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The Strawberry calendar is back, featuring a selection of photos from the past three spring festivals. We tried earnestly to include as many of your beautiful faces as possible, and we hope you enjoy the outcome!

We are very grateful to the photographers whose work is featured on these calendar pages: Dave Bonnot, Robin Frenette, Tim Konrad, Shelby McAuliffe, Kate Skogen, and Tim Van Raam. Another big thanks goes to design and layout extraordinaire, Dave Bonnot!

The first Strawberry calendar was designed by Bryce Browning in 1992 as a promotional piece, but was discontinued in 2004 due to expense. We have all missed it ever since!

It is hard to believe it’s been twenty years, but now the calendar is back! You can buy this special 12-month photo collage calendar now for $30.00, which includes shipping and sales tax. Or, get one calendar free per order of 5-Night Camping tickets for a limited time only.


🌿 In Loving Memory of Paul Spring 🌿

We at Strawberry are deeply saddened by the loss of Paul Spring, the heart and soul of Camp Mather as its gardener-caretaker. Paul passed away peacefully on Nov. 4 at the age of 68.

Join us in celebrating Paul’s remarkable life:

📅Date: Friday, December 8

⏰ Time: 1 to 5 p.m.

📍 Location: Lake Merced’s Boathouse, 1 Harding Rd., San Francisco.

Paul’s legacy as a dedicated caretaker, a lover of nature, and a warm, humorous soul will be forever cherished. His commitment to Camp Mather and its community has left an indelible mark.

Please share your memories and celebrate a life well-lived.


The limited quantity of 5-Day Camping tickets we started with have already SOLD OUT, but the good news is there are still plenty of 5-Night Camping tickets available that will allow you to enter at 4PM on Wednesday, May 22nd. We will send a notification to the Email list when we get close to selling out of 5-Night Camping tickets, as well as any of our other camping ticket types. Thank you so much!

Buy Tickets/Info:

If you have questions, you can also call us during our winter hours M-W, 10-2 at (209) 984-8630 or email

Visit our website for more information or sign up for email announcements to be the first to know about ticket sales, lineup announcements and festival news.


November 14, 2023

Camping tickets to the Spring 2024 Strawberry Music Festival will go on sale at 10:00 am on November 15, 2023. We are also excited to announce that the 2024 Strawberry Calendar will also be available to purchase. Product types, prices, information regarding discounts, and a link to shop are now posted to the Ticket page on Strawberry’s website. Physical tickets and calendars will be shipped separately via USPS.

Winter Special – available through 1/15/24:

  • Use coupon code 15OFF to take $15 off adult camping tickets; 5-Day and 5-Night excluded.
  • While there is no discount for tickets with Wednesday entry, everyone who buys a 5-Day or 5-Night camping ticket during the Winter Special will receive one 2024 Strawberry calendar per order.

Information about 5-Day/5-Night Camping tickets:

  • 5-Day Camping ticket holders and festival staff are allowed to enter at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, May 22nd.
  • 5-Day Camping tickets are available to patrons in a very limited quantity in order to improve the entry experience.
  • 5-Night Camping ticket holders are allowed entry at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, May 22nd.
  • 5-Day/5-Night Camping ticket holders and festival staff will be allowed to line up for Pre-Banding no sooner than 2 hours prior to their ticket entry time. Please read your entrance plan for more details about Pre-Banding on Wednesday, May 22nd.
  • You must have the correct ticket type IN-HAND to enter on Wednesday, May 22nd. The Box Office will not be open to assist with lost tickets, Will-Call, or ticket purchases until 8:00 am on Thursday, May 23rd. Those who do not have a physical 5-Day/5-Night ticket in their possession will not be allowed to enter on Wednesday, May 22nd.
  • Household members arriving in the same car with festival staff must have a 5-Day Camping ticket IN-HAND to enter at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, May 22nd. Confirmed staff members can purchase that 5-Day Camping ticket by phone order.

RV Sites will be available to reserve at 10:00 am on Tuesday, December 5th by calling the Strawberry office. RV Site Guidelines will be published prior to the first day of sales. 1-Day tickets (without camping) will be available later in the sales season.

