• Berry Dairy Days

  • Burlington, WA
    June 19th, 20th, and 21st, 2020

    Berry Dairy Days is one of the oldest festivals in Skagit County celebrating Burlington’s history of agricultural and farming communities. 2020 marks the 83rd Annual Berry Dairy Days presented by Peoples Bank. On the third weekend of June Burlington will explode with family fun activities, delicious food and be a place you won’t want to miss.  Join us in the Hub of Skagit Valley for a weekend full of entertainment.  Including delicious strawberry shortcake, food, and craft vendors, spectacular City of Burlington fireworks show, Grand Parade, Kiwanis Salmon BBQ, live music, Big Rigs, and more!

    Stay tuned to this page for more updates on Berry Dairy Days 2020!

    Also returning this year is the Burlington BBQ Battle! Find out all the details at burlingtonbbqbattle.com

    Vendor, Supporter, and Parade Applications

    All food, craft, and commercial vendor applications are due on May 18th. Parade Applications are due June 15th. 

    Your spot will not be reserved unless both payment and application forms are received.

    Vendor Application Download

    Parade Application Download

    Supporter Application Download

    2020 Sponsorship Levels 

    2020 Sponsorship Agreement - Coming Soon

    BDD Waiver Download Every individual participating in Berry Dairy Days, either in the parade or at a vendor booth, must turn in a Waiver form before they are allowed to participate.

    Coloring Contest

    The Berry Dairy Days Coloring contest has returned! Kids of all ages are welcome to enter their coloring for display. Children ages 3-11 can also submit their page for a chance to win passes to the Children’s Museum of Skagit County. Prizes will be awarded in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each age group and will be displayed at the Burlington Visitor Center from June 1-21st. 

    Coloring pages can be picked up and turned in at the following locations: Burlington Chamber of Commerce, Burlington Public Library, Burlington Parks and Recreation, and The Children’s Museum of Skagit County.

    The page will be available online in late April. Coloring Pages will be at all locations on May 1st and are due May 29.

     


    Want to Volunteer with Berry Days? Click the link below to sign up!
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  • Stay in Burlington

    Want to experience all of Berry Dairy Days? Why not book a room? Burlington has a number of fantastic hotels for every budget that you can stay at for Berry Dairy Days weekend.

    Be sure to book the room you want early, as they book up quickly closer to the event!

     

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  • Schedule of Events

    (Please note that schedule is tenative and will be updated as we get closer to the event)

    Friday, June 19, 2020

    520 E. Fairhaven
     
    11 AM-4 PM: Strawberry Shortcake Booth  

    Skagit River Park
    1100 S Skagit St

      
    5 PM: Food Vendors, Kiwanis Salmon BBQ 

    5 PM-9 PM: Strawberry Shortcake Booth 

    7 PM-10 PM: Live music

    DUSK: City of Burlington Fireworks Show


  • Saturday, June 20, 2020

    E. Fairhaven Ave. & The Burlington Ampitheater
     
    10:30 AM-5 PM: Food, Craft & Commercial Vendors, Free Kid Zone activities

    10:30 AM-5 PM: Strawberry Shortcake Booth 

    11 AM: Grand Parade

    12:15 PM-5 PM: Live Entertainment -TBA

    Burlington Community Center
    1011 Greenleaf Ave.

     
    11:30 AM-6 PM: Kiwanis Salmon BBQ & Free Children’s Activities 

    Skagit Speedway 
    4796 Old Hwy 99 North Rd.

     
    7 PM: Rolling Thunder Big Rigs


  • Sunday, June 21, 2020

    E. Fairhaven Ave. & The Burlington Ampitheater​

    7 am - Berry Dairy Days Road Run

           Day-of registration begins at 7:00 am (Click here to register online)
           Early starts will begin at 8:00 am
           All races begin at 9:00 am 
           All races will be finished by 11:00 am

    10:30am-3pm - Craft and Commercial Booths on Fairhaven Ave.

    10am-3pm - Berry Cool Car Show on Fairhaven Ave.
     

    10:30am-3pm - Strawberry Shortcake Booth at the Visitor Information Center

    10:30am-3pm - Entertainment Stage - Acts TBA

     

    11am-3:00pm - Burlington BBQ Battle at the Visitor Information Center

           Tickets stop being sold at 2:00 pm
           BBQ Award Ceremony begins at 12:00 pm

     

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  • Berry Dairy Days History

    Although it started as the “Strawberry Festival”, Berry Dairy Days has been a consistent part of the community for the past 82 years! Berry Dairy Days continues to celebrate Burlington’s history, agriculture, farming, traditions and community.

    In 1937, the first annual “Berry Dairy Days” was launched when the Burlington volunteer firefighters organized a fundraiser to purchase new equipment. The community event served as a fundraiser and a way to celebrate strawberry farming in Burlington. To add excitement and draw a crowd, they made a giant strawberry shortcake that was pulled down Fairhaven Avenue in red wagons. Pieces of the cake were handed to the crowd that had gathered to catch a glimpse of the shortcake.

    As the festival grew not only in size but in scope, in 1965 the event was handed over to the Burlington Chamber of Commerce to continue the tradition. Then President Roger Hulbush, along with other community members, decided to re-name the festival “Berry Dairy Days” to reflect the growing influence of dairy business and ongoing strawberry farming in Burlington.

    Many community members have fond memories of Burlington Berry Dairy Day throughout the years. Duane Stowe is the owner of the second oldest business in Burlington, Stowe’s Shoes & Clothing. He remembers the local strawberry processing plant and the affect it had on the community. Roger Hulbush is the owner of the oldest business in Burlington, Hulbush Funeral Home. He recalls one of his many memories of the Berry Dairy Days Grand Parade: “It was about 1970 and local firefighters dressed up as clowns to help line up the parade participants and drove a convertible car in the parade.”

    Berry Dairy Days is one of the oldest festivals in Skagit County. It still represents Burlington’s impressive agriculture and farming community. The Burlington Chamber has added many activities to this fun-filled weekend but the essence remains all these decades later with a Grand Parade, Festival in the Park and endless amounts of strawberry shortcake all weekend long.

    Join us for a weekend full of community events, including a BBQ Battle and strawberry shortcake! 

  • Sponsors

  • Festival Supporter

    Scholten's Equipment Inc

     

  • 2019 Berry Dairy Days Road Run Results

    Register for the 2020 Run Here

    2019 Berry Dairy Days Parade Competition Winners

    1st Place: Burlington-Edison High School Dance Team

    2nd Place: Burlington-Edison High School Cheerleaders

    3rd Place: Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant, Stanwood

    2019 Berry Dairy Days Coloring Contest Winners

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