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Date: May 08, 2003

Sky Meadows State Park to host annual Delaplane Strawberry Festival, May 24-25

(DELAPLANE, VA) - Sky Meadows State Park in Fauquier County will host the Delaplane Strawberry Festival Saturday and Sunday, May 24-25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Celebrating Northern Virginia's strawberry season, the family event includes regional arts-and-crafts vendors, a bake sale, vintage cars, hayrides, children's games, food vendors, a petting farm and plenty of strawberry sundaes.

Continuous entertainment includes bluegrass, rock, zydeco, country and gospel by groups such as: Southern Sage, Zydeco Crayz, the Sweet Adelines, Youthful Spirits and much more.

Festival parking is $15 per vehicle and includes admission. The festival is sponsored by Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Piedmont Parish, and proceeds benefit more than 30 community programs. For more information call Sky Meadows State Park at (540) 592-3556 or Piedmont Parish at (540) 364-2772.

Sky Meadows State Park, managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, is in Delaplane, Va., less than two miles from Paris, via U.S. Route 50 to Route 17, south; or seven miles north of Interstate 66, Exit 23, on Route 17, north. The park entrance is at State Route 710.

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