Welcome to the “Berry Patch,” your information source for the 88th Annual Marysville Strawberry Festival, to be held the third week in June, 2020. 

Maryfest Inc., established in 1974, is the official sponsoring organization for the Strawberry Festival. Maryfest Inc. is a strictly volunteer organization and is governed by a 15 member Board of Directors. 

Events held during the Strawberry Festival have varied over the years and the length of the Festival has increased from two days to 10 days and have included events such as the Grand Parade, Arts and Crafts Fair, Kiddies Parade, Fashion Show/Luncheon, Strawberry Ball, Royalty Pageant, Car Show, Bed Races and many other events. There was one event that gained National Television Exposure on America’s Funniest People and that was the Adult Trike Races. KOMO TV from Seattle also came up and filmed the event for their evening news program. In the beginning, the races were held between 1st and 4th streets on State and was sponsored by Herfy’s, a local hamburger drive-in restaurant in Everett.  Trikes were built and ridden by local businesses and as the years went by, the competition became intense. The participants had to go through obstacles, eat hamburgers and even drink a beer at two local taverns, Smokey’s and Kuhnle's. However, after several years, that part of the event was discontinued. It is with great pleasure that we announce that after listening to what you, the community, wanted, we will again have the Trike Races return to the 2020 Festival schedule of events. 

We would like to thank our community, both business and residential, for your continued support of the Marysville Strawberry Festival. It is our goal to provide you with good family entertainment and we will strive to put quality into every event. We ask for your input as to what we can do to make our events better and if there is something you would like to see us do, we welcome your input. We are always looking for volunteers to help with our events and if you are interested please feel free to contact us at 360-659-7664, or attend our monthly meetings held the third Tuesday of each month at our office located on the corner of 1st and State next to the Waterfront Park. The meetings begin at 6 p.m. and are open to the public.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous 2020.

 

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