The eagerly anticipated 12th Pancyprian Strawberry Festival is just weeks away, and this biennial event promises to mark the occasion in style.
The festival, which started in 1999, is organised by the Deryneia Municipality in cooperation with the strawberry farmers of Deryneia. The aim of the festival is to promote the pioneering strawberry farming and the products that are produced from it. Deryneia (Dherynia) is famous for its strawberry cultivation, which was introduced over 60 years ago. The area has since produced by far the largest quantities and arguably the highest quality of strawberries in Cyprus.
Every two years thousands of visitors, locals and tourists alike, attend the festival where they are able to sample free fresh strawberries, strawberry juice, jam, liquor, ice cream and much more. Local farmers and small family businesses display a wide range of great tasting, locally produced items made with a passion and love for strawberries.
The evening festival also offers a quality packed cultural and artistic program, with various bands and well known vocal acts in attendance such as Kostas Martakis, Akis Diksimos and Christina Ralli. There will be a variety of dance acts, live links from Mix FM and Sfera FM and various DJs. Plus games, face painting and activities for the children.
The Strawberry festival will be held at the football ground of Anagennisi Deryneia on the main Deryneia to Sotira road on Friday 2nd June 2023 starting at 6pm.
This is a popular FREE event - parking is available - getting there early is advised.