40 years of celebrating the strawberry in Starlight, Indiana
Keith Kaiser learns about everything strawberry before Saturday's festival.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - The 40th Annual Starlight Strawberry Festival takes over Starlight, Indiana on Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
It's been a family tradition for generations at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. It happens every year on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.
Get in line to pile up the berries at the famous "Build Your Own" Strawberry Shortcake Station and wash it down with an ever-popular frozen strawberry fruit drinks. The buffet-style fried chicken and ham dinner comes complete with all the traditional fixings, including chicken & dumplings, homemade bread with strawberry butter, corn, slaw, green beans with new potatoes, and dessert.
It's a fun-filled day of food, family-friendly games, bounce house rides, arts and local crafts. There will be a soap box derby track, booth games, bingo and much more.
Little ones can join in the fun with the Little Miss and Mister Shortcake contest. The contest is open to boys and girls ages 3 to 6.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
8 a.m. - 5k Run/Walk for the Berries
8 a.m. - 6 p.m. - Booths, Games & Kids Inflatables Open
11 a.m. - 6 p.m. - Buffet Style Dinner Served
11 a.m. - Noon - Homegrown Strawberry Contest
11 a.m. - Little Miss & Mister Shortcake Contests
12:30 p.m. - Strawberry Pie Eating Contest
1 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Live Music and Entertainment
2 p.m. - Auctioning of Championship Berries
4 p.m. - Strawberry Pie Eating Contest
6 p.m. - Raffle Drawing and Closing
As always, admission and parking for the festival is FREE! Click here for directions.
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