Despite the weather forecast leading to the cancellation of the carnival on Saturday, it was a great weekend for Strawberry Days in Strawberry Point.
Not Quite Brothers and Beau Timmerman performed on Friday night, with an estimated 1,300 to 1,500 people attending the concert.
Saturday’s Strawberry Days Parade went off without a hitch. Chamber Board President Doug Schmidt was there helping out, as he has been for the past thirty years.
Michelle Dickers was at the parade, promoting the Backbone Bluegrass Festival, which is coming up the last weekend of July near Strawberry Point.
Ella Cole and Olivia Mensen were riding in the parade, representing the Delaware County Pork Producers as royalty – they each had their favorite part about Strawberry Days.
And Lori Keppler, the Faith Formation Coordinator at St. Mary’s Church in Strawberry Point, was busy bringing the church to the community on Saturday.
Despite the carnival getting cancelled, Strawberry Days Event Coordinator Jason Gearhart says they were still able to hold their basketball shooting contest, volleyball tournament, escape room, face painter and balloon twister, along with Saturday’s musical entertainment and Sunday’s Truck & Tractor Pull.
And new royalty was crowned too – with Dane Frazer and Caydence Gonzales named Little Mr. and Miss Strawberry.
Mark your calendars for next year’s Strawberry Days festival – June 9th, 10th and 11th – always held the second weekend in June.
photos courtesy of Strawberry Days