Celebrate the beginning of summer with Strawberry Fest!
Strawberry Fest is a family festival that features a downtown art/craft fair with more than 100 vendors from across the Midwest, strawberry shortcake, a children’s costume contest, live entertainment, great food and more. Strawberry Fest is a great way to celebrate the beginning of summer!
Friday, June 19
7pm – City Band Concert in the bandstand
- Artists (printable application) Apply Online
- Vendor (printable application) Apply Online
- Strawberry Sally & Sam Entry Form
Saturday, June 20
9am – 4pm Events:
- Taste of Waupaca in Strawberry Lane Café from 9am-4pm
- Arts & Craft Show - Artisans from across the Midwest from 9am-4pm
- Entertainment on the historic band stand in City Square - Star Fire Family from 9a-Noon and Desperate Ottos 1pm-4pm
- All Berry Booth – Fresh strawberries for sale from 10am until gone.
- Trivia contest – Answer strawberry trivia for a chance at a $50 Waupaca Area Chamber Gift Certificate. 9 AM – 4 PM. Fulton Street
- Shortcake Tent – Serving strawberry shortcake $2.00/person from 9am- until it’s gone!
- Model Railroad Show – Located in the Waupaca Recreation Center from 10 am – 4 pm.
- Waupaca Railroad Depot Open House – Oak Street, north of Waupaca
- Holly History Center – Open 9am-Noon
- Strawberry Shortcake Eating Contest – 12 noon near the Strawberry Shortcake tent on Fulton Street. See Waupaca folks eat Strawberry Shortcake in a contest – the winner gets to donate at least $500 to the charity of his or her choice!
- Strawberry Activities at Turner’s Farm Market – Kids berry smile photo contest, barrel train rides, farm tours and chocolate covered berries.
- Kids Alley – Activities in Rotary Riverview Park behind Main Street with bounce houses; sand art by Fairmount Minerals; family activities by Faith Community Church, Trinity Lutheran Church and Maple Street Church of Christ; Street Bowling with Waupaca Bowling Club; Petting Zoo by Animal Haven Zoo 10am-4pm; Dizzy D Clown from 9 am – 3 pm, Waupaca Walks For Children 9am; and much, much more.
- Lil’ Strawberry Sally & Sam Costume Contest – 11:00 am in Kid’s Alley. All girls & boys 2-5 years old are invited to enter! $50 savings bond awarded to Strawberry Sally & Sam; prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place; goodie bags for all participants. Sponsored by First State Bank. Entry Form.
- Ice Cream Sundaes – Noon – 4:00 pm Main Street in Rural by the Rural Historical Society.
- Strawberries at the Raspberry Connection – King Road, strawberries and other seasonal produce available.
- Chain Skiers Water Ski Show – 5:45pm Wisconsin Veterans Home in King.
Sunday, June 21
- Model Railroad Show – Located in the Waupaca Recreation Center. 10 am – 3 pm.
- Strawberry Activities at Turner’s Farm Market - A special strawberry treat for all dads!
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Wisconsin Public Service ~ Women’s Care of
American Family Insurance ~ Chain O’ Lakes Litho