Florida Strawberry Festivals in 2021

Update for 2021 and Coronavirus:

It looks like many festivals are returning for 2021, with the possible exception of some in states like California, Michigan, New York. Even so, many festivals will not finalize or announce their plans until the last minute, so when we have not seen an update, we've left last year's data below and suggest you see the festivals website or call the festival as the date gets close to see if they will hold it this year.

Looking for a strawberry festival in Florida in 2021? (just scroll down the page)There is no other listing as complete and current as this list, just updated! All the strawberry festivals in Florida we can find are listed on this page! If you love strawberries, look for a festival near you below! And I'm always looking for more strawberry 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 to the festival to confirm this year's dates; with COVID and weather, things may change at the last minute. They may change or cancel at the last minute. . 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!

Florida 2021 Strawberry Festivals - Where, When and More Details!

Florida

There are two general types of strawberry festivals 1) community festivals, usually organized by a church, school, local Chamber of commerce or a town and 2). Strawberry festival held at and by a farm

They are different in what they offer, so they are grouped separately. (of course not all states and areas have both. And following the festival listings are links to our easy to follow directions about making strawberry jam, freezing strawberries, strawberry pies and much more.

Community Strawberry Festivals

  • Boca Grande Lighthouse United Methodist Church Strawberry Festival - first Saturday in March, every year, see their website for details and time
    325 West 3rd St. Boca Grande, FL 33921. Phone: 941-964-2479. The Annual Strawberry Festival, one of Boca Grande's most popular community events, draws hundreds of bargain seekers and lovers of homemade strawberry shortcake each year. The Boutique features new and or hardly used upscale merchandise and the Silent Auction offers the opportunity to bid on handcrafted items and artwork. All proceeds support programs to improve the lives of women and children locally and internationally through worldwide mission programs. Join us the first Saturday in March.
  • Barberville Annual Strawberry Fest - Mid-March weekend on Saturday and Sunday from 10AM to 5P
    1776 Lightfoot Lane, Barberville, FL 32105. Phone: (386) 860-0092. Email: [email protected]. Open: March 16 and March 17, 2019 on Saturday and Sunday from 10AM to 5PM. Directions: See their website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.. At the Barberville Pioneer Settlement, Barberville. Family Fun & Festivities, Delicious Food, Art & Crafts, Free Bounce Houses, Live Entertainment, Free Rock Painting, Pony Rides, Free Lawn Bowling, Face Painting, Free Hula Hoop Contest, Train Rides, Free Petting Zoo, Cutest Baby Contest, Cake Walk, Free Sack Races, Yummy Treats, Free Corn Hole & Much More! Plus visit all 18 historic structures and vintage train. $1 OFF ADMISSION! Visit our website for coupon or bring a canned good for this offer. Benefits the local food bank. Barberville Pioneer Settlemen Click here for our Facebook page. Crafts and crafters sales and exhibitions, Baked items for sale, Deserts for sale (like strawberry shortcake, blueberry pie, etc.) , Food vendors, Live music, Games, Raffle or drawing, picnic area, Pets are NOT allowed, Free parking, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, restrooms(ADDED: August 23, 2018, Suggested by a visitor)
  • Bradford County Strawberry Festival - a Saturday and Sunday, early to mid April every year
    100 East Call Street, Starke, FL 32091. Phone: (904) 964-5278. Open: April, Saturday and Sunday, one weekend, 9 am to 7 pm on Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm on Sunday. . Family Fun, Entertainment, FREE Train Rides and Bounce House, Strawberry 5k Run, Food and Craft Vendors [BBQ Spiral Taters, Hillbilly Home Brew, Arepas, Gyros, Smoothies, and more.], Pet Friendly. ATM Machines. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
  • Clay County Annual Strawberry Fest - Usually held in early March on a weekend, March 6, 2021, and March 7, 2021, Saturday and Sunday from 10AM to 5PM
    Clay County Fairgrounds, 2497 SR 16 W, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. Phone: 386-86-0092. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover Family Fun & Festivities, Plant City Strawberries, Art & Crafts, Delicious Food, Free Bounce Houses, Strawberries, Strawberry Shortcake, Live Entertainment, Free Rock Painting , Strawberry Fudge, Pony Rides, Free Strawberry Relay, Face Painting, Free Hula Hoop Contest, Strawberry Ice Cream, Pie Eating Contest, Free Petting Farm, Berry Cute Baby Contest, Free Sack Races, Train Rides, Free Corn Hole, Free Inside Toddler Play Area, Yummy Treats & Much More! Admission $6, Kids 2 & Under Free. $1 OFF ADMISSION! Visit our website for coupon or bring a canned good for discount. Benefits The Food Pantry of Green Cove Springs!. Service animals are welcome at the festival. Small dogs in strollers and carriers are also welcome, but must stay in their stroller/carrier. Sorry pets on leash are not allowed. This is the policy of the fairgrounds..Click here for a link to our Facebook page. Pie eating contests, Crafts and crafters sales and exhibitions, Sales of the featured fruit (or vegetable), Deserts for sale (like strawberry shortcake, blueberry pie, etc.) , Food vendors, Live music, Games, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, farm animals, restrooms. Clay County Strawberry Fest Facebook 2021 Event page . (UPDATED: February 03, 2021) (ADDED: May 01, 2018, Suggested by a visitor)
