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Friday Night Block Party - June 19, 5:30-10:30 pm. 
Lake Street and part of Front Street will be blocked from traffic so everyone's invited to celebrate the Kick-Off Night of Strawberry Festival weekend.  Stores and restaurants will be open, strawberries will be for sale, come down for dinner, enjoy some shortcake, good food, dance to the music and stay for FIREWORKS and have some fun.  Bring the whole family! 

Friday's Entertainment Schedule:

5:30-9:00 pm - Owego Art Walk - Visit 13 Art Galleries and Artists to talk to and explore!
5:00-5:00 pm - Bring your Strawberry pie entries table.
                     Please click here for 2009 Strawberry Pie Contest Application.
6:30 pm - 4th Annual Pooches on Parade Contest
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7:00 pm - Pooches Contest Begins - awards given after contest 
7:00 pm - Strawberry Pie Baking Contest Judging; 7:30 winners announced
All Evening - 5th Annual Pig Roast - The Cellar Restaurant, Front Street
Strawberry Festival T-Shirts Sold
Royal Automotive Group Car Display
Entertainment: 
5:30-7:30 pm  "Steven Ward" Strolling Guitarist 
6:00-8:00 pm  "MTB Band," at Main Stage on Lake Street HSBC parking lot
6:30-9:30 pm "Department 24," 5-piece band at Ahwaga Park, Front & Church Streets
7:00-9:00 pm "Marc, the Zani Traveling Entertainer," - roving magician, juggler, balloon twister, and more
7:00-9:00 pm  "4 Eye Band" at Hand of Man, Front Street
7:00-9:00 pm  "Nate the Great" Juggler Extraordinare (roving)
8:00-10:00 pm "Cobblestone Crossing" on Lake Street HSBC parking lot
Lots of Food, Strawberries and Fun!
10:15 pm - Strawberry Festival Fireworks off Draper Park

Saturday, June 20, 9-4 pm 

10:00-11:00 am  FESTIVAL PARADE featuring lots of bands, floats, the "Hit Men" from Rochester, NY, Pooches on Parade, and much, much more!  Route starts at Main Street to Court to Front to Paige and back to Main. 

Wine Tasting Tent - New This Year! - Saturday only
WINE TASTING TENT GUESTS AND PATRONS: The wine tasting tent will be located on the landscaped, memorial square area in front of our beautiful historic Tioga County Courthouse overlooking the Susquehanna River.  Admission for the wine tasting tent is $5 per person and we will check your ID at the door so please be prepared.  You may sample wines at any of our vendors (limit of 12, .5 oz samples) and we encourage you to be responsible in your consumption.  Anyone who over indulges will be escorted from the premises and we have a large police presence in the village the weekend of the festival so it is not a good decision to drink too much!  Sealed bottles of wine will be for sale at each winery table and wine can be stored on site and picked up when you are ready to leave the festival for the day, so please feel free to purchase your favorites in any quantity. Many of these wines are difficult to find outside the actual winery so be sure to stock up at the festival.  No alcoholic beverages may be consumed on the grounds of the Strawberry Festival outside the wine tasting tent.

SATURDAY'S ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE:
Corner of Front and Church Streets
12:00-1:00 pm   "Revel"
1:30-2:30 pm     "Hover"
3:00-4:00 pm     "Spelunkers"

North Avenue
12:00-1:00 pm   "String Band"
1:30-2:30 pm     "Nasty Habits"
3:00-4:00 pm    "Dirt Farm"

All Day: World's Tallest Pinball Machine

Lake Street-HSBC Parking Lot
12:00-2:00 pm  "Ithaca Dixie Land Band"

2:00-4:00 pm Ballroom Dance Exhibition

Corner of Church and Main Streets
12:00-3:00 pm   Ross Park Zoo Mobile

Church Street
All Day:  Dunking Booth (Waterman Center)

Elks Emporium-Church Street 
Antique & Craft Fair & Chicken BBQ

Main Street
All Day: Rock Climbing Wall
 

Courthouse Square - Gazebo Side
12:30, 2:00, 3:30 (3 shows) "The Poppyland Puppet Band"

Front Street-Court Street Bridge
Ducky Derby Race (sponsored by TCCA)

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NEW FOR 2009!
The "Coolest Small Town in America" is proud to present the 29th Owego Strawberry Festival 2009.  We've added many new activities this year!  New Strawberry Fireworks Friday Night!  New Strawberry Pie Baking Contest!  New Wine Tent!  New Entertainment!  Click on the Events link to see details.
 
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