The Cabot Strawberry Festival was held from April 19th through the 21st in downtown Cabot. If you're not familiar with Cabot, it is the largest town in Lonoke county and is located between Little Rock and Conway. It is a growing community, but retains a smaller town vibe which is why so many people that work in Little Rock make the commute each day.
The Strawberry Festival, for all extents and purposes, was a fair-like gathering of food trucks, carnival rides, and games, with performances on a main stage. The event did block off a small section of downtown, but we could still maneuver around easily, and parking was plentiful when we arrived on Saturday morning.
Now, for events like this, we're always a little leery. We have a special needs child (autism) and crowds, sounds, and noise can be overwhelming. Often, for events like this, we game plan out where we want to go, see what we want to see, and head out before it becomes too much. This time, however, we were able to walk around without the crowds and noise becoming an issue. We played games, rode rides together, checked out the vendor tents, and even visited the food trucks.
The Festival is hosted by The Cabot Junior Auxiliary and was sponsored by:
City of Cabot Parks and Rec
Action Sign and Neon, Inc
Bill's Fence Co
Waste Connections Inc
Cabot Church of Christ
While I didn't see a whole lot of strawberries, the festival itself was a great time for the family and we spent a good three hours at the event before heading back home for the day. Unfortunately, we missed out on the performances and the 5k/Fun run, but overall we had a great time. We're looking forward to next years Strawberry Festival.
David Thornton is a two time national award winning writer, chef, husband, father, and fitness enthusiast.