National Strawberry Festival

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National Strawberry Festival
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“A weekend of fun for everyone!”
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Main Street from the Ferris wheel
Genre Festival
Frequency Annually, Father's Day Weekend
Venue Main Street, St. Anthony Catholic Church, Belleville Presbyterian Church, Trinity Episcopal Church, and Victory Park[1]
Location(s) Belleville, Michigan
Coordinates 42°12′26″N 83°29′19″W / 42.207144°N 83.488502°W / 42.207144; -83.488502Coordinates: 42°12′26″N 83°29′19″W / 42.207144°N 83.488502°W / 42.207144; -83.488502
Country United States
Attendance 200,000
Sponsors Meijer, Heritage Newspapers
Website
nationalstrawberryfest.com

The National Strawberry Festival in Belleville, Michigan began as a way for local farmers to celebrate their strawberry crops.[2] Taking place over three days, held the third weekend in June, the festival offers many events for people of all ages.[3][4][5] In collaboration with area churches and schools, some of the events include:

Strawberry Shortcake from Myrtle Lodge No. 89, F&AM
  • Bingo
  • Strawberry desserts
  • Parade
  • Car show
  • "Strawberry Queen Pageant"
  • Live entertainment

Each year the festival attracts over 200,000 people from Southeastern Michigan and farther.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Otzman, Rosemary K. (June 15, 2017). "Belleville National Strawberry Festival welcomes you to town". Belleville-Area Independent. Belleville, Michigan. Retrieved June 16, 2017. 
  2. ^ Otzman, Rosemary K. (June 15, 2017). "It’s Strawberry Festival time in Belleville". Belleville-Area Independent. Belleville, Michigan. Retrieved June 16, 2017. 
  3. ^ Smith, Kyla (June 17, 2016). "Fest in Belleville has strawberries at tart". The Detroit News. Detroit. Retrieved June 18, 2016. 
  4. ^ Selasky, Susan (June 18, 2015). "Celebrate strawberries this weekend in Belleville". The Detroit Free Press. Detroit. Retrieved June 18, 2016. 
  5. ^ Lee, Ardelia (June 18, 2015). "Don’t Miss It: National Strawberry Festival in Belleville". Daily Detroit. Detroit. Retrieved Jun 17, 2015. 

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