Cherries at a cherry festivalCherry Festivals in 2018

Looking for a Cherry blossom festival or cherry fruit festival in Georgia in June 2018? There is no other listing as complete and current as this list, just updated! Cherry  All the Cherry festivals we can find in Georgia are listed on this page! If you love Cherries, look for a festival near you below! And I'm looking for more Cherry festivals! Please write me, if you know of any to add!  I update the dates as soon as the festivals publish their information, but you can always click on the links (usually the name of the festival) to see the current information on the festival's own website. 

Always click on the links (the blue, underlined name of the each festival) to confirm this year's dates on the website for each festival. If they don't have a website, call the phone number provided, but ALWAYS CONFIRM THIS YEAR'S DATES AND TIMES BY EITHER VIEWING THEIR WEBSITE OR CALLING.

Click here for the form to add a festival and have detailed information; or click here if you have general information and are not connected with the event!

Cherry Festivals in 2018: Find a Festival Near You!

 Georgia

June and July are the big months for harvesting cherries. Cherries typically ripen from late May (in the South) through June and July in the upper Midwest and New England. There are two main types of cherries; sweet cherries and sour cherries (also called pie cherries). Sweet cherries obviously taste sweet and are good for eating fresh. Sour cherries are much more tart and are usually used in making cherry pies. Sweet cherries also require more cold weather to set fruit, so they are rarely groiwn successfully in warm climates like the Deep South.

There are two general types of cherry festivals 1) community festivals, usually organized by a church, school, local Chamber of commerce or a town and 2). Cherry festival held at and by a orchard. They are different in what they offer, and c community festivals tend to be less expensive so they are grouped separately. (of course not all states and areas have both.)
Following the festival listings are links to our easy to follow directions about making cherry jam, freezing cherries, cherry pies and much more.

Community Cherry Festivals

  • International Cherry Blossom Festival - March, (March 22 to 31 in 2019) see their website for other years dates.
    Macon, Georgia. Events calendar. Macon has over 300,000 cherry trees. They were donated by William A. Fickling, a local realtor who discovered the first Yoshino cherry tree in his back yard in 1949. He propagated and gave the trees to his neighbors. Macon has been hosting a Cherry Blossom Festival since 1984. The festival includes a hot-air balloon rally, a marathon race, parades and amusement rides.
  • Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival - March, see their website for this years dates.
    Conyers, GA (metro Atlanta area) - Events calendar. The Festival offers three stages of continuous entertainment, over 300 booths consisting of arts and crafts vendors, various children's activities and civic and nonprofit organizations. The hours of the Festival are 10am-5pm daily. Directions: Avoid construction on Hwy 138 by using an alternate route. Click Here for Directions to the Festival Other useful links: Download the 2006 Vendor List; Download the 2006 Festival Guide; 2006 Entertainment Schedule. Admission is free, $5 parking fee. Featuring: Over 400 Booths, 300 Quality Arts & Crafts Vendors, International Food Court, Music, Children's Activities, Performers, Multi-Cultural Activities, Hi-Tech-Simulators, Virtual Reality Games, Cherry Trees and Tee Shirt sales and Eating Contests. This annual event is held at the Georgia International Horse Park. For more information, call 1-800-266-9377.

Farm Cherry Festivals

In addition to community and church festivals, some private farms have their own cherry festivals.  See each farm for this year's dates (they often do not announce them until the end of May).  Also, scroll down to see the links to recipes, freezing, canning and jam making directions at the bottom of the page.

  • We will be adding these as we find them;  Please write me, if you know of any to add!

Related Cherry Information: Freezing, Making Jam, Jelly, Canning, Cherry Pies, Recipes and More

Also, see our pages on easy illustrated cherry directions:

For other fruit and vegetable festivals, see this page!

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