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Frequently Asked Questions

IS THERE AN ADMISSION COST FOR THE FESTIVAL?

The actual festival is free to attend, as well as most of the activities happening during the festival.

Some events do have a minimal admission cost (such as the Rotary Pancake Breakfast and Kidtown USA)

WILL THERE BE STRAWBERRIES FOR SALE AT THE FESTIVAL?

We have local farmers who plan to set up at the festival each year. The weather during the Spring plays a big role in the amount of strawberries that will be available the weekend of the festival to pick & sell. We have 40,000+ people that attend the Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival each year, so once the farmers set up the strawberries sell very quickly.

We will make every effort to have as many strawberries available as possible, but you can also visit our local farms during the Spring and Strawberry Festival weekend to purchase strawberries as well as pick-your-own. We recommend calling the farms to check availability, pricing and hours of operation.

 

WHERE CAN I PARK?

There are free parking lots in the downtown Portland area that can be parked in. Most of those spaces fill up by mid-morning. There will be free parking at Portland High School (600 College Street) AND Generation Church (960 Hwy. 52) and a free shuttle to the festival area. Below are the times the shuttle will run:

     4:30-9:30pm on Friday, May 10th (Portland High School Only for Friday)

     10am-6:30pm on Saturday, May 11th (shuttle will not run during the parade which begins at 4pm)

     Return shuttles will be available immediately following the parade. Last shuttle will run at 6:30pm. 

     *There will be ADA buses that run at both shuttle locations, however Generation Church is the designated                handicap-accessible parking & shuttle location.*

Please note - shuttles DO NOT run to the carnival at Richland Park. 

CAN I BRING MY DOG TO THE FESTIVAL?

Dogs are allowed at the festival, however they must be on a leash. Dogs will not be allowed in the Kid Town area. Please be advised there are large crowds.

Dogs or other pets are not allowed on the shuttles unless they are service dogs with proper identification. 

 

IS THE EVENT RAIN OR SHINE? 

Yes, the event is planned rain or shine. Emergency Management will be on site in case of severe weather. Any weather updates, postponements or announcements will be posted on the Middle TN Strawberry Festival Facebook page. 

IS THERE HANDICAP PARKING AT THE FESTIVAL AREA? 

There is not designated handicap parking at the festival area. There will be ADA accessible shuttle buses. 

We recommend parking at Generation Church and using the free shuttle service to the festival area. 

WHAT ROADS WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE FESTIVAL?

**We recommend using the Waze app to get around town on May 11th - road closures will be updated in the app*

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