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  • TOTALLY TODDLERS | Strawberry-Festival

    The Whitchurch-Stouffville Strawberry Festival, Tiny Bubbles Childcare and Shoppers Drug Mart on Main are excited to present the 2024 Totally Toddler Show. This is not a beauty pageant – children will be judged on scores based on personality, alertness, dress and activities by a panel of judges. It is a lighthearted interactive event for children ages 10 months to 5 years. The show allows the children to have fun, show off their personalities and shine like the stars they are! All entrants will receive a participation gift bag, along with a chance to win prizes for the top 3 in their categories. All gifts and prizes are provided by Shoppers Drug Mart on Main Street, Stouffville. Date : Saturday, June 29th, 2024, 9:00 AM at the Picnic Shelter, Memorial Park. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

  • FAQ | Strawberry Festival

    Here are some answers to Frequently Asked Questions. ADMISSION - There is no cost to attend the festival. All events and activities are free of charge. There will be plenty of opportunities to support our local vendors. ​ ACCESSIBLE PARKING is available. ​ ACCESSIBLE WASHROOMS are available at the same locations as the portable washrooms. ​ POS DEVICES FOR CREDIT CARD AND DEBIT PAYMENT are available at The Red Berry Cafe, The souvenir Shop and The Festival Pub. Individual vendor may offer POS devices at their discretion. ​ DRINKING WATER - In an effort to reduce single-use plastics, the Strawberry Festival discourages the sale of bottled water. We have water stations available for you to refill your reusable water bottle at no charge. If you forget to bring your bottle, you may purchase one at the Information Booth. ​ LOCATION - The festival takes place in and around Memorial Park, Stouffville, located on Park Drive between Main Street and Hoover Park Drive. PARKING is available at the Whitchurch-Stouffville Leisure Centre located at 2 Park Drive as well as the side streets around town. ​ DOGS are welcome at the festival. They must be on a leash and you must clean up after them. Pets are also welcome except inside the tent areas or any indoor areas. If it's a hot day, your pet might be more comfortable left at home. Whatever you decide, remember it is never ok to leave a pet unattended in a car.

