On Saturday, June 20th, 2020, Upland held the 20th Annual Blooms-N-Berries Festival (also known as the Strawberry Fest) at the Upland Depot Park.
By the time we arrived at the festival, organizers had begun serving chicken and noodles, as well as strawberry shortcake and strawberry sundaes. Festival goers could be found hiding from the intense sun and heat beneath large tents, where they could sit and enjoy either dinner or dessert. Some people chose to enjoy a shaved ice, provided by the Upland Lion’s Club, to fight off the summer heat and humidity.
There were also a number of booths set up by local artists to sell their goods.
In addition to the humans present, a handful of animals joined the celebrations, as well. Mr. Fire Pony from Rope This Ranch was present, as well as a group of baby goats that festival goers could pet.
Attendees took in some live music, enjoyed a G-Gauge Train Display, and, because the festival is called “Blooms-N-Berries,” they had the opportunity to purchase plants, as well as strawberries by the pound.
For the last 20 years, Upland has held the Blooms-N-Berries/Strawberry Festival every June, creating a joyful summer celebration for families and the community to enjoy together, so here’s to another twenty very successful years.