How many berries can you name offhand? Strawberries, blackberries and blueberries are givens. How about red currants, tayberries, cloudberries or goji berries? If you are a berry buff, you are probably familiarized with the variety of berries found in California and the assortment of ways they can be used. However, if your berry knowledge is limited to the grocery produce section, brace yourself for a mind-blowing experience. On May 10 and 11, Roseville will be hosting the Sixth Annual BerryFest at the Placer County Fairgrounds (800 All America City Boulevard). Local farmers will be available to assist you in expanding your berry capacity and capabilities; if you weren’t already, you’ll walk out of there feeling like a berry connoisseur, that goes without saying. BerryFest begins at 8 a.m. (both Saturday and Sunday) with a Boy Scout-hosted pancake breakfast. The actual festival begins at 10 a.m. and ends around 6 p.m. The festival’s activity list is almost as long as the featured berries list, which includes a classic car show, strawberry shortcake eating contest, kids zone (petting zoo, pony rides, strawberry-go-round and more), berry parades, Little Miss Strawberry pageant, beer garden and much more. Check out for more information and ticket purchasing (kids 3 and younger are free, ages 4 to 12 are $5, 13 to 59 are $10 and seniors are $5).