owego-strawberry-festival.JPGOwego, N.Y. - The Historic Owego Marketplace invites everyone to make plans to attend the upcoming 32nd Annual Strawberry Festival to be held Friday night, 5:30-10:30 p.m. June 15 and on Saturday, June 16, 9-5 p.m.  The theme this year is simply "Celebrate!" in light of the difficulties we've encountered since last September's flood.  Owego is back and it's time to CELEBRATE! The Strawberry Festival has included some new and returning features to this year's event. In addition to the over 200 vendors and the fabulous entertainment throughout the streets on Friday's Block Party and on Saturday, the festival will also include:
  • Strawberry Pie Contest 
  • "Straw Dawgs Strut Their Stuff" 
  • Fireworks over the River - Friday Night
  • Wine Tasting Tent
  • Strawberry Festival Parade Honoring "Heroes" of the Flood
  • Rubber Ducky Derby
  • 3rd Friday ArtWalk 
  • Chicken BBQ
  • 9th Annual Pig Roast
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • and much more!
The committee is currently seeking sponsorships for bands, the Lake Street stage, and other expense items.  If you'd like to help sponsor, please contact Pat Hansen at 607-687-2556.   A complete schedule and list of bands/entertainment, vendor applications, contest entry forms, sponsorship opportunities, directions and other ways to get involved in the festival can be found on http://www.owegostrawberryfestival.com.