Since 1986, The Baldwin County Strawberry Festival began in 1987 as a result of a united effort between the Association of Retarded Citizens of Baldwin County (ARCBC) and the Loxley Elementary School. Over the years, it has grown from a few craft and food vendors to hosting over 180 arts and craft exhibitors, a dozen different food vendors, an exciting carnival, fun children's games, an antique auto show, exhibits and live music. And, of course, strawberry shortcake is still king! The festival has become one of the largest of its kind and is considered by many to be one of the best organized festivals in the area. In addition to the festival, the Little Miss Strawberry Beauty Pageant is held in March. One of the highlights of the Strawberry Festival each year is our Carnival. In the spirit of the traveling fair, the Strawberry Festival Carnival is open each day and features rides for all ages. Tickets for the carnival are purchase on site.