19th Annual Cajun / Zydeco Festival 2015
June 4th through the 7th 2015
Strawberry Park is pleased to announce an outstanding list of confirmed performers for our 19th Annual Cajun Zydeco Festival for 2015. We welcome back Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie, to our stage, Geno is truly a pioneer of creole music with strong influences from Cajun and also Country and Western. We are also excited to have the Savoy Family Cajun Band, thank you Marc, Ann, Joel, and Wilson for coming back to the festival this year. Bring your dancin boots because Wilson Savoy is bring the Four Time Grammy Nominated, Pine Leaf Boys to our stages to get you on the dance floor. Jesse Lege, and the Bayou Brew will be Bringing foot Stompin Cajun Music to the world direct from our stages here at Strawberry Park. Jesse’s Driving Accordion playing coupled with his powerful singing will have you falling in love with Cajun Dance Music again and again. A Staple at our festival is Lil Wayne & Same Ol 2 Step thank you Mr Singleton for bringing the band back to our festival. Grammy Award Winner, Steve Riley brings to our stage, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys. The Creole Stomp is exactly what the web page says a Blues Fueled Creole-Zydeco Dance Machine Band. We welcome back Dennis Stroughmatt & the Creole Stomp. A great friend of the Strawberry Park Cajun Zydeco Festival is Jimmy Jo & the Jumbol’Ayuh’s will be with us once again. Last Year I was amazed at the sound and sheer joy the band Slippery Sneakers was able to exhibit at our festival, Robert Leonard is a true performer and a must Dance to band. For the first time on our stage we welcome Magnolia, & Ruben Moreno & the Zydeco Re-Evolution. Stay tuned we still have a few more slots to fill and will be posting times soon.
We will have great Cajun Creole Cooking along with many great vendors to round out our 19th annual Cajun Zydeco Festival, come dance with us and enjoy one of the best Cajun Zydeco festivals in the North East.
For 2015, there is plenty of free camping for those with weekend passes, as well as some sites with water, electric, cable (and septic, if needed). Our rental units, including cabins, Park Models and RV rentals, fill quickly, but there are numerous hotels and B&Bs in the area. Day tickets and weekend passes also available by calling 860-886-1944
Festival tickets may be purchased through Strawberry Park at (860) 886-1944, Advanced Purchase Ticket prices will end May 20 2015. After April 1st tickets may be purchased online through TicketLeap (additional processing fee applies) by clicking on the “Buy Tickets” link below (until 5/21, after which “gate price” would apply). After May 21, tickets may only be purchased by calling Strawberry Park at 860-886-1944 or in cash at the gate for “weekend passes” or individual days (see pricing below).
Please note that if you are reserving a campsite, a rental unit or camping in the roughs Select Sites, you MUST reserve directly through Strawberry Park. Ticket Leap may be used starting April 1 2014 for purchasing day tickets or full weekend passes for those who do NOT need camping reservations or choose to camp free in our field across from our property.
Local Hotel Info: While Strawberry Park offers over 50 on-site rental units, they do tend to fill quickly for the festival. If you are not looking to “rough it” with the free camping that accompanies your festival pass, you may consider local B&Bs (such as nearby Roseledge or Hideaway, or for hotels, the nearest would be the new Hilton Garden Inn (also in Preston, just prior to Foxwoods, opening in March of 2013) or the AmericInn in Griswold (5 miles in the opposite direction). Remember, for our guests traveling by air, we are about 45 minutes from TF Green in Providence RI and about an hour from Bradley (just north of Hartford).
Program & Performers Subject to Change
Please read our cancellation policy carefully regarding any site or rental cancellation. NOTE: There is NO REFUND for any festival passes purchased.
Campsite fees are for entire extended weekend of 9AM Thursday until Sunday 6PM (minimum of 2 paid adult festival passes per site or rental reservation must be purchased–there is NOT a 2 ticket minimum for the free Rough Camping)
Please take a moment to read our rules & regulations. Make sure all members of your camping party are aware of them, especially:
Wristbands must be worn at all times and displayed to any staff member upon request, and are non-transferable
No glass containers in public, including stage area
No keg beer, drugs or open display of alcohol
No audio/video recording equipment
No motorcycles beyond front gate
No walking (or carrying) of pets through the campground–No pets are permitted with any Rough Camping or with Day Visitors. Dogs are allowed with site camping and with select “Dog Friendly” RV rental trailers.
All bikes and scooters must be kept off walkways, and must be back on site by dark. Any bikes out
after dark will be locked up for the safety of our riders. Helmets required for riders under 18.
Do not cut through other campsites–use roads and footpaths
All children & teenagers must be back on their own site by 11PM.
Any children or teenagers out after curfew will be escorted back to site by security.
All vehicles must be parked on site or in thevisitor parking lot. There is no parking at the pools,office, restrooms, or along the side of the road. Park Speed Limit is 8MPH–SLOW DOWN!!
CAMPING IN THE ROUGH (CIR is free with your paid weekend pass)
**No pets–No ground fires–No Saving Spaces—No generators** (no picnic tables or hook-ups are provided with rough camping, but full use of all facilities, including free hot showers, is included).