2014 Strawberry Festivals: Where, When and More to Find an Strawberry Festival Near You in 2014 !

Look for a strawberry festival? There is no other listing as complete and current as this list, just updated! All the strawberry festivals in the US, Canada and Britain we can find are listed on this page! If you love strawberries, look for a festival near you below! And I'm 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 (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.

Also, see our pages on easy illustrated directions about how to make strawberry jam at home or How to freeze berries!

For other fruit and vegetable festivals, see this page!


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United States

Alabama

  • Baldwin County Strawberry Festival - April  (check their website for this year's dates)
    4198 Municipal Park Drive, Loxley, AL. Directions: The Baldwin County Strawberry Festival is located in Loxley. Loxley is in the central part of Baldwin County in the southern part of the state of Alabama. Located one and one-half miles south of I-10 on State Hwy 59, turn right on Municipal Park Drive in Loxley, AL. (ADDED: November 03, 2011, from their website)
    Comments from a visitor on November 03, 2010: "The Strawberry Festival in Loxley, Al is a tradition for us, even though we live almost an hour away in Florida. They also used to have some u-pick farms nearby, but I think they've all closed since Hurricanes Ivan and Katrina did so much damage to the area."
  • Cullman StrawberryFest at Festhalle Market Platz -  2013 Dates are Friday and Saturday, May l0th and 11th
    corner of First Avenue and Arnold Street NE, Cullman, AL. Phone: 256-590-2003. Alternate phone: 256-734-9157 Ext 18. Email: jsimms@cullmancity.org. Features delicious Cullman County strawberries and other produce, a classic car show on Saturday, antique tractor show and arts and crafts fair both days, wagon rides, walking and bicycle tours, 5K Run, Art Show, Pet Parade, food vendors, live entertainment and more. Admission is free. Located in Cullman’s historic Warehouse District. StrawberryFest Times are: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 10th and 11th, 2013. Cullman Farmers Market Times are: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays April 2 through Oct. 31, 2013. (UPDATED: February 18, 2013)  (UPDATED: January 16, 2012) .

Arizona

  • PSBC Annual Strawberry Festival -  Saturday (9am to 5pm) and Sunday (9am to 3pm), June  (check their website for this year's dates)
    Community Center Cultural Hall & Ramada, Hwy 87, Pine, AZ. Phone: 928-476-3655. Email: psbcaz@gmail.com. Directions: across from the Post Office .The Pine Strawberry Business Community presents the  annual Strawberry  Festival. FREE ADMISSION - FAMILY FRIENDLY FUN With cool mountain air and backdrop of pine trees and mountains always creates the incredible ambiance for this quaint, annual community event. The festival sponsors (PSBC), volunteers and vendors always go out of their way to make this a family fun event. The festival this year will be held in conjunction with Annual Strawberry Patchers' Quilt Show (Pine, AZ) and the Strawberry Valley Blues Festival (Strawberry, AZ). There will be a great selection of food from fry bread, kettle corn, hamburgers and hot dogs to, of course, many strawberry delicacies such as pies, sundaes, floats, shortcake, jam, strawberry sparkle drink, chocolate dipped strawberries, flats of strawberries and on and on. A new community cookbook with strawberry only recipes will also be available for sale this year. Along with activities for the kids, there will be a great diversity of vendors, artisans and crafters selling their wares. (ADDED: April 18, 2010) Also see these pages for vendor info and an application).

Arkansas

  • Bald Knob Strawberry HomeFest - Mother's Day weekend, Thursday night to Saturday night.
    Chamber of Commerce, Bald Knob, AR 72010. Phone: 501-724-3140. Fax: 501-724-8100. Email: baldknobchamber@centurytel.net. Vendors from around the state and joining states bring their wares, a carnival is in town for the event, and the school and churches hold reunions and homecomings. The event offers games, contests, beauty pageant, a grand parade that seems to be larger each year, and live entertainment throughout the festival. 

