Strawberry festival parade in Chadbourn

Posted by Laura Sinacori - email

CHADBOURN, NC (WECT) - Chadbourn kicked off their annual strawberry festival parade Saturday afternoon.

WECT'S Frances Weller led the way as grand marshall.  Visitors and vendors packed the streets of the "strawberry capital of the world."

The festival has taken place annually for over 75 years.  Residents said it's a great reminder of why they call Chadbourn home.

"There's a lot to be said for tradition and comraderie and fellowship and that's what this is," said Debbie Wilson a entertainment chairwoman. "It's a day everybody comes together to celebrate the strawberry, but also to have a good time."

The festival also included carnival rides and a strawberry seed spitting contest!

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