Strawberry Fest Begins in Waupaca

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

The 25th Annual Strawberry Fest returns to downtown Waupaca this weekend.

The event is a three-day family festival that features a downtown art/craft fair with more than 100 vendors from across the Midwest, strawberry shortcake, a children’s costume contest, live entertainment, great food and more.

Itinerary of Events:

Friday, June 14

7pm – City Band Concert in the bandstand

Saturday, June 15

9am – 4pm Events:
•Taste of Waupaca in Strawberry Lane Café from 9am-4pm
•Arts & Craft Show - Artisans from across the Midwest from 9am-4pm
•Entertainment on the historic band stand in City Square - Michael Murphy & the MOB playing the best in traditional and original blues from 9am until noon. From 1pm until 4pm enjoy your favorite county-rock with Desperate Ottos.
•All Berry Booth – Fresh strawberries for sale from 10am until gone.
•Trivia contest – Answer strawberry trivia for a chance at a $50 Waupaca Area Chamber Gift Certificate. 9 AM – 4 PM. Fulton Street
•Shortcake Tent – Serving strawberry shortcake $2.00/person from 9am- until it’s gone!
•Model Railroad Show – Located in the Waupaca Recreation Center from 10 am – 5 pm.
•Strawberry Shortcake Eating Contest – 12 noon near the Strawberry Shortcake tent on Fulton Street. See Waupaca folks eat Strawberry Shortcake in a contest – the winner gets to donate at least $300 to the charity of his or her choice!
•Strawberry Activities at Turner’s Farm Market – Hayrides to the field for pick-your-own strawberries, kids berry smile photo contest, barrel train rides, and chocolate covered berries.
•Kids Alley – Activities in Riverview Park behind Main Street with bounce houses, family activities, Dizzy D Clown from 9 am – 3 pm, Mighty Waupaca River Duck Race at 3:30 PM and much, much more.
•Lil’ Strawberry Sally & Sam Costume Contest – 11:00 am in Kid’s Alley. All girls & boys 2-5 years old are invited to enter! $50 savings bond awarded to Strawberry Sally & Sam; prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place; goodie bags for all participants. Sponsored by First State Bank. Entry Form.

Sunday, June 16

Lions Fly-In/Drive-In Pancake Breakfast – Located at the Waupaca Municipal Airport. 8 am – 12 noon.
•Model Railroad Show – Located in the Waupaca Recreation Center. 10 am – 3 pm.
•Strawberry Activities at Turner’s Farm Market - A special strawberry treat for all dads!

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