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Pasadena Strawberry Festival 2012
Gate hours: Friday 18th – 3 pm – midnight
Saturday 19th 10 am – midnight
Sunday 20th 10am – 6pm
The Pasadena Strawberry Festival is a three day event held annually on the third weekend in May to celebrate a time when Pasadena, Texas was known as the Strawberry Capital of the South, presenting a perception very different than that of today’s petrochemical industry.
The Festival goes on rain or shine, bring your own rain gear.
Items not allow: Bicycles, glass bottles, beverages, Coolers, scooters, skateboards, food, Frisbees, rollerblades, flyers, signs weapons, pets, radios.
There is nowhere at the festival to pick fresh strawberries, however you can purchase them to take home or eat on site.
Our festival is handicap accessible, there is also a handicap shuttle for the elderly.
This year at the festival: World’s Largest Strawberry Shortcake – see the 1300 sq ft of cake, pig races, duck races, alligator show, motorcycle stunt show, magician, jugglers, children’s area, teen area, washer pitching contest, bbq cook off, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, carnival, helicopter rides, pony rides, lemurs, petting zoo, mud volleyball tournament, karaoke contest, pogo stick trick artist, and 2 stages of entertainment,
Main Stage Friday night Josh Abbott Band, Saturday night Randy Rogers Band.
Directions to Strawberry Festival
From Downtown Houston: take 45 South to Beltway 8 east, exit Genoa Red Bluff (last free exit) turn right on Genoa Red Bluff
when Genoa Red Bluff runs into Red Bluff turn left, fairgrounds on your right.
From Galveston: take 45 North to Beltway 8 east, follow directions above.
From ship channel bridge (610): take 225 South to Beltway 8 , stay on the feeder road, at Red Bluff turn left go under the Beltway, follow Red Bluff to Fairmont turn left, you’ll see the fairgrounds on your right.
The San Jacinto Day Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Proceeds from the Pasadena Strawberry Festival benefit San Jacinto Day Foundation projects including:
In 1974 a small group of enthusiastic Pasadena citizens gathered in a tent on a football practice field for the opening of the Pasadena Historical Museum and celebrated San Jacinto Day with the very first Strawberry Festival. Strawberries, famous for their size and sweetness, were the first big business in Pasadena, Texas. As many as twenty-eight train carloads of strawberries a day left Pasadena loading sheds going as far north as Chicago and Kansas City. These strawberries not only brought premium prices, but also earned Pasadena the coveted title "Strawberry Capitol of the South."
Today, with over five hundred volunteers, the Pasadena Strawberry Festival continues to celebrate Pasadena's heritage on the 106-acre Pasadena Convention Center and Municipal Fairgrounds complex and attracts over 60,000 visitors.
You, too, are invited to come enjoy three fun-filled days of activities, attractions and entertainment the whole family will enjoy.
It is the mission of the San Jacinto Day Foundation to encourage and promote the observance of San Jacinto Day and produce one of the largest fund raising events in the state of Texas, the Pasadena Strawberry Festival.
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