Event Information

California Strawberry Festival 2019

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

Phone: 209/267-4394
Event Dates: 5/18/19 - 5/19/19
Application Deadline: 2/1/19 Midnight PST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 9 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $30.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.


Event Summary

The delicious heart shaped fruit is the main ingredient of celebration with the California Strawberry Festival getting underway the weekend of May 18 & 19, 2019 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, 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 with ID are $8. Hours are 10:00a.m. to 6:30p.m.

General Information
1) www.zapplication.org  Application through ZAPP includes a $30.00 application fee.
2) www.pacificfinearts.com  Application through our website's downloaded application includes a reduced application fee of $15.00.

MANDATORY SET-UP on Friday, May 17. Check in between 9am-5pm, set up can continue until 10pm.

This application is open to creators of handcrafted products made in the USA by the artist or craftsperson selling their works. With pre-arranged permission a representative may sell at events. Creativity and originality are important. No application including buy and sell, imports or kits will be considered. No application including guns as toys will be considered. Depictions of weapons and certain types of nudity or printed words are carefully considered. We appreciate artists’ freedom of expression; as these are family events, we are held responsible to each hosting entity and community to present what they consider family-friendly images. No booth sharing will be considered outside of a married/significant-other partnership.

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 10     Space fee refunds given.
March 11 - April 7      Pacific Fine Arts Festivals credit slip provided minus $50.00 fee per space for cancellations.
April 8 - Show            Space fee is forfeited.

Booth Information
Space sizes and fees
10x12 space: $350.00, no commission
10x24 space: $700.00, no commission
ON COBBLESTONE (up to 20 spaces available, near the very busy Strawberryland for Kids)
10x12 space: $350.00, no commission
10x24 space: $700.00, no commission

Mandatory Friday, May 17 set up. Additional early Monday morning tear down available.
Cobblestone area--Drive to space, near Strawberryland for Kids.  Grass area--Cart on only.
Artisan spaces are located on 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. SPECIFICS FOR GRASS AREA A) Only dollies or wagons may be used to load/unload on grass—no motorized vehicles. NEW: The Festival is working on coordinating set-up/tear down helpers-for-hire. More info with acceptance letters. B) No stakes may be used—plan to bring heavy 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” x 6” square of solid material (i.e. carpet or plywood) 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.