Kokomo Strawberry Festival Adds Art Market to Courthouse Square Event – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather forecast

KOKOMO, Ind. (WISH) – Food, live music and – for the first time – arts and crafts will be part of the Kokomo Strawberry Festival on Friday around Courthouse Square.

The 24th annual festival runs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday in front of the courthouse at 104 N. Buckeye St.

Strawberries with shortcake is the main draw, but the first-time event will also include the Art Market and Arts-a-palooza experience. About 7,000 people are expected, according to the local Web page.

Tickets for the Homemade Strawberry Shortcake with Ice Cream and Whipped Cream are $6. Greater Kokomo Visitors Bureau says tickets are available at the event or sold in advance at all Kokomo-Howard County Public Library locations (including bookmobiles), the office of the Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance at the inside Inventrek and all First Farmers Bank & Trust Kokomo locations. Shortbread will be served until 7 p.m. or while supplies last.

Other goodies will be available from local food trucks.

First Farmers Bank & Trust is the sponsor of the free event.

Here is the live music lineup:

  • 11 a.m.-11:05 a.m.: Opening of the event with national anthem by Ione Wallsmith.
  • 11.05am-11.30am: Ione Wallsmith.
  • 11:30 a.m. to noon: Bijou Jasay.
  • 12 p.m.-1 p.m.: The Rum Family.
  • 1-2 p.m.: Page Brothers Acoustics.
  • 3-3:15 p.m.: Dan Neher and Tim Edwards.
  • 3:15-3:35 p.m.: Tim Edwards.
  • 3:35-3:55 p.m.: Asia Newby.
  • 3:55-4:20 p.m.: Lauren Brantley.
  • 4:20-4:50 p.m.: Bekah Cripe.
  • 5-5:30 p.m.: Kokomo Park Band.
  • 5:40-6:10 p.m.: Chris Kosiak.
  • 6.20-7.20 p.m.: Spice rack.
  • 7:309 p.m.: Brothers page.
(Photo provided/Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance)
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