2014 Cajun / Zydeco Festival


2014 Cajun/Zydeco Festival June 5-8, 2014. Our  2014 Schedule of performers is now posted…2014 Cajun Zydeco Festival Schedule PDF 

For 2014, 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 (Ticket Leap on-line sales will commence April 1, 2014).

Festival tickets may be purchased through Strawberry Park at (860) 886-1944,   Advanced Purchase Ticket prices will end May 20 2014. 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).

Click Here to Get Tickets

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.

Our 2014 line-up will feature a terrific mix of Cajun & Zydeco dance bands. Seven bands will be making the migration north from the southern bayous, with additional regional performers from throughout the northeast. We are very excited to welcome back many traditional favorites, as well as presenting some of the hottest bands making their Strawberry Park debuts. The dance community is already hailing our line-up as the best gathering of talent to be found anywhere in 2014!!  Check out short video from the fine folks at Squash House Media 2012 CZ Festival courtesy of Squash House Media

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).

We are proud to announce our 2014 List of Performers and our preliminary dance instruction & workshops schedule. See the performer schedule here…2014 CZ Prelim Sched PDF

Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys (Louisiana Cajun)–2 shows Sat and 1 on Sunday Facebook   Video from 2012 Festival

The Pine Leaf Boys (Louisiana Cajun)–Fri & Sat– Facebook

The Revelers  Debut Appearance on our Stage (Louisiana Cajun Zydeco)  Friday & Sat – Facebook                                                          The Revelers

Dennis Stroughmatt and the Creole Stomp (Mississippi River Valley Creole) Friday & Sat  – Facebook

Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys (Louisiana Cajun Zydeco) Fri Sat & Sunday – Facebook

Bonsoir Catin


Lil Wayne & Same Ol 2 Step (Louisiana zydeco)–Fri & 2 Shows on Sat facebook  Video from 2012 courtesy of Squash House Media

Bonsoir Catin (Louisiana Cajun ) Debut Appearance on our Stage  2 Shows  Friday & 1 On Saturday Facebook

Li’l Anne & Hot Cayenne (New York Zydeco)–Fri– Facebook

Planet Zydeco (New England Zydeco)–Thurs & Fri— Facebook

Slippery Sneakers  (New England Cajun Zydeco) Thursday—Facebook

JimmyJo & The Jumbol’ayuhs (Maine Cajun)–Thur & Sat —-Facebook jimmy_jo_jumbol_ayuhs_D30_6881

C’est Bon (Northeast Cajun)–Sunday Facebook


Program & Performers Subject to Change

Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys perform at Strawberry Park

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).