Celebration of Portland's strawberry crop. Events will be held the week of May 5-9. The theme for the festival will be "May the berries be with you". The Grand Marshals for the 74th Middle TN Strawberry Festival are the 501st Legion Midsouth Garrison. Since 1997, the costuming organization known as the 501st Legion has spread the magic of the Star Wars genre worldwide through the authentic-looking costumes, and has become the leading force in fan-based charity events. The 501st, also known as "Vaders First," is truly dedicated to brightening the lives of those less-fortunate. The Midsouth Garrison has 157 members mostly from Tennessee and Kentucky. What better way to celebrate "May the berries be with you" than with many Stormtroopers marching through town with Darth Vader. Visit the webiste for the activities.
May 5, 2015 - May 9, 2015
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