33nd Annual Ovid Strawberry Festival & Craft Fair

Ovid Village Park

Ovid, NY 14521

Friday June 16th & Saturday June 17th 2017

(behind the Fire Station on Brown Street)

Contact Event Director: Priscilla Smalser

Contact Phone Number: 607-869-9512

Contact Email: (pprsmalser@yahoo.com)

1994 Gilbert Road

Ovid, NY 14521

The Berry Third Annual Fun Run 5K! Take a look at the PDF entry form for more details

Contact Person: Sandijo Artley

Contact Number: 607-351-8049

Contact Email: (sartley@southseneca.org)

The Strawberry Festival in Ovid started as an Ice Cream Social in the park, in 1985. It took place during the strawberry season, as this was the first harvest of the year by the Native Americans who lived on the shores of the Finger Lakes, before us. Through the 31 years, it has evolved into a huge community event. Many community groups work together to have this day be the biggest event of the year. The school, churches, youth groups, Historical society, Friends of the Three Bears, Firemen, Ambulance Corps, Library, village businesses, 4-Town Youth Center, community theater group, Lion's Club, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, the Ladies Aux. of the Sons of Union Veterans, and many more, come together to make this a big family day in Ovid! The event is FREE! Come, bring your lawn chairs, and spend the day!!

The "Chinese Auction" table will have gift certificates and other prizes donated by area businesses. Tickets are $1.00 or 6 for $5.00. The drawing will be at 3PM. The Food vendors consist of the Ovid Fire Department selling hamburgers, hot dogs, and hot sausage, with french fries and soda too. Mark's Pizzeria will have pizza by the slice. The Creamery will have home-made ice cream. The Ovid Federated Church will have Strawberry shortcake, sundaes, and "The Works"! After the parade the Church family will have Barb-B-Q chicken made by Mr. Church.

Friday Night:

6pm-7pm: Ovid Idol to be held at the Pavilion. (Talent Show)

3:00pm - 7:00pm: 5K race packets can be picked up at the Ovid Fire House on Brown Street.

7pm: Children's 1-mile Fun Run (ages 5 to 12) $5.00, starting at the Ovid Fire House on Brown Street.

7pm-10pm: Block Dance with "Black Diamond Express" providing music for dancing in the pavilion. Come and bring your lawn chair, and enjoy the evening. The group Car Pride will also have some antique cars on display. Refreshments will be sold by the Ovid Fire Department, and ice cream from the Creamery.


7am-10am: Pancake Breakfast at the Ovid Federated Church

8am: 5K Berry Fun Run/Walk will be starting at the Ovid Fire House on Brown Street.

9am-1pm: Flea Market on the northern lawn of the Ovid Federated Church on Main Street

10am-3pm:Craft Fair with vendors in the fire house, and in the Village Park (sponsored by The Friends of the Three Bears)

11am-3pm: Wellness Center hours in the Community room. You can get a massage, learn about chiropractic care, try acupuncture, hoola hoop exercise, zumba, yoga, have your BP checked, get other health info, or just cool off.

"Chinese Auction" in the Fire House (donations from local businesses)

Farmer's Market, Cake Wheel, information tables, lots of food, and STRAWBERRY DESSERTS!!!

10am: Parade on Main Street from South Seneca School to the Fire house on Brown Street

11am: Chicken BBQ available

1:30pm: Strawberry Bake-Off in the Ovid Fire House Meeting Room.

Entertainment in the pavilion: (times to be announced)