Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Coming Attraction: California Strawberry Festival
The 27th annual California Strawberry Festival kicks off this weekend, May 15 and 16, in Oxnard, and Ian, CC and I are on board for some seriously juicy fun.
We've never visited the festival, but who can turn down a nice drive out of the city, fun attractions including "Spaberry" treatments and Strawberryland for Kids featuring Strawberry Shortcake, the official Berryfest Princess?
And the strawberries, of course!
Tickets to the event range from $5-$12, with kids 4 years old and under free.
When we drove up to Santa Barbara last month, we passed Oxnard and its expansive strawberry fields, and we'll most likely do the same on this trip. However, Amtrak is offering a special discount if you want to take the kiddos on a fun train ride instead.
In addition to the kids' area, which will feature free rides and attractions, the festival also promises live musical entertainment, arts and crafts and recipe contests.
And if we were able to go Dodger dog crazy, imagine what we can do with those awesome little berries!
California Strawberry Festival
Strawberry Meadows of College Park
3250 S. Rose Avenue
Oxnard, CA 93033
May 15 and 16; 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Admission: $5-$12; children 4 and under (free)
Free shuttle service