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The 2019 Annual Kimmswick Strawberry Festival is shaping up to be the best ever!!

This festival has something for everyone.!  Kids activities such as, face painting, petting zoo, pony rides and bounce houses will be in the park area…The famous children’s entertainer Babaloo will be performing in that area on Sunday from 1pm to 2pm.  

 You can sit and listen to the MO-Billy band on Saturday and on Sunday the Retro Band will be playing from the main stage in park area. Rockin Robin DJ Services will be at the City Hall lot in the middle of town playing some great tunes of all music genres.

The popular St. Louis area radio personality JC Corcoran from KBDZ 93.1 will be doing a live remote on Beckett and 4th streets from 11a. to 2p both days.

There will be 2 separate vendors selling pints of fresh strawberries this year, Imperial Farmers Market on Market St close to the Visitor Center and Dos Gastitos on 4th who will also be selling Strawberry Sangria.

Kimmswick will be selling our Famous Historical Kimmswick Strawberry Jam by the pint along with Strawberry Tea at the Information booth on Beckett Street, this is the original and only  Historical Strawberry Jam sold in Kimmswick, it can also be purchased at Kimmswick City Hall 6041 Third Street, buy it early because we sell out quickly. HW Herrell has donated a cooler, grill and cornhole game that we will be raffling off at the end of the festival Sunday…. Stop by and check it all out.  The profits from the raffle, jam and tea sales will go directly to our Kimmswick Levee Fund.

Food

Bring your appetite as our food vendors will be preparing anything that you can imagine, Roasted corn on the cob, empanadas, shish kabobs, funnel cakes, blooming onions, kettle corn, pork rinds, burgers, sausages, fried fish, french fries, roasted nuts. Brats, Gyro’s, Thai food, ribbon fries, pork chops on a stick, pulled pork nachos,

Strawberry lemonade, chocolate covered strawberries, strawberry ice cream…

The Jeffco Detachment Marine Corps will be selling hotdogs, hamburgers and soft drinks in the park pavilion, profits collected from their sales go to many Marine projects such as Toys for Tots.

For the adults, there will be 3 City run beer booths serving AB/In Bev products, the profits for these beer booths go straight to the City so please stop by and support them.

We will have The Adam Puchta Winery, Bardenheirs Winery and The Four Brothers Mead, serving up beverages in the park area.

Escape Room

New this year is the escape room trailer…this is very popular attraction and this company will be offering a15 minute escape room activity…. fun for the entire family or your group of friends, this will be located at Elm and 2nd street.

Vendor Booths

We have quite a variety of vendor booths, handmade crafts, Direct sales and Corporate Business booths, so there really is something for everyone!

Parking & Shuttle Buses

Hwy K will be closed to vehicles if parking lots are flooded, only buses will be allowed in that way.

Shuttle buses will be ready to take you into town from the Windsor School Campus on Hwy. 61/67…they ask for a donation of $5.00 that will go to the school’s band program, buses are not wheelchair accessible. No pets are allowed on busses, strollers are acceptable. There will only be one area bus drop off and pick up this festival High and 5th.

Due to our temporary levee on Mill and Front Streets, there will no pick up /drop off on Mill. There may be parking at the Anheuser Estate and other areas on Windsor Harbor Road it will very limited unless the grassy areas are dry… if there is parking available for visitors you will be able to cross the levee in designated areas ONLY. We Aare hoping to accommodate everyone with as little inconvenience as possible, please bear with us. The IYA fields on K highway will most likely be still flooded and/or to wet to park on but we will keep you posted on our FB page Kimmswick Festivals and Events. Hwy will be closed to vehicles if parking lots are flooded, only buses will be allowed in that way.

There is limited Handicap parking at Windsor Elementary School in the town of Kimmswick…you will have to drive in via Montebello Road…

Pets

We do allow pets on a short leash during the festival but please note the City has the right to ask any pet owner who they feel have an aggressive dog to leave the premises.

ATMs

There will be ATM’s all through town.

The Strawberry and Apple Butter Festivals profits make up 80% of the towns working revenue, so please come and show your support for this Historic town.

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