Thousands Expected at the County’s Only Strawberry Festival
Vista Strawberry Festival
The 9th Annual Vista Strawberry Festival will take place in Historic Downtown Vista over the Memorial Day weekend. Vista was once the “Strawberry Capital of the World” and still boasts several strawberry fields. The festival first began in 2010 to merge the strawberry’s history with the Vista community and celebrate that relationship. The festival is not only one of the most popular traditions in San Diego County, but the Vista Chamber of Commerce expects for this year’s festival to be the largest to date.
The 2018 Vista Strawberry Festival, presented by Tri-City Medical Center, will feature more than 400 vendors, carnival rides, dozens of family-friendly activities, arts and crafts, a craft brew beer garden, live music and entertainment, art on display, a variety of contests, and of course, lots of strawberries. The Vista Strawberry Festival will also host the Vista Strawberry Run, with a challenging 10K course beginning at 6:45 a.m., a 5K course beginning at 7:45 a.m., a one-mile kids’ run beginning at 9:10 a.m., and a quarter-mile tots trot.
The Vista Strawberry Festival will be on Sunday, May 27 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the Vista Strawberry Run preceding it. For more information about the festival or to register for the run, visit www.vistastrawberryfest.com.