The 58th annual Cathedral Women Strawberry Festival will take place Thursday, June 13, 2024. If you’re interested in volunteering to work at the festival, please email

Mark your calendars! The Cathedral Women Strawberry Festival returns June 9, 2022!

The Cathedral Women of Christ Church Cathedral will host the 56th Annual Strawberry Festival on Thursday, June 9, on Monument Circle. This marks the return of the festival to its pre-pandemic, second Thursday in June tradition. The original strawberry shortcakes will be offered for sale from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., or until supplies run out.

The “Works” costs $8 for a treat of homemade shortcake, strawberries, ice cream and whipped topping. Single items are available á la carte for $2 each. Cash and card are accepted for your convenience.

As always, all proceeds beyond the costs of the festival go directly to charity. In years past, the Cathedral Women have supported dozens of organizations around Central Indiana with their Strawberry Festival Grants.

Bulk and pre-sale orders of “The Works” in quantities over 10 can be purchased ahead of time by emailing–>

Learn more about this annual tradition at


We are pleased to announce that Cathedral Women will offer their annual Strawberry Festival on Monument Circle on Thursday, Sept. 2!

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (or when supplies run out!) Entertainment starts at 9 a.m. (Click here for our line-up!)
Cost: $7 for “The Works,” which consists of homemade shortcake, strawberries, ice cream and whipped topping
Payments: Cash or credit card
Bulk ordering opens at 8:30 a.m. in a clearly marked tent on N. Meridian. St. No pre-orders. 

We request that all attendees wear masks and practice social distancing to protect our volunteers who make this event possible.

Thank you for your support, cooperation and patience!–>

About the Festival

The annual Strawberry Festival is CCC’s largest fundraiser, and proceeds—which number in the tens of thousands—go directly to local, national, and international organizations.

Each year, the Cathedral Women solicit volunteers to gather in the church kitchen to make more than 15,000 shortcakes from scratch. On the second Thursday of June, dozens of volunteers report to the church to serve “The Works,” including homemade shortcake, vanilla ice cream, strawberries galore, and whipped cream.

Learn more about the annual Strawberry Festival at

Grant Recipients

In previous years, the organizations below benefited from the proceeds of the Strawberry Festival:

  • ATeenWorks
  • WeCare
  • Missions
  • CHIP
  • Damar Services
  • New Beginnings
  • Random Acts of Flowers Indianapolis
  • Resources of Hope, Inc.
  • The Well at Sychar Project, Inc.
  • Westminster Neighborhood Services
  • YMCA at the Athenaeum
  • St. Philip’s Episcopal Church (Pantry)
  • Exodus Refugee Immigration, Inc.
  • IWIN Foundation
  • Joy’s House
  • Noble of Indiana
  • Peace Learning Center
  • Project Alianza
  • Putnam County Non-food Pantry (St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church)
  • School on Wheels
  • St. Vincent de Paul of Brown County

Learn about the grant application process at