This festival has become a tradition to the citizens of Newark and surrounding areas. Many wait patiently all year long for this festival, which brings so much fun and excitement to Newark. Rides games, crafts, food, and entertainment provide the entire family with many exciting things to do, see, and taste.

Each year, everyone anticipates the return of one of the world's most-craved delicacies --Strawberry Shortcakes made famous by the Newark Kiwanis Club and served with creamy Velvet Ice Cream, made locally.


Friday, Saturday & Sunday  June 3 - 5, 2016

supports area youth

A large portion of our local fundraising supports youth activities at Camp O’Bannon and Kiwanis Park.


The camp’s mission is to address the needs of the children it serves-their physical, social and emotional health. Special emphasis is put on developing self esteem through positive experiences, and promoting an atmosphere of respect by emphasizing positive peer interaction, team building and shared community responsibility.

Join Kiwanis for a fun time

Thanks to the Strawberry Festival Sponsors for their continued support!

Newark Strawberry Festival

"Strawberries on the Square"

The Kiwanis Club of Newark would like to welcome you to the 33rd annual Newark Strawberry Festival. "Strawberries on the Square"  is our theme.


The hours are 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.


Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time.