from the ABATE Tiny Tots Motorcycle
booths featuring strawberry-themed food and drink items, handcrafted gifts,
artisan crafts, and more
Festival Health Stage highlighting healthy living activities and information
The Greater Kokomo
Downtown Association is accepting vendor applications for this year’s
Strawberry Festival through May 26th at 4pm. Booth fees are $75 for
a 10’x10’ space and can be reserved by contacting Susan Alexander with the
Downtown Association at (765) 457-5301. Businesses and organizations interested
in participating in health stage activities, are also invited to contact
Alexander for more information. Individuals and businesses who are interested
in volunteering for the event can sign up at http://bit.ly/strawfestvol .
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the latest events for First Friday: Strawberry Festival, follow First Friday
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