BERRIES, BLUEGRASS & BBQ!
SATURDAY, June 2nd
8 am to 7 pm
TOWN HOLE PARK, ANDERSON, MO
Excitement is building in Anderson for another taste of history!
The Anderson Berries, Bluegrass & BBQ Festival!
The event is a celebration of the history of the strawberry industry in Anderson. During the early to mid 20th century, the area was known as “the strawberry capitol of the world,” as fruit growers from in and around Anderson shipped more strawberries and fruit out of the area than any other place in the world.
The festival features arts and craft booths, retail & food vendors, a donut eating contest, a Little Miss Strawberry pageant, and 7 great bluegrass bands throughout the day. There’s even a 5k run the night before!
The festival starts Saturday morning at 8 am at Town Hole Park. Vendors will be set up on the parking lot of Town Hole.
We’re still looking for vendors, so if you’re interested in setting up a retail, arts & crafts, food or non profit booth, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is a listing of all the fun things we have planned:
BERRY GLOW 5K NITE RUN & WALK
It’s the annual Berry glow 5k Nite Run & Walk will kick off at Anderson City Hall at 830pm, Friday June 1st..
Or going on line and registering here:
DONUT EATING CONTEST
Donut eaters have a chance at bragging rights on who can eat donuts the fastest. Poppy’s Daylight Donuts is sponsoring the donut eating contest starting at 930 am. There are 3 age groups, and winners get a t-shirt, trophy and the delight of being known as the fastest donut eater in town! There’s an entry fee and some rules you have to follow. You can pick up a form at Poppy’s or Rags to Riches Flea Market on Main Street. Or you can download and print one out by clicking the link below.
LITTLE MISS STRAWBERRY PAGEANT
The Little Miss Strawberry pageant will kick off at 10 am at the pavilion at Town Hole Park in Anderson. Girls from 0 to 13 years of age are welcomed to enter. There will be 4 age group divisions, with contestants being judged on poise, audience appeal, overall appearance and verbal response (for contestants 3yrs and over). Cost is $10 per contestant. Information about the pageant as well as applications can be downloaded by clicking the link below:
Or you can pick one up at Rags to Riches Flea Market or Shagadelx Hair Salon t in Anderson. For more information on the pageant, contact pageant director Mackenzie Mathews at 417 342- 4902.
We have an awesome lineup of entertainment throughout the afternoon! Starting at noon, we will be featuring 7 top notch bluegrass bands from around the 4 states until 7pm! Click on the band pictures to go to each one’s facebook pages for more information and performances!
2018 BLUEGRASS BAND SCHEDULE:
Noon – 1245pm – Greenland Station
1pm – 145 pm – The Flyin’ Buzzards
2pm – 245pm – The Finley River Boys
3pm – 345 pm – Possum Trot
4p – 445 pm – Roving Gamblers
5pm – 545pm – Borderline Bluegrass
6pm – 645 pm – Southern Tradition
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
AT TOWN HOLE PARK
- 800am – Food, Arts & Craft Vendors open
- 930am – Donut Eating Contest
- 1000am – Little Miss Strawberry Pageant
- Noon – 7pm – 7 different bluegrass bands from across the region!
For more information or questions about the Anderson Berry Festival, please contact Ken Schutten at 417 845 6939 or Gary Wasson at 417 223 4896.
Hope to see you there!