Strawberry fest returns to downtown Saturday

An ice cream-eating contest, live music and a gigantic strawberry shortcake are all on tap Saturday at the Strawberry Festival in downtown Billings.

Visitors can start the day with a pancake breakfast at 7:30 a.m.  Starting at 8 a.m., more than 100 vendors will sell arts, crafts, and food.  There will be a children’s activity area and free entertainment on two stages throughout the day.