Annual Strawberry Festival kicks off April 23 in Cabot

Organizers are putting the finishing touches on the 13th Annual Cabot Strawberry Festival which kicks off Thursday, April 23, at Cabot Veteran’s Park Community Center.

The Junior Auxiliary of Cabot will host its 13th annual Strawberry Festival Thursday, April 23, through Saturday, April 25.

The festival, sponsored by Junior Auxiliary of Cabot, features Cabot’s very own strawberries from three local growers: Holland Bottom Farm, The Cabot Patch and Barnhill Orchards.

The family-oriented event includes a carnival on Thursday, April 23, and Friday, April 24 from 6 to 9pm; and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 25.

“The Cabot Strawberry Festival is a family-friendly event that includes a carnival, 5K Fun Run, pageant, vendors, Kid Zone and of course Cabot strawberries,” said Melissa Davis, public relations chairman for the festival. “It is organized by the Junior Auxiliary of Cabot which means all proceeds from the weekend go back into the community, specifically benefiting the children. We are looking forward to our 13th annual event and hope everyone can come out and support this worthy cause.”

Other events planned on Saturday include a 5K at 8 a.m., a pageant at 10 a.m., vendors from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the band “Go 4 Broke” from 3:30 to 6 p.m. There will also be a kids zone, food, a kid zone and family activities.

Run for the Berries 5K
The Run for the Berries 5K Fun Run starts at the Cabot High School track.

Adult registration is $25 if paid by Saturday, April 18, and $35 afterward. A T-shirt is not guaranteed for those registering after April 18. The fee is $15 for kids ages 9 and younger, with a special medal in lieu of a race shirt. To pay online, visit

Packet pickup will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 24, at the community center. Registration and packet pickup will be held at the high school track on race day beginning at 6:30 a.m. Medals for the top three in each age category for male and female will be awarded. The awards will be presented following the race at the main stage of Strawberry Festival at the community center at 9:30 a.m.

For more information, call 501.681.3520 or email [email protected].

Strawberry Festival Pageant
Registration for the pageant will begin at 8 a.m. at Cabot Junior High North across from the high school.

The pageant features age groups from birth to 11 months, 12 to 23 months, 2 to 3 years, 4 to 6 years, 7 to 9 years, 10 to 12 years, 13 to 15 years and 16-19 years.

Division winners will receive a crown, trophy and sash. Two alternates in each age group will receive a trophy.

Contestants do not have to live in Cabot.

To register online, visit juniorauxiliaryofcabot/strawberryfest. For more information, call 501.993.3530 or email [email protected].

All of the proceeds from Strawberry Festival will be used in helping children of the Cabot community. For more information, visit