Owego’s Strawberry Festival will be here before you know it and although we have some pretty fantastic festivals in the Southern Tier, the Strawberry Festival is one of the most attended and for good reason...there is so much to see and do.

The Strawberry Festival has been around (coming up on) 39 years, but each year there are so many new and exciting things to discover. So, if you're looking for a festival that will delight everyone in your family, the Strawberry Festival would be it!

Don't take my word for it, though. Close to 20,000 people make their way to Owego every year for this free event which features delicious food, entertainment on every corner, and up to 200 vendors. But seriously, 20,000 people can't be wrong!

The Owego Strawberry Festival will kick off on Friday, June 14th with a block party, which will run from 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. The block party will feature food and drink,  vendors, and more. The evening will end with fireworks at 10 p.m. at Draper Park.

On Saturday, June 15th, the festival will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A 90-minute parade, which starts at 10 a.m., will delight all ages. Then, you won't want to miss the Duck Derby, the Kid's Zone in Draper Park, vendors, food, a wine, and beer tent and a plethora of other activities sure to keep you busy for the whole day including a brand new attraction- Dinousar Performers!

The Owego Strawberry Festival is absolutely free to attend and is located in downtown Owego. Parking for Friday night is free at Marvin Park which is located on the Tioga County Fairgrounds on Route 17C West across from Price Chopper. However, shuttles aren't available on Friday. On Saturday, all of the downtown Owego areas will be closed from early in the morning until the end of the festival in the early evening hours. Parking, shuttle bus service, and handicap shuttles are available all day long at Hickories Park and at Marvin Park. The cost to ride the shuttle is $3 per vehicle.