We can't believe it's taken so long for this strawberry fest to exist!

While it isn't right here in Rockford, I have to imagine you've heard of TOM's Farm Market.

TOM's is located in Huntley on Algonquin Road and is home to some of the freshest produce in the entire state and has been selling that produce since 1959.

And among that fresh produce is a bunch of delicious strawberries.

I first heard about TOM's from my cousins who grew up in Algonquin. They always bought their pies from TOM's, which were of course made with their strawberries.

So now's your chance to experience their strawberries at their first ever TOM's Farm Market Strawberry Festivals.

The fest is completely free and packed with more than just a pint or two of strawberries, though those are pretty delicious.

Their website shares the following info:

Tom’s 1st Annual Strawberry Festival!

Sunday, June 24th    11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Admission: FREE

Balloon Animals

Music

Face Painting

Food*

Lots of Fun!

Strawberry Shortcake Eating Contest

Must Register in person between 11-11:30 a.m.

No Registration Required

Contest begins at 1:00 p.m.

All Ages Hula Hoop Contests

No Registration Required

11:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Prizes will be awarded to contest winners!

Tractor Rides to the Fields to *Pick Your Own Strawberries!

*Food & U-Pick Strawberries are not included in the Free Admission.

 

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