Event Information

California Strawberry Festival 2018

Strawberry Meadows at College Park, 3250 S. Rose Avenue
Oxnard , California (West)

Phone: 209/267-4394
Event Dates: 5/19/18 - 5/20/18
Application Deadline: 4/23/18 Midnight PST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 9 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00


Event Summary

Deadline has passed. Space consideration available for all mediums EXCEPT these listed. These media accepted for waiting list status consideration only:  jewelry, personal care.
The delicious heart shaped fruit is the main ingredient of celebration with the California Strawberry Festival getting underway the weekend of May 19 & 20, 2018 at Strawberry Meadows of College Park in Oxnard (3250 S. Rose Avenue). The fruitful fete boasts strawberries every way imaginable, featuring all day fun for the entire family with concert performances, more than 150 Fine Arts & Crafts booths, the Strawberry Promenade with celebrity cooking demonstrations, Strawberryland For Kids featuring rides and attractions, gooey contests, special appearances, and more, on 15 scenic acres of parkland.
All proceeds from the non-profit food vendors benefit more than 20 Southland charities. Over the past decades, more than $4 million dollars has gone to worthy causes while paying tribute to the region’s agricultural heritage.
Oxnard is located just 60 miles north of Los Angeles and 30 miles south of Santa Barbara. The free Park & Ride “Strawberry Express” shuttles from convenient locations off the 101 Fwy make getting to the Festival a breeze. Customer parking is also available on site for $10. General admission is $12, seniors 62+ are $8 and children ages 5-12 are $5. Kids 4 and under are free. Active military and dependents with ID are $8. Hours are 10:00a.m. to 6:30p.m. 

General Information
Apply online:

Deadline has passed. Space consideration available for all mediums EXCEPT these listed. These media accepted for waiting list status consideration only:  jewelry, personal care

1) www.zapplication.org  Jurying through ZAPP includes a $25.00 application fee.
2) www.pacificfinearts.com Jurying through our website's downloaded application includes a reduced application fee of $15.00.


This application is open to artists and crafters who create their own works in the U.S. No application including imports or kits will be considered. No application including toys as weapons will be considered.

Private artist toilets available. Free event postcards available upon request for artists' mailing lists. Digital "postcard" available upon request for artists' social media/email lists.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:
Through March 11     Space fee refunds given.
March 12 - April 8      Pacific Fine Arts Festivals credit slip provided minus $50.00 fee per space for cancellations.
April 9 - Show          Space fee is forfeited.

Booth Information
Space sizes and fees
10x12 space: $375.00, no commission
10x24 space: $750.00, no commission
ON COBBLESTONE near Strawberryland for Kids
(youth-oriented items in this area only and must be approved by Festival) 
10x12 space: $275.00, no commission
10x24 space: $550.00, no commission

Mandatory Friday, May 18 set up. Additional early Monday morning tear down available.
Cobblestone area--Drive to space.  Grass area--Cart on only.
Artisan spaces are located on Strawberry Meadow’s grass soccer Fields—parking and Green Gate adjacent (2nd highest trafficked Festival entrance and proximate to stages and food court). Additionally, there are up to 20 spaces on the cobblestone area by the very busy Strawberryland for Kids available for youth oriented art/crafts. The latter are offered at an incentivized rate for 2018 only and must be approved by the Festival for this area. SPECIFICS FOR GRASS AREA: A) Only dollies or wagons with soft wheels may be used to load/unload on grass—no motorized vehicles, B) no stakes may be used—plan to bring weights, C) all weight bearing display panels, tables, racks, cases and/or tent legs must be set on a weight distribution system such as a 6”x6” piece of carpet or wood under each point of contact with the grass to eliminate damage.

Overnight security Friday night through Monday morning.

Special Requests
Please indicate any special request on your application. Space requests are taken into consideration but cannot be guaranteed.