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13th Annual Vista Strawberry Festival

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13th Annual Vista Strawberry Festival

500+ Vendors selling all kinds of strawberry goodies + food vendors!

CONTESTS

STRAWBERRY COSTUME CONTEST The contest is free and open to kids 0-6+ ages. Simply show up at the San Diego FC Contest Stage at 3 p.m. All participants get prizes!

STRAWBERRY PIE-EATING CONTEST
Calling all kids and adults… get ready for our annual Strawberry Pie Eating contest sponsored by Dr. Bronner’s. Meet us at the San Diego FC Contest Stage at 12 and 3:30 p.m.

BEER STEIN HOLDING CONTEST Ten contestants hold a 32-once mug with a straight arm for as long as they can. Winners get souvenir pilsners. Join us at the Beer Garden at 10:30am and 3 p.m.

SOCCER SKILLS CONTESTS San Diego FC is the official sponsor of our Contest Stage! Participate in various soccer-themed contests. We’ll be hosting the soccer-themed contests at 10 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4:30 pm.

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE CONTEST The Little Ms. Strawberry Shortcake Contest is open to girls 0-10 years. Entry fee is $10.
The contest is at the San Diego FC Contest Stage at 10:30 a.m.

STRAWBERRY SUNDAE CONTEST Join us for this new contest where you’ll compete to finish a strawberry ice cream sundae the fastest, can you defeat the brain freeze?
Join us at the San Diego FC Contest Stage at 1:30 p.m.

FROZEN T-SHIRT CONTEST Try to unravel a wadded up FROZEN t-shirt. The first person to put the shirt on, wins! This is an adults only event as it takes place inside the Beer Garden at 11:30 a.m. Live Entertainment

NC FOOD BANK COMMUNITY STAGE 10:30am – School of Rock 11:15am – MVHS Dance & Ballet Folklorico 12:00pm – Encinitas Ballet 12:45pm – Project Performer 1:30pm – Grapevine Elementary Choir 2:15pm – Pacific Motion 3:00pm – Lighthouse Players 3:45pm – Vista Academy of Visual & Performing Arts 4:30pm – Kainga Music INNOVATION HIGH STAGE 11:00am – Mariachi Olmos de San Diego 1:30pm – Yacht Rock Party – YARP 4:00pm – The Stand Outs METRO BEER GARDEN STAGE 9:00am – Pompeo DJ 1:00pm – Chicken Wire 3:30pm – Clearly Dirty

Live Entertainment

  • 10:30am – School of Rock
  • 11:15am – MVHS Dance & Ballet Folklorico
  • 12:00pm – Encinitas Ballet
  • 12:45pm – Project Performer
  • 1:30pm – Grapevine Elementary Choir
  • 2:15pm – Pacific Motion
  • 3:00pm – Lighthouse Players
  • 3:45pm – Vista Academy of Visual & Performing Arts4:30pm – Kainga Music

INNOVATION HIGH STAGE

  • 11:00am – Mariachi Olmos de San Diego
  • 1:30pm – Yacht Rock Party – YARP
  • 4:00pm – The Stand Outs

METRO BEER GARDEN STAGE

  • 9:00am – Pompeo DJ
  • 1:00pm – Chicken Wire
  • 3:30pm – Clearly Dirty

Strawberry Film Festival

The Strawberry Film Festival is the perfect family-friendly event to celebrate the best of filmmakers of all ages in Vista. Experience Films that embrace the local scene, watch exciting stunt demonstrations and experience green screen compositing.

The Film Festival takes place at The Film Hub (170 Eucalyptus Ave.)

Film Screenings: 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

Live Movie Stunt Performances: 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m.

Winners Announced: 4:00 p.m. at the San Diego FC Contest Stage

San Diego FC is Bringing the Chrome Ball Tour to Vista!

San Diego FC is bringing the Chrome Ball tour to Vista!

Grab SDFC merch, enjoy soccer activation and a high energy celebration of San Diego’s new MLS team.

When: Saturday, May 25 | 10:00am – 4:00pm

Where: Vista Magnet Middle School | 151 Civic Center Drive

See all event details here.

Shades of Red Artist Reception

Visit the Shades of Red Artist Reception at the Backfence Society

(110 S Citrus Ave.)

Winner will be announced at the SDFC Contest Stage at 4:15pm

Beer Garden

Children’s Paradise Kids Zone

The Children’s Paradise Kids Zone inside the Vista Magnet Middle School will be open:

  • Saturday, May 25: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 26: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

See prices and some of the attractions that will be available here.

Vista Strawberry Festival Shuttles are Fueled by Barnicles Express!

No cost, stress-free parking is easy using the Barnicle’s shuttle buses!

There are two convenient options:

North County San Diego Food Bank Food Drive

Join us in the fight to end hunger in San Diego County by bringing nonperishable food items to donate into our red barrels!

For guests willing to give, we encourage you to bring three nonperishable food items to donate. Some of our most-needed food items include: canned tuna, peanut butter, canned fruits, canned vegetables, soups, cereal and pasta.

Three convenient locations will be available for festival goers to drop off their food donations.

  • Barnicle’s Shuttle Bus drop off on Main Street
  • Barnicle’s Shuttle Bus drop off on Citrus and Eucalyptus
  • North County Food Bank Community Stage on S Santa Fe Ave

Vista Strawberry Run

It’s not too late to register for the Vista Strawberry Run!

Run, walk, or skip this scenic route in Historic Downtown Vista.

If you can’t join us the day of the festival, you can also participate in the Virtual Run.

REGISTER NOW

Thank you to our sponsors!

Vista Chamber of Commerce

170 Eucalyptus Ave., Ste. 115

(760) 726-1122

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