The 22nd Annual Watsonville Strawberry Festival

August 6 and August 7, 2016

10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 Historic downtown Watsonville

Free admission!

Festival News

2016 Watsonville Strawberry Festival Poster Contest Winner

The City of Watsonville Parks and Community Services Department is pleased to announce the winner2016 Strawberry Festival Poster of the 2016 Watsonville Strawberry Festival poster contest. Local artist Priscilla Martinez has been selected as the contest winner for her art submission entitled, Images of Watsonville. When asked about what inspired the artwork, Priscilla responded, “I wanted to include bits and pieces of what makes up Watsonville.” The winning entry will serve as the official poster for the 2016 Watsonville Strawberry Festival. In addition, the artwork will be included on Festival souvenirs.

Priscilla Martinez is a Watsonville native who at the tender age of 10 created her first art piece. This is the third year in which Pricilla has won the Watsonville Strawberry Festival poster contest.

We would like to thank all the artists for their participation in the contest.

2016 Vendor Applications

Vendor applications for the 2016 Watsonville Strawberry Festival are on the Festival Forms page.


Entertainment Schedule

Check out the Entertainment Schedule for 2015 HERE.

Festival Video

Watch this video from 2014 to get a glimpse of what you can expect at the 21st Annual Watsonville Strawberry Festival.

Finding the Festival

The admission free festival is located in historic downtown Watsonville around the City Plaza on Main, Peck and Union Streets. Parking is available less than 2 blocks away in the civic plaza parking garage. The garage entrance is on Rodriguez Street and the fee is $5. More parking information can be found by calling the Customer Service Center at (831) 768-3240.



2015 Watsonville Strawberry Festival Poster