Vendors were out and about in downtown London Wednesday afternoon preparing for the 2015 Strawberry Festival, which kicks off Thursday in downtown London.
Here is the schedule for Thursday:
7 a.m. — Non-food vendors and tents set up
10:30 a.m. to noon — Contest registration and check in: largest homegrown strawberry, toy building, shoebox float, window decorating, house decorating, yard decorating, story and poetry, coloring, art, photogenic, cake and cookie decorating, at the Information Booth
10:45 a.m. — Opening Ceremony and National Anthem by Michaela Thompson
10:50 a.m. — Stage practice for Shortcakes, Little, Young, Junior and Miss contestants
11 a.m. — Festival opens and all vendors open
11:30 a.m. — Modeling contest at the Main Stage
4 p.m. — Second Story Anthem at the Main Stage
4-8 p.m. — Sports heroes autograph sessions.
6 p.m. — Simba Jordan at the Main Stage
6:20 p.m. — Miss Shortcake Contest, check in by 5:45 p.m., Simba Jordan and Danielle Combs co-hosting
6:30 p.m. — Royalty contest for Little, Young, Junior and Queen at Main Stage
7-8:30 p.m. — Sighless Sunday at the Strawberry Stage
10:30 p.m. — Close
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