Festival Food Courts
Direct from the field to the Festival, strawberries are the main ingredients for Festival fun. With more than 50 food booths to choose from, you’re bound to discover your berry bliss.
A variety of lip-smacking favorites include: strawberry nachos, strawberry pizza, strawberry funnel cake, strawberry chimichangas, chocolate dipped strawberries, deep-fried strawberries, berry kabobs, strawberry tamales, strawberry shortcake, strawberry beer, margaritas, smoothies, and even strawberry popcorn. Cash will not be accepted at booths serving alcohol. (ATMs located within the Festival for your convenience)
Indulge guilt free. Food booths presented by our official non-profit charities receive 100% of sales proceeds. The fruitful enterprise has generated more than $4.5 million to benefit more than 20 southland organizations over the years.
Click here for a list of our nonprofit beneficiaries.
Festival Dining Hall
Retreat from the sun and enjoy the delicious food at the Festival in the comfort of the Festival Dining Hall. Located in the South Food Court, also known as “Santa Cruz Hall, ” festivalgoers can soak in the air conditioning while indulging in their guilt-free festival treats! The area can seat 800 people and features restrooms.
Strawberry Shortcake Experience
Build your own for just $5!
A highlight of the Festival for the whole Family is the Strawberry Shortcake pavilion, where you can pile on the deliciousness to suit your own style, taste, and size! Yummy shortcake meets fresh or sweetened berries and decadent whipped cream in a custom configuration that you create just for you. The best part is that it’s only five dollars!
*There is an average of 200 seeds on each strawberry and technically each yellow seed is an individual fruit itself.
*It would take 7,000 strawberries to create the red carpet that welcomes the stars to the Academy Awards every year.
*Strawberry juice combined with honey will reduce inflammation or sunburn. Rub the mixture thoroughly into the skin before rinsing off with warm water and lemon juice.
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