London Strawberry Festival event schedule

(Posted June 16, 2016)        

The London Strawberry Festival will take place June 23-25 on and around Main Street in downtown London.

For festival details, including contest rules and entry forms, go to www.londonstrawberryfestival.com.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Thursday, June 23

10:30 a.m.-noon—Contest registration and check-in at city council chambers, 6 E. Second St.: toy building, window/house/yard decorating, stories and poetry, coloring, art, photogenic, cake and cookie decorating

11 a.m.—Opening ceremony with National Anthem sung by William Smith and Paul Ericson; all vendors open

11:10 a.m.—Stage practice for Shortcakes, Little, Young, Junior and Miss pageant contestants

5-8 p.m.—Karaoke prelims

6 p.m.—Simba Jordan performs on main stage

6:20 p.m.—Shortcake, Little and Young Miss royalty contests on main stage

7 p.m.—Junior Miss and Queen contests on main stage, followed by announcement of Miss Photogenic winner

9 p.m.—Karaoke prelims at Ottie’s in Hilliard

10:30 p.m.—Festival closes

Friday, June 24

11 a.m.—Festival and all vendors open

1-6 p.m.—Red Cross blood drive

3-4:45 p.m.—Highway 40 performs

4:45-5:15 p.m.—Thunderfoot karate demonstration

5 p.m.—Strawberry cruise-in

5:15-6 p.m.—Cierra Bierbaugh sings

6-8 p.m.—Fiddlestix performs

7-8 p.m.—Strawberry food contest check-in at information booth

7:30 p.m.—Kiddie tractor pull at Huntington Bank, prizes awarded immediately and photos taken

7:30-9:30 p.m.—Karaoke finals on activities stage

8-8:15 p.m.—Food contest judging

8:30-10 p.m.—Posse band performs

11 p.m.—Festival closes

Saturday, June 25

9 a.m.—Baby contest on main stage with photos immediately following

9 a.m.—All vendors open

9 a.m.-3 p.m.—London AC COBRA car show at courthouse square

10 a.m.—5K at Roberts Pass bike path on Maple Street, register online

11 a.m.-4 p.m.—Ride special

Noon-2 p.m.—Second Chance Band

1:30-3:30 p.m.—Queens luncheon

3-5 p.m.—Through The Red performs

4 p.m.—Parade line-up at park

5 p.m.—Grand parade followed by festival introductions and crowning of the 2016 queen at the main stage; grand marshal recognized; contest and parade awards announced; karaoke winners perform at the end of the crowning

6 p.m.—Motorcycle show

8 p.m.—Smokin’ Ham band performs

9 p.m.—50/50 raffle winner announced

11 p.m.—Rides and festival closes

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