It is nearly time for the annual Vista Strawberry Festival once again. The popular event will return on May 28 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Returning favorites include the popular kids’ ride area, the signature Chalk Alive Sidewalk Art display, and the Strawberry Festival Run, which offers 10K, 5K, 1-mile, and 1/4-mile courses for runners of all skill levels. Other highlights of the day will include the pie eating contest, the strawberry costume contest, Strawberry Idol, craft beers from local breweries, carnival rides, and much more. Vista Chamber of Commerce CEO Bret Schanzenbach commented, “The Vista Strawberry Festival is the only festival in San Diego County that celebrates all the joys and pleasures of the strawberry.” For more information or for a full schedule of events visit