Oxnard, California, experiences great weather year around. Those living there enjoy mild winters and warm summers. The area enjoys 354 days of sunshine each year and it rains just about 15 and one quarter inches each year.The great weather makes Oxnard the strawberry capitol of the world and it has the Strawberry Festival each year to celebrate it. In 2011, it will be held on May 21st and 22nd, 2011 at the Strawberry Meadows of College Park. Visitors to the festival should park their vehicles one of several locations along the 101 freeway and ride the convenient shuttle to the festival grounds. Upon arriving at the festival the first thing the visitor will want to do is get up to date information on the entertainers. Then visitors will want to register for the great strawberry hunt where visitors navigate through the grounds to find clues about strawberries. Your map is available at the Strawberry Promenade. After you find all the clues you will be able to solve a riddle and enter for a free drawing. In 2010 the grand prize was a free Hawaiian vacation.
As visitors try to solve the puzzle they can also participate in a strawberry tart throw, a strawberry pie eating contest, and visit more than 50 food vendors that have their booths at the festival. Those who enjoy cooking will want to enter the strawberry cooking contest. In 2010 the winner of this contest won a four day trip to the Caribbean. One place that no festival visitor will want to miss is the Build your own strawberry shortcake tent. Visitors to this tent will eat over 3000 loaves of pound cake, 8000 pounds of sliced berries, 275 flats of whole berries, and consume over 1500 cans of whipped cream before the weekend ends. For more information about those appearing in the event, please consult your Oxnard, CA business directory.Early residents of the area enjoyed the great weather for farming operations. In fact, the city was home to a large sugar beet factory run by Henry T. Oxnard and his three brothers. The growth of this sugar beet factory attracted workers from China, Japan, and Mexico who built homes for their families starting the communities of Oxnard. People living in Oxnard today can use the Oxnard, CA yellow pages to find many products.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan