Since 1951, Silverton area folks have been enjoying this local tradition. Originally held at the Silverton Hills Grange Hall, we now celebrate in our local Coolidge-McClaine City Park. Held on Fathers Day Sunday, June 20, 2021, this year marks the 70th anniversary of Strawberries! Due to COVID restrictions, we are offering a “Drive-In/Walk-Up Strawberry” event. Look for the “Strawberry Shortcake Stand” at the entrance to the Coolidge-McClaine City Park at the DeSart Columns.
A drive-up and phone-in system should allow for a constant stream of customers. And while we won’t be running the festival in the park, it will continue to be an open public space available for people to use as they would any other day, keeping social distancing guidelines in mind. Mask up, grab your Strawberry Shortcake, bring a blanket and grab a seat on the grass or enjoy one of the many picnic tables available!
Strawberry Festival Hours are 11:00 am until 5:00 pm. We serve up a strawberry delight with biscuits and ice cream, all for just $6.00! Strawberry shortcake desert is free for children 2 or younger and 80 or over!
About our Berries: We began using Willamette Valley Fruit Products grown in the Central Howell area in 2013, with their packing operation located in Silverton. Prior to that, we used Oregon Fruit for many years with berries grown locally, and prior to that, we used a combination of Oregon Fruit and local berries from Silverton.