London Strawberry Festival schedule

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(Posted June 19, 2015)

The London Strawberry Festival, set for June 25-27 on and around Main Street in downtown London, features a mix of new and traditional events this year. For contest deadlines and regulations, as well as information about other facets of the festival, go to www.londonstrawberryfestival.com or call (740) 857-1417.

Thursday, June 25

10:30 a.m.-noon—Contest registration and check-in at information booth: largest homegrown strawberry, toy building, shoebox float, window decorating, stories and poetry, coloring, art, photogenic, cake and cookie decorating

10:45 a.m.—Opening ceremony and National Anthem by Michaela Thompson

10:50 a.m.—Stage practice for Shortcakes, Little, Young, Junior and Miss pageant contestants

11 a.m.—Festival and all vendors open

4 p.m.—”Second Story Anthem,” main stage

 4-8 p.m.—Sports Heroes autograph sessions

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

6:20 p.m.—Miss Shortcake contest with hosts Simba Jordan and Danielle Combs, main stage

6:30 p.m.—Royalty contest (Little, Young, Junior, Queen) on main stage, followed by announcement of Miss Photogenic winner

7-8:30 p.m.—“Sighless Sunday,” Strawberry stage

10:30 p.m.—Festival closes

Friday, June 26

11 a.m.—Festival and all vendors open

Noon—“A Side of Paradise” performs, main stage

1-7 p.m.—American Red Cross blood drive

1-8 p.m.—Sports Heroes autograph sessions

4 p.m.—Thunderfoot karate demo, main stage

5:30-7:30 p.m.—”Sighless Sunday,” main stage

6-7 p.m.—Marshall Phillips, Strawberry stage

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

7:30 p.m.—“Posse” band, main stage

7:30 p.m.—Kiddie tractor pull, Strawberry stage

8-8:15 p.m.—Food contest entries judged

11 p.m.—Festival closes

Saturday, June 27

8:30 a.m.—5K run, corner of Walnut & First streets

9 a.m.—Baby contest, main stage

9 a.m.—All vendors open

9 a.m.-1 p.m.—Young Eagles giving free plane rides at Madison County Airport for children ages 8 to 17 and their parents.

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

11 a.m.-7 p.m.—Sports Heroes autograph session

Noon—”State Street Band,” main stage

Noon-4 p.m.—Ride special

1:30-3:30 p.m.—Queens luncheon

4 p.m.—Parade line-up at Cowling Park

5 p.m.—Grand parade followed by crowning of the 2015 queen at the main stage; grand marshal recognized; contest and parade awards announced

6 p.m.—Marshall Phillips, Strawberry stage

7:30 p.m.—Raffle winners announced

8 p.m.—”Smokin’ Ham Band,” main stage

9-11 p.m.—Pick up contest entries at info booth

11 p.m.—Rides and festival closes

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