I’m not sure which is better – a fresh Arkansas-grown strawberry or a freshly picked Arkansas tomato. In my book, it’s a tie. Thankfully we don’t have to choose between the two; we can have both. Arkansas strawberries are out in full force this later this week, so to speak, during the 9th annual Cabot Strawberry Festival. The event is April 21-23 in the Cabot Community Center, 508 North Lincoln.
In addition to the star attraction – Cabot strawberries – there are vendors, carnival rides and food. The carnival rides are 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Radio station Alice 107.7 with DC & Poolboy, are doing a live remote broadcast. The Berry Patch features kids activities such as face painting, a dunking booth, bounce houses, crafts, games, and photographs with the Easter Bunny. A pageant for all young ladies up to age 19 is at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Proceeds from the festival, sponsored by the Junior Auxiliary of Cabot, benefit area children.