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Wayne Scott Strawberry Festival
May 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The last and sweetest in the county’s spring festival series is annual Wayne Scott Strawberry Festival at Unicoi Elementary School.
Scheduled for Saturday, May 20, the festival will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be preceded by a Strawberry Parade along Unicoi Drive and Massachusetts Avenue starting at 9 at Unicoi Funeral Home.
Named in honor of the late Unicoi County farmer Wayne Scott, whose family’s strawberry crops have been enjoyed by several generations of East Tennesseans, the festival is held in conjunction with the strawberries’ spring harvest and revolves around their flavor.
Average crowds of 5,000 come to Unicoi annually to consume and carry away truckloads of field fresh strawberries, enjoy a daylong roster of live music, a handmade craft fair, children’s activities and concessions prepared by dozens of nonprofit community organizations.
The festival is presented by the town of Unicoi, which is continuing to take applications from handmade craft and nonprofit food vendors.
Vendor applications and more information about the Strawberry Festival may be obtained by calling town hall at 423-743-7162.