Bolivar Strawberry Festival – Bolivar, Ohio June 7-9, 2012

June 6, 2012 at 12:02 PM | Posted in Festivals, Food, fruits, grilling | Leave a comment
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June 7-9, 2012 Bolivar Strawberry Festival – Bolivar, Ohio

Activities include pageants, strawberry eating contest, rides, entertainment, brew tent, crafters, food and the Fireman’s Parade that tops off the festival to make it a “Berry” great experience for the whole family. Father’s day weekend in June each year.

Bolivar Strawberry Festival

From 1974-1980 our little village of Bolivar held a Strawberry Festival downtown on Canal Street (then Central Avenue). The town merchants sponsored this event which, according to the local newspaper, brought in approximately 40,000 people at its highest point.

The Festival started with a Queen’s Ball on Friday night. Each year would bring a new Strawberry Festival Queen at the end of the ball. Queens must be nominated and be at least 65 years old.

The Strawberry Festival resumed bright and early Sunday mornings with a Raft Race on the Tuscarawas River. The race finished at the Route 212 Bridge in Wilkshire Hills. The Strawberry Festival continued downtown on Central Avenue with crafters, entertainment, dancing, a parade, a strawberry eating contest, and lots of food.

In 2005, the Bolivar Renaissance Assoc. revived the Bolivar Strawberry Festival to its current status on Father’s Day weekend in June. We’ve brought back the Queen’s contest and the Strawberry eating contest. Additionally, we have added a Ribs burn off and chicken barbecue along with lots of yummy strawberry treats. Area businesses and clubs also provide different types of food and activities.

Rides, entertainment, a brew tent, and crafters round out the festival. A Little Miss Shortcake Pageant for 4-6 year old girls and a Miss Berry Princess for 7-9 year old girls as well as a 5-K Run and a Fireman’s Parade tops off the festival to make it a “Berry” great experience for the whole family.

Each year should bring something new to the festival… you never know what will be added next. Come join us and see for yourself!

Troy Strawberry Festival June 2 and 3, 2012

May 31, 2012 at 10:21 AM | Posted in Festivals, fruits, grilling | 1 Comment
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Troy Strawberry Festival
June 2 and 3, 2012
New Location in Downtown Troy, OH!

Troy celebrates its place as the center of Ohio‘s strawberry production by hosting the Troy Strawberry Festival the first weekend of June.

Although there are pre-festival events which take place in May, the Strawberry Festival officially begins on Friday night with food and entertainment along the levee of the Great Miami River. Two full days of events follow beginning with a Mardi Gras processional down West Main Street on Saturday morning. From there the main action continues along West Main Street with additional events taking place at Troy’s Memorial Stadium, and several city parks. Featured are the strawberries, and they come in all sorts of taste-tempting treats from shortcake to donuts to strawberry pie; but also to be enjoyed are the many arts and crafts booths, the athletic competitions, and the entertainment.

The Festival is more than just a weekend of fun. It serves as a major fund-raising event for many of the area’s civic and charitable groups. Committees work year-round to prepare for the weekend when as many as 100,000 people come to Troy to take part in our world class festival.

Downtown Troy, Ohio 405 SW Public Square, Suite 330
Troy, OH 45373
Phone: 937-339-7714

For ONLY the 2012 Strawberry Festival, we will be moving to the DOWNTOWN STREETS of Troy, Ohio. The festival footprint will stretch along West Main Street from the North side street of Cherry Street, to Adams Street. Shuttle drop off will be between Adams street and Elm Street. In 2013 the festival will return to its original location on the Great Miami River Levee, across the river.


From the North:
Take I-75 South. The Troy Exits beginning with Exit # 74

From the South:
Take I-75 North. The Troy Exits beginning with Exit # 69

From the East:
Travel I-70 West to I-75 North

From the West:
Travel I-70 East to I-75 North

The 29th Annual Strawberry Festival Newark, Ohio

May 29, 2012 at 9:12 AM | Posted in Festivals, Food, grilling | Leave a comment
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Event Date: 6/1/2012  Number of Days: 3
Start Time: 11:00 AM  End Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Courthouse Square
Description: The 29th Annual Strawberry Festival sponsored by the Newark Kiwanis Club takes place June 1st, 2nd, and 3rd on the Courthouse Square in Downtown Newark, Ohio. Please go the the festival website at for additional information.

The Strawberry Festival is held every year in Newark, Ohio on the Courthouse square.  Newark is located 35 miles east of Columbus on State Route 16 where State Route 13 and 16 cross.  5 South 3rd St., Newark, OH 43055,  is a recommended address to use with computerized mapping systems.

The weekend is filled with fun and entertainment for the entire family. Over 90 artisans, crafters and vendors from Ohio and surrounding areas exhibit their items. There will be ice cream, pizza, specialty sandwiches, French fries, and other delicious foods along with non-stop stage entertainment. Bates Amusement will be providing the rides and games this year.  The opening day will be highlighted with the Strawberry Pageant on the courthouse gazebo from 5:00 – 7:00.  Delightful young girls and women from kindergarten age through 12th grade participate in the event. Pageant winners from 4 different age categories will be crowned. Tour bus and handicapped parking is available.   There is plenty of free parking around the square and along the streets.  Hope to see you there!

June , 1st, 2nd and 3rd,  2012
Fri & Sat. 11:00 – 10:00
Sunday 11:00 – 6:00

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