Strawberry fields mostly gone, but Marysville festival endures

Marysville’s 83rd annual Strawberry Festival is a celebration of the city and its families.

Events include a market, the carnival and the Grand Parade, which is followed by a fireworks show on Saturday evening, June 21.

One of the longest ongoing festivals in the state, the Strawberry Festival is ranked among the most recognized strawberry festivals in the nation.

Though its famous strawberry fields are mostly gone now, Marysville retains its historic annual celebration and in many locations fresh strawberries will be for sale.

The festival’s vendor market is open from 2 to 9 p.m. June 20, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 21 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 22 at Asbery Field, 1605 Seventh St.

Saturday is the big day of the festival, with a car show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., the much-anticipated Strawberry Shortcake Eating Contest from 1 to 3 p.m. and live music from noon to 7 p.m., all at Asbery Field.

The Kiddies Parade is from 6 to 7 p.m. down State Street, followed by the Grand Parade at 7:30 p.m.

More information is available at www.maryfest.org.

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