  • PERFORMERS | Strawberry-Festival

    Anchor 1 Music and Entertainment Tons of fun for the whole family the whole weekend! Come out and enjoy the Music and Entertainment throughout the festival. All performances take place in the Bandshell unless otherwise indicated. Fri. June 28 7:30 PM on the Bandshell (Main Stage) Ginger St. James Ginger St. James has been creating and performing music for over a decade on the Canadian Music Scene and this "chick from the sticks" isn't stopping anytime soon. With her sultry and powerful voice, her sassy and commanding stage presence, and a repertoire that blends blues, rockabilly and country, Ginger St. James stands out as one of Canada’s most exciting performers. She is tough raunchy, has an undercurrent of humour and speaks to the concerns of folks who drink, dance, work two jobs and need to unwind at the first possible opportunity. A new album is in the works and will be released later this year. see schedule DooDoo the Clown Doo Doo has been a Strawberry Festival staple for many years and always manages to entertain and delight the crowd with his wonderfully high energy performances. Doo Doo will be preforming in the bandshell on Saturday at 10:30am and 3:00 pm and again Sunday at 12:30 pm. He will also be entertaining festival goers at Memorial Park throughout the weekend. Sat. June 29 8:00 AM outside Latcham Hall Brian Wride - fingerstyle guitar Brian Wride is an accomplished instrumental guitarist and occasional composer who teaches guitar from his home in Uxbridge, Ontario. His passion is for music education, but he has also developed a love of performing at events and festivals and is a fixture in the York-Durham-Kawartha music scene. As an instrumental fingerstyle guitarist, Brian creates images and evokes emotions with his guitar and has appeared on the stages of the Springtide Music Festival, the Kawartha Lakes Festival of the Arts and the Greenbank Folk Music Society. Sat. June 29 9:00 AM outside Latcham Hall Des McCann - fingerstyle guitar Des is a local fingerstyle guitarist inspired by the music of Bruce Cockburn and others. His tutelage under D'Arcy Wickham and Jason Fowler has led to a number of finely crafted solo fingerstyle guitar compositions based on things like the sound his cat makes when padding up the stairs - 'Footsteps on the Stairs '. Sat. June 29 11:00 AM in Latcham Hall The Django Djunkies - gypsy jazz (quartet) The Django Djunkies play music known as Gypsy Swing or Gypsy Jazz. This is a style of music from the 1920s and ongoing which is based on a European interpretation of early jazz and jazz standards in combination with European influenced styles and new compositions. Sat. June 29 11:00 AM on the Bandshell (Main Stage) Harriet Chung Performing Arts At Harriet Chung Performing Arts, we are proud to offer musical theatre, ballet & point, contemporary, lyrical, acro jazz, hip hop and private coaching at the studio. Harriet Chung, the Artistic Director of the school, has had an extensive international musical theatre career and has appeared in such hits as the Toronto proudction of The Phantom of the Opera, Cats in Germany and numerous productions of The King & I in Ontario and Britis Columbia where she also received an Ovation Theatre award nomination for Outstanding Choreography. Harriet also starred in the title role in Golden Lotus, in Hong Kong, where she received a Hong Kong English Drama Award (Heckers) nomination for Best Actress. Sat. June 29 12:00 PM and 4:30 PM, on the Bandshell (Main Stage) Strawberry Jam Jr. An Open Mic for Kids 12 years of age and under. Participants must pre-register. Go to Strawberry Jam Jr. on the Events page of this website. Sat. June 29 12:00 in Latcham Hall Raimee Stevens & Ted Nasmith Ted Nasmith is better known as an illustrator of books by JRR Tolkien, but has had a musical side for as long as he's been an illustrator. He and veteran musician and singer Raimee Stevens have teamed up to create new vocal arrangements with bass and acoustic guitar, covering soft rock favourites. Sat. June 29 1:00 PM in Latcham Hall Wayne Madder Wayne Madder is a singer-songwriter, born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and lives in the Municipality of Scugog Ontario, Canada. Genre of music is jazzy blues, blues, blues rock, soul, fusion, country blues, folk.Wayne’s first single release, Crack in the Wall, made it to the 2021 semi-finals in the International Songwriting Competition and is included on his 2022 album release, Unconditional, which was awarded the Winning Album of the Year 2022 nominated by the OMAs ( Oshawa music awards). Sat. June 29 1:00 PM on the Bandshell (Main Stage) Stouffville Academy of Music & Dance At Stouffville Academy, we strive to create a high-quality, nurturing, and FUN atmosphere where creativity and self-confidence can flourish amongst our young performing artists-in-training. For 30 years our Performing Arts Family has been a second home for the Dance, Music, and Drama students of Stouffville. Thousands of children have been welcomed through our doors, learning not just how to dance, act, sing, or play an instrument, but the creative and critical thinking skills, as well as communication and collaboration skills, that support their social and emotional development. We love being a part of the wonderful community of Stouffville. Sat. June 29 2:00 PM at Latcham Hall Mike Cole and Anne DeLong Mike Cole and Anne Delong, both from Durham Region, are regular jammers at music