Strawberry Shortcake and the California Strawberry Festival

When I was a kid I loved Strawberry Shortcake. I had my own dolls and watched the cartoon all the time and to this day the gal holds a soft spot in my heart. So when I was asked to visit the CA Strawberry Festival on behalf of Strawberry Shortcake (disclosure: I received free admission and gift cards), I just had to say yes.

Strawberry Shortcake

The CA Strawberry Festival is located in the seaside town of Oxnard, CA – the strawberry capital of California. I had never visited it before and had no idea what to expect. What I found was an amazingly organized event chock full of fun goodies like rides, food, shopping, food, and Strawberry Shortcake (both the gal and the dessert).

Now I could say I rode the rides and shopped for wares but I’d be lying. It was the strawberry festival and I wanted my strawberries in any shape or form. Luckily I had lots of options.

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Where to begin? My family decided to grab a smorgasbord and share, share, share.

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Crepes, trip tip sandwich, and deep fried strawberries were a few of the items we tried. Everything was so yummy! But we made sure to save room for the main event – the build your own strawberry shortcake.

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What can I say? We love whipped cream.

Throughout the day the booth also held strawberry shortcake building contests. We caught one and who should we spy in the audience?

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Why it’s Strawberry Shortcake! That gal’s got good taste.

1 Comment

  1. Jean | May 27, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Sounds ever so much more fun than the Garlic Festival they have in northern California. I’ve never been to either, but I’m “just sayin’.” Oh and I like the way you apply whipped cream!

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