Visit our website for more information or sign up for email announcements to be the first to know about ticket sales, lineup announcements and festival news. If you have questions, you can also call us during our winter hours M-W, 10-2 at (209) 984-8630 or email

Buy Tickets/Info:

Sign Up for Email Announcements:


Spring Line Up:


Mark your calendars for the DeLacy Memorial Golf Tournament on November 12th at the Twain Harte Golf Club. Golf, dinner, music, and awards ceremony is included in the price of the fee. Dinner only and hole sponsorships are also available. Please sign up in advance online or by contacting Tom Jepson at (209) 768-1924. Tee time is 1pm and registration begins at noon. Proceeds fund scholarships for music students from Sonora and Summerville High Schools. Don’t miss this super fun and whacky event, where the normal rules of golf do not apply!


We are pleased to announce that tickets to the Spring 2024 Strawberry Music Festival will go on sale at 10am on Wednesday, November 15th. Details including ticket types and prices will be posted to Strawberry’s website before sales begin. RV sites will be available to reserve starting at 10am on Tuesday, December 5th and guidelines will be posted in advance. The Strawberry office will open for business M-W, 10-2 starting on Monday, November 6th. We will follow this up with our first lineup announcement of the season on Tuesday, November 14th. We are also super excited to share that the beloved Strawberry calendar is in the works for 2024 and will be ready to ship by the end of the month! Stay tuned to find out who made the photo cut and how to get your 12-month festival collage calendar.


September 4, 2023

Greetings Strawberrians!

We hope you all have enjoyed your holiday, wish we could have spent this beautiful weekend together, and remember Labor Day’s past.

Visit our website for information about the upcoming festival in 2024, including ticket and RV site sales dates and lineup announcements or sign up to receive email announcements.

Until we meet again, we hope you enjoy the memories captured in our Spring 2023 Strawberry Music Photo Gallery.

It is also important to note that our hearts and condolences are and have been with family and friends suffering from the recent losses, including Alice Stuart, Frank Solivan Sr., and Dana Thorin.

Folk music legend, Alice Stuart was a beloved performer at Strawberry and beyond.

Frank Solivan Sr. has been an institution on Strawberry staff and in the camp jam scene for decades, as well as an instrumental player in the kids on bluegrass movement.

Dana Thorin was a longtime member of Strawberry’s concessions community at the Music Caravan, and a passionate part of the bluegrass music community.

Each have left a deep impression on our lives and will be dearly missed!

Thank you for viewing this message and be well sweet friends. We cannot wait to see you next spring!

Best Wishes and Love from,

Strawberry Music Festival Team



Spring 2023 Strawberry Music Festival photo by Kate Skogen

We have reached our capacity for a comfortable camping experience at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Child and Teen tickets are available to purchase throughout the festival, during Box Office hours, 8am – 10pm on Saturday and Sunday. We are so grateful to all who have supported the festival with advanced and gate ticket purchases. The collective of 2023 attendees is sending love and energy to friends and family who are unable to be with us here this year. You can still tune in online at The Strawberry Way is strong, the music is sweet, the weather could not be better, and we are having a great time! Get your tickets early in 2024 and we look forward to continuing this tradition for many more years to come. Love to all!

1-Day Tickets, Main Stage Schedule, Coupon Codes, & More

Many of us have been preoccupied by stormy weather and winter blizzards lately, so we hope this notification finds you safe and sound. We have dug ourselves out, dusted ourselves off, and are back on solid track for a big week ahead…

·         1-Day Tickets (without camping) go on sale at 10am on Tuesday, March 21, 2023. Details are posted at

·         Main Stage Schedule is posted at Our last TBA will be announced next week.

·         Coupon Code:  23strawberry expires at11:59pm on Wednesday, March 22, 2023. Get discounted adult camping tickets now at or by calling our office M-W, 10-2 at (209) 984-8630.

·         Coupon Code: CAMP23 will apply a 5% discount to camping ticket orders of $1000 or more, good from Thursday, March 23, 2023, until 11:59pm on Wednesday, April 26, 2023.

·         5-Night Camping Tickets -Group B (including 2pm arrival) are almost gone. 5-Night Camping with Group C arrival at 4pm will be available until adult camping tickets are completely sold out.

As spring buds, bulbs, and grasses emerge from under sheets of ice and rain, so does our vision for a fantastic Strawberry Music Festival ahead this spring. We hope to see you there!

For more information visit our website at, email, and/or call us M-W, 10-2 at (209) 984-8630.