Attention artists! The Chamber is hosting a contest for three unique original designs for Strawberry Festival 2021 Commemorative posters to be sold as signed limited editions. Winning artists receive a stiped plus a % of the sales. Find out more here!
Strawberry Festival 2021, July 16th-18th
Vashon Maury Chamber is working diligently creating and analyzing how we might provide a Strawberry Festival for our Vashon community that is joyous and safe. Given the unpredictability of the pandemic, we are making plans assuming the current state of restrictions, with contingency plans if cases decrease and restrictions lesson and alternatively if restrictions increase.
Our goal is to produce a Strawberry Festival for our Vashon community. We are creating parts of the Festival that gives our community joy but does not concentrate a mass crowd in town. The most impactful way we can accomplish that is to not have Vashon Highway lined with street vendors.
We do have many other fun activities we can do and we are working on more. What we have planned so far, assuming we stay in Phase 3 is the following:
- Strawberry Festival parade around the island, similar to last year. It will be a shorter route and maps will be distributed widely.
- Unofficial Mayor Race. We want to invite all non-profits to throw their candidate in the ring and have it one of the biggest race ever. It is a way for our Vashon non-profits to raise much needed funds. We will encourage online fund raising, but in person fund raising is also welcomed, with respect for protocols.
- Unique Commemorative Posters – We have just launched a Call for Vashon art for three unique original designs for Strawberry Festival 2021 Commemorative posters to be sold as signed limited editions. Winning artists receive a stiped plus a percentage of the sales.
- Music – The Chamber will produce one large stage with a full line up of music on Saturday, from 1:00pm to midnight including a headliner in the evening for the dancing. This will be in the large IGA parking lot. If restrictions lift, we will have our Chamber Beverage Garden with Vashon local beer, wine and cider.
- Food – We encourage all our great restaurants and eateries to be open for the weekend Our restaurants can now have inside seating and provide take out that can be enjoyed at our music event or parks. Eat local!