Strawberry festival to be Friday

May. 06, 2014 @ 09:23 AM

The Franklin County Cooperative Extension Center is sponsoring a strawberry festival and recipe competition Friday at the Franklin County Farmers Market.

The recipe contest will begin at 10:30 a.m., and judging will take place at 10:45 a.m. The competition is open to all ages. Prizes will be awarded for the best tasting entry in three categories: cakes and pies, breads and muffins, and novelties. All recipes must contain strawberries.

The farmer’s market will open at 11 a.m.

Free strawberry ice cream will be available at 11:15 a.m.

The event will also include activities for kids, music, educational sessions, door prizes and blood pressure checks.