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Entertainment and fun for all ages at the Strawberry Festival this weekend
May 18 2016 - 01:45:00 pm
The Pasadena Strawberry Festival will be held May 20-22 at the Pasadena Convention Center & Fairgrounds. The event, which has been a Pasadena tradition for 43 years, features hundreds of vendors, a carnival, two stages of musical entertainment & concerts, an adventure zone for kids, a barbecue cook-off, a 160-team mud volleyball tournament, entertainment and much more. New this year is the Strawberry Festival Music Competition, which will feature a battle of the bands, a singing contest, a drum off and other musical competitions.

One of the most popular attractions every year is the World’s Largest Strawberry Shortcake, which holds the Guinness World Record. The cake spans more than 1200 sq. ft. and takes a team of volunteers approximately 12 hours to assemble, not including prep time. To make the cake, it takes: 3500 lbs. of strawberries, 3000 lbs. of glaze, 1095 lbs. of whipped icing and 435 sheet cakes.

With two stages for musical performances, the Strawberry Festival will also feature a full line-up of concerts throughout the weekend. The concerts on the main stage are:

  • Cameran Nelson: Friday at 8:30 p.m.
  • Aaron Watson: Friday at 10 p.m.
  • Hudson Moore: Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
  • Eric Paslay: Saturday at 10 p.m.

Admission is $15 per adult, $5 per child (ages 5-12; kids 4 and under are free) and $5 for senior citizens (55 and older). A three-day weekend pass is $30 and, on Sunday only, a family pack (five tickets) will be available for $30.

Proceeds from the Strawberry Festival are used for scholarships for local students and to support community projects. This year alone, the Strawberry Festival has awarded more than $60,000 in scholarships and donated thousands of dollars to local non-profit community groups.

The Pasadena Strawberry Festival will be held Friday, May 20 from 3 p.m. to midnight; Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to midnight; and Sunday, May 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event is held at the Pasadena Convention Center & Fairgrounds, located at 7902 Fairmont Pkwy.

For more information, visit the Pasadena Strawberry Festival website.
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