The Malloy girls and the Hatford boys try to outdo each other in a quest to earn money and choose how to participate in the annual Buckman, West Virginia, Strawberry Festival. Summer is around the corner, and the rivalry between the Malloys and the Hatfords is heating up! The kids have two weeks to earn money for a fundraising contest sponsored by the local hospital. Those who collect $20 or more for the new children's wing can choose to be in the annual Strawberry Festival Parade or get all the strawberry treats they can eat. There's only one place Caroline Malloy-wants to be: smack dab in the middle of the glamourous Strawberry Queen's float. But how will she earn the money in such a short time? Do the Hatford brothers have moneymaking secrets that they're not telling the girls?