Virginia Strawberry Festivals in 2018

Looking for a strawberry festival in Virginia 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 Virginia 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.

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!

Virginia 2018 Strawberry Festivals - Where, When and More Details!

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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

  • The Ashland Strawberry Festival - Usually the first Saturday in June (see their website for this year's dates)
    Ashland, VA. Held on the campus of Randolph-Macon College. There are many attractions including local entertainment from community choirs and orchestras, crafts, and any type of strawberry dish you could imagine.  For more information see their website or email: [email protected].
  • Delaplane Strawberry Festival - Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend.
    Delaplane, VA. Held in Sky Meadows State Park, in the heart of Virginia's beautiful hunt country, the festival is only an hour's drive from Washington DC.  Hosted annually by Emmanual Episcopal Church, Piedmont Parish, it is a weekend of family fun, featuring local crafters, children's games, hayrides, live entertainment, a raffle, an old-fashioned bake sale, antique cars, petting zoo, fresh strawberries, and more. Events include 5K Run/Walk, Strawberry Pie and Jam Contest, and the first-ever National Strawberry Eating Championship! Proceeds from the festival are used to fund the ministries and outreach programs of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Delaplane.
  • Pungo Strawberry Festival - every Memorial Day weekend,  Saturday and Sunday, 9:00am - 7:00pm
    Virginia Beach, VA. The Festival begins at the corner of Indian River Road and Princess Anne Road and continues south on Princess Anne Road. Public parking is available within easy walking distance, north and south on Princess Anne Road. Phone: (757)721-6001. Fax: (757)721-9335. Attendance in 2006 for the 2-day festival period was 190,000. All the strawberries you can eat prepared in over 50 different ways is the Festival highlight, but activities will also include a Pie-Eating contest, several Racing Car exhibits, one of the largest Carnivals on the east coast, continuous entertainment on 4 stages, a Parade, Livestock Sale and Show, a multi-million Military Display, Pig Races, Youth Art Show, and some of the most unique Arts and Crafts exhibited on the east coast. We welcome your participation in this year's Festival. Don't miss this family-oriented, fun, wholesome, alcohol-free event. NO PETS ALLOWED. 
  • Roanoke Strawberry Festival - Always held the first weekend in May, rain or shine,
    Elmwood Park, 706 S Jefferson St, Roanoke, VA 24011. Voted one of "Southwest Virginia's Best Festivals" by Virginia Living magazine and "Favorite Annual Festival" by the readers of The Roanoker magazine, the Strawberry Festival is one of Roanoke's most popular and well-known events. The Strawberry Festival brings the community together amid an atmosphere of good, old-fashioned, family fun. ‚ÄčThirty-seven years ago, the parents at Community School created an event to celebrate the strawberry has culminated in a beloved yearly event that draws 20,000 attendees. Strawberry Festival signals the beginning of summer and the festival season for residents of the Roanoke Valley. Families, young professionals, and kids of all ages come out for two fun-filled days of scrumptious berry-filled treats, children's games and activities, live musical entertainment, food and arts and crafts vendors. (ADDED: May 19, 2016, JBS)
  • Roanoke Community School's Annual Strawberry Festival - early May weekend from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm
    Elm Ave SE & S Jefferson St, Roanoke, VA, 24013. Phone: 540-563-5036.The Strawberry Festival is a family event with live entertainment, arts and crafts, games and activities for children as well as delicious strawberry treats. Free parking is available in any of the municipal lots such as the tower parking garage, the downtown parking garages and street parking. Tickets May be Purchased Ahead of Time - Call the number above.
  • Stuart Strawberry Festival - a Saturday in Mid May,  10 AM until 4 PM; in 2018 on Saturday May 19, 2018
    Slusher Street , Stuart, VA. Strawberry Festival Main Street and uptown Stuart in case of rain the event will be held at the Rotary Building on Woodland Dr.

 

Farm Strawberry Festivals

Some 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.

  • Gallmeyer Farms - May
    Click here for a page about the farm's own strawberry festival
  • Scotts Strawberry Farm - other berries, strawberries, U-pick and already picked, events at your location (call for info)
    5234 Joppa Mill Road, Moneta, VA 24121. Phone: 540-297-7917. Alternate Phone: 540-871-0635. Email: [email protected]. Open: April 2012(Last week of April 2012). Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Crafts & food, door prizes, pony & carriage rides, bungee jump, moonwalk, homemade ice cream, homemade strawberry & blackberry pie, flatfoot contests and the BEST strawberries around. U-Pick or buy.  2009 dates were: Sat 23 May 2009 - Sun 24 May 2009. Bring the family. Strawberries, food, music, vendors, great activities for the kids, rides and lots more.
  • Wegmeyer Farms at Oatlands - Sunday, from 11 am to 4 pm, Late May (in 2018 on May 21st)
    20850 Oatlands Plantation Ln, Leesburg, VA 20175. Phone: 540-751-1782. Email: [email protected]. Open: Daily 9 am to 5 pm from mid - May to Mid - June. Directions: 7 miles south of Leesburg on Route 15. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Oatlands 3rd annual Strawberry Festival celebrates all things strawberry!  Please note: The last self-guided, walk-through tour of the Mansion will begin at 4pm. The last hayride to the strawberry field will be at 3:30pm. Fun! Festival goers enjoy a variety of family friendly activities. Children's activities include: games, crafts, storytime, and scavenger hunts. For everyone: a hay ride that takes riders on a tour. 2018 Festival Ticket Information: $10 per individual, $20 per family. Children under age 3 are free. Festival Ticket includes: admission to Festival, self-guide tours of Mansion & Gardens, a Hayride and parking.  U-Pick Strawberries are available for an additional fee. Parking Information: Enter through Oatlands Plantation Lane and follow directions for Parking in the South Field. We're sorry, but dogs are not permitted at the Festival.Step back in time and relive history at Oatlands Historic Mansion and Gardens. Hop aboard a hayride through the historic property and arrive at the strawberry field where you are greeted by people in period clothing. Oatlands Strawberry Festival will be Saturday May 30 with food, music and much more. Find more information here! ((UPDATED: April 21, 2018, JBS)

 

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