Welcome to the 32nd annual Newark Strawberry Festival!

"Strawberries on the Square"

Newark Strawberry Festival
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The Kiwanis Club of Newark would like to welcome you to the 32nd annual Newark Strawberry Festival. "Strawberries on the Square"  is our theme. This year the festival will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 29th, May 30th, and May 31st, 2015. 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.

Due to the construction projects in downtown, the festival will be held between 2nd and 4th street in the open area on Locust St.

Lynn Fawcett, the Immediate Past President of the Newark Kiwanis Club, is the 2015 Strawberry Festival Chairman. Chuck Jackson will once again be the event manager. 

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.

 We are proud to be a member of one of the best and most-respected service clubs in the world -- Kiwanis.  Not only is Kiwanis an international organization but it has been well-represented here in the Newark area for more than 90 years. The Kiwanis Club of Newark has provided programs and services which benefit children throughout Licking County.

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

Kiwanians are volunteers changing the world through service to children and communities. Kiwanis members help shelter the homeless, feed the hungry, mentor the disadvantaged, and care for the sick. They develop youth as leaders, build playgrounds, raise funds for pediatric research, and much more. No problem is too big or too small. Why? Because working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. When you give a child a chance to learn, experience, dream, and succeed, great things happen! 

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. Kiwanis Park provides the home for spring and summer youth baseball and softball. Hundreds of children enjoy the experiences provided by both Camp O’Bannon and Kiwanis Park. 

These service projects are funded by several projects conducted throughout the year. Our fundraising projects include the annual Strawberry Festival, Pancake breakfast, printing a Charity Newspaper, and the Fish Fry.  We also have many gumball machines throughout the community. 

We would like to thank the volunteers who donate hundreds of hours of their time to help make this annual Strawberry Festival a success every year.  These dedicated individuals work tirelessly, taking very little credit for their service to the community and their leadership with the festival over the last 31 years. 

 As you browse through this website and around the festival please take time to look over the advertisements and consider patronizing their establishments.

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