The festival will be held June 3 and 4.
Walkup said she performed at the festival as a teen and then competed in the festival queen pageant. Her adult participation has including serving as the volunteer entertainment chair.
The theme and festival logo reflect a love for classic rock performers such as Heart, Journey, Boston and many others, Walkup said.
Also on hand were Linda Roth, chair of last year’s festival; Jules Harris, 2024 festival charge; and Jessica Silvers, 2025 chair.
Roth talked about the 2022 festival, saying the return of a full festival after two years of COVID pandemic brought a record crowd estimated at more than 200,000. Local nonprofits and participating vendors generated more than $400,000 in revenue festival weekend.
She called those numbers “a big deal” for the community.
More information on the festival is available at troystrawberryfest.com.