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Annual Ovid Strawberry Festival & Craft Fair 2019

Location

Ovid Village Park
Ovid, NY 14521

(behind the Fire Station on Brown Street)

Event Director: Priscilla Smalser
Contact Phone Number: 607-869-9512
Contact Email: pprsmalser@yahoo.com
1994 Gilbert Road
Ovid, NY 14521

Schedule

Friday, June 14

7pm – Kid’s One Mile Berry Fun Run at the SSCS Track & Field Complex
7-10pm – Block Dance with live music from local band BackTalk in the pavilion.

Saturday, June 15

7-10am – Pancake Breakfast at the Ovid Federated Church on North Main Street
8am – 5k walk/run starting at the Ovid Firehouse on Brown Street
9am-1pm – Flea Market on the north lawn of the church
10am – Parade, starting at South Seneca School and ending at the Firehouse
10am-3pm – Craft Fair with vendors in the Firehouse and in the Village Park
10am-2pm – Book sale at the Ford Memorial Library
11am-2pm – Wellness Center in the Community Room
1:30pm – Strawberry Bake-Off in the Community Room

Craft Fair sponsored by The Friends of the Three Bears

Contact Info

Participate in the parade: Contact Tina at 607-220-6368 / auntteetee24@yahoo.com
Register a craft booth: Contact Phyliss at 607-869-3818
Volunteer in youth game area: Contact Heather at 607-592-7575
Register for Farmer’s Market: Contact Phyliss at 607-869-3818
Donate a cake for the cake wheel: Contact Betty at 607-351-0024
Enter the Strawberry Bake-Off: Contact Deb at 607-227-8993
Run in the 5k: Contact Mike at 919-621-9582 / mikepaparone@gmail.com
Join the Talent Show: email tbauder@southseneca.org

The Strawberry Festival in Ovid started as an Ice Cream Social in the park, in 1985. It took place during the strawberry season, as this was the first harvest of the year by the Native Americans who lived on the shores of the Finger Lakes, before us. Through the 33 years, it has evolved into a huge community event. Many community groups work together to have this day be the biggest event of the year. The school, churches, youth groups, Historical society, Friends of the Three Bears, Firemen, Ambulance Corps, Library, village businesses, 4-Town Youth Center, community theater group, Lion’s Club, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, the Ladies Aux. of the Sons of Union Veterans, and many more, come together to make this a big family day in Ovid! The event is FREE! Come, bring your lawn chairs, and spend the day!!