Strawberries and Star Wars in Portland, Tennessee

  1. Miss B says:

    So the Strawberry Festival contains strawberries in the same way that chicken fried steak contains chicken?

    • suburbanturmoil says:

      Exactly! I want to give this festival a makeover because Portland has a very charming downtown and the people there are so friendly and this festival has MAJOR potential. Beyond a strawberry shortcake fundraiser booth, I didn’t see a whole lot of attention devoted to the strawberry itself- a fruit nearly everybody loves! I would love to see more strawberry flavored foods, jams, drinks, arts and crafts, games, contests, etc– and the surrounding area has so many artisans and crafters and really unique food trucks- I wish there were more of them at the festival and fewer pain relief sample and 3D mascara tents and typical greasy carnival food. I don’t want to offend any Portlandians here- love the town and its people- I mean this in the most positive way. The festival is fine as is, but there’s potential for it to be a real standout. 🙂

  2. Lynn Henson says:

    Well I wish I had came downtown just to meet you and the kids! We have went in the past and decided not to hit the crowds since grandkids were going with their mom. The kids do love it and I’m glad yours enjoyed it. I bet you did see a lot of tattoos. We had to go to the parade since my niece was queen in her age group. Strawberries all depend on the weather and maybe that’s why you couldn’t find any and if you did you wouldn’t have stopped at Crafton Farms. So glad you got to experience “pick your own”. Union Chapel General Baptist Church is almost directly across the street from that farm and we have a live nativity every year early to mid Dec. that you and your family should come to. It is awesome!

    • suburbanturmoil says:

      Sounds like fun! I would have loved to have seen the pageant– and the parade for that matter, but my kids weren’t willing to wait around. 🙂

  3. Deasree Williams says:

    H & S Farms in Cunningham, TN (just outside Clarksville, TN) has there Strawberry Jam this Saturday, May 16th from 11 am – 3 pm. It’s not a huge fest by any stretch of the imagination but it is lot of fun. And their strawberries are pretty yummy. You can look up their page on Facebook for more info.

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