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Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival 2023

Fall in love with strawberry at this family-friendly event


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Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival is an annual event held in Santa Maria, California. Its main purpose is to encourage people to maintain a healthy lifestyle, instill a love for eating fruit, and create a family-friendly environment, filled with cool activities for any taste.

So, Santa Maria Strawberry Fest is held at Santa Maria Fairpark, on Thornburg street. The Santa Maria Fest is a three-day event, consisting of not just strawberry tastings, but also a bunch of other entertainment opportunities. For example, cooking demonstrations, wildlife exhibitions, food samplings, amusement rides, pony rides, dessert eating contests, a petting zoo, and two carnival types —for adults and children. Visitors will be able to buy delicious organic berries from local farmers. Festival gates open at 11 am and close only at 10 pm. This way, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy yourself.

As for admission, it’s not free. The general admission ticket is worth $10, but children under 5 can enter for free, and those between the ages of 6 and 11 receive a $7 admission opportunity. But even though you have to pay to enter the event area, remember that nearly all the attractions inside are free of charge. So if you’ve decided to attend Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival, be sure to book your accommodation in advance as the city is super busy this time of year.

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