Cedarburg Strawberry Festival returns June 25-26 🍓🍓🍓

CEDARBURG, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Cedarburg Strawberry Festival is back in 2022!

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, organizers anticipate tens of thousands of festgoers to descend upon Cedarburg on June 25 and 26. 

Strawberry Festival-goers will be able to enjoy music, artwork, and plenty of strawberry foods, including pie, crepes, slushies, and many other locally made delicacies. Other Festival Food Court offerings include everything from summer favorites like hamburgers, chicken, gator on a stick, BBQ and roasted corn, to sweet treats and specialty foods.

The popular Sunday morning all-you-can-eat Strawberry Pancake Breakfast takes place on the north end of the Festival grounds from 8:00-11:00 a.m. (weather permitting) and is served by the Cedar Creek Settlement merchants. More than 1,000 customers get their fill of mouthwatering strawberry pancakes ($10 adults and kids 11 and older, $5 kids 10 and under; kids under 3 are free) while listening to live music outside along Cedar Creek.

For attendees with a taste for wine, Cedar Creek Winery’s Strawberry Blush Wine is a must – this and the winery’s other award-winning wines can be purchased by the bottle or glass.

This year's event will also feature the Party in the Park, a 2-day blues event at Cedar Creek Park's band shell, which will also offer a beer garden and family activities. 

“We’re so excited to be back with Strawberry Festival,” said Executive Director Patrick Curran. “June was definitely too quiet the last two years, and we’re ready to make up for lost time. When the festival opens at 10am on June 25, our streets will be teaming with artists, vendors, music and an amazing array of food, and our Party in the Park Blues Bash will give people a place to escape from the busy heart of the festival to enjoy many of the Festival’s offerings in a grassy space that’s open and comfortable.”

For the littlest strawberry-lovers, The Party in Park in Cedar Creek Park will offer pony rides, a petting zoo, inflatable bounce houses, food vendors, dancers and other activities. One of the Festival’s most popular events is the CedarQuacker 500 sponsored by Port Washington State Bank, where hundreds of rubber ducks are launched into the creek in a race to the finish Saturday and Sunday at 1 and 3 p.m.

Don't forget the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Ozaukee County’s “Berry Big” 5K Run/Walk kicks off Saturday at 8:00 a.m. and circles through the neighborhoods that surround the downtown area. Or take a ride on the Tractor Hayride Shuttle that travels around the festival route, provided by Cedarburg Creek Farms. Off the festival footprint, the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts will feature two exhibits, Lost, Found and Stitched: Pat Kroth featuring art made from re-purposed and recycled materials and Midwest Views featuring quilts depicting scenes from around the Midwest. The museum is open from 10-4 on Saturday and noon-4 on Sunday.

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