For more information, contact:

Andrea Perez, Festival President
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News Stories of Note 2022:

July 2022

KTLA 5 Story: Vera Jimenez, My Very Own Story. On Saturday, May 28, 2022 KTLA5’s Meterologist, Vera Jimenez attended the 62nd Annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival. Currently KTLA5 is celebrating their 75h Anniversary. As such, the television station asked all their talent what their favorite childhood memory was. For Vera Jimenez, the answer was attending the Garden Grove Strawberry Festival. So to kick off the Series of My Very Own Story, Vera Jimenez’s story about her memories of the Garden Grove Strawberry Festival https://ktla.com/morning-news/vera-jimenezs-garden-grove-upbringing/

Garden Grove TV3’s coverage of the 2022 Festival:
Parade – https://youtu.be/kaYmWttOkfU
Story – https://youtu.be/gg4iBq2_n2o

June 2022

Orange County News – A Fantastic Festival

Westminster Herald Journal – Strawberry Festival Draws Thousands

https://orangecountytribune.com/2022/06/11/following-up-on-ggs-festival/

https://www.broadwayworld.com/los-angeles/article/Winners-Announced-For-62nd-Annual-Garden-Grove-Strawberry-Festival-Contests-20220607

May 2022

CBS2 and KCAL9: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TyNiuyrxHw8

ABC7: https://abc7.com/garden-grove-strawberry-festival-things-to-do-in-orange-county-location-family-fun-events/11902033/

KTLA5: https://ktla.com/morning-news/a-preview-of-the-garden-grove-strawberry-festival/

https://patch.com/california/orange-county/garden-grove-strawberry-festival-returns-after-two-year-hiatus

https://ggcity.org/events/strawberry-festival-back-2022

https://www.festhund.com/events/2022-garden-grove-strawberry-festival-listing-27345-115173.aspx

https://dailytitan.com/lifestyle/garden-grove-strawberry-festival-returns-in-person/article_6f53a30c-e1f9-11ec-aec7-4ba279b8b6b1.html

https://curated.tncontentexchange.com/garden-grove-strawberry-festival-returns-after-2-year-hiatus/video_fb93902c-54b0-5b63-8608-ab09aaa31170.html

https://www.ocregister.com/2022/05/29/having-a-berry-good-time/

https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2618185082322/garden-grove-strawberry-festival-is-back-after-2-year-hiatus-due-to-covid

https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2618123267791/let-them-eat-strawberry-cake

https://lasentinel.net/olympians-rosalyn-and-breanna-clark-featured-at-strawberry-festival.html

https://lasentinel.net/tag/rosalyn-bryant-clark

https://ourweekly.com/news/2022/05/26/local-olympians-featured-in-memorial-day-event/

https://www.theepochtimes.com/62nd-annual-garden-grove-strawberry-festival-coming-this-weekend_4494518.html

https://www.ocregister.com/2022/05/23/garden-grove-strawberry-festival-returns-memorial-day-weekend/

https://mommypoppins.com/lakids/garden-grove-strawberry-festival

https://10times.com/garden-grove-strawberry-festival

https://www.ocregister.com/2022/05/23/garden-grove-strawberry-festival-returns-memorial-day-weekend/

https://www.tasteatlas.com/garden-grove-strawberry-festival

http://www.seecalifornia.com/festivals/garden-grove-strawberry-festival.html

https://www.oc-breeze.com/2022/05/17/213276_heavy-traffic-and-road-closures-during-garden-grove-strawberry-festival/

https://localanchor.com/events/garden-grove-strawberry-festival/https://10times.com/garden-grove-strawberry-festival

https://www.fairsandfestivals.net/events/details/2022-garden-grove-strawberry-festival

Story in Not Born Yesterday on Kathy Garver

Gabbin Cabin – Kathy Garver – Listen to the part 10:28 to 11:19 of note: https://youtu.be/TljmpmHrbc4

April 2022

Story on Neile Adams McQueen in Not Born Yesterday

Story in The Country Journal in Arizona

Cover Story on Neile Adams McQueen in Jaguar Journal

Story in AAA Westways magazine

K-WAVE 107.9 FM, The Update Program with Michael David, with Special Guest Kathy Garver talking about the 62nd Annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival: https://youtu.be/oxHsSH_eBi4

March 2022

https://orangecountytribune.com/2022/03/12/essential-workers-celebrated/

https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2540266410455/essential-workers-celebrated

https://www.dailyadvent.com/news/855ed0b6604f011a1a45ad99e282d362-The-Garden-Grove-Strawberry-Festival-is-back-from-May-2730

