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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — “Rise and shine, it is strawberry time!” — That is the theme and temper for this yr’s Pungo Strawberry Competition in Virginia Seaside.
This annual, three-day pageant is jam-packed with stay leisure, actions for all ages, carnival rides, distributors and, in fact, strawberries.
Strawberry shortcake, strawberry pie, strawberry ice cream — the pageant boasts over 50 methods to eat the Pungo space’s most-prized produce.
The pageant might be held throughout Memorial Day weekend, from Might 24 to Might 26, within the fields alongside 1776 Princess Anne Street close to Indian River Street. It kicks off with a parade on Saturday morning.
Admission into the pageant is free. You’ll have to dish out $10 per car for onsite parking and buy tickets for the carnival rides.
Click on right here for a information to parking on the pageant
The poster design for this yr’s pageant was created by Kellam Excessive College junior, Collin Morris. His design was chosen out of 20 scholar entries.
Every year, the pageant board selects a group of dignitaries to acknowledge. This yr, they’re:
Grand Marshal: Capt. Chad Vincelette, Naval Air Station Oceana Honorary Mayor and First Woman: Bob and Phoebe Braswell, Sentara and Again Bay Home and Garden Honorary Witch of Pungo: Judy Mahoney Tempo, Saving Youngsters Desires Basis and Delta Waterfowl
(from left to proper) The 2019 Pungo Strawberry Competition dignitaries are Judy Mahoney Tempo, Bob Braswell, Phoebe Braswell, Capt. Chad Vincelette. Courtesy: Pungo Strawberry Competition
Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This materials will not be printed, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. (from left to proper) The 2019 Pungo Strawberry Competition dignitaries are Judy Mahoney Tempo, Bob Braswell, Phoebe Braswell, Capt. Chad Vincelette. Courtesy: Pungo Strawberry Competition
You possibly can learn extra about every of the dignitaries right here.
The pageant is organized by a nonprofit and is staffed by volunteers. They have been highlighting Pungo because the Hampton Roads vacation spot for strawberries since 1984. This yr, they anticipate 80,000 attendees.
Funds from the occasion are used in the direction of the following yr and the group says any extra proceeds are given again to the neighborhood within the type of faculty scholarships and donations to different nonprofits.