LA TRINIDAD, Benguet: As the Baguio Flower Festival heats up, the nearby capital town of Benguet also launched its Strawberry Festival 2015. Set to open in the first week of March, just as Baguio’s Panagbenga is winding down, the Strawberry Festival 2015 carries the theme “Valley of Colors: A Colorful Gathering and Merry-Making”. La Trinidad Mayor Edna Tabanda said the month-long event will kick-off on March 2 with the opening of an Agro-Industrial Trade Fair. On March 16, the “Strawberry Lane” will open at the Municipal Park where various strawberry by-products and other La Trinidad produce will be offered for sale. Also featured will be the strawberry cake festival and strawberry baking and pastries competition. The town’s Foundation Day on March 18 will be highlighted with street dancing, parade, the main program, and multi-cultural celebrations and rituals. Tabanda is inviting the public to come and celebrate with them and enjoy the various cultures and products of La Trinidad.