2020 was a year like no other. The Covid-19 Pandemic hit early in the year. In March, Ohio experienced a statewide shutdown. Schools closed and students began learning remotely. Stores, restaurants, fairs and festivals were ordered to close. People were ordered to stay at home. As time progressed a few things began to open on a very limited basis. Everyone was expected to wear masks, use hand sanitizer and maintain social distancing.
The London Strawberry Festival board proceeded with plans and had everything ready to go and waited as late as possible but came to the disappointing decision to cancel the festival. Other festivals and fairs, including the Ohio State Fair all canceled.
Our 2019 royalty were given the opportunity to continue on as the 2020 royalty, with the understanding that health requirements had to be maintained.
The London Strawberry Festival is held annually the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday after Father's Day in June. Located on ST RT 56, on the downtown historic streets of London. We have rides, games, food (every food vendor has to have something Strawberry!), free nightly entertainment, the largest Cobra Car Show benefiting Cystic Fibrosis, and of course Strawberry Shortcake.