published Thursday, May 16th, 2013

EPB Strawberry Festival at Chattanooga Market

Several vendors will have fresh-picked strawberries for sale at Chattanooga Market’s Strawberry Festival.
Several vendors will have fresh-picked strawberries for sale at Chattanooga Market’s Strawberry Festival.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

IF YOU GO

What: EPB Strawberry Festival at Chattanooga Market

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, May 19

Where: First Tennessee Pavilion, 1829 Reggie White Blvd.

Admission: Free

Phone: 423-648-2496

Website: www.chattanoogamarket.com

Local strawberries are usually available at Chattanooga Market in the weeks between opening day and the annual Strawberry Festival, but this year's crop is just now coming in.

"The late cold and rainy weather has made it difficult for us this year," says Flat Top Mountain Farm's Terry Hughes. "Many of our crops will be planted late, and the strawberries have come in several weeks later than usual."

Hughes is among several vendors that will have fresh-picked strawberries for sale at the Strawberry Festival, one of the Market's most popular events.

In addition to the fresh strawberries, marketgoers will be able to enjoy other favorites such as chocolate-dipped strawberries, strawberry salsa and strawberry cake.

Also this Sunday, a special tribute will be paid to EPB. The longtime Chattanooga Market sponsor has set up free Wi-Fi at First Tennessee Pavilion so that patrons can experience its high-speed fiber optics, Market officials say.

Live music on the EPB stage will be provided by Jeff Miller at noon and Jennifer Daniels at 2 p.m.

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