clubs, open mics and bluegrass festivals in southern Ontario. After hosting Kitchen Party jams around the GTA, they have performed together at Lang Pioneer Village, the Whitevale Porchfest, the Sifton-Cook Museum and the Stouffville Strawberry Festival. They are both members of the Pineridge Bluegrass Folklore Society and the Durham Region Folk Circle. Sat. June 29 3:00 PM in Latcham Hall The Kuah Jazz Ensemble Noah holds a Masters in Music from the University of Toledo in jazz performance, a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University, a performance certificate from the Musicians Institute in California and also is an OCT certified teacher currently teaching for the York Region District School Board. Noah plays a wide variety of musical styles including Jazz, Blues, Country, Bluegrass, and Funk. see schedule ​ Isabella Hoops Isabella Hoops is a circus performer based out of Toronto, Ontario Canada who has always possessed a passion for entertaining people. Her charm, flirtatious energy and her quirky humour is unforgettable. Bella doesn’t just hula-hoop; she brings her own style of dance and rhythm to the hoop to create an extraordinary and memorable show. Bella Hoops has a wide variety of performing experience: from cabarets, to festivals, on the street, in schools and kids birthday parties. Sat. June 29 3:30 PM on the Bandshell (Main Stage) York Dance Academy The York Dance Academy was founded in 1986, by local resident Angela Tucker. Students of all ages can enjoy a unique dance experience in which they can grow both mentally and physically within a safe and nurturing environment. Dedicated to providing the highest calibre of education in dance we encourage everyone to achieve their fullest potential as artists, leaders and global citizens. Our students enjoy smaller class sizes and personal attention in a family friendly environment, taught by industry leading instructors who are passionate about dance. With fully equipped, state of the art studios located in Stouffville, Newmarket and Aurora, we offer recreational, competitive and exam classes Sat. June 29 4:00 PM in Latcham Hall Thirsty Horse Thirsty Horse is made up of longtime friends and family from Newmarket, Brampton and Mississauga. Lead vocalist and lyricist Ron Crocker, has been writing and singing from a wee age and with his lifelong career as a social worker lends to his incredible story telling. Rehearsing from their home in Mississauga, Doug Martin and Lisa Townson both on guitar and vocals share a passion for playing and writing music together bringing original songs to life. Darcy Piche having drummed and performed in many bands through the years, has mastered the cajon drum adding to the bands acoustic sound. With a very special guest performance on fiddle, violin and viola by Leslie Dawn Knowles of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, this fusion sound is original and melodious. Sat. June 29 5:30 PM on the Bandshell (Main Stage) The Twangsters The Twangsters have logged thousands of kilometres and played hundreds of shows all over Southern Ontario over the past several years. At the fairs and festivals and in the clubs, the band has honed a signature sound that features a solid rhythm section, tight vocal harmonies and some spectacular twin guitar pyrotechnics. The Twangsters are: Paul Magee (Vocals, Guitars), Brendan Beresford (Guitars, Vocals), Bill Petrie (Bass, Vocals), Neil Lukewich (Drums, Vocals). Sat. June 29 7:30 PM on the Bandshell (Main Stage) Leah Daniels One of Canada's top rising country artists, Leah Daniels first gained acclaim with her track “Go Back” which skyrocketed into the top 20 at Canadian Radio and won her the CRMA (Canadian Radio Music Award) as the 2016 FACTOR Breakthrough Artist of the Year. Hailing from Uxbridge Ontario, Daniels has quickly made inroads within the industry. She's received four nominations for CCMA (Canadian Country Music Association) Interactive Artist of the Year, has garnered over 2 Million views on YouTube, and won the 2016 CMA Ontario Female Artist of the Year Award. She's also taken to the stage at key festivals including CMT Fest, Boots & Hearts and Big Valley Jamboree (just to name a few). Sun. June 30 11:00 AM on the Bandshell (Main Stage) Men of Note Male Voice Choir The subtle mixture of baritone and tenor voices, underscored by the richness of resonant bass notes, produce a blend of sweet sounds possible only when male voices are raised as one in song. Each Men of Note Male Voice Choir concert offers a pleasing and enjoyable interpretation of favourite melodies – from sacred anthems and choral works to plaintive spirituals, traditional folk tunes, show music and popular songs. In addition, a special place is reserved for the songs of Canadian composers. Sun. June 30 11:45 AM on the Bandshell (Main Stage) Doug MacKenzie A singer/songwriter with one album (More Love to Begin) and a recent single (Every Day) to his credit, Doug brings 55+ years of playing experience & a passion for music to every show. The 100-song request list he often brings, includes favourites from 6 decades of hits Sun. June 30 12:00 noon in Latcham Hall Ken Nilsen and friend Sun. June 30 1:00 PM on the Bandshell (Main Stage) Russ Clayton and The Flailing Shilaleighs The Flailing Shilaleighs are a high energy celtic band specializing in East Coast and Irish music. Playing together for the past 8 years, they have released one album entitled 'The Flailing Shilaleighs- Yours To Discover.' It