Strawberry Jam – Hometown Celebration returns to downtown Troy


For the Miami Valley Today

TROY — The Troy Strawberry Festival Board of Directors is excited to share that the Strawberry Jam – Hometown Celebration is returning to downtown Troy.

The Friday before the Strawberry Festival has always been known as the hometown celebration. A time for community members to come together to celebrate everything strawberry and Troy, Ohio. In recent years, the event has moved around from Hobart arena parking lot to Treasure Island. In an effort to reconnect the community, the board decided to move the celebration back to the downtown.

Strawberry Jam will take place from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, June 3. The evening will kick off with a ribbon cutting, followed by the dying of the fountain. The evening will include events for kids, shopping, and entertainment.

Entertainment starts on the Prouty Plaza stage at 6 p.m. with Hang Time. Hang Time is a collection of some of the best musicians and singers in the Midwest. Trained on stages, concert halls, studios and even in stadiums around the country, they haven’t met a crowd that can’t be brought to their feet by the sound of a favorite song being performed the way it should be.

The event will be a great time to show your support for everything local. Patrons will have the opportunity to shop late in many of the downtown retailers, enjoy dinner at one of the restaurants or shop from a limited number of festival vendors.

Festival Board Chair Linda Roth shared, “We hope everyone comes downtown to celebrate the local businesses and non-profits that make Troy such a great community.”

About the Troy Strawberry Festival:

Troy Strawberry Festival Inc. is a 501c4 non-profit organization. The organization is governed by a nine-person board of directors representing the festival, local business, non-profits and the community at large. The festival was established in 1977 as a venue for local non-profits to fundraise. The event has grown from 10,000 in attendance the first year to over 150,000 in 2019.

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