  • Floral City Annual Strawberry Festival - 34 years running, early March weekend, (March 6, 2021 and March 7, 2021) Saturday 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday 9 am to 4 pm
    Floral Park, 9530 S Parkside Ave, Floral City, Florida 34436. Phone Number: (352) 795-3149. [email protected].. 2021 prices Admission $5, Children 12 & under free. Parking at and shuttle from the Citrus County Auditorium free with price of admission. The Floral City Strawberry Festival is a salute to local agriculture. Ferris Farms, our local grower, supplies hundreds of flats of strawberries that are made into fresh strawberry shortcakes, and are also sold fresh to festival-goers to bring home to make their own strawberry delicacies. Fresh strawberries from local grower Ferris Groves will be available for purchase! Fresh-picked full and half flats will be located at the strawberry flats tent next to the shortcake tent. For ease in carrying them to your car, flats will also be available at each gate as well as the shuttle bus parking lot at the County Auditorium. The extremely popular and extremely messy pie-eating contests return on both Saturday and Sunday. There will be contests for adults, along with special contests for the little ones and maybe even super competitive "rival" contests. Sign ups to participate in the contests will take place onsite at the festival both mornings, at the Chamber Information Tent next to the Strawberry Shortcake Tent, beginning at 10 a.m. There are 3 categories: Ages 10 and under; ages 11 - 17; and ages 18 and over. Children's activities play a big role in the Strawberry Festival and will keep the little ones entertained for hours. Look for a petting zoo, an exciting variety of inflatables and bounce houses, the ever-popular aqua tumble bubbles, a climbing rock wall and much more. Nearly 300 booths filled with craft artists, local non-profits, and commercial vendors will make shopping a pleasure. And let's not forget about the food! Everything from seafood to BBQ, frozen smoothies and ice creams, craft sodas to homemade pretzels will ensure that you will not go home hungry. Enjoy an ice-cold beer or sip wine at the beer garden by the main stage. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. There is also a news story about the (upcoming at this point) 2021 Floral City Strawberry festival here.
  • Live Oak Strawberry Fest - February 13 & 14, 2021
    Suwannee County Fairgrounds, 1302 11TH ST SW, Live Oak, FL 32064. Phone: 386-86-0092. Email: [email protected].
  • Melbourne Annual Strawberry Fest - February 20 & 21, 2021, from 10AM-5PM
    Wickham Park, 2500 Parkway Drive, Melbourne, FL 32935. Phone: 386-86-0092. Email: [email protected]. 2021 Admission $6, Kids 2 & Under Free. Click on the coupon on their website to print - or take a screen shot and show your phone for discount.
  • Palm Coast Annual Strawberry Fest - March 13 & 14, 2021, from 10AM-5PM
    Central Park In Town Center, 975 Central Ave, Palm Coast, FL 32164. Phone: 386-86-0092. Email: [email protected]. 2021 Admission $6, Kids 2 & Under Free. Click on the coupon on their website to print - or take a screen shot and show your phone for discount.Florida Strawberry Festival
  • Plant City Florida Strawberry Festival - March every year (on March 4th to 14th , 2021 is the 85th year! )
    2202 W. Reynolds Street, Plant City, FL 33564. Phone: 813-752-9194. The Florida Strawberry Festival is an 11-day community event celebrating the strawberry harvest of Eastern Hillsborough County. Each year, over 500,000 visitors enjoy the festival's headline entertainment, youth livestock shows, rides, exhibits of commerce and, of course, its strawberry shortcake. Considered one of the top festivals in the country, the Florida Strawberry Festival is ranked one of the best by the International Association of Fairs and Expositions. Over 62 years old, the Festival was established to celebrate the harvest of the strawberry that has made Florida the Winter Strawberry Capital of the World. Today, the strawberries share the spotlight with the finest country music entertainers in the business. There's all that famous fair food to tempt your tastebuds, but save room for dessert at one of our many strawberry shortcake booths! Exhibits of agriculture, commerce, education, industry, livestock, fine arts, horticulture, crafts and more. Festival Dates. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
  • Port St Lucie Strawberry Fest - March 20 & 21, 2021, from 10AM-5PM
    Mid Florida Event Center, 9221 Se Civic Center Place, Port St Lucie, FL 34952. Phone: 386-86-0092. Email: [email protected]. 2021 Admission $6, Kids 2 & Under Free. Click on the coupon on their website to print - or take a screen shot and show your phone for discount.
  • The Villages Brownwood Paddock Square Annual Strawberry Festival - Friday, February 26, 2021 at 4 PM
    1100 Main Street, The Villages, FL 32159. Phone: 352-750-5411. Email: [email protected]. The festival is put on by The Villages Entertainment each year, and special events manager Chalsi Cox was thrilled to have the event.
    Price: Free to the public. The Villages annual Strawberry Festival celebrates the transition from winter to spring, a time of renewal and color. Enjoy free live entertainment on the main stage, with villager performer groups throughout the evening, Prime Time Twirlers, Sweet & Sassy, and The Villages Cheerleaders.music, and the smell of strawberries for the annual Strawberry Festival. Come on down to Brownwood Paddock Square for our annual Strawberry Festival to enjoy great music, dancing, market vendors, and food! The Villages Brownwood Paddock Square Annual Strawberry Festival Facebook page

