True or not, we didn't know about these facts until we paid a recent visit to Galt's Strawberry Festival, an annual event that celebrates this popular fruit during every first weekend in May. Carnival rides, competitions, live music, and the Cruise 'N' Ride custom car and motorcycle showcase are all fan favorites. However, they all take a back seat to Strawberry Lane where local farmers show off the "fruits" of their labor and food vendors vie for your attention with such tantalizing treats as strawberry pizza, strawberry smoothies, and, of course, strawberry shortcake. There are also plenty of hand-crafted items to take home with you once the afternoon sunlight fades into night. And don't forget to pick up any one of a handful of homemade confections like strawberry whipped honey, strawberry pepper jelly, and strawberry hot sauce to line the shelves of your pantry.
Established in 1995, Galt's Strawberry Festival seeks to promote economic opportunity in the community as well as strengthen the city's business relationships and welfare. Proceeds from the festival also supports vital city programs, including education and emergency services. With over 20,000 yearly visitors, Galt's Strawberry Festival is surely to return for many years and generations to come.