The Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival kicks of the valley’s Strawberry Season, supports our local agriculture and encourages the healthy indulgence of strawberries, all in a fun filled, three day weekend community event.
We showcase local talent, and offer a wide variety of interesting things to do and see. With your paid admission enjoy a variety of FREE attractions, everything from cooking demonstrations to educational and wildlife exhibits, FREE. Naturally, we also feature FREE* strawberry tasting and desert eating contests. Come see all the awesome sights and sounds of the Festival.
The Strawberry Festival also features pony rides, a traditional carnival, including a full kiddie carnival., commercial displays and a FREE petting zoo!
Be awed by local farmers/growers gigantic, farm fresh, sweet and beautiful berries displayed for sale. You will see some of the many variations of the strawberry, as well as other traditional fun carnival foods, all in a wholesome and entertaining atmosphere.
There’s something for everyone to enjoy, so don’t miss it!, It’s sure to delight the entire family!
Festival gates open at 11:00 A.M. and close at 10:00 P.M.
The carnival may stay open until Midnight.
Adult General Admission $10.00
Youth (6-11 yrs. old) General Admission $7.00
On Saturday, April 29th, Youth Admission is just $1.00 all day.
Children 5 and under receive FREE Admission
Senior Citizens (62+) $7.00
On Friday, April 28th, Senior Citizen are admitted for FREE
Carnival Ride Prices
Daily Unlimited Ride Wristbands $30.00