Strawberries galore and more are in store when the sweet Southland tradition of the 28th Annual CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL gets underway the weekend of May 21 and 22, 2011 at Strawberry Meadows of College Park in Oxnard. Ranking among the top Festivals in the nation, the fruitful celebration boasts strawberries every way imaginable, along with all day fun for the entire family with concert performances, the Strawberry Promenade with celebrity cooking demonstrations, more than 200 Fine Arts & Crafts booths, Strawberryland For Kids with rides and attractions, gooey contests, special appearances, and more.
The event has helped raise over $3 million for various Southland charities while paying tribute to the region's agricultural heritage and winning award recognition for its recycling and "green" policies that began in 2001.
Oxnard is located 60 miles north of Los Angeles and 30 miles south of Santa Barbara. The free Park & Ride "Strawberry Express" shuttles from convenient locations off the 101 Fwy make getting to the Festival a breeze. Amtrak offers special Festival weekend discount rates (shuttles meet the trains). Limited parking is also available for $10 on site at Strawberry Meadows of College Park (3250 S. Rose Avenue in Oxnard).
General admission is $12, seniors 62+ are $8 and children ages 5-12 are $5. Kids 4 and under are free. Active military and dependents with ID are $8. Hours are 10:00a.m. to 6:30p.m. both days. Advance tickets can be purchased at
The CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL Information Line is 1 888 288-9242