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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

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 Ages 2 - 12 Ride Free

Book early or same day. Offer valid April 4, 2024, to May 19, 2024, for travel on May 18 and May 19. Select at least one (1) "Adult" and up to three (3) "Child" Travelers. The discount will automatically be applied from this page. Use code V817 when booking on the Amtrak app. 

  • Reservations exclusively at Amtrak.com via www.castrawberryfestivel.org or www.pacificsurfliner.com
  • Valid for travel to Ventura, CA and return only
  • Valid for up to three (3) free children (ages 2-12) accompanied by a regular full adult passenger
  • Availability is limited and may not be available on trains that operate during busy travel times
  • Changes not permitted
  • Cancellation rules of the fare purchased apply
  • Valid for travel on Pacific Surfliners and Associated Thruways (excluding 7000-8999) only
  • Valid for travel in coach
  • No advance Purchase required
  • Valid for Sale: April 4, 2024 – May 19, 2024
  • Valid for Travel: May 18, 2024 – May 19, 2024
  • Blackout Dates: none
  • Adult and children must travel together
  • Upgrade to Business Class is allowed upon payment of accommodation charges
  • Fares, routes, and schedules are subject to change without notice
  • Other restrictions may apply
  • Discount Code: V817