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Erika Vidro

Erika Vidro “La Potranca” is shaking up the Spanish radio landscape Monday through Friday 10am-2pm. Erika is an accomplished recording artist and composer who has worked with many popular artists including La Trakalosa de Monterrey, La Original Banda el Limon, Banda Recodo, Los Rieleros del Norte, Horoscopos de Durango, El Chapo de Sinaloa and many [...]

Erika Vidro 2017-02-15T16:48:38+00:00

Johnny Ortiz

Johnny starred as Tony Gutierrez on season one of ABC’s Emmy and Golden Globe nominated “American Crime.”  His newest film “Soy Nero” - in which he has the leading role - just premiered at the Berlin Film Festival.  His additional film credits include Disney's “McFarland USA” with Kevin Costner and “Strike One” with Danny Trejo. [...]

Johnny Ortiz 2017-02-15T16:48:48+00:00

Murray Wyatt Rundus

Murray’s professional acting career began in the regional Denver dinner theatre scene. Success at this level led to New York auditions for the role of Pugsley for the National Broadway Tour of the Addams Family. The show’s Los Angeles performance provided Murray the opportunity for Hollywood representation that led to roles on “Sam and Cat” [...]

Murray Wyatt Rundus 2017-02-15T16:49:25+00:00

Camryn Grimes

Camryn Grimes was born on January 7, 1990 in Van Nuys, California as Camryn Elizabeth Grimes. She is an actress and producer, known for The Young and the Restless (1973), Swordfish (2001) and Magic Mike (2012). She played Cassie Newman on The Young and the Restless starting in 1997. In 2000, at age 10, she became the youngest winner ever of the Daytime Emmy Award for [...]

Camryn Grimes 2017-02-15T16:49:37+00:00

Jae Head

Jae is 19 years old and just wrapped his newest feature film, Depraved, as Scott. His last film, Bravetown, was released last year and he plays Tony (alongside Laura Dern, Maria Bello, & Josh Duhamel). He is best known for his role as SJ Tuoey in the OSCAR nominated movie The Blindside (alongside Sandra Bullock), as well as his role as [...]

Jae Head 2017-02-15T16:50:08+00:00

Matthew Moy

Matthew Moy is an actor who currently plays Han Lee on the hit sitcom 2 Broke Girls, now entering their 6th season. He has also starred on television shows such as Scrubs, The Middle, Criminal Minds, and many more. Moy was born and raised in San Francisco, California. Moy describes himself as a third- or [...]

Matthew Moy 2017-02-15T16:50:46+00:00

Dr. Sammy Lee

Dr. Sammy Lee is the first American of Asian descent to win an Olympic gold medal for the United States. The diminutive diver, just 5-feet tall, had to overcome much discrimination before attaining his goals: to be an Olympic champion and to be a doctor. He had promised his father, "I'll do both," avowed Sammy. [...]

Dr. Sammy Lee 2017-02-15T16:50:59+00:00

Shirley Babashoff

Shirley Babashoff was the most successful female U.S. Olympian prior to the 1990s, with a total of eight Olympic medals. Although she never won an individual Olympic title, she is recognized as one of the greatest freestyle swimmers of all time. Babashoff set six world records in individual events and shared in an additional five [...]

Shirley Babashoff 2017-02-15T16:51:36+00:00

Bruce Furniss

During an illustrious swimming career spanning seventeen years, Bruce Furniss broke ten World and nineteen American Records, and won 11 AAU and 6 NCAA Titles. As a member of the 1976 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team, a team regarded by most sports historians as the most dominating Olympic sports team ever assembled winning 12 of 13 [...]

Bruce Furniss 2017-02-15T16:51:48+00:00

Lance Larson

Lance competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy, where he received a gold medal for swimming the butterfly leg of the men's 4×100-meter medley relay for the winning U.S. team.[1] The U.S. relay team of Frank McKinney (backstroke), Paul Hait (breaststroke), Larson (butterfly), and Jeff Farrell (freestyle) set a new world record of 4:05.4 [...]

Lance Larson 2017-02-15T17:22:40+00:00

Cliff Meidl

When American kayaker Cliff Meidl led his United States Olympian teammates onto the field at the Opening Ceremonies of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, nearly two billion viewers around the world were watching this young man from Manhattan Beach, California. Many of these viewers learned of Meidl's courageous rehabilitation and recovery from a tragic construction [...]