is available on all music platforms as well as the old fashioned CD disc. Today's lineup includes Russ Clayton, Pat Gowan, and Stouffville's own, Ivan Emk Sun June 30 1:00 PM in Latcham Hall Lost Socks The Lost Sox are an acoustic/barely plugged trio consisting of two accomplished guitarists who double on vocals with a fretless bass player holding down the bottom end. The band has been reformed with founding member Tom Pullin, a long time Stouffville resident. Joining him are Jim Miller, guitarist,singer songwriter,entertainer and recording artist formerly of White Heat, Iron Horse and currently Knights of the Roses. Jim's former high school bandmate is Ian Harvey, a freelance journalist and author. Miller and Harvey played in the prog-punk band Phileas Fogg in the 1970s and reunited in 2023. The trio covers an eclectic mix of material from Vince Gill and Brad Paisley to Eric Clapton and the Eagles with some surprises in between. Sun. June 30 2:30 in the Picnic Shelter abotti with Antonietta abotti with Antonietta is a low impact group fitness experience where we incorporate everyday practical movements to FUN music -- everyone is welcome -- all fitness levels and ages. Our motto is YOU DO YOU. Join us at this year's Strawberry Festival to get a chance to meet and have FUN with our infectious, supportive and all-inclusive abotti community while incorporating some physical activity in your day. Find out first hand why Breakfast Television Toronto has named Antonietta, the creator of abotti, the female version of Richard Simmons of the North! You do not want to miss 30 mins of pure FUN and JOY! Sun. June 30 2:45 PM on the Bandshell (Main Stage) WhatAboutBob What About Bob has been performing Classic Rock in and around the GTA since 1992. Formed with a common bond of a love for the music they all enjoy has led them on a musical journey playing Bars, Festivals, Corporate Events, Weddings and Private Functions for over 30 years. The band features 4 vocalists all taking turns on lead and harmonies providing a variety of styles and flare for the tunes they cover. The current lineup includes Bobby Laporte on Drums and vocals, Andrew Heathcote on Guitar, Harmonica and Vocals, Bruce Bamford on Bass and vocals, Gary Macmillan on Keyboards and Barry Pausey on Guitar and vocals. Sun. June 30 3:00 PM in Latcham Hall Michael Howitt Michael is a Markham-based singer/songwriter who has entertained audiences at music festivals, street performances, farmers' markets and restaurant/bars in the GTA and surrounding areas. Michael performs unique folk/pop originals and covers of classic singer/songwriters and bands from the 60's through 90's including Gordon Lightfoot, Neil Young, Harry Chapin, Tragically Hip, Blue Rodeo, etc. He is known for his captivating vocals and distinctive finger and flat picking guitar techniques. see schedule ​ The Magic of Aaron Mathews Aaron Matthews, the ultimate showman! Featuring more laughs, more magic moments and a brand-new jaw dropping illusions for the 2024 summer season! Aaron’s performances are a mix of gut busting laughter, high energy dancing, impossible illusions, inspiring stories and shocking moments! Aaron’s show has been trusted by the most prestigious events/venues in the country this past 2024 season to provide the best in family entertainment. Sun. June 30 4:00 PM in Latcham Hall Richard Eliott Richard has been performing for more than 45 years. His music is a collection of different styles, including The Blues, Latin, Flamenco, Rock, Cuban, and his own original compositions. He has performed at many major establishments in and around the Toronto and Durham area. He also has performed for the students at the "Guillermo Thomas" in Havana and at the "Casa de laTrova" in Santiago de Cuba. Sun. June 30 4:30 PM on the Bandshell (Main Stage) Maddie Corinne Maddie Corinne is a Canadian country artist born and raised in Pickering, Ontario. With a large range of influences, whether it be mega-lyricists like Taylor Swift or strong-willed up-and-comers like Lainey Wilson, Corinne has written songs for many Canadian indie artists and began releasing her own music in 2022. Sun. June 30 5:45 PM on the Bandshell (Main Stage) New Moon Junction New Moon Junction embodies the heart and soul of country music, blending the spirit of Little Big Town with the timeless magic of Fleetwood Mac. Their songs like "Real Good Kinda Thing," "The Other Side of Goodbye," and "Don't" resonate with fans, drawing parallels to the American sensation, With their captivating three-part harmonies and dynamic stage presence, New Moon Junction has won over audiences far and wide. Nominated for CMA Ontario Group Of The Year, they stand at the threshold of a breakthrough year. With fresh music on the horizon, their journey promises to take country music lovers on an unforgettable ride. Sun. June 30 7:30 PM on the Bandshell (Main Stage) Jack deKeyzer Jack de Keyzer, guitarist, singer, song writer and producer performs his high energy original blues, rock and soul charged music across Canada and the world in a career that is still going strong after 50 years. De Keyzer’s music is steeped in Chicago blues, London England’s blues rock, Detroit’s Motown, Muscle Shoals' deep soul, Memphis’ rock and roll, and Philadelphia’s funky soul jazz . De Keyzer knows first hand as he has played with many first generation pioneers of these sounds and styles, Bo Diddley, Otis Rush, Etta James, King Biscuit Boy and Ronnie Hawkins to name a few.

