North Carolina Strawberry Festivals in 2018

Looking for a strawberry festival in North Carolina 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 North Carolina 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. 

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.

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North Carolina 2018 Strawberry Festivals - Where, When and More Details!

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  • Central Park School for Children Strawberry Festival - Saturday, May 5, 2018; always the first Saturday in May
    Old North Durham Park, 724 Foster Street, Durham, NC. The Strawberry Festival is a family-fun community event in Durham, NC. It's held at the park behind our elementary school building in downtown Durham. For more than a decade, we've been chopping berries, painting signs, spearing juicy lemons with spicy peppermint sticks, enjoying fantastic local artists, and creating a strawberry-filled day each year where everyone can be a kid again. The Strawberry Festival supports Central Park School for Children's Monarch Fund, which cultivates paths of opportunity for all students at our school. It supports access to transportation, nutrition, after-school care, club/camp/field trip scholarships, and technology equipment. Additionally, this Fund supports CPSC's leadership in economic diversity. We were the first charter school in the Southeast to establish an economically weighted lottery system for enrollment. We are creating a supportive economic diversity initiative toolkit for use by other schools.  (ADDED: April 18, 2017, JBS)
    A visitor writes on April 18, 2017: "Hi! Just wanted to let you know that our school, Central Park School for Children, located in Downtown Durham, NC hosts an annual Strawberry Festival (this is our 14th year), that is attended by may triangle area families (usually 4,000-5,000 people come out). It is always held on the first Saturday in May, so this year it is on Saturday May 6th from 11-3."
  • The Granville Arts Council Strawberry Jam - Late May
    Granville, NC. Phone: 919-691-3595. Email: [email protected]. Event date and time: May 31, 2014 from 10am-4pm. The Downtown Economic Development Commission and the Town of Oxford present The Strawberry Jam; A combination of Strawberry Days and the Granville Arts Festival In the Streets of Downtown Oxford. 
  • North Carolina Strawberry Festival - usually in late April or early May - check their website
    Chadbourn, NC. Annual agricultural festival for over 70 years. Come Join In The Fun With Attractions, A Parade, Pageant Queens, Live Entertainment, Bands, Clowns, Hot Air Balloons, dances, food, crafts, and Strawberry Shortcake Galore!!!!
  • Soapstone United Methodist Church Strawberry Festival - Saturday May 5, 2018 from 11 am to 3 pm
    12837 Norwood Rd, Raleigh, NC 27613. Phone: 919-870-7727. Join us for a day of fun, fellowship, and festivities! Vendor Fair Health Fair-NEW! Fresh Strawberries, Bounce House Bake Sale Cake Walk, BBQ/Hot Dogs Food Trucks Silent Auction, Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream Strawberry Smoothies Gift Card Tree, Face Painting Fire Truck & Ambulance Pie Baking contest.
  • Vanceboro Strawberry Festival - Early May (check their website for this year's dates)
    Festivities include a parade down Main Street, food, and games.

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