The 28th Annual
Strawberry Fields Kite Festival
Sat. May 25th & Sun. May 26th, 2019
South lawn - Regional Mental Health Care
St. Thomas, Ontario
Schedule of Events:
1:00 PM -
Opening Ceremonies & Mass Ascension of Kites.
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
A general fun fly for all, including many members of various kite clubs from southern Ontario
4:00 PM -
Fun for Everyone:
The Strawberry Fields Kite Festival is now in its twenty-eighth year, making it one of the oldest kite festivals in Ontario. Strawberry Fields is produced by the South Coast Kite Conspiracy with the help of Elgin Tourism and has always been a free festival. We have had some financial challenges in the last few years and will be putting out donation boxes around the site this year. We do not want to change the 'free'aspect of our festival, but need to encourage everyone to help support the festival and allow it to continue and to keep on growing into the future.
We would especially like to thank all of the people who offered their financial support to the festival in 2016 in our time of great need. It has allowed the festival to carry on well! We had the draw for the prize offered to donors to the festival two years ago at the TKF Chilifest at the end of 2017. The prize was a special Boreal Arch and it was won by Doug Isherwood.
We have some new help with organizing festival this year from an old friend, Joan Brennan. you may be hearing from her from time to time as we implement some new features to the festival. She has already put up a FaceBook page for the festival. Please have a look and see what you think, and let us have any ideas you may have to improve things.
We hope to have all of the usual activities in 2019, on and above the largest (and best!) kite flying field in southwestern Ontario. The skies above St. Thomas will be filled with an amazing display of colourful kites and wind toys, as flyers from Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo, Niagara, Windsor and Detroit join local kite people in celebrating the joys of summer.
Please come and join us again this year, bring your kids and your lawn chairs, and enjoy what we think is one of the best small kite festivals in North America.
How to find the Strawberry Fields Kite Festival
RMHC - St. Thomas is on the corner of Sunset Drive and John Wise Line.
To get there: take Hwy #401 to Wellington Road., then take Wellington Road south to St. Thomas (it ends at the Hwy #4 lights). Take Hwy #4 (Sunset Drive) south to the hospital site.