Habitat Ocala Strawberry Festival

Festival hosted by Habitat for Humanity of Marion County featuring live music, entertainment, vendors, food, & STRAWBERRIES. All proceeds go towards the building of a new, affordable home for a low income family.

 601 SE 25th Avenue Ocala, Fl 34471


  Saturday, March 4th, 2023


Event Details

Ready for a “Berry” good time? The 8th annual Habitat Ocala Strawberry Festival is coming to the McPherson complex on Saturday, March 4, 2023. The festival begins at 9 am with FREE admission and ends at 5 pm. Volunteers from Marion Therapeutic Riding Association (MTRA) will assist with traffic control and parking for the festival. Proceeds collected from parking ($5 per vehicle) will benefit the Marion Therapeutic Riding Association and Habitat for Humanity of Marion County. The festival starts with over 230 unique and exciting vendors, a kid’s zone with a petting zoo, strawberry food items that melt in your mouth, a bigger-than-ever car show with cool cars, trucks, and motorcycles, a pie-eating contest, a BMX show. Top-notch entertainment will be with performances from the Petty Experience Band, and Chris Patti, a Great Crooners and Frank Sinatra Tribute Artist.

Many nonprofits will have vendor booths, and Several photo booths will be available. The festival offers fresh strawberries (from Plant City farmers) to purchase with many delicious strawberry treats. Come watch the strawberry pie eating contest. The festival is for all ages, there is food for all tastes and fun for all generations of festival-goers. Habitat for Humanity could not host this event without our dedicated volunteers who have donated their time, efforts, and knowledge to assist. There are over 700 volunteers assisting throughout the festival. Habitat would like to thank all our wonderful and dedicated sponsors for helping us host another great event.

All proceeds raised at the annual Strawberry Festival will be used to build a new home which will be called the Strawberry House for low-income families with an affordable mortgage and a safe and secure environment to raise their children. For more information visit www.habitatocala.org/strawberry.

Our Vendors

Our Habitat Ocala Strawberry Festival boasts numerous vendor booths. From strawberry vendors to local merchants, check out our current 2023 Vendor List or download our 2023 Vendor Map by clicking the links below.

Download 2023 Vendor Map PDF ➜

Become A Vendor

Thank you for supporting Habitat for Humanity of Marion County and the Habitat Ocala Strawberry Festival! We are excited that you want to become a vendor for our upcoming festival. Register now by clicking the link below to a part of a unique event and experience a festival like no other!

Register to become a vendor ➜


Vendor Information

Habitat wants all vendors to do well therefore there is a limited number of vendors selling the same products permitted at the event. Vendor spaces will not be assigned until application fees are paid in full.

Vendor spaces are 12×12 in grassy area. Vendors must provide their own tent, table, and chairs. Corner spaces, electricity, and meal deals are optional with additional fees. Register for the festival as soon as possible to hold your vendor space as they sell fast.

If you would like to register as a vendor but unsure if you will be approved, please send an email to our Development Director, Joanne Black, at jblack@habitatocala.org with the items you would like to sell, she will respond as soon as possible so you can register for the event.


BMX Trickstars
BMX Trickstars will return for another year – sponsored by The Tobacco Free Partnership of Marion County!

BMX Trickstars is an all-inclusive traveling BMX stunt show that was started by X-Games medalist Rob Nolli to bring an exciting display of BMX bike stunts and freestyle tricks to events across the nation. With over 30 years of experience, our shows offer flatland freestyle and high flying ramp action from Florida’s most professional, experienced, and innovative bicycle stunt riders.

Live Music

We’ll be jammin’ out to live music at the 2023 Habitat Ocala Strawberry Festival! Top-notch live entertainment will rock out on stage with performances by The Petty Experience Band, Chris Patti, a Great Crooners, and Frank Sinatra Tribute Artist.

2023 Auto Show
Auto Show for all types of vehicles!

Enter your TRUCK, CAR, MOTORCYCLE, or UNIQUE VEHICLE for a chance to win Best of the Best in the vehicle category, bragging rights, and a cool trophy. The show offers music, chance drawings, split the pot, plus access to the Habitat Strawberry Festival!

Price to Enter:
$20 – Before February 15TH
$25 – After February 15TH

Become A Volunteer


Click here to view/download waiver ➜


All volunteers must have a Release and Waiver of Liability form submitted prior to any hours of service. You can read the waiver below, then fill out the form below and submit your information to our Volunteer Coordinator.