Strawberry Festival events schedule

(Posted June 15, 2017)

The 2017 London Strawberry Festival will take place June 22-24 on and around Main Street in downtown London.

Thursday, June 22

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 and all vendors open

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

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

6:30-8:30 p.m.—Smoke & Mirrors, Strawberry Stage

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

10:30 p.m.—Festival closes


Friday, June 23

11 a.m.—Festival and all vendors open

1-7 p.m.—Red Cross blood drive

4:45—Thunderfoot karate demonstration

5 p.m.—Car show

6-8 p.m.—Six to Noon performs, main stage

6:30-8:30 p.m.—Majestic Dreamers, Strawberry stage

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

8-8:15 p.m.—Food contest judging

8:30-10 p.m.—The Wegains perform 1960s rock, main stage

8:30 p.m.—Car show awards

11 p.m.—Festival closes


Saturday, June 24

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

9 a.m.—All vendors open

9 a.m.-1 p.m.—Young Eagles Rally at Madison County Airport

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

10 a.m.—5K, register online

11 a.m.—Radio station live broadcast

11 a.m.-4 p.m.—Ride special

Noon—Second Chance performs

1:30-3:30 p.m.—Queens luncheon

3—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 2017 queen at the main stage; grand marshal recognized; contest and parade awards announced; karaoke winners perform at the end of the crowning

5 p.m.—Motorcycle show

6 p.m.—7-Mile Bluegrass Band

7 p.m.—Motorcycle show awards

8 p.m.—Smokin’ Ham Band

9 p.m.—50/50 raffle winner announced

11 p.m.—Rides and festival closes


For festival details, including contest rules and entry forms, go to

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