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June 16,17,18

2017

Commitment to Community

The Festival’s broad audience and safe atmosphere offer sponsors a unique opportunity to reach a strong family oriented market, resulting in measurable advertising benefits and excellent business opportunities.

The Belleville National Strawberry Festival Board is committed to working with the community in an ever expanding partnership of corporations, businesses and individuals. We will effectively promote sponsor recognition and community involvement through television, radio, print and direct distribution media. This reaffirms the Festival’s appreciation of sponsor support.

It is these efforts, combined with an outstanding Festival line-up that makes the Strawberry Festival a well attended and received event in our community.

Festival Locations

Trinity Episcopal Church

11575 Belleville Road, South of I-94.
Hours: Friday 4pm-9pm | Saturday 10am-9pm | Sunday 11am-6pm

Trinity Episcopal Church has been a part of Belleville’s National Strawberry Festival since 1977. From the beginning, they have been serving freshly made glazed strawberry pies and their famous homemade sloppy joes in a comfortable, family friendly atmosphere. In addition to glazed fresh strawberry pies, their bakery features a variety of homemade treats such as delicious strawberry bread and muffins, regular and no-sugar-added strawberry freezer jam, tangy strawberry tarts, and strawberry cheesecake.

Trinity’s food tent is a great place to stop for lunch or dinner during the Strawberry Festival. Their homemade sloppy joes have been a favorite of festival goers for 40 years. If you want to try something a little different, the sloppy nachos are a perfect choice. Crunchy tortilla chips are smothered with meaty sloppy joe and nacho cheese sauce; for a spicy kick add a big spoonful of jalapeno peppers. You can also get regular nachos and 100% beef hot dogs jazzed up the way you like them. Make sure to save room for dessert because you won’t want to miss the strawberry shortcake. The light and tender shortcakes are covered with a heaping scoop of sweetened strawberries and topped with real whipped cream. Or you might prefer to satisfy your sweet tooth with a strawberry or hot fudge sundae, a personal glazed pie, a strawberry tart, a slice of strawberry cheesecake or a nice bowl of fresh strawberries to dip in powdered sugar or hot fudge. Festival goers say they wait all year for the ice-cold, sweet, creamy strawberry smoothie. Their smoothies are the perfect indulgence on a hot June afternoon. Since much of Trinity’s food tent and bakery menu is available in gluten-free everybody can enjoy their festival treats.

Trinity volunteers spend days lovingly preparing all of their festival foods in Trinity’s kitchen. The sloppy joe, cheesecakes, shortcakes, breads, muffins, jams, everything… all made fresh from scratch. Over 1500 pounds of strawberries are hulled on site during the festival so that everything is as fresh as it can be.

After you fill up on their delicious festival fare, take a stroll around the grounds, inside and out, to visit the many crafters and vendors who call Trinity home during the festival. Some of the things you will find at Trinity include honey, lotions, candles, crocheted items, laser wood crafts, jewelry, blown glass, greeting cards, name rings, clothing, dolls and accessories, garden art, quilts, chocolate, Avon, Perfectly Posh, LuLaRoe and many, many more crafts and vendors.

In 2016 Trinity added a karaoke tent; it was such a huge success that it’s back again this year for your enjoyment. There are thousands of song choices and best of all it’s free. So whether you like to sing or prefer to just cheer on your friends, grab a strawberry smoothie, pull up a chair, and prepare to be entertained! Karaoke will be open Friday 6 to 9 PM, Saturday 11 AM to 2 PM and 5 to 8 PM, and Sunday 12 PM to 3 PM. Just to make it more fun, every time you sing you will receive a raffle ticket for a great prize to be awarded after each session.

Fifty percent of the proceeds from Trinity’s Strawberry Festival activities are used to support community projects. In years past, the Strawberry Festival has allowed them to support Belleville Emergency Food Closet, Helping Hand Food Pantry, SOS Community Services, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Adopt-A-Child Size, Spirit of Hope Soup Kitchen, Salvation Army, and Heifer International just to name a few. The other half of the proceeds is used to fund special projects and events at the church.

Trinity Episcopal Church is the first Strawberry Festival stop you see on Belleville Road when you exit I-94 heading into Belleville. Their festival hours are Friday, June 16 (4 p.m. – 9 p.m.), Saturday, June 17 (10 a.m. – 9 p.m.), and Sunday, June 18 (11 a.m. – 6 p.m.) Credit cards will be accepted at the bakery and food tent, the parking is free, and the WiFi is free. Trinity is also one of the National Strawberry Festival Trolley stops making it easy to park in one of the festival lots and ride over to Trinity.

For more information, please visit here.

Trinity Church Applications

St. Anthony’s Catholic Church

409 W. Columbia Avenue
Hours: Friday Noon-12am | Saturday Noon-12am | Sunday Noon-8pm

Raffle, bingo, food vendors, juried and crafter vendors, beer tent with entertainment, strawberry extravagamza desert in the pole barn, pony rides and a petting zoo. St. Anthony’s will be doing parking.

St. Anthony Church Applications

11900 Belleville Rd, South of I-94

FREE PARKING! Sunday Church service at 10:00 am. Everyone Welcome! Guided tours of the chapel – one of the orginal seven Mary-Martha chapels build by Henry and Clara Ford to honor their mothers.

CBC Applications

Downtown Area

Hours: Friday Noon-10pm | Saturday 10am-10pm | Sunday Noon-7pm

Free shuttle to all venues park at Belleville Presbyterian Church on Belleville Road and enjoy the free trolley ride.

Visit the Main Street area to enjoy juried crafts, food and commercial vendors, carnival rides and games, a children’s area, and great bargains from the local retailers. Don’t miss the parade on Saturday, at 11am.

Downtown Area Applications.

Shady Victory Park at 5 points

Shady Victory Park at 5 points
Sunday 9:00am – 3:00pm

Over 30 trophies, door prizes, DJ Chett and much more. Free to spectators. Contact AFDCS@comcast.net for more info.

Joan E. Bodnar, Executive Director - Phone: 313-383-8920 | Email: jebodnar@aol.com Copyright © 2003-2016 National Strawberry Festival, Inc. All Rights Reserved. - Managed by Innovative Computers