Ride the Pacific Surfliner to the Ventura County Fairgrounds for the California Strawberry Festival May 18-19. Up to three children (ages 12 and younger) ride free with each paying adult. 

Trade traffic and parking hassles for a fun train ride along the coast with comfortable amenities. The train station is located steps from the festival, making it a convenient and easy alternative to driving.

Where is the California Strawberry Festival?

The California Strawberry Festival is back at the Ventura County Fairgrounds! The Ventura station is located a short one-minute walk from the Fairgrounds' entrance. Simply walk half a block to begin enjoying the festivities.

There will be something for everyone to enjoy at the two-day event, including:

  • Unique culinary creations and drinks
  • Live music, kids shows, and other entertainment
  • More than 100 arts and crafts vendors
  • Obstacle course for kids and adults

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Why take the Pacific Surfliner?

The Pacific Surfliner has everything you need for a great trip. There are daily trains connecting the Ventura County Fairgrounds from San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties.

Here are some of our favorite reasons to travel by train:

  • No need for pit stops – we have snacks and restrooms on board
  • Cruise past traffic and enjoy ocean views instead of tail lights
  • Have the freedom to get out of your seat
  • Snacks and drinks for the whole family. Bring your own or purchase them from our onboard Market Café.
  • No need to worry about parking at the Strawberry Festival or finding your car after.

Kids Ride Free

Book early or same day. Offer valid April 4, 2024 to May 19, 2024 for travel on May 18 and May 19.

Two Ways to Book

  1. Click on the “Book Trip” button and select “Adult” as the passenger type (the discount will be automatically applied).
  2. On the Amtrak site or in the app, select “Adult” as your passenger type, then enter code V817 into the promotion field to apply the discount.

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OFFER TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Reservations exclusively at Amtrak.com via castrawberryfestival.org or pacificsurfliner.com. Valid for sale through May 19, 2024, and valid for travel on May 18 or 19, 2024. Valid for travel to and from Ventura, CA only. Valid on the Pacific Surfliner and Associated Thruways (excluding 7000-8999) only. Valid for up to three (3) children free with one (1) full adult rail fare. Adult and children must travel together. Valid for coach seating only. Upgrade to Business Class is available upon full payment of applicable accommodation charges. No advance reservation required. Not combinable with any other discount offer. Seating is limited & may not be available on all trains at all times. Fares are subject to availability. Subject to any restrictions, blackouts, and refund rules that apply to the type of fare purchased. Routes and schedules are subject to change without notice. Once travel has begun, no changes to the itinerary are permitted. Other restrictions may apply. AMTRAK and Pacific Surfliner are registered service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.