The 9th Annual Vista Strawberry Festival was recently held in Historic Downtown Vista with thousands in attendance. 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, presented by Tri-City Medical Center and hosted by the Vista Chamber of Commerce, featured 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. Prior to the festival was the Vista Strawberry Run – a challenging 10K course, a 5K course, a one-mile kids’ run, and a quarter-mile tots trot.

To find out about more events throughout Vista visit www.vistachamber.com.