These fun-filled days are planned for the first Friday & Saturday in May when the North Alabama town of Cullman gears up for its annual festival centered around strawberries. Set for May 3rd & 4th, the Alabama Strawberry Festival promises plenty of delicious, locally grown strawberries, hometown fun and exciting events throughout the day. Now in its 85th year, the one-day event is Alabama’s longest-running strawberry festival.
Along with fresh strawberries, the Strawberry Festival offers a variety of food vendors, Miss Strawberry Festival Pageant, a doggy “paw”geant and after party, a baking competition, a kid’s area with games, small amusement rides and inflatables (fee to participate) and artisan vendors selling handcrafted collectibles and locally-sourced products.
Live music from several acts gets the crowd going each year and this year our entertainment headliners are The Eli Young Band and Niko Moon! Anyone will be able to view the Strawberry Festival Concert but the best vantage point will require a ticket. Tickets will go on sale soon.
Hours are 9 a.m. to approximately 10 p.m. at the Festhalle Farmers Market and Depot Park located at 309 1st Avenue NE in downtown Cullman. Admission is free.