31st Annual California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard, CA was “berry” sweet

On May 17, 2014, the California Strawberry Festival opened the gates to strawberry fans from across the land. As you enter, you are welcomed by the sweet aroma of strawberries freshly picked from the local farms in Oxnard. The beautiful red berries glistened as the sun rose high above Strawberry Meadows of College Park.

In the opening hours of the festival is the best time to stroll around and plan what to eat, what to buy, and what to see. Rose Avenue was lined with vendors offering everything from clothing to décor to artwork to food products. Local community groups and food vendors were advertising their strawberry spirit with concoctions like strawberry wine, strawberry beer, strawberry pizza, strawberry nachos, strawberry shortcake, and our favorite, strawberry smoothies. Not too sweet, not too tart, and ice cold to challenge the beginning of a very hot day.