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Middle TN Strawberry Festival Returns

Have a "berry" good time at free, family-friendly events through Saturday, May 14!

Families can drive a little north of Nashville to Portland, TN for the 81st Annual Middle TN Strawberry Festival on Saturday, May 14! This year’s festival theme is “All Aboard the Strawberry Express.”

Kicking off the festival on Friday, May 13 will be the Strawberry Jam Concert & Fireworks! Live music & food vendors will start at 5 p.m. with “Resurrection – A Journey Tribute” headlining at 7 p.m. followed by fireworks at 8:30 p.m.

Friday night events are off E. Market Street in downtown Portland. The main festival day will be Saturday, May 14th Attendees will enjoy 175+ vendors, multiple music stages, kids area & magic stage and parade at 4 p.m. to end the day!

Though Friday’s firework and Saturday’s festival are the main events, there are things going on all week leading up to the event, including a Carnival at Richland Park starting Tuesday, May 11. Check out the full schedule of fun below.

Visit MiddleTNStrawberryFestival.com for more information, or check their Facebook page for updates.

West TN Strawberry Festival Opening Night - WBBJ TV

Middle TN Strawberry Festival Full Schedule of Events

Friday, May 6th

2nd Annual Strawberry Quilt Show
4-8pm at Richland Gym (303 Portland Blvd.) REGISTRATION INFO

Saturday, May 7th

Jackie’s Memorial Car Show at Richland Park (321 Portland Blvd.)
8 – 11 a.m. Registration
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Vehicle Judging
2 – 3 p.m. Trophies and Awards
For more info call John Johns at 615-578-0078

Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival Pageant
Portland High School (600 College Street)

2nd Annual Strawberry Quilt Show
10am-3pm at Richland Gym (303 Portland Blvd.) REGISTRATION INFO

Strawberry Slam Wrestling Event
7pm at Portland High School (600 College Street) TICKETS

Tuesday, May 10th

Strawberry Golf Tournament
Kenny Perry’s Country Creek Golf Course in Franklin, KY
Shotgun start at 8 a.m.

Carnival at Richland Park
(321 Portland Blvd.) Opens at 5pm

Wednesday, May 11th

Carnival at Richland Park
(321 Portland Blvd.) Opens at 5pm

Thursday, May 12th

Carnival at Richland Park
(321 Portland Blvd.) Opens at 5pm

Portland Farmers’ Market Opening Day
Gazebo Parking Lot (100 E. Market Street)
3:30 – 7 p.m.

Strawberry Art Showcase at Milo Coffee House 
125 Main Street
4-6 p.m. (No admission fee)

Carnival at Richland Park
(321 Portland Blvd.) Opens at 5pm

Friday, May 13th

Strawberry Jam Concert & Fireworks (no admission fee)
E. Market Street in Portland
Food Vendors, Live Music & Classic Car Cruise-in begin at 5 p.m.
5 p.m. Bitty James Ladd
5 – 7 p.m. Axe Throwing with The Flip’n Axe
6 p.m. Adam & Amy Pope
7 p.m. Resurrection – A Journey Tribute
8:30 p.m. Fireworks
FREE parking & shuttle from 4:30 – 9:30 p.m. Park at Portland High School (600 College Street)

Carnival at Richland Park
(321 Portland Blvd.) Opens at 1 p.m.

Saturday, May 14th

81st Annual Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival
7 – 11 a.m. – Portland Rotary Pancake Breakfast at First Baptist Portland Gym
Cost is $8 for Adults and $5 for Kids
8am – Strawberry Stride 5K Walk/Run at Portland High School
STRIDE REGISTRATION
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 200 Vendors in 4 different vendor areas (look for the strawberry items!)
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. KidTown USA (all day play for $5 on Main Street)
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mechanical Bull in Section C ($5 a ride)
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Live Music on 2 stages
10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Where are you From Booth & Souvenirs
10 a.m. Strawberry Farmers (while supplies last)
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Robocars Demonstration
11 a.m. – Magic Show on the N. Russell stage
12:30 p.m. Magic Show on the N. Russell stage
1 p.m. Carnival at Richland Park (321 Portland Blvd.)
1 p.m. Bingo at the N. Russell Hospitality Suite
2 p.m. Magic Show on the N. Russell stage
3 p.m. Mascot Meet & Greet
3:45 p.m. Mascot Race
4 p.m. Parade
PARADE APPLICATION

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing and Entertainment Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 3-year-old Ezra.