  • SPELLING BEE | Strawberry-Festival

    Join us at the Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 29th 2024 for our super spelling bee! Children will compete to determine the winner in this spelling showdown. This program will be held in the bandshell at Memorial Park. ​ There are two registration categories: one for children aged 7-10 and one for children aged 11-13. This program is free to register. The link to the registration is as follows: ​ CLICK TO REGISTER

  • VENDORS | Strawberry Festival

    We are looking forward to welcoming vendors for 2024. Please check back here for applications at the end of January

  • FRIDAY | Strawberry-Festival

    PRE-FESTIVAL FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY FRIDAY Events, dates and times are subject to change without notice

  • PARTNERS | Strawberry Festival

    HOME ABOUT US SCHEDULE PRE-FESTIVAL FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY PERFORMERS Events STRAWBERRY JAM JR. DOG CONTEST STOUFFVILLE BAKES TOTALLY TODDLERS SPELLING BEE VENDORS VENDOR INFO VENDOR LIST VOLUNTEER PARTNERS PEOPLE OF THE YEAR GALLERY FAQ CONTACT US 2024 Partnership Opportunities The annual support by Stouffville community residents, businesses and local government is a critical component in the success of the Strawberry Festival. Our Partnership Program for 2024 offers a range of activities for our supporters to participate in while ensuring broad exposure for our partners. Support your community, Build awareness for your products and services, Participate in three days of fun-filled family activities. For more information on the variety of opportunities available to you, click on the button below. VIEW PARTNERSHIP BROCHURE Thank you to our 2023 Partners! Our Festival Champions Partners Friends Alsop Insurance | SCS Consulting | Todd Brothers Contracting | Long & McQuade | The Bike Asylum | Water Depot | Stanmore Carts | Reesors' Farm Market and Bakery | MP Dr. Helena Jaczek | Mayor Iain Lovatt | MPP Paul Calandra | Schell Lumber Home Building Centre | Stephenson's Rental | Boston Pizza Contributors Abotti with Antonietta | Breck Highland School of Dance | Harriet Chung Performing Arts | Laya Bhava Dance Academy | Stouffville Academy of Music & Dance | York Dance Academy | K9'S in KAHOOTS | Town of Whitchurch Stouffville Leisure Services | Romina Boodram | The St. John Paul II Assembly Knights of Columbus Honour Guard ©2019-2023 Whitchurch-Stouffville Strawberry Festival. All Rights Reserved.

  • PRE-FESTIVAL | Strawberry-Festival

    PRE-FESTIVAL FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY PRE-FESTIVAL Events, dates and times are subject to change without notice

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