Troy Strawberry Festival returning June 4 and 5

By Sam Wildow

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TROY — The Troy Strawberry Festival will be returning June 4 and 5 to its original format after being canceled for the last two summers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The city of Troy is looking forward to welcoming everyone to the 46th annual Troy Strawberry Festival. Join us June 4 and 5 in downtown Troy, as well as along the Great Miami River, for delicious food, handmade arts and crafts, fun events, as well as family friendly entertainment,” said Linda Roth, 2022 Troy Strawberry Festival general chair.

The Troy Strawberry Festival was canceled in 2020 and replaced in 2021 with a smaller version, the Strawberry Jam, due to the pandemic, but the full festival will be back this summer after event organizers announced its return and its theme for 2022, “Peace, Love, & Berries.”

“The festival theme is ‘Peace, Love, & Berries.’ Having grown up in the ‘60s, I have always felt that we could never have too much peace and love and, of course, I love strawberries!” Roth said.

The festival will feature over 100 arts and craft vendors, as well as over 60 food vendors, in downtown Troy and along the river banks of the Great Miami River. Roth added there will be a free shuttle to the downtown area from the Waco Air Field and Museum and the Miami County Fairgrounds.

“The past couple years have been very tough for everyone. We’re looking forward to hosting everyone at the 2022 Troy Strawberry Festival and working to truly embody this year’s theme ‘Peace, Love, & Berries.’ I think everyone could use some peace and love in their lives during 2022, and I’ll never turn down the chance to celebrate strawberries!” said Jenna Fiegl, festival manager and Events and Marketing coordinator at Troy Area Chamber of Commerce.

The festival has been supporting local non-profits for 45 years as all of the festival’s food vendors are partnered with a non-profit organization based in Miami County to raise profits for their specific mission.

“Your participation in the Troy Strawberry Festival is helping the community,” Fiegl said.

Earlybird pricing for vendors has been extended to Feb. 15. For more information on the Troy Strawberry Festival, visit www.troystrawberryfest.com.