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The California Strawberry Festival: Your 2-Day Berry Eating Contest

Strawberry nachos
Strawberry nachos
Clarissa Wei

The California Strawberry Festival was a two-day berry celebration May 19-20 at Oxnard's Strawberry Meadows of College Park. "We have so much more real estate compared to last year," Daisy Tatum, executive chair of the California Strawberry Festival, said. "The park has been totally improved -- we are dust-free this year. There is so much space and now we can see where we can even expand."

More than 50,000 people turned out for the festivities and a whopping 1.5 million strawberries were consumed over the weekend. "We have everything here," Tatum said. "But for me, anything with strawberries and whipped cream will do." There was plenty of that. The "Build Your Own" strawberry shortcake tent itself used 8,000 pounds of sliced strawberries, 275 flats of whole strawberries, 3,000 loaves of pound cake and 1,500 cans of whipped cream.

In case you missed out on the festivities, Squid Ink headed out to the event on Sunday and snapped some photos. Though there were plenty of non-berry-related vendors to go around, it was the strawberry dishes that stood out. From strawberry pizzas to deep-fried strawberries with a cinnamon sugar layer on top -- the festival had it all. If the samples and desserts were not enough, visitors could even purchase a large crate of strawberries to take home. Turn the page.

Strawberry shortcake
Strawberry shortcake
Clarissa Wei

Strawberry pizza
Strawberry pizza
Clarissa Wei

Deep-fried strawberry
Deep-fried strawberry
Clarissa Wei

Strawberries at the California Strawberry Festival
Strawberries at the California Strawberry Festival
Clarissa Wei

Strawberry parfait
Strawberry parfait
Clarissa Wei

Flautas with strawberries on the side
Flautas with strawberries on the side
Clarissa Wei

Strawberry beer
Strawberry beer
Clarissa Wei

Strawberry smoothies
Strawberry smoothies
Clarissa Wei

Chocolate-covered strawberries
Chocolate-covered strawberries
Clarissa Wei

Strawberry wine
Strawberry wine
Clarissa Wei
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