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June 17,18,19

2016

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.

History

Trinity Episcopal Church is a great place to visit during the festival to wander among a large indoor/outdoor craft fair and enjoy plenty of strawberry treats! Crafters set up their booth both inside the parish hall and outside on the lawn in a beautiful environment of trees, flowers, and green grass. After making purchases, we invite you to stop by the restaurant to grab a bite and rest your feet. Sloppy Joes, nachos, and hot dogs await you along with an assortment of strawberry desserts, such as strawberry shortcake, ice cream sundaes topped with fresh strawberries or hot fudge, a slice of cheesecake, or your own personal size strawberry pie. Oh, and don’t forget our great tasting Strawberry Smoothies, which is delicious on a hot June day! Gluten free options for some items are available upon request.

Festival Locations

Trinity Episcopal Church

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

Trinity Episcopal Church is a great place to visit during the festival to wander among a large indoor/outdoor craft fair and enjoy plenty of strawberry treats! Crafters set up their booth both inside the parish hall and outside on the lawn in a beautiful environment of trees, flowers, and green grass. After making purchases, we invite you to stop by the restaurant to grab a bite and rest your feet. Sloppy Joes, nachos, and hot dogs await you along with an assortment of strawberry desserts, such as strawberry shortcake, ice cream sundaes topped with fresh strawberries or hot fudge, a slice of cheesecake, or your own personal size strawberry pie. Oh, and don’t forget our great tasting Strawberry Smoothies, which is delicious on a hot June day! Gluten free options for some items are available upon request.

Before leaving Trinity, please stop by the Bakery, set up by the Trinity Episcopal Church Women, so that you can take some strawberry treats home with you, or even give them to your special man, after all, it is Father’s Day weekend! You can choose from strawberry pie, cheesecake, freezer jam, muffins, tarts, and strawberry bread. We also have no-sugar added jam if you need to watch your sugar intake, and gluten-free bread, which freezes well so you can enjoy some of it later.

All of these special festival foods are created by many Trinity volunteers during several long days of preparation. One day is devoted to making around 200 pounds of Sloppy Joes, another for preparing the cheesecakes, and then another for baking all of those shortcakes. We then have the volunteers who hull the berries so that more volunteers can make the freezer jam and bread. Each day of the festival boxes and boxes of fresh berries are hulled, with over 1,500 pounds of luscious, red berries served during these three days.

Trinity Episcopal Church contributes one half of its festival proceeds to parish outreach projects such as the Cropwalk, Helping Hand Food Closet, the Adopt-A-Child-Size program, Girlstown, Detroit Soup Kitchen, and others.

The members of Trinity have been involved in the Belleville Area Strawberry Festival for over 30 years and look forward to meeting and greeting all of you who visit us during the Strawberry Festival weekend.

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