Illinois Strawberry Festivals in 2018
Looking for a strawberry festival in Illinois in 2018?
(just scroll down the page)There is no other listing as
complete and current as this list, just updated! All the strawberry
festivals in Illinois 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
I update this list
every year, but still click on the
links to the festival (the blue, underlined name of the each festival) to confirm this
year's dates on the website for each festival. 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!
Illinois 2018 Strawberry Festivals - Where, When and More Details!
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
Community Strawberry Festivals
- Arthur Illinois Strawberry Jam Festival - Early June,
Friday and Saturday, from 8 am to 5 pm, (June 1 and 2, in 2018)
Downtown Arthur, E. Progress St, Arthur, IL 61911. Phone: (217)
543-2242. Free Strawberry give-a-ways all day long. Merchant
Sidewalk Sales. Strawberry Pie Eating State Championship. Craft & Food
Vendors. Pie Baking Contest. Strawberry Social, Touch a Truck (Sat.
Catlin Strawberry Festival - Saturday, Early June (6 years
Caitlin, IL. Email:
[email protected]. Join us for food, vendors, music and fun
at the annual Strawberry Festival. Children of all ages are invited to
participate in the dunk tank, cake walk, bean bag toss, face painting,
bounce house and obstacle course. We will also have a number of
contests, such as limbo, hula hoop and bubble blowing. For a suggested
donation, we will be providing hot dogs, Italian beef and strawberry
shortcake and pie. This year, you will be able to enjoy the
musical stylings of Logan Kirby from 10 to 11 am, Zach and Perry Dable
from 11:15 to 12:15 pm and Live Thru Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:30 pm.
Car enthusiasts can enjoy an antique car show brought to us by Illiana
Automobile Club from 10 to 2. Afterwards, come join in the fun at
the American Legion for drinks, live music and food from High on the
Hog. Live music includes: Dixie Flyer Band from 3 to 5pm and House of
Cards from 7 to 10pm.
- Elmwood Strawberry Festival -
the first Saturday of every June; June 2, 2018 from 9
am to 4 pm
Central Park, , 100 E. Main St., Elmwood, Illinois 61529.
Phone: (309) 742-2351. Email:
[email protected]. Directions: 25 miles West of Peoria on Rt. 78. The Annual Car Show has
Click here for a link to our Facebook page. The Elmwood Strawberry Festival
is an annual event held in beautiful downtown Elmwood with Strawberries,
Strawberry Desserts, Crafts, Drinks, Various vendor items.
Long Grove Strawberry Fest - each June
(June 22-24, 2018)
Downtown Long Grove, 308 Old McHenry Rd, Long Grove, IL 60047. This is
the granddaddy of Long Grove's signature festivals, drawing close to
50,000 visitors to the historic business district for the 3-day event.
It is considered one of the premier outdoor festivals in the Chicagoland
area. The pleasures of summer are celebrated with 'berry wonderful
strawberry-filled and inspired treats. All ages flock to dipping
stations for the chocolate covered strawberries, the fruit smoothies,
ice creams, strawberry donuts, baked goods, as well as the farm-fresh
berries themselves. There is free entertainment for all ages throughout
the village, a classic car show, and more. Shops host a variety of
strawberry-related activities. A wide variety of food vendors offer
their delicious treats in addition to Long Grove's fine local
restaurants. You can also enjoy a beer and a brat at the Lions Club Beer
and Brat tent. Visitors are treated to FREE admission and FREE parking
in municipal lots with additional parking available in the Midwest Bank
Lot at Old Rt. 53 and McHenry Rd. and at the Long Grove Community Church
on Robert Parker Coffin Road, west of town. Limited parking spaces are
available at Mel's Marathon Gas Station at the main intersection of
McHenry and Coffin Rds. (These lots charge for parking.) Area strawberry
farmers sell strawberries, other produce and crafts at merchant booths
throughout town. Strawberry shortcake, ice cream and other food is
available throughout the day. Other activities include a parade, the
