South Windsor Strawberry Festival Preview


Cara Quinn

A sign advertising the Strawberry Fest on Abbe Road Extension in South Windsor, CT.

On June 10th, the South Windsor Republican Town Committee will hold the 41st annual Strawberry Festival at Nevers Park. The festival will be open from 9:00am to 5:00pm, and is a rain or shine event. Admission is free for all who want to come down.

The festival is home to a handful of fun activities including a petting zoo, train rides, face paintings, a craft fair, tractor and hay rides, and a bouncy house. 

Along with the many fun activities, there will also be a variety of delicious food to choose from. 

Food trucks that will be present at this years festival are: 

But what would a strawberry festival be without strawberry dessert and beverages?

The festival is known for providing the BEST strawberry short cake, and if you are a little strawberry crazy after your shortcake, make sure to grab a nice cold glass of strawberry soda. If you are looking to mix up the flavor of your beverage, you can always grab a cold glass of freshly squeezed lemonade. 

But again, what would a festival be without music and entertainment? The festival has a stacked lineup of entertainers taking the stage at this year’s Strawberry Festival:

One of the most popular events at the festival is the famous “Little Miss Strawberry Pageant”. This is a non-competitive event that brings out the creative flair of children and moms alike. This is a chance for  young girls to show off their strawberry themed outfits! 

Here is the lineup for the Little Miss Strawberry Pageant: 

  • 9:00amBaby Miss Strawberry, Birth to 12 Months Old
  • 9:20amTiny Miss Strawberry, 12 to 24 Months Old
  • 9:40amLittle Miss Strawberry, 2 to 4 Years Old
  • 10:00amMiss Strawberry, 5 to 6 Years Old 

The festival also holds a craft show  with vendors coming from all over to showcase their goods.