Ponchatoula, LA (KMSS) — The Ponchatoula Festival is underway this weekend with an estimated 200,000 people attending this year and it ends on Sunday.
PSF is the second largest festival in Louisiana behind Mardi Gras and is held in Ponchatoula, LA. The strawberry is the state fruit of Louisiana.
Louisiana is also one of the largest producers of strawberries in the nation.
The festival has been going on for over 30 years and has provided a venue as the largest fundraiser for non-profit and charitable organizations. The festival prides itself as being one of the only festivals in which non-profit organizations are the only vendors on the official festival grounds.
Louisiana has nearly 400 acres of strawberries producing 850,000 flats per year. It is valued at $14 million.
For more information on the Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival go to www.lastrawberryfestival.com.