Shandon to host the 94th annual strawberry festival.
Weekend Fun in Butler County Ohio
SHANDON, Ohio – Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Come enjoy one of Butler County’s most popular annual events!
Residents of the community of Shandon will gather at the Shandon Congregational Church on Saturday, June 8, 2019, for the 94th edition of their annual strawberry festival. The family-friendly event is free and open to the public and will begin at 10 a.m.
Strawberry Festival Butler County Ohio
Celebrated every year on the second Saturday in June, the event will feature numerous sweets and treats, including fresh strawberries, strawberry shortcake, and strawberry ice cream. Other foods will also be served, including hot pressed chicken and savory pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw and homemade pies.
Local vendors and artisans will set up various displays at the festival, and Shandon’s antique tractor club will show off their collection of historical agricultural equipment during their annual tractor parade. Many of Shandon’s historic downtown homesteads will serve as showcases and stores for antiques, country crafts, original art, pottery and furniture.
Shandon is Ohio’s oldest Welsh settlement, and that fact won’t go unmarked. Paying tribute to the community’s roots, local musicians will perform traditional Welsh harp and organ tunes. The historic Old Welsh Cemetery will be open for self-guided tours during the festival, and guests are encouraged to visit the notable landmark.
The festival’s dining amenities will be located at the Shandon Congregational Church. Vendors will have their displays across the street in the old schoolyard. Other festivities will be scattered throughout downtown Shandon. The event will be held rain or shine, and will end at 5 p.m.
Located in Morgan Township about 4 miles west of Ross, Shandon sits at the intersection of state routes 126 and 748.