Strawberry Crown Contest:
Anyone may run for Strawberry King or Queen - All contestants are asked to check in at the Welcome Booth to deposit votes and pick up official name tags the day of the festival. Voting is easy - you buy votes! As many as you want and for as many candidates as you please... Repeat voting is not only allowed - it's encouraged! Votes are tallied and the new royalty is announced at 6:45 pm.
To achieve fame and prizes without selling yourself to the masses, enter this contest by bringing 20 (plus 3 to be shared for judging) servings of your best strawberry inspired dessert to Birkhofer Hall between 1 pm and 2 pm. Judging at 2:30 and winners announced at 3 pm. After the awards, all desserts go on sale: $5 each or 3 for $10. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and most unusual (if there's one that qualifies).
The kid's area is located in the playground of the Guerneville Community Church and we're working on a great kid's line up!
Super-yummy! All organic strawberries are donated by Hunter and provided by Food For Humans. They are available on a stick (for a $1) to dip at the chocolate fountain - no fingers allowed!). And if there are any left at the end of the day, you may buy them for your Sunday waffles and french toast!
Not to be outdone, Guerneville Community Church members are cooking up a storm with pulled pork sandwiches served with coleslaw, Organic Roasted veggies over rice, iced tea, lemonade and water.
Music and The Stage:
We are ever grateful to DJ Milo for the loan of the stage. Thanks to Kelly our stage Manager this year.We are graced with great bands! Each musician has donated his or her time and talent to support KGGV at the Strawberry Festival.
As always, there is a raffle and this year it lives in Birkhofer Hall. Providing shade for potentially melts and delicious items is keen... Raffle items range from packages assembled by DJs on the themes of their shows to gift certificates at local businesses and local art.
Big brother to the raffle, the silent auction also resides in Birkhofer Hall and play host to items such as Garden packages (with gift certificates and goodies), hotel and vacation rental stays, wine (wine trips, wine tours, wine tastings, wine stuff, and actual wine), massage certificates, and oh, so much more. Don't miss the newest addition to the silent auction table: the Buy It Now option. If there's something you absolutely must have, you can write a check for the amount listed and take it home right then and there - no waiting required.
A wide array of local businesses and non-profits are joining this year and have booths circling the festival. The Russian River Fire Protection District will be on hand to promote safety and offer continuing community education - or just to say hi! There will be where you can buy all kinds of assorted other goodies... And there's more!
Be sure to come down to say hi to your local DJs, listen to some tunes and have a good time!
Photos from previous Strawberry Festivals coming soon!