30th Elmwood Strawberry Festival draws hundreds

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A local strawberry festival brought thousands of people to downtown Elmwood.

From train rides to car shows, the Elmwood Strawberry Festival has a little bit of something for everyone.  

“Everywhere I look there’s people,” says Amy Davis. “In a town of 2,500 ya know, this has probably doubled our population.”

Many people who attended Saturday have been coming for years.

Sandy Cantu says one year stands out above the rest.

“We were here in 2010, worked the tent and then when we packed up everything,” says Cantu. “All of sudden the tornado came. That was kind of scary but we brought it back. The town came back.”

The town rallied together and eight years later the festival was still going strong, because of the great community in Elmwood

Josh Ramos has been selling produce at the fair for two years.

“Selling strawberries, tomatoes, rhubarb, jellies, jams, salsa, whatever we can bring,” says Ramos.

Although Strawberry Festival is only one day a year, it is still the perfect place to kickoff summer.

“it’s been a very successful year and the park is full of people,” says Davis. 

This year marked the 30th year Elmwood has hosted the festival.

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