Strawberry Festival in Pasadena 2024

Strawberry Festival in Pasadena 2024

The Pasadena Strawberry Festival returns this weekend, promising a fun-filled three-day extravaganza! Held annually on the third weekend in May, the festival celebrates Pasadena, Texas’ past as “The Strawberry Capital Of The South”.

Crowd favorites like the BBQ Cook-off, Car  Show, Kid’s Mutton Bustin, and Live Music Concerts are all on the agenda. Families can enjoy the petting zoo, gelly ball fights, and the popular Gator Country exhibit. Don’t miss the chance to see the world’s biggest strawberry shortcake!

The Pasadena Strawberry Festival aims to support local nonprofits, award scholarships to students, and preserve Pasadena’s rich history.

For an exciting weekend, take a look at this guide on the 2024 Strawberry Festival and plan your weekend!

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Strawberry Festival in Pasadena – Dates, Tickets, Location 

Location: Pasadena Convention Center & Fairgrounds, 7603 Red Bluff Pasadena, TX 77507

This year’s dates and times:

  • Thursday, May 16: 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Friday, May 17: 3:00 pm – 12:00 am
  • Saturday, May 18: 10:00 am – 12:00 am
  • Sunday, May 19: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Tickets Pricing:

  • General Admission per day (includes concert): $5 – 15
  • Family 4 Pass (Sunday, May 19, 2024): $40

Pasadena Strawberry Festival Events – Barbecue, Carnival, Concerts & more! 

Some of the things to check out at the Strawberry Festival in Pasadena

Strawberry Festival in Pasadena – BBQ Cook-Off

Strawberry Festival in Pasadena - BBQ Cook Off

Image Credit: The Pasadena Strawberry Festival FB Page

Calling all grillmasters! The Pasadena Strawberry Festival Cook-Off is back with a twist, offering an exciting opportunity to compete for unbeatable low entry fees. This event welcomes everyone, from seasoned pitmasters to backyard barbecue enthusiasts, to showcase their grilling skills. And the stakes are high!

There’s a mouthwatering $500 prize waiting for the first-place winner in both the ribs and brisket categories. So dust off your secret recipes, fire up your grills, and get ready to savor the sweet taste of victory at the Pasadena Strawberry Festival Cook-Off.

Pasadena Strawberry Festival Live Concerts 

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Live Concerts & Great Entertainment on:

Thursday Night, May 16th: Escape

Friday Night, May 17th: Casey Chestnutt | Easton Corbin

Saturday Night, May 18th: Bri Bagwell | Scotty McCreery

Tickets are on sale at or 281-991-9500

Strawberry Festival in Pasadena – Car Show 

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Image Credit: The Pasadena Strawberry Festival FB Page


The 4th annual car and truck show roars into action! This two-day event promises fun and excitement for all. Gearheads, dust off your treasured car, truck, or motorcycle, and join the celebration!

Kid Zone at Pasadena Strawberry Festival

A favorite among children, the air-conditioned Campbell Hall becomes a mini-festival within the festival itself. Free games, activities, and entertainment keep young attendees happy and engaged.

Mutton Bustin at Pasadena Strawberry Festival 

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Image Credit: The Pasadena Strawberry Festival FB Page

Get ready for a crowd-pleaser! The Little Cowboys and Cowgirls scramble into their gear, ready for a heart-pounding six seconds in the arena. The audience erupts with cheers as these pint-sized rodeo stars take on the challenge. To participate, spunk must outweigh size – aspiring wranglers need to be at least 3 years old and under 70 lbs. Don’t worry, little buckaroos – helmets are provided for this wild ride!

Pasadena Strawberry Festival’s Carnival

The Strawberry Festival boasts a thrilling midway with a collection of impressive, popular amusement rides. Geared towards all ages, the festival offers options from classic kiddie favorites to heart-pounding rides for daring adults.

In addition to the rides, enticing games with the allure of big prizes beckon festival-goers. For unlimited amusement, purchase a convenient ride-all-day wristband.

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