2017 Vista Strawberry Festival2017 Vista Strawberry Festival FAQ’s

Here is a list of frequently asked questions regarding the 2017 Vista Strawberry Festival:


Are dogs allowed?

Not at the run, and preferably not in the festival due to the high volume of people

Are strollers allowed?

Yes! In the run and at the festival.

Is this a free event?


Where do I park and does it cost money?

To help with parking issues, we offer a FREE shuttle to all attendees. To ride the Shuttle, please park at the Vista Courthouse Parking Lot located at 325 S. Melrose Drive in Vista. Shuttles will run every 15 minutes from that lot to the Strawberry Festival (and back) from 8:30am to 6:00pm.

You may also park at any Sprinter Parking Lot and ride the Sprinter or Breeze Buses to the Vista Transit Center. Sprinter Schedule

Can I accompany my child in the kids’ race?

Yes, but no goodie bags will be awarded for non-registered runners.

Are there refunds for the Strawberry Run?


Where does the run start? 

Starting Line All Races – Corner Citrus/E. Broadway – 110 S. Citrus Ave., Vista, CA

Where do I pick up my bib for the run? 

You can pick up your bib & goodie bag on Saturday, May 27, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at Classic Chariots in Vista: 1611 W Vista Way, Vista. You may also pick-up your bib & goodie bag on Sunday at the starting line from 6:00am to 10:00am. For more info on the run: https://strawberry5000.com

What types of vendors will be there?

All types including food, brewers, clothing, home improvement, accessories, crafts, nonprofit organizations and so much more!

What should I expect?

A day full of family, friends, and fun!  There will be live entertainment on multiple stages, contests, rides, brewers, and so much more!

Are there any areas that are not family friendly?  If so, are they easy to avoid?

You must be 21 or over with a valid ID to enter the beer garden and the Empowered Firearms Stage, but these locations are not difficult to avoid if you are under 21.

There are so many great things going on, how do I know where to be at any given time?

Download the Gather app now to see all schedules, contests, and stay up to date on everything in one easy location!
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Additional questions can be directed to the Vista Strawberry Festival’s Facebook Page

For more info on the festival, visit: https://vistastrawberryfest.com, SpinGo Events, or visit their Facebook Event Page