Strawberry Stampede youth fun/competitive fitness footraces, a
re-enactment of a 1921 bank robbery (in which the two suspects were
killed) and numerous other activities. A street dance takes place on
Saturday evening, the day before the festival, as the unofficial
kick-off to the event. Call (847) 634-0888 or send E-Mail to receive
our color Brochure/Map Directory of Long Grove. Please mention the Web
site when you call or write. Visit our Map and Directions page for
Macoupin County Historical Society Annual Strawberry Festival
- late May, Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm, in 2018 on May
28 and 29
920 Breckenridge Street, Carlinville, IL, FREE PARKING &
ADMISSION. Museum Theme: Before the Internet: typewriters, telephones,
writing tools. COME & VISIT OUR: Huge Craft Show - Toy Show - Antique
Tractors - Cars - Antique Machinery - Antique Small Engine - Horse-Drawn
Machinery - Country Church - 1 Room Country Schoolhouse - Country Store
- Blacksmith Shop - Museums full of Macoupin History - Print Shop Fiber
arts demonstrations of basket and rug weaving, blacksmithing, and broom
making, The Agriculture Association will be serving food in their
Pavillion, featuring BBQ pork burgers and pork chop sandwiches
Spring Festival Theme: "Ladies' Accessories"
SATURDAY, MAY 27:
7 am - 4 pm: Market
7:30 am: Breakfast served in Red Barn
(includes Biscuits & Gravy)
9 am - 4 pm: Festival Activities and
Crafts on Display - Museum (Anderson Mansion) Tours ($3 per adult & $1
per child age 6-11)
10:30 am: Garden Tractor pullers weigh-in
11:30 am: Garden tractor pullers competition FOR INFORMATION CALL
Noon - 3 pm: STAGE ENTERTAINMENT
1:00 pm - Hymn sing
2:00 pm - Antique Tractor Parade
SUNDAY, MAY 28:
am - 4 pm: Market
7:30 am: Breakfast served in Red Barn (includes
Biscuits & Gravy)
8:30 am: Morning Church Service at Country Church
9 am - 4 pm: Festival Activities and Crafts on Display - Museum
(Anderson Mansion) Tours ($3 per adult & $1 per child age 6-11)
am: Garden Tractor pullers weigh-in
Noon - 3 pm: STAGE ENTERTAINMENT
1:00 pm - Hymn sing at Church
2:00 pm - Antique Tractor Parade
- Melrose Chapel United Methodist Church 144th Annual Strawberry Festival -
Early June, from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday
3600 Payson Road, Quincy, IL
62305. Phone: 217-224-1302. Email: [email protected].. Serving cups
of strawberries, strawberry shortcakes, strawberry sundaes and
strawberry supreme, a combination of a shortcake and a sundae.
Sandwiches, chips, drinks and baked goods also are available. People may
eat at the church or carryout.
- St. Jacob Strawberry Festival - Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 10 am to 3
239 W Main St, St Jacob, IL 62281. Phone: 618-644-2142. They'll
have Strawberry desserts, ice cream from Stenkoenig Dairy, Music,
Crafters, Jump Houses, Children's Entertainment, Music. Join Us for
Lunch: Brats, Hot Dogs, Chicken Kabobs, Strawberry Desserts. The
festival sponsored by the St. Jacob United Church of Christ.
Entertainment will be provided.
- Tiskilwa Historical Society Art and Strawberry Festival -
June 9th, 2018
110 East Main Street, Tiskilwa, IL. Strawberries will
be for sale on the shaded lawn of Museum. There will also be local
artists, artisans, musicians and other town organizations, we'll welcome
the arrival of summer. Bring the family to enjoy children's games and
art projects as well as ice cream, pizza, and special historical
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.
Belleville Strawberry Festival at Eckert's Country Store & Farms
- May, from 10 am to 5 pm each day
951 S. Green
Mount Road, Belleville, IL 62220. Phone: (618) 233-0513. This is the
weekend to share with family and friends. And what better place to share
it than the family farm! Enjoy outdoor festival foods and live
entertainment at this old-fashioned all-American festival. Kid's
activities include pony rides, children's play area, petting farm,
carnival rides, and inflatable. Fee charged for some activities. 10am -
5pm For more information call.
Related Strawberry Information: Freezing, making Jam, Canning, Pies, Recipes and More
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