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Strawberry Festival

Upper Union Street is so proud to host this tradition from 10AM to 3PM on Saturday, June 15, 2019. We’ll have music, food, vendors and activities for kids. Rain or shine — bring the whole family to Upper Union Street!

[Click here if you are a vendor interested in taking part]

Upper Union Street Strawberry Festival Poster

Event Highlights Will Include

  • Phillips Hardware: Roxy and the Road Kings (live music: 12pm-2pm)
  • McDonald’s: Strawberry shakes ($1.99)
  • Simon’s Men’s Wear: Sidewalk Sale
  • City Squire: Food and drink specials, Lisa & the Time Benders (live music: 12pm-2pm)
  • Dance Me: Student Dance Performances
  • Pai’s Taekwondo: Board breaking demonstration
  • Flowers by Jo-Ann: Flowers for sale and flower raffle
  • Famiglia Salon: Jewelry, hair extensions
  • Sophia Sabella Studio: Five-minute photo shoots ($25)
  • Baker Ave – Pony rides ($5)
  • Patrick’s Barber Shop: Music by 7:31 (live music: 10am-12pm)
  • Musler’s Fine Women’s Clothing: Sidewalk Sale
  • Home Style Pizza: Bounce House
  • One Huge Store: Free facepainting and giveaways
  • Bruegger’s Bagels: Strawberry cream cheese bagel samples
  • Ed’s Barber Shop: Sympathetic Stranger (live music: 11am-1pm)
  • Al’s House of Sports Cards: Bubble gum giveaway
  • Gayle Optical: Home Furnishings Flea Market
  • Sondra’s Fine Jewelry: 25% off the entire store. Register to win a Green Leaf Wellness Co. gift basket
  • Green Leaf Wellness Co.: Introduction, education and experience with free full spectrum CBD gummy bears while supplies last (must be 18+)
  • Trustco Bank: Long Bow Trio (live music: 10am-12:30pm), Opening Ceremony & Business Recognition Awards (11am)
  • Ferri’s Formals and Bridals: 50% off all in-stock gowns and accessories
  • Domani Day Spa: Nail kits for home manicure subscription
  • Head to Tail: Free dog & cat treats; strawberry dog cookies, hair feathers and paw print stencils
  • Head to Tail/Gershon’s Delicatessen: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys (live music: 11:30am – 1:30pm)


Special Opening Ceremony at 11AM

Location: Trustco Bank, 1620 Union Street
Ceremony Program

  • Opening Remarks and Welcome: Mayor Gary McCarthy
  • National Anthem
  • Recognition of the Upper Union Street Scholarship 5K Recipients
  • Business Anniversary Awards — Head to Tail (10 years), Domani Spa (20 years), Gershon’s Deli (65 years)