TROY — The streets are filled with both sweet strawberry treats and sweet music throughout the 2015 Troy Strawberry Festival today and Sunday.
Strawberry Festival downtown entertainment chairwoman Roberta Jacobs said the festival performers are all fun, family friendly, and can be enjoyed with a strawberry smoothie in hand.
“There’s something for everyone to enjoy,” Jacobs said. “We want to keep adding fresh new sounds to the festival and help get some new names out there.”
This year’s entertainment schedule is packed with local and regional talent including Home. Grown. Talent contestants, Troy native Zac Roetter and Megan Osman, and new sounds of the Mad River Railroad, and featured performance from the Gas Pump Jockeys on Saturday evening. Other Prouty Plaza performers include Electrobeck and One Eye Whiskey.
The Gas Pump Jockeys touts “More Songs Per Gallon Than Any Band in North America!” and will perform at 5:30 p.m. Saturday on Prouty Plaza. In addition to performing some of the greatest rock classics, The Gas Pump Jockeys add a comedic element to their very energetic performance. And just to “top off the tank,” the band encourages their audience to become a major part of their show. They will clap, sing and laugh away their evening.
Music and entertainment will be held both downtown on Prouty Plaza and at the lower levee during the festival. Times and performances are subject to change.
Grab your favorite dish and soak in the sweet sounds of the 2015 Troy Strawberry Festival entertainment offerings.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Opening ceremony — 9 a.m., downtown Prouty Plaza Festival site opens:
Arts and crafts, games, food — 10 a.m., downtown Troy and levee
Home.Grown.Talent — 10 a.m., Prouty Plaza stage
Lissy Fannin — 10:30 a.m. lower levee stage
Tammy Bellamy dance — 11:30 a.m. lower levee stage
Entertainment — 12:30 p.m., Zac Roetter, Prouty Plaza stage
Strawberry Pie Eating Contest registration— 12:30 p.m., lower levee
Little Miss and Mr. Strawberry Pageant — 1 p.m., levee Strawberry Pie Eating Contest — 1:30 p.m., lower levee
Mad River Railroad — 3 p.m., Prouty Plaza stage
Meg Renee — 3:15 p.m. lower levee stage
Honey Creek Cloggers — 4:30 p.m. lower levee stage
Fountain changes to Strawberry red — 5 p.m., downtown
Rum River Blend — 5:15 p.m. lower levee stage
Home.Grown.Talent winners — 5 p.m., Prouty Plaza stage
Entertainment, Gas Pump Jockeys — 5:30-7:30 p.m., Prouty Plaza stage
Kids Helping Kids — 6:15 p.m. lower levee stage
John De Boer — 7:15 p.m. lower levee stage
Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cruise-in — 8 a.m., Market Street Bridge
Megan Osman — 11 a.m. Prouty Plaza stage
Diaper Derby — noon, lower levee
Booths open — Food, crafts and games — 10 a.m., downtown Troy and levee
Home. Grown. Talent — 12:30 p.m. Prouty Plaza stage
Five Points Cloggers — 1:30 p.m. lower levee stage
Rip Rap Band — 2:15 p.m. lower levee stage
One Eye Whiskey — 3:15 p.m. Prouty Plaza stage
Lauren Kelly — 3:15 p.m. lower levee stage
Electrobeck — 4:30 p.m. Prouty Plaza stage
Bolted Down — 4:30 p.m. lower levee stage