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9th Annual Habitat Ocala Strawberry Festival

March 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ready for a “Berry” good time? The 8th annual Habitat Ocala Strawberry Festival is coming to the McPherson complex on Saturday, March 4, 2023. The festival begins at 9 am with FREE admission and ends at 5 pm. Volunteers from Marion Therapeutic Riding Association (MTRA) will assist with traffic control and parking for the festival. Proceeds collected from parking ($5 per vehicle) will benefit the Marion Therapeutic Riding Association and Habitat for Humanity of Marion County. The festival starts with over 230 unique and exciting vendors, a kid’s zone with a petting zoo, strawberry food items that melt in your mouth, a bigger-than-ever car show with cool cars, trucks, and motorcycles, a pie-eating contest, a BMX show. Top-notch entertainment will be with performances from the Petty Experience Band, and Chris Patti, a Great Crooners and Frank Sinatra Tribute Artist.

Many nonprofits will have vendor booths, and Several photo booths will be available. The festival offers fresh strawberries (from Plant City farmers) to purchase with many delicious strawberry treats. Come watch the strawberry pie eating contest. The festival is for all ages, there is food for all tastes and fun for all generations of festival-goers. Habitat for Humanity could not host this event without our dedicated volunteers who have donated their time, efforts, and knowledge to assist. There are over 700 volunteers assisting throughout the festival. Habitat would like to thank all our wonderful and dedicated sponsors for helping us host another great event.

All proceeds raised at the annual Strawberry Festival will be used to build a new home which will be called the Strawberry House for low-income families with an affordable mortgage and a safe and secure environment to raise their children.

Pre-Sale Strawberries Flats are now available for purchase! Save time and money by reserving your flats of strawberries ahead of time for only $20! Once you pre-purchase, you can pickup your Pre-Sale Strawberry Flats on Friday, March 3, 2023 from 8:30 AM until 6:00 PM. Get your delicious, juicy strawberries by clicking the button below and ordering now!


March 4
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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McPherson Complex
601 SE 25th Ave
Ocala, FL 34471 United States
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