Today was the Fort Mill Strawberry Festival, also known as South Carolina’s #1 event.  It was loads of fun, although I expected more strawberries.  We listened to music, ate some fair food, checked out some farm animals, watched a strawberry ice cream eating contest, and Henry went on his first carnival ride (kind of like the Magic Teacups), which he thought was a scream.  Future rollercoaster addict in the making.









Now… what to do with our fresh local strawberries?


Strawberry Margaritas

Strawberry Fields Breakfast Quinoa

Strawberry Basil Pesto Sauce & Pasta Salad

Chilled Dark Chocolate Pie with Warm Strawberry Vanilla Compote

60 Second Homemade Strawberry Lemonade <— Gonna go make this now before I tackle mowing the yard!


Hope your Saturday was sunny, too!



  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs May 3, 2014, 6:22 pm

    Looks like a fun time! Nothing better than fresh local fruit! 🙂

  • Traci May 3, 2014, 6:42 pm

    I’m jealous of your loot! Strawberries are one of my favorite thing to eat in the summertime.

  • Maryea {happy healthy mama} May 4, 2014, 7:49 am

    We have another solid month until it’s strawberry season here, but I can’t wait! There is absolutely nothing better than fresh, local strawberries.

  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun May 4, 2014, 9:58 am

    Oh this looks like so much fun! I can’t wait to get back down south for more things like this! What a great family day!

  • Runner Girl Eats May 4, 2014, 9:13 pm

    I just bought loads of strawberries this weekend and have had them sliced up with my waffles this morning and in a smoothie for lunch. Simple but really tasty 🙂

  • Amanda May 5, 2014, 10:23 am

    Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp! I used Ina Garten’s recipe and amended it to make it my own. Reviews said it was a bit runny so to use less oj, and I did, but I’d add more cornstarch too if I made it again. I also used less sugar in both the filling and topping and replaced some sugar in the topping with grade B maple syrup! It was DELICIOUS. Added vanilla beans to the ice cream. I would make this again.

  • Jenn@Mark My Miles! May 6, 2014, 11:07 am

    What a beautiful day!

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