Spring is the best season in terms for produce, easily besting summer's exploding watermelons, autumn's pre-candled pumpkins, and winter's eggnog-flavored sno-cones. Take refuge in the delicious side of spring with today’s Groupon: for $8, you get two admission tickets to BerryFest (up to a $16 value) at the Placer County Fair & Events Center in Roseville. Tickets can be used on either Saturday, May 7, or Sunday, May 8. BerryFest sometimes offers free admission to children 8 and younger.
BerryFest turns the local strawberry harvest into a celebratory event, a weekend festival brimming with food, contests, and heaps of strawberries. Pick up carloads of the festival's berries, which come from local farms, or indulge in the festival fare, which includes strawberry pizza, strawberry beer, and strawberry funnel cakes. Visitors can peruse the classic car show on Sunday, May 8, a strawberry-shortcake-eating contest, and a kids’ zone. On a weekend dedicated to honoring mothers, BerryFest affords moms a day free of watering, dusting, or cleaning spilled asparagus smoothies off the couch.
_ Though BerryFest sometimes offers complimentary festival admission to customers who attend a pancake breakfast, this deal still represents the best value for most customers._
The Little Miss Strawberry contestants excitedly primp their pink dresses and adjust their sparkling tiaras in anticipation of the pageant’s beginning. The lighthearted event—in which girls compete in five different age groupings—is one of many novel attractions at BerryFest. A Mother's Day–weekend tradition, the festival marks the year's harvest by bringing together local farmers with a host of vendors, sponsors, and entertainment acts at Placer County Fairgrounds.
Daytime revelers can indulge in a surplus of diverse, certified-organic berries, which can be purchased whole or in the form of inventive eats such as strawberry pizza or strawberry barbecue sauce. The festival also includes a beer garden, a no-hands shortcake-eating contest, and a Sunday car show. Plus, kids can stay occupied all weekend long with an onsite petting zoo, carnival, and daily parade.
800 All America City Blvd.
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