Farm Strawberry Festivals

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

  • Fruitville Grove inc. - Canceled for 2021
    7410 Fruitville rd, Sarasota, FL 34240. Phone: 941-377-0896. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday from 9am-6pm. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, SFMNP Vouchers . Berry Fest! We will have local vendor booths, face painting, kids fun zone, Butterfly Garden, Unicorn Encounter, Hug-A-Goat, Florida Skunk Rescue to snuggle a skunk, mini train rides, Food Truck Rally, festival games, and our spring baby animals. As always, the festival is free to enter and there is no charge for parking.Pick Oranges from their trees, restrooms, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours *Daily Events* (Both are free to our festival goers!)
    Easter Egg Hunt every Saturday at 2:00pm and Pie-Eating Contest every Sunday at 2:00pm
    Bring your family and your appetite for plenty of good eats! Make sure to save room for our yummy homemade strawberry shortcakes, fresh strawberry milkshakes, homemade berry pastries, orange dreamsicle soft serve, hand-dipped blueberry cheesecake ice cream, organic strawberry lemonade, and kettle corn!

    Comments from a visitor on September 08, 2010: "They grow non certified organic citrus have a playground and animal farm for the children while you shop in their farmers market. They have a beautiful assortment of fresh fruits and veggies: many of which are locally grown. They have an annual pumpkin festival which has been running for 21 years. It is free admission and free parking and have lots of free activities for the kids! Great family fun for no fee! Very clean and compassionate. They helped pick me out a fresh watermelon, and assisted any seasonal questions I had about produce. They were very helpful and knowledgeable. The animals were sweet and came to the fence to eat from my hand."

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