A double dose of the Strawberry Festival starts this weekend

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (Lowcountry Weekend) - This year’s Boone Hall Strawberry Festival will give you two consecutive weekends to experience all of the fun.

The annual event kicks off this weekend, beginning Friday through Sunday. It will then return April 6-8 at Boone Hall Plantation.

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Featured shows will include “Rock-N-Circus,” a full-throttle family fun show with rocking music, pyrotechnics and death-defying stunts including a 65-foot tall free-falling dive; K-9s in Flight, featuring world-class Frisbee Dogs, Big Air High-Jump Dogs and Dancin’ Dogs; Doc Magic’s FunTime Variety Show where audience participants become the stars during this show filled with comedy, magic, and balloons of all shapes and sizes; and All American Pig Races with divine swine as different breeds and sizes of pigs race towards the finish line.

It will also feature an All-Americna petting zoo, pony rides, jump pillows, a giant slide tower, a Little Miss Berry Princess Contest, a Mr. John Deere Contest, Strawberry Pie Eating Contests and the Boone Hall Farms playground.

Event Director Ryan Neil says it’s a fantastic festival.

“We got stuff for every age, all the way from the babies, all the way up to grandparents and kids of every age in between,” he says. “So we’ve got our U-Pick strawberry fields are gonna be open each day. We’ve got tons of great live shows.”

Admission to the festival is $15 for those three years old and up. Ages two and under get in free with and an adult.

Your admission lets you see all the shows for free but does not include rides.

Patrick Phillips

Patrick joined the Live 5 News team in October 2006.