Eats & Treats

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.

Become a Food Vendor

Mike Thompson

Presented by Kona Big Wave

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Festival Dining Area

Presented by Mattress Firm

Take a load off and enjoy the delicious food at the Festival in the comfort of the Festival Dining Area. Located on Festival Main Street, just west of the West Food Court and right before Strawberryland for Kids, festivalgoers can soak in the sun while indulging in their guilt-free festival treats! The area can seat 300 people and features numerous restrooms.

Matress Firm

Strawberry Shortcake Experience

Presented by the California Strawberry Commission

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!

Ca Strawberry Commission

Berry Trivia

*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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