Orange County News, Volume 114, Number 11, Thursday, March 16, 2022, Pages 1 and 2 – click to view

https://newsantaana.com/the-garden-grove-strawberry-festival-is-back-from-may-27-30/

https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2543879922893/the-garden-grove-strawberry-festival-is-back-from-may-27-30?s=oldSite&ss=dmg_local_email_bucket_3.web2_fromweb

https://newsantaana.com/the-garden-grove-strawberry-festival-is-back-from-may-27-30/

Valley Scene Magazine, March 18-21, 2022, Volume 23, Number 6, spring Festivals Are Back by Barbara Beckley, Page 8

https://orangecountytribune.com/2022/03/24/cissy-is-parade-grand-marshal/

https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2551368262961/cissy-is-parade-grand-marshal

Photos, Videos, Audio:

Highlight photos from the 2022 Festival. Click here.

Photos of people eating strawberries at the Festival. Click here.

Photos of festival parade. Click here.

Photos of cake cutting. Click here.

Photos of festival rides

Festival history and historical photos. Click here.

Video of 2019 Kids Day (Courtesy of Spectrum News 1). Click here.

Video of 2018 Strawberry Festival – behind the scenes (Courtesy of Garden Grove 3 TV). Click here.

Festival Archives

Articles of Note 2021:

May 3, 2021

Andrea Perez appeared via Zoom on “Good Day Sacramento” to talk about this year’s online contests.  Tease:  9:35 a.m.  Segment 9:47 – 9:50 a.m.  3 minutes.

February 5, 2021

2021 Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Postponed Due to Pandemic – Philippine Post

2021 Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Postponed Due to Pandemic – Philippine Post – PDF version (page 11)

February 2, 2021

2021 Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Postponed to Memorial Day Weekend 2022 – City of Garden Grove website

City of Garden Grove’s Twitter post about postponement of Festival

February 1, 2021

Garden Grove Strawberry Fest Assoc. Names Officers & 2021 Festival Dates – The Country Register, Feb/March issue (p. 12)

January 29, 2021

Annual Berry Festival Squashed for Safety Reasons – Orange Country News

January 28, 2021

Orange County News’ Facebook post about postponement of Festival

January 27, 2021

Oxnard, Garden Grove Strawberry Festivals Cancel Their 2021 Events – Mimic News

Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Postponed Again, Now Set for 2022 – Megalo News Network

Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Postponed Again, Now Set for 2022 – Hughes News Online

Strawberry Festival is called off for a second year due to Covid – Orange County Register

62nd Annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Postponed For Second Time – Broadway World

Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Postponed Again, Now Set for 2022 – MyNews LA

Garden Grove Strawberry Festival postponed again, now set for 2022 – Fox 11 LA

Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Delayed Due To COVID Concerns – Patch

Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Delayed Due To COVID Concerns – MSN News

’21 Strawberry Festival cancelled – Orange County Tribune

Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Postponed Again, Now Set for 2022 – KFI Radio

Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Delayed Due To COVID Concerns – Yahoo News

Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Postponed Again, Now Set for 2022 – Epoch Times

Oxnard, Garden Grove Strawberry Festivals Cancel Their 2021 Events – CBS Los Angeles

ABC7 Story on Cancellation of Strawberry Festival 

December 30, 2020

Patrick ‘Pat’ Catlin Named President Of Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Association

June 3, 2021

GARDEN GROVE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES $8,000 IN STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS HAVE BEEN AWARDED TO EIGHT SENIOR STUDENTS IN THE GARDEN GROVE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT PLUS AN ADDITIONAL $2,000 AWARDED TO MISS GARDEN GROVE

May 24, 2021

IN CELEBRATION OF MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, THE GARDEN GROVE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 34 WINNERS OF 2021 ONLINE VIRTUAL CONTESTS

GARDEN GROVE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL ASSOCIATION DIRECTORS TO DELIVER 1,500 TREAT PACKAGES TO SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN IN GARDEN GROVE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ON THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2021

April 12, 2021

GARDEN GROVE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL TO HOST ONLINE CONTESTS WITH PRIZES TO CELEBRATE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!
Submissions Will Be Accepted From April 15 – May 7, 2021

IMPOSTER ENGAGED IN ILLEGAL FRAUDULENT SCHEME TO FALSELY SELL VENDOR BOOTHS FOR CANCELLED 2021 GARDEN GROVE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

January 26, 2021

2021 GARDEN GROVE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

62nd Annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival To Be Postponed for Second Time, Now To Be Held On Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-30, 2022 in Garden Grove, CA.

