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Annual Strawberry Festival takes center stage in Vista

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VISTA (CBS 8) - It's strawberry time in the North County and if you want all things strawberry, Vista was the place to be.

The Annual Vista Strawberry Festival is the only festival In San Diego County dedicated to the joys and pleasures of the ripe red fruit

There were hundreds of vendors and pie-eating contests, carnival rides, music and something called strawberry pizza.

"The crust is a pastry and a pizza crust mixed together with lovely whipped cream. Cream cheese frosting on top, a layer of delicious juicy strawberries,” said strawberry pizza maker Lavone Casillas.

According to the local Farm Bureau, San Diego County ranks ninth in that nation for strawberry production.

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