Annual Strawberry Festival celebrates 50 years

(WISH Photo, file)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The “berry” popular Christ Church Cathedral Women’s Strawberry Festival comes to Monument Circle Thursday, June 11, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

More than 300 volunteers will be on-hand to serve an estimated six tons of strawberries and 18,000 homemade shortcakes. This year marks the 50th Annual Strawberry Festival.

Carry-out orders begin at 8:30 a.m. in the basement of the cathedral. Entertainment begins on the Circle at 10 a.m.

Cost is $7 for “The Works” which is shortcake, strawberries, ice cream and whipped topping or $2 A la carte. Vendors can only accept cash, but there are ATMs nearby.

Festival proceeds benefit local, national and global nonprofit organizations through bi-annual grants.

To learn more about the festival, click here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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