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For more than 60 years the locals of the Redlands have gathered together to celebrate, honour and admire the sweet, tasty strawberry.
They made jams, wine, scones, salads, smoothies and just about anything else they could think of. They dressed up as strawberries; they held strawberry dances and they even crowned a miss strawberry queen. All to promote the plight of the little red berry that grew on the ground in its hundreds of thousands on the rich red soil of the Redlands.
RedFest is proud to continue with this tradition every year by holding “The World Famous Strawberry Eating Competition” where lovers of this fine berry come together to partake of a small bowl of fruit in the fastest time known to man, woman and child. The Strawberry Eating Competition heats will be held at RedFest with the semi-finals and final on Sunday at RedFest.
40kg of strawberries were used for the 2017 Eating competition. Juniors consume 100g strawberries and open contestants, 160g.
2017 Juniors Finalist – 1 Winner at 0.22.12secs and Runner up at 0.23.82secs
2017 Open 13 years and over Finalist – Winner at 0.24.40secs and runner up at 0.26.09secs
- Saturday 11:30am
- Saturday 2:00pm
- Saturday 3:30pm
- Sunday 10:00am
- Sunday 11:30pm
- Sunday 1:00pm