Strawberry will be bustin' with excitement this Saturday, June 10. The time has come to celebrate the community's favorite summer fruit.
When Strawberry puts on a party, you don't want to be left out. If you can imagine a dish made with strawberries, an article of clothing designed to celebrate strawberries or an item decorated with strawberries, it will be here.
The fruity fun will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce, vendors, restaurants and residents will be putting out the red carpet to welcome folks from all over.
Festival-goers will be able to sip Strawberry sparkles, feast on strawberry pie and chocolate-dipped strawberries, walk a llama and shop till they drop.
No summer under the Rim, would be complete without a Strawberry Festival. To see, hear and appreciate strawberries in new and wonderful ways, stop in and sit a spell. Strawberry is 18 miles north of Payson and a hop, skip and a jump up the hill from Pine.
At the schoolhouse
During your visit to Strawberry, check out all the 19th century action down at the oldest standing schoolhouse in Arizona. Known affectionately as the Strawberry Schoolhouse, the little log cabin will be bustling with 19th century living historians, featuring the Spencer and Jackson traveling tent show. Shows are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and for 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
Lacemaker Christina Peters will join the fun Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. She will demonstrate the lost art of bobbin lacemaking. The schoolhouse is on the north side of Fossil Creek Road, three miles west of Highway 87.