California

  • The California Strawberry Festival - Saturday and Sunday, in May, from 10:00am to 6:30pm  (check their website for this year's dates)
    Strawberry Meadows of College Park, 3250 South Rose Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93033. Phone: (805) 385-4739. Fax (805) 385-4729. Toll Free Information: 1-888-288-9242. Email: csf@strawberry-fest.org. Delectable strawberry delights, along with non-stop entertainment, Strawberryland For Kids, gooey contests for berry lovers of all ages, and more. The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales will be on parade Festival weekend. An eight-horse hitch of “gentle giants” complete with a Dalmatian mascot is an impressive sight pulling the 12-ton, traditional red, white and gold beer wagon that was first showcased back in the 1930s. Festival  | Information  | Vendors & Volunteers  | Sponsors  | Pressroom  | Contact
  • Galt The Strawberry Festival - mid-May  (check their website for this year's dates)
    Email: info@galtchamber.com. See their website for more information (they use a graphical design that makes is difficult to extract the information to put it here.  Twits!)
  • Garden Grove Strawberry Festival -  late May, Friday (1pm to 10pm), Sat & Sun (10am to 10pm), Monday (10am to 9pm)  (check their website for this year's dates)
    Garden Grove, CA. Held at the Village Green, between Euclid and Main Street Streets in downtown Garden Grove, California. Admission is free.
  • Strawberry Festival - April   (check their website for this year's dates)
    Merced, CA. - That's all I know about this one.  Anyone have more information, like their website?  Write me!
  • Placer County Strawberry Festival -  Mid April weekend from 10:00am to 4:00pm  (check their website for this year's dates)
    Placer County Fairgrounds, 800 All America City Blvd., Roseville, CA 95678. Phone: (916) 781-7066. Alternate phone: 877) 742-7066. Festival Admission Gates And Parking Lots Close by.
  • Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival -  April (check their website for this year's dates)
    At the Fairpark. Enjoy Food, Fun, Rides and Wholesome Family Entertainment During Santa Maria's Favorite Event - Don't Miss Out! Hours are from 11am to 10pm; Carnival Stays Open 'til Midnight! ...and Don't Forget about the Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Queen Contest. PRICE INFORMATION: Adults (12 yrs. old & Up) $6.00; Youth (6-11 yrs. Old) $4.00; Seniors (62 & Up) $4.00; Parking $5.00; Unlimited Carnival Rides (Wristband) $20.00.
  • Strawberry Music Festival - Thursday to Sunday in late May AND in the Fall: August/September  (check their website for this year's dates)
    Camp Mather, Yosemite, California. The Strawberry Music Festival takes place two times each year, over the Memorial and Labor Day weekends. The festival features a wide range of musical acts representing many different musical genres including americana, bluegrass, swing, rock, blues and gospel. You will find a schedule and list of the acts for the current year's festivals on the website. The festival takes place at Camp Mather, Yosemite, California and is located on Evergreen Road just seven miles off Highway 120 near the north entrance to Yosemite National Park. Evergreen Road is also the access road for Hetch Hetchy Reservior.
  • Spring Strawberry Dessert Festival - usually Late July/ early August (in Ramsay Park)
    Watsonville, CA.  (Downtown Watsonville). Admission is FREE with plenty of parking! Watsonville is one of the largest strawberry growing regions in the world, so what better place to celebrate than Main Street Watsonville with a festival that includes fresh strawberry desserts, entertainment, savory foods and the laughter and fun that is sure to ensure? Some of the events: Pie Eating Contest, Topnotch Entertainers, Entertainment on stage, Gourmet Ethnic Foods, Children's Events & Fun, Castle Bounce, 22' Giant Slide, Hermit Crab Toss, Ferris Wheel, 14 passenger Firetruck. For more information contact Terry Pimsleur (415) 249-4625
  • Strawberry Festival of Arroyo Grande - Memorial Day weekend every year
    Email: info@arroyograndevillage.org. Phone: (805) 473-2250 As one of California’s largest festivals — and premiere festival on the Central Coast — this family-style event brings together thousands of visitors and residents to enjoy activities and entertainment, the Strawberry Stampede, hundreds of art, craft and display booths, ethnic foods, and of course, scrumptious strawberry treats of all kinds — in shortcakes, funnel cakes, milkshakes, ice cream and by the box! Admission is free but bring money for food, drink and children's game booths. Features include Strawberry Stampede walk/run, Strawberry Pancake Breakfast, Strawberry Shortcake & T-shirt booths, Strawberry Prince & Princess Contest, Strawberry Blonde Contest, Strawberry Cooking Contest, Kiddie Carnival, Arts & Crafts Show, and Entertainment including Ethnic, Folk, Blues, Jazz, Contemporary & Rock 'n Roll music! Festival Entertainment Schedule (100K PDF File).  View Virtual Tour of the Strawberry Festival at VirtualSLO.com
  • Yosemite National Park, Camp Mather Strawberry festival - Held twice a year on Memorial Day and Labor Day
    A long running (23 years) festival with over 30 hours of musical presentations. Camping and music in Camp Mather in Yosemite National Park. For more information, see their website or write to: Strawberry Music, P.O. Box 565, Sonora, California.

Colorado

  • Strawberry Days -  (check their website for this year's dates)
    Glendwood Springs, CO. The three day festival includes a juried Artisan's Fair, top notch family entertainment on the FamilyFest Stage and, of course, free strawberries and ice cream. Strawberry Days sums up the friendly character of Glenwood Springs and celebrates family and community. The Strawberry Days carnival will return with a new ferris wheel and more kids rides! The three day festival includes a juried Artisan's Fair, top notch family entertainment on the FamilyFest Stage and, of course, free strawberries and ice cream. Strawberry Days sums up the friendly character of Glenwood Springs and celebrates family and community. The Main Stage music for Strawberry Days will be a mix of country rockabilly and soul. Come down and rock the country! Strawberry Days is Colorado's oldest civic festival and attracts thousands of locals and visitors alike. There's no doubt been a big change since those strawberry picnics over a century ago, but, the essence of Strawberry Days remains the same - to have fun, meet old friends and make new ones. The 110th Annual Strawberry Days festival takes place mid-June at Sayre (Strawberry) Park.

Connecticut

  • Annual Monroe Congregational Church Strawberry Festival - Father’s Day Weekend, June,  (check their website for this year's dates)
    Monroe Congregational Church, Monroe Green, Monroe, CT. Phone: 203-268-9327. Held in southwestern Connecticut.  including a quilt exhibit, live bluegrass music, a juried craft show and, naturally, strawberries galore.
  • Cheshire First Congregational Church Strawberry Festival -Saturday mid June (check their website for this year's dates),
    Cheshire, CT. Phone: 203-272-5323. Strawberries and food made with strawberries, music, children's entertainment, a petting zoo, and more. Held at the same time as the Cheshire Historical Society's antiques show, which is next door.
  • Lyman Orchard's Annual Strawberry Fest - Saturday in mid June (check their website for this year's dates), from 11 am to 4 pm
    Lyman Orchards, Middlefield, CT. Live music, strawberry shortcakes and ice cream, activities for kids and adults, giveaways, horse-drawn wagon rides, Frisbee golf and strawberry picking.
  • Monroe Congregational Church Strawberry Festival - Saturday, mid June (check their website for this year's dates) from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm
    Monroe Town Green, Route 111, Monroe, CