Unicoi County Strawberry Festival

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National Pick Strawberries Day is May 20. How will you celebrate?

The Wayne Scott Strawberry Festival will be celebrating the fruit that day, so mark your calendars.

“The [festival] is a celebration and presentation of the unique heritage, foods, crafts and culture of the southern Appalachian region,” according to the Town of Unicoi Facebook page. 

It will host a variety of activities including a baking contest, activities for children, and musical entertainment. Food will also be sold by vendors throughout the day. Locally-made crafts and art will be available for purchase.

Children may also participate in the 2nd Annual Miss or Mr. Strawberry Festival pageant at 10 a.m. All participants will receive an award. Each age division will award a “queen” and princess” award. However, spectators may vote during the pageant for their favorite participant by donating one dollar for each “vote.” The child with the most votes will get the “People’s Choice Award” and a trophy.

Any child wishing to participate must register by May 11 at noon. There is a fee that varies according to the category the child is in. Contact Little Miss Southern Sparkle Director Valerie at director@southernsparklepageant.com with any questions regarding the pageant.

The festival will be held on the Unicoi Elementary School campus at 404 Massachusetts Avenue, Unicoi County, Tennessee, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.  It is organized by the Town of Unicoi.