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Get your taste of the ultimate berry blast at the 31st Annual California Strawberry Festival May 17 and 18 in Oxnard benefiting over 20 Ventura County charities. From strawberry pizza and chocolate dipped, to strawberry kabobs, funnel cake, and even strawberry beer, more than 50 food booths will indulge your every desire. If you want to get creative, you can visit the build your own strawberry shortcake tent. The menu for fun includes live concerts, gooey contests, rides, and hundreds of fine arts and crafts. Free shuttle service makes traveling there a breeze.

Each year Oxnard hosts the California Strawberry Festival during the Spring at Oxnard College, featuring vendors as well as food items based on the fruit such as strawberry nachos, strawberry pizza, strawberry funnel cake, strawberry sundaes, and strawberry champagne.

More than 250 artists and crafters from across the nation showcase their original works of paintings, sculptures, ceramics, children’s toys, accessories, photography, textiles, outdoor furniture, jewelry, and more. Youngsters will enjoy the hand’s-on “Kids Interactive Berry Craft Patch,” where they can make & take crafts and enter to win prizes, as well as the rides, bungee bounce, climbing wall, berry go whirl, mini train, and more.

Laughter abounds with non-stop live performances on stage throughout the day under the tented bigtop. From jugglers and clowns to puppet and magic shows, and more.

Website: Strawberry-Fest.org

Producer/Director: GeorgeAlger.com

Camera: Petrina Sharp

Sponsor: NONPROFIT FIRE, Fundraising for Nonprofits
NonProfitFire.org

Sponsor: PJ MURALS, We Paint Your World Beautiful
PJmurals.com

Sponsor: SKYWORKS MARKETING, Performance Advertising
SkyworksMarketing.com

California Strawberry Festival, May 17-18, 2014

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