Cullman Strawberry Festival a big success

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Crowds fill Depot Park and Arnold Street Saturday afternoon. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune)

CULLMAN, Ala. – For 82 years, the city of Cullman has celebrated the area’s prolific strawberry crops and, after facing the COVID shutdown of 2020, folks were ready to celebrate once again last Saturday. Even without the popular Senior Shindig usually held on Friday, this year’s one-day event still drew huge crowds and saw thousands of gallons of strawberries sold.

Cullman Parks, Recreation and Sports Tourism (CPRST) Recreational Development Director Christy Turner told The Tribune, “Our estimates are around 15,000 for the one-day event. It seemed like everyone had a great time and there was no shortage of strawberries, which is the reason Strawberry Festival started years ago. It is part of our history and we are very thankful we celebrated it in 2021.”

CPRST Executive Director Zac Wood said, “This year we were blessed with awesome weather and over 3000 gallons of strawberries. We know people were ready to get out to see their friends and neighbors, and we are glad they chose to spend the day with us. We had a great selection of food vendors and craft vendors. They helped make this event a success. We can’t wait for Oktoberfest and the Christkindlmarkt coming later this year!

“We want to say a big “thank you” to all those that worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make this event fun for everyone. They do what they do without complaining because they love our community.”

Upcoming 2021 CPRST events include:

  • Dinner on First – May 21
  • ASA Pro-Am Archery Tournament – July 25-31
  • Oktoberfest – September 30-October 2
  • Christmas in Cullman Parade and Tree Lighting – December 3
  • Christkindlmarkt – December 10-11

For more information, visit https://www.cullmanrecreation.org/special-events.

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W.C. Mann

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