San Diego, It’s Time To Celebrate Your Berries… In A Big Way

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Did you know that Vista, California, was once the unofficial Strawberry Capital of the World?! That’s right. In the 1960s and 1970s, during peak season, strawberries were shipped from Vista all over the United States, as well as internationally.

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There were daily shipments to Europe, Hong Kong and other parts of Asia. One place in the Netherlands thought the strawberries they received from Vista were actually a different fruit because they were so much larger than they were used to! With all the crates coming in with the word “Vista” on the side, they started referring to the strawberries as “vistas.”

Vista Strawberry Festival

To celebrate this righteous history, the Vista Strawberry Festival was created in 2010 and this year will be racking in one awesome Memorial Day Weekend with pie-eating contests, live bands, beer gardens, carnival rides and so much more!

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Entertainment

There will be live entertainment on multiple stages, bands and local craft brews all day long in the beer garden. And bring the whole family because there will be awesome carnival rides and over 400 vendors!

Contests

Just to name a few of the many contests going on, there will be the Little Ms. Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberry Costume, Strawberry Idol, Pie-Eating contests and many more! Prizes galore!

 10k and 5k Strawberry Run

The Strawberry Run winds through Vista’s Kite Sculptures and ends at the Vista Strawberry Festival. All runners receive a performance t-shirt, a custom medal, a goodie bag, fresh fruit at the finish line and, for those runners 21 and over, a free beer in the beer garden!

For tickets and more info, check out the link below.

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