he Historic Owego Marketplace in downtown Owego is pleased to announce plans for the upcoming 35th Annual Strawberry Festival to be held Friday night (block Party) June 19 from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Committee co-chairs, Fran and Sandy Dunbar, are excited to be back again this year to help plan some new and exciting activities at the festival and promise to make this year’s event another great success.
This annual event is host to over 30,000 guests each year, with plenty to see, taste and enjoy! With over 200 vendors offering unique crafts, delicious food and interesting activities for all, as well as lots of entertainment that includes two music venues featuring ten bands, two jugglers, puppet shows, a bicycle stunt show, parade, Friday night fireworks and so much more – Downtown Owego is transformed into a walking mall where the Owego Strawberry Festival is blended throughout our beautiful village streets in the center of our thriving mercantile district.
The Strawberry Festival will also include a Friday Night Block Party that will include a Strawberry 5K Run/Walk, “Straw Dogs Strut Their Stuff” parade, wine and beer tasting tent, a Miss Strawberry Pageant, and fireworks over the river.
Saturday’s Festival will include a parade, fireman’s hose race, wine and beer tasting tent, a Rubber Duck Derby, craft fair, and activities for kids.
Vendor applications, sponsorship opportunities, directions, and other ways to get involved in the festival can be found on www.owegostrawberryfestival.com.