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Leaders of the Troy Area Chamber of Commerce assembled in the mid-1970's to explore the idea of starting a community wide festival. Guided by the leadership and enthusiasm of Stephen Hamilton, a Troy native, festival brainstormer's decided upon an event that would draw upon the resources and talents available in the area to raise money for community organizations and causes. Sweet Corn was their first theme suggestion, and others followed but strawberries won. The main reason is that the biggest strawberry patch east of the Mississippi River happened to be just outside Troy, Ohio ~ Fulton Farms. Early June also did not conflict with other festivals already established in Miami County.

The festival started out very small in 1977 and has grown every year. The family oriented affair has been self-supporting from the start with the help of many Troy area businesses sponsoring specific events. Today, the event is a community wide effort involving thousands of volunteers organized by a committee of over 40 men and women. It generates enough income each year to finances a host of community service projects.

 The above information is the key to the Troy Strawberry Festival's success - just everyday folk turning their time, talents, and energy into a fun, family community event that attracts over 200,000 visitors each year to the Troy area. 

The Troy Strawberry Festival is a fun filled,

family friendly weekend.

Our Mission
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Our Mission

The mission of the Troy Strawberry Festival is to create a vibrant and welcoming festival experience which results in positive recognition and economic impact for the Troy Community and for local non-profit organizations.

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Our Vision

To be the best small town festival in the Midwest.

1984 Earl Burley
1984 Earl Burley

Go for the Berries

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1985 Steve Kalmar
1985 Steve Kalmar

Volunteers are the BERRIES

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2000 Stan Kegley
2000 Stan Kegley

Troy The Berry Heart of it All

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1984 Earl Burley
1984 Earl Burley

Go for the Berries

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Board of Directors

The Strawberry Festival is a 501c4 non-profit organization.  The festival is governed by a nine (9) member board representing the festival volunteers, non-profits, the Troy Chamber and the community at large. 

Linda Roth
Linda Roth

Chairman of the Board, 2022 General Chairwoman

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Tammy Walkup
Tammy Walkup

Director, 2023 Chairwoman

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Jules Connor Harris
Jules Connor Harris

Director, 2024 General Chairwoman

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Jessica Silvers
Jessica Silvers

Director, 2025 General Chairwoman

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Kate Lins
Kate Lins

Non-profit Director

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Connie Brown
Connie Brown

Non-profit Director

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Amy Snyder-Curtis
Amy Snyder-Curtis

Troy Chamber Director

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Sandy Webb
Sandy Webb

Troy Chamber Director

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Brian Cardinal
Brian Cardinal

Community At-Large Director

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