The Latest
July 23, 2024

Where Every Family Matters

Strawberry Festival Fun This Week

The big festival day is Saturday, May 11, and there's a whole week's worth of fun in Portland leading up to it.

Get ready to celebrate spring’s favorite fruit during the 78th Annual Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival in downtown Portland. The main festival is Saturday, May 11. It kicks off at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast before the Strawberry Stride 5K at 8 a.m.

The festival itself runs from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. featuring more than 125 local vendors, children’s activities, strawberry eating contests, live music, mascot meet and greets, a carnival and fireworks at night … and, of course, local farmers on site selling their succulent strawberries!


But wait, there’s more! Leading up to the main festival is a week’s worth of related happenings. The Middle Tennessee Strawberry Pageant takes place Saturday, May 4 at Portland High School. That night in the high school gym is the Strawberry Slam wrestling bout featuring Jeff Jarrett.

The annual Strawberry Golf Tournament is Tuesday, May 7 at Kenny Perry Country Creek Golf Course in Franklin, Kentucky. The Strawberry Carnival featuring rides, games and food runs Tuesday, May 7 – Saturday, May 11 at Richland Park starting at 5 p.m. each day.

Friday, May 10 brings Movie on Main Street. Bring blankets or chairs for a free screening of Pirates of the Caribbean at 7:30 p.m.

Some events are free, while others require admission. Get the complete schedule and tickets at

About the Author