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Miss Strawberry Festival Pageant 
MAY 16  /  10 a.m.-5 p.m.  /  Unicoi Elementary School, Unicoi

The 18th Annual Wayne Scott Strawberry Festival will offer families a fun-filled day of live music, delicious food, inflatables, homemade craft vendors and so much more!  

Join us for the 18th annual Wayne Scott Strawberry Festival, presented by the Town of Unicoi.
In honor of the most generous community member and founder of Scott's Farms, Wayne Scott, the festival is a celebration
of community spirit and neighborly support. Handmade Crafters, Churches and Non-Profit Organizations are the focus of the festival, but it has recently been opened to retail vendors at a higher rate to benefit local charities. This means there's plenty of shopping!

Held at Unicoi Elementary School, the downtown is filled with thousands of visitors and becomes a magical place where scrumtious food for all tastes, musical entertainment, special events, and quality arts and crafts blend together create the perfect atmosphere for family fun and community connection!

And did we mention the strawberries? Scott's Farms has a reputation for growing the most delicious strawberries in the region and since their booth is usually sold-out before 2 p.m., it's obvious they're doing something right!

The Strawberry Festival features live entertainment from local and regional musical groups playing styles such as bluegrass, country and rockabilly. Five bands perform throughout the day as guests dance in the field, so bring a lawn chair and stay awhile!

Enjoy tasty festival favorites from a variety of vendors and swing by the Ruritan shed for a hot dog lunch! All food vendors are non-profit organizations, so guests are giving back to the communty while enjoying an event that brings everyone together!

More than 100 local artisans will sell their wares on the school's field, offering guests a wide range of handmade gifts and decor. Visitors will discover handmade items like hand-carved walking sticks, wood home decor, beard care products, salves and lotions, scarves, lawn decor and much more!

One thing can be said for Unicoi, and that is we have some amazing cooks! The recipe contest is a favorite among community members and is the perfect opportunity to showcase what you can do with those savory Scott's strawberries! 

$75 - First Place
$50 - Second Place
$25 - Third Place

Little Miss Southern Sparkle will host the Miss Strawberry Festival Pageant on the main stage during the festival and one lucky girl will be crowned belle of the berries! For more information or to register for the pageant, visit

Children will have a blast with the inflatable obstacle course and slide, cow train that circles the festival grounds and, for the wild ones in the group, pony rides!


For more information or to become a vendor, please email or contact Patricia Bennett at (423) 735-0517.

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