The West Tennessee Strawberry Festival The West Tennessee Strawberry Festival is a 79-year tradition in Humboldt, an opportunity for a classic West Tennessee homecoming as people travel from across the country to enjoy the events, the food, and the fellowship of family and friends.
The very first festivals were designed as a way to market our community and all of West Tennessee in a challenging economy. Organizers went to state officials for support and came up with a celebration that included bringing the town and the surrounding community together. Along with instruction for growing and marketing the strawberry, those who attend are entertained, and contests and events are planned simply for enjoyment and fellowship. The Pageants, the music, the golf tournament, the horse show, the fireworks, the recipe contest, the carnival, the parades with floats and bands, the 5K & 10K runs, the festival cuisine and more are all a part of the attraction.
What’s missing? You are! Now is the time to contact the Festival leadership or the Humboldt Chamber of Commerce to determine how you may “plug in” to all the activities of Festival planning, a year-round process, and then the presentation, always the first full week of May. There truly is a place for everyone!
The Strawberry Festival is May 7-13, 2017. We hope to see you in Humboldt, Tennessee!