A berry good time

Strawberries

It’s that time of year again for funnel cakes, Ferris wheels, fried bananas and … strawberries! Just as you can count on sunshine and corn during the summer, you can count on Holland to hold their annual Strawberry Festival. The event’s 75th anniversary festivities kick off on Wednesday, June 12 at 4 pm with games, music and, of course, the nightly 50/50 raffle. Throughout the weekend, get a little crazy with the haywire band, or bring your game face over to the bingo tables. Roll in early Saturday morning for the Rollie-Run, and parade in on Sunday to watch “the-people-who-make-it-happen” drive by in floats.

Strawberries not your thing? Drive over to Whitehouse for the 31st annual Cherry Festival. From Thursday, June 13 to Saturday, June 15, 10,000-plus cherry lovers will convene for Friday’s family movie night, Saturday’s pie-eating contest, rides, food and fun. The 75th annual Strawberry Festival is June 12-16, 7807 Angola Rd., Holland (parking is $3). Whitehouse Cherry Festival is June 13-June 15, downtown Whitehouse.

For more information on the schedule of events and pricing, visit www.hollandstrawberryfestival.org or whitehouseohiochamber.com.