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About the Baldwin County Strawberry Festival


9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday and Sunday


The Baldwin County Strawberry Festival began in 1987 as a result of a united effort between the ARC Baldwin County and the Loxley Elementary School. Over the years, it has grown from a few craft and food vendors to hosting over 180 arts and craft exhibitors, a dozen different food vendors, an exciting carnival, fun children's games, an antique auto show, exhibits and live music. And, of course, strawberry shortcake is still king!

In 1996, the festival date changed from the first Saturday in May to the present date, the second weekend in April. The festival was originally held in downtown Loxley, but in 1999 moved to its present location at the Loxley Municipal Park. This grassy, spacious location has allowed the festival to grow expand to include many more activities that had been limited by other sites. It also permitted the festival to extend into a two day event (Saturday & Sunday).  In  2020 and 2021 the festivals and the events associated with the festival were unfortunately cancelled due to the Covid-19 virus restrictions which interrupted our continual yearly occurrence.

 Each year, the festival raises over $48,000 for its two beneficiaries: Loxley Elementary School and the ARC Baldwin County. The festival has become one of the largest of its kind and is considered by many to be one of the best organized festivals in the area.

In the history of the festival a the Little Miss Strawberry Beauty Pageant was held in March before the festival. The pageant was open to second grade girls attending Baldwin County public or private schools. The participants were judged on poise, appearance, and personality by a panel of three qualified adjudicators.  The Little Miss Strawberry Beauty Pageant was discontinued in 2021 due to Covid and the Baldwin County Strawberry Festival no longer holds this beauty pageant. 

Get a taste of our Strawberry Festival by visiting our Photo Gallery!




One of the highlights of the Strawberry Festival each year is our Carnival. In the spirit of the traveling fair, the Strawberry Festival Carnival is open each day and features rides for all ages. It also offers exciting midway games like ring toss and balloon pop where prizes range from stuffed animals to goldfish! Games and rides can work up an appetite – we’ve got you covered with excellent food options. You’ll find fair favorites like funnel cakes and roasted corn. Tickets for the carnival are purchased on the festival grounds.

Rides vary in cost and ride tickets are available onsite.




Free Shuttle to Festival

Free Shuttle service is provided from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday and Sunday.  The shuttle picks up point is the Baldwin County Board of Education Building located at 1901 B Avenue, Loxley, Alabama.  This shuttle brings you directly to the Baldwin County Strawberry Festival and operates continually throughout the festival hours.

Additional Information

1. Can pets attend the festival?  Pets are discouraged at the festival due to the large crowds, however if they are in attendance, the owner is responsible for the control, clean up and the behavior of the pet. Additionally, the pets should remain on a leash, or in a kennel at all times.

2. How much does it cost to attend the festival?  The festival entrance and the entertainment are FREE.  Food, carnival rides and other activities do vary in cost.

Local Area


Official  Town   Site

Town of Loxley

Official   County   Site

Baldwin County, Alabama


Area   Attractions

Alligator Alley

The Spear Hunter Museum

Baldwin County Heritage Museum

Rock Creek Golf Club

Quail Creek Golf Club

TimberCreek Golf Club, Dogwood/Pines Course

Marietta Johnson Museum

Volanta Park


Hotels   and   Lodging

Loxley Motel

Wind Chase Inn (Loxley)

Bay Inn & Suites (Foley)

Comfort Suites (Daphne)

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (Daphne-Malbis)

Hampton Inn (Mobile-Daphne)

Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott - Spanish Fort, Al (I-10 Daphne Exit 35 in Bass Pro Shopping Center)

Courtyard Marriott - Spanish Fort, Al (I-10 Daphne Exit 35 in Bass Pro Shopping Center) 


Camp   Sites

Wilderness RV Park

Shady Acres Campground (Mobile)

Alabama State Parks

Gulf State Park



Sea & Steak Restaurant

Waffle House