Cliff Meidl 2017-02-15T17:20:53+00:00

Raena Ramirez
2016 Miss Garden Grove

Raena Ramirez is a 19-year-old sophomore at Golden West College. She plans to transfer to a four year University in the fall of 2016 where she will work towards receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She is fascinated by psychology and hopes to one day conduct her own research in this field. Raena attended Cerritos [...]

Raena Ramirez
2016 Miss Garden Grove

Jenna Tower – 2016 Garden
Grove Outstanding Teen

Jenna Tower is a 16 year old junior at Pacifica High School. She has been a member of the national championship dance team at Pacifica for the past two years but has been dancing since the age of 11. When she's not dancing, you may find her skating around town. Jenna began skating at the [...]

Jenna Tower – 2016 Garden
Grove Outstanding Teen

Historical Photos

Started in 1958, The Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce put on the first Garden Grove Strawberry Festival as a way to bring together the east and west sides of Garden Grove. Resident Tom Hoxie, a public relations professional, suggested a festival to celebrate the area’s then prolific strawberry fields. That first festival was held on [...]

Historical Photos 2017-02-15T16:45:05+00:00

Streaming media

2015 Festival promo audio from AiR1 92.7   Past videos of parade, rides and festival

Streaming media 2017-02-15T16:45:22+00:00

Schedule of Events

2015 Schedule of Events   Friday, May 22nd 4 pm - Tiny Tots King & Queen Contest 3 to 6 year olds (sign-up: 3:00 pm - 3:55 pm) Amphitheater (12852 Main Street) 6 pm - Strawberry Cake Cutting Ceremony Showmobile (Main and Acacia) Free shortcake served to all who attend   Saturday, May 23rd 8 A.M. - [...]

Schedule of Events 2017-05-04T01:14:54+00:00

2014 – Carolyn Hennesey

Emmy Award®-nominated actress Carolyn Hennesy’s gutsy, truthful work has earned her fans around the world. She won a Daytime Emmy® nomination for her role as “Diane Miller” on General Hospital, a part she still enjoys. Kids across America also know her as the hilariously haughty Mrs. Chesterfield on Disney Channel’s Jessie. They also know her [...]

2014 – Carolyn Hennesey 2017-02-07T10:12:13+00:00

In Contempt

In Contempt is a classic rock 'n' soul band, known for its soulful lead vocals and a repertoire of all those great classic rock, soul, Motown and R&B songs that make you want to dance and groove. In Contempt has been a popular band in the Los Angeles - South Bay and Orange County [...]

In Contempt 2018-04-26T22:01:42+00:00


Frenzy goes beyond playing the standard songs that most bands are playing today. They showcase their unique talent by playing exhilarating, refreshing renditions of hits from the 60's to the present (Metro-Retro) and have the skill to play requests for music from all eras and genres. Frenzy brings in their own props (hats, hand percussion instruments, [...]

Frenzy 2018-04-26T22:02:13+00:00


 Click here to see the 2015 Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Contest Winners!  Is your baby just the cutest ever? Share that cuteness with a crowd! Sign up for the Berry, Berry Beautiful Baby Pageant 3 Months to Under 3 Years  Contest: Sunday, May 24th at 11:00 A.M. --Amphitheater Sign-ups begin at 10:00 A.M. and close at 10:55 [...]

Contests! 2017-02-02T00:34:14+00:00

V.I.P. Breakfast

Celebrities, dignitaries and Miss Garden Grove and Miss Outstanding Teen and their courts will all be introduced. La Casa Garcia serves scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, ham and bacon for $6.00 per person paid at the door, starting at 7:00 a.m. All proceeds from this will benefit We Give Thanks, a charity annually providing Thanksgiving dinners for thousands of [...]

V.I.P. Breakfast 2017-02-02T00:34:14+00:00

$100,000 in Community Donations!

Click here to download the complete press release Got a local nonprofit? Click to learn more! The Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Association is accepting requests for grants/donations from non-profit organizations that serve the citizens of Garden Grove. Letters requesting funds must be postmarked no later than January 15, 2014 to be considered for [...]

$100,000 in Community Donations! 2017-02-02T00:34:16+00:00