2010-05-13 / Dining & Entertainment

Strawberry Fest contest to benefit various local charities

Kate Linder of the daytime TV series “The Young and the Restless” and Dedria Brunett, Miss Teen California International 2010, will be the celebrity judges of the California Strawberry Festival “Berry Blast Off” recipe contest at noon Sat., May 15.

The two finalists will have 60 minutes to prepare and present their strawberry dish as a cooking demonstration in view of festival patrons. The winner will receive the grand prize of a four-night Carnival Cruise vacation getaway.

The festival hours are 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sat. and Sun., May 15 and 16 at Strawberry Meadows of College Park, 3250 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard.

Proceeds from the event benefit various local charities.

The event will have strawberry related food for sale, more than 200 fine arts and crafts booths, Strawberryland For Kids with rides and attractions, the Strawberry Promenade, contests and continuous musical entertainment on two stages.

Tickets range from $5 to $12 and are available online or at the gate.

The Park ’n Ride shuttle provides free parking and service from various locations in Ventura County off the 101 Freeway.

For more information, call (888) 288-9242 or go to www.strawberry-fest.org.

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