Strawberry Fest is Bigger Than Ever!
In 1974 a small group of citizens decided to hold the 1st San Jacinto Strawberry Festival on the Pasadena high school football field under a tent. It was a stunt to get people to visit the new Pasadena Museum across from the Pasadena High School; little did they know that their stunt would grow into such a large event.
It’s 3 days of good family fun starting with many pre-events leading up to the festival like the Beauty Pageant and the large Festival Parade. At the festival patrons can watch Mud Volleyball which is 16 regulation size pits dug in the dirt, filled with 3ft of water and 128 teams of 10 competing for 1st place. Beside the mud volleyball, the festival also has a carnival, BBQ cook-off, helicopter rides, baby float parade, vendors with clothes, home décor, food and jewelry, a total of 289 vendors, contest such as adult strawberry eating , mud follies games, a large air-conditioned children’s area with puppet shows, game, strawberry eating contest, then their specialty acts like pig races, strolling acts, magic, jugglers, pony rides, petting zoo, and 3 stages of entertainment.
The Pasadena Strawberry Festival is home to the World’s Largest Strawberry Shortcake, it was built in 2014 by Kroger to the tune of 2,073 square feet of cake. This cake has been on the food network show “Al Roker on the Road” and in the Guinness Book of World Records. The cake is sold in slices starting on Friday and completely sold out by Sunday. $3 a slice big enough to feed a family.
$15 General Admission
Free for children 0-4 years old
$5 for children 5-12 years old
$5 for Senior Citizens 65 and older
For more information or to buy tickets please visit strawberryfest.org.