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Annual Strawberry Festival returns to Kokomo



Kokomo, Indiana – On Friday around the Courthouse, square Food, live music, and – for the first time – arts and crafts will be part of the Kokomo Strawberry Festival.

The 24th annual festival runs from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday outside the courthouse at 104 N. Buckeye St.

The event for the first time will also include the Arts-a-palooza Art Market & Experience.

According to the local webpage, about 7,000 people are expected to attend.

Tickets for the homemade strawberry shortcake with ice cream and whipped cream are $6.

According to the Greater Kokomo Visitors Bureau, tickets are available at the event or sold in advance at all Kokomo-Howard County Public Library locations (including Bookmobiles), the Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance office inside Inventrek, and all First Farmers Bank & Trust Kokomo locations. Shortcakes will be served until 7 p.m. or while supplies last.

Other goodies will be available from local food trucks.

First Farmers Bank & Trust is the sponsor of the free event.

Here is the live music lineup:

• 11-11:05 a.m: Opening of the event with a national anthem by Ione Wallsmith.
• 11:05-11:30 a.m.: Ione Wallsmith.
• 11:30 a.m.-noon: Jewel Jasay.
• Noon-1 p.m.: The Rhum Family.
• 1-2 p.m.: Page Brothers Acoustic.
• 3-3:15 p.m.: Dan Neher & Tim Edwards.
• 3:15-3:35 p.m.: Tim Edwards.
• 3:35-3:55 p.m.: Asia Newby.
• 3:55-4:20 p.m.: Lauren Brantley.
• 4:20-4:50 p.m.: Bekah Cripe.
• 5-5:30 p.m.: Kokomo Park Band.
• 5:40-6:10 p.m.: Chris Kosiak.
• 6:20-7:20 p.m.: Spice Rack.
• 7:309 p.m.: Page Brothers.