AFTON STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

A celebration of this red and juicy fruit, grown in the village of Afton since the 1800s. Peruse a European-style flea market, business expo and taste local food vendors’ offerings. Also enjoy live music and children’s activities. (10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Steamboat Park, 15951 Upper 34th St. S., Afton. 651-436-8883. www.exploreafton.com)

 

BACK TO THE ’50S WEEKEND

Car enthusiasts of all ages are invited to ogle at the more than 11,000 street rods, custom, classic and restored vehicles from 1964 and earlier. New this year is a flag-raising ceremony to the national anthem, with a mini parade of military on Friday. The Great Race starts on Saturday, when 140 classic cars will travel from the fairgrounds to Mobile, Ala. Other attractions include a burn-out contest, ladies showcase, model car contest, outdoor concerts and more. (8 a.m.-10 p.m. today-Sat.; 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. $10. Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 N. Snelling Av., Falcon Heights. www.msra.com.)

MELISSA WALKER