Here Comes Bradford County Strawberry Festival 2018!

March 9th, 2018 by Corey A Edwards

The Bradford County Strawberry Festival 2018Come kick off spring at Bradford County Strawberry Festival 2018! This popular, North Central Florida event is a two-day street festival with great food and fun for everyone – April 7th and 8th in Starke, FL!

Every spring, for the last 20 years, historic, downtown Starke transforms into the Bradford County Strawberry Festival grounds. Bradford Berry and his little buddies, the strawberries of the Bradford County strawberry harvest, come out in force to greet and celebrate with the 12,000+ residents and visitors who attend each year.

The festival celebrates Bradford County’s annual strawberry harvest. Bradford County produces a large amount of the delicious fruit and the festival is our way of giving thanks for the bountiful harvest. Our strawberries are considered especially tasty in these parts, though we may be a touch biased.

Bradford County Strawberry Festival 2018 continues this tradition with the classic, 2-day street festival everyone’s come to know and love. Each year, the streets of downtown Starke fill with vendors, performers, and lots to do and see. You’ll see artisans selling all manner of creations, and food carts offering a wide selection of food and drink. BBQ, seafood, salads, sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, and more.

Of course, there are also lots and lots of yummy strawberry treats to eat!

The festival features fresh strawberries, strawberry ice cream, strawberry smoothies, and so many other varieties I couldn’t possibly list them all here! But yes – there will definitely be strawberry shortcake from the Berrylicious truck. People will be lining up all weekend for it!

Beyond the food there will also be tons of fun attractions. Classic cars and pony rides, dunk tank, carnival rides, and the Strawberry Stampede 5K Fun Run. Bradford County Strawberry Festival 2018 also offers two full-days of live music.

Bradford County Strawberry Festival Entertainment Schedule
Saturday –
11am – 12:30pm Kelby Cornman
1pm – 2:30pm The Missin’ Pistons Band
3pm – 4:30pm Frazzled
5pm – 6:30pm The Trey Tucker Band

Sunday –
11am – 12:30pm Brett Russell
1pm – 2:30pm Sondra Hunt Band
3pm – 4:30pm Austin Harden

Since 2018 marks the 20th annual return of the festival, there will be some extra special attractions and events, as well. Bradford County Strawberry Festival is free, too – so come on out!

Bradford County Strawberry Festival 2018

April 7th & 8th
Saturday, 9am to 7pm – Sunday, 9am to 5pm
Main Street Starke, 4 Blocks of Call Street, East of US 301, Starke FL 32091

Details are still being put together. Visit the Bradford County Strawberry Festival website or Facebook page for more information as it is posted.

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2 thoughts on “Here Comes Bradford County Strawberry Festival 2018!

    1. Corey A Edwards

      Hi Cal – It remains true that the Bradford County Strawberry Festival is always held on a weekend – if you’ll consult your 2018 calendar, you’ll see that April 7th and 8th are indeed a Saturday and a Sunday. Hope you make the festival!

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