Strawberry 5K Stomp Presented by Sister City Association of Garden Grove Postpones Event To May 28, 2022

December 30, 2020

Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Association Announces New Officers, Directors and Associates for 2021 Calendar Year. 62nd Annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival in 2021 Anticipated To Be Presented in New and Creative Way Due to Current COVID-19 Pandemic

May 22, 2020

Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Association Announces $8,000 In Student Scholarships To Be Awarded To Eight Senior Students In The Garden Grove Unified School District. Plus Additional $2,000 Awarded To Miss Garden Grove

Garden Grove Television 3 To Air Memorial Day Weekend 30th Annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Parade From May 28, 1988 Hosted by Sally Struthers & Tristan Rogers Celebrating a 50s Theme with Grand Marshals Rose Marie & Rip Taylor

March 18, 2020

2020 Strawberry Festival Cancelled Due to Coronavirus. 62nd Annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival to be Rescheduled for Memorial Day Weekend, May 28 – 31, 2021.

March 12, 2020

(extended release) Greg Louganis, 4X Gold Medal Olympic Champion Named Grand Marshal of the 62nd Annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival’s Parade. Celebrating The Olympics Is Announced As Theme of 2020 Festival

February 16, 2020

Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Association 2019 Proceeds To Benefit 13 Non-Profit Organizations. $100,000 To Be Awarded To Non-Profits Serving The Citizens of Garden Grove, CA

January 29, 2020

Greg Louganis, 4X Gold Medal Olympic Champion Named Grand Marshal of the 62nd Annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival’s Parade. Celebrating The Olympics Is Announced As Theme of 2020 Festival

November 19, 2019

Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Association is accepting applications for 2020 Grants / Donations from non-profit organizations serving Garden Grove

June 30, 2020

Howard Trinh, Garden Grove High School 2020 Scholarship Winner, interview on Vietnam America Television

June 15, 2020

Garden Grove’s Howard Trinh, Los Amigos’ Fatima Zeferino win $1,000 scholarships from Strawberry Festival (Orange County Register)

June 7, 2020

Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Association announces $8,000 in student scholarships (Orange County News – Facebook post) 

May 23, 2020

1988 SF parade to be re-broadcast (Orange County Tribune)

May 22, 2020

Interview with Dr. Dawn Miller, Strawberry Festival Donations Chair, on 89.3 KPCC-FM NPR All Things Considered

April, 2020
2020 Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Canceled Due to Coronavirus (Inland Entertainment Review p.15)

March 27, 2020
Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Rescheduled for Memorial Day Weekend 2021 (Country Register – page 4)

March 19, 2020
Garden Grove cancels Strawberry Festival due to coronavirus fears (OC Register)

March 18, 2020
2020 Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Cancelled Due To Coronaavirus COVID-19 (Broadway World)
2020 Strawberry Festival is cancelled (Orange County Tribune)

March 16, 2020
Garden Grove Strawberry Festival May 22 – 25, 2020 (Festival.net)
Garden Grove Strawberry Festival 2020 (XPO Buzz)
Garden Grove Strawberry Festival 2020 (Everfest)
Fairs & Festivals in Orange County (Enjoy Orange County)

March 9, 2020
Meet Greg Louganis: Four-time Olympic gold medalist diver (Hellenic News)

March 4, 2020
Sports That Rave: Interview with Greg Louganis — Olympic gold medalist diver (Raver Magazine)

February 27, 2020
Greg Louganis will be Grand Marshal at Garden Grove Strawberry Festival’s Parade (Bionic Buzz)

February 19, 2020
Meet Greg Louganis: Four Time Olympic Gold Medalist Diver (Digital Journal)

Greg Louganis Feature Biopic In Development. Gold Medal Olympian “Thrilled” To Share Story With New Generation (Deadline)

Olympic swimming champ to serve as Strawberry Festival Grand Marshal (Event News Enterprise)

February 2, 2020

Diving Legend Is Parade Grand Marshal (Orange County Tribune)

January 30, 2020

Greg Louganis Named Grand Marshal Of 62nd Annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival’s Parade (Broadway World)

Olympic Diver Greg Louganis on Turning 60, Pushing Through ‘Rough’ Times — and Fitting Back Into His Speedo (People Magazine)