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Strawberry Days Festival in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, Offers Legendary Family Fun

 

In 2014, Strawberry Days will celebrate its 117th year with the traditional offerings and free admission that have made it one of the most popular festivals in the state.  Visitors enjoy free strawberries and ice cream, an old-fashioned parade down the town’s main street, a fine art and handmade crafts fair, world-class music on the main stage, a beer garden, food court and carnival.

 

 

Glenwood Springs, Colorado (September 3, 2013) - For history and fun that is legendary, festival-goers worldwide attend Strawberry Days in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.  In 2014, Strawberry Days will celebrate its 117th year with the traditional offerings and free admission that have made it one of the most popular festivals in the state. 
               
Visitors enjoy free strawberries and ice cream, an old-fashioned parade down the town’s main street, a fine art and handmade crafts fair, world-class music on the main stage, a beer garden, food court and carnival.  There is also a FamilyFest area complete with kids’ activities like jugglers, face painters, spin art, games and another entertainment stage with kid-friendly entertainment.   In addition, events like the Miss Strawberry Days contest, Little Miss Strawberry Princesses and Glenwood Idol Talent Show give the festival hometown flair.

 

 

 

According to Strawberry Days Arts & Crafts Show Coordinator Noreen Guglielmo of Creative Crafters' Showcase, “We work hard to preserve the integrity of the fair to provide American-made arts and crafts. We hand-select and jury dozens of vendors. The result is that we proudly showcase over 100 fine artists and craftspeople who show and sell handmade products only.”  Artists and crafters include a prestigious array of potters, jewelry-makers, photographers, painters, craftspeople and sculptors, as well as purveyors of specialty food items and condiments.
 
While in town, event visitors also can take part in the activities and attractions that qualified Glenwood Springs as Rand-McNally/USA Today’s “Most Fun Town in America”.  These include the Glenwood Hot Springs (the world’s largest mineral hot springs pool); Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park; Glenwood Canyon; miles of scenic bike trails; Gold Medal water fishing; rafting and a world-class Whitewater activity area; and more than 40 restaurants.

 

 

 

 

The 2014 Fine Art and Craft Show will run Friday, June 20 from 12 noon until 8 p.m., Saturday, June 21 from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 22 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Sayre “Strawberry” Park on Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs. Main stage entertainment, food booths and the beer garden will stay open until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, and the festivities will conclude at 6 p.m. on Sunday evening.

 

 

 

Strawberry Days is put on by the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, named 2013 Chamber of the Year by American Chamber of Commerce Executives, with support of the City of Glenwood Springs.


The deadline for artists to apply to the festival is March 15, 2014.  Applications and additional information about the Strawberry Days Festival is available at
www.strawberrydays.com
 
About Strawberry Days
Strawberry Days has been entertaining generations for more than 100 years. The festival features a FamilyFest area with interactive, entertaining and creative experiences for the kids; an arts and crafts fair and food court; an old-fashioned carnival; a parade down main street and a full entertainment line-up.  Of course, we’ll still serve free strawberries and ice cream on Saturday, just like we’ve been doing for the past century.  For more information about Strawberry Days, call (970) 945-6589 or go to
www.strawberrydays.com 
 
About Glenwood Springs
Glenwood Springs is located between Aspen and Vail, 165 miles west of Denver and 90 miles east of Grand Junction on I-70 off Exit 116. Glenwood Springs is home to many attractions and amenities, including Hanging Lake, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Glenwood Hot Springs, Yampah Vapor Caves and Sunlight Mountain Resort. For more information about Glenwood Springs, Colorado, call 970-945-6589 or go to
www.visitglenwood.com/. A complete press kit, press releases and downloadable photos are available at www.visitglenwood.com/media
 

 

 

 

 Contact & Media Visits  

 

Strawberry Days Media Contacts:
Marianne Virgili, President & CEO
Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association
970-945-5002
marianne@glenwoodchamber.com
or
Angie Anderson, Vice President of Operations
Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association
970-945-0784
angie@glenwoodchamber.com

 

Glenwood Springs Media Contacts:
Lisa Langer, Vice President of Tourism Marketing
Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association
970-230-9035
lisa@glenwoodchamber.com
or
Vicky Nash, Public Relations Representative
Resort Trends, Inc. – media communications for the travel & tourism industry
970-948-4923
vicky@resorttrends.com

 

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Strawberry Days Festival in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, Offers Legendary Family Fun

Glenwood Springs, Colorado - For history and fun that is legendary, festival-goers worldwide attend Strawberry Days in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.  In 2014, Strawberry Days will celebrate its 117th year with the traditional offerings and free admission that have made it one of the most popular festivals in the state. Visitors enjoy free strawberries and ice cream, an old-fashioned parade down the town’s main street, a fine art and handmade crafts fair, world-class music on the main stage, a beer garden, food court and carnival. www.strawberrydays.com

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