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Free Vaile Strawberry Festival June1

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The unofficial start to summer is here. It is time to make plans for you and your family to enjoy everything summer has to offer. Why not start with the Vaile Strawberry Festival in Independence, Missouri.

About 100 vendors of arts, crafts, bedding plants, antiques and flea market finds, Live music and entertainment all day, vintage cars, food, ice cream, beverages, strawberry treats, carriage rides, children's corner. The free entertainment will include live fiddle, accordina, ballet, The Spirit of Independence Concert Band and the 1859 Missouri Town Dancers. The carriage rides will be $5 for adults and $3 for children and you can explore the Vaile Mansion on a guided tour for $6 for adults and $3 for children. Avoid headaches by taking the free shuttle from William Chrisman High School.

All proceeds will go to the restoration of the Mansion.

Where: Vaile Mansion, 1500 N. Liberty, Independence

When: 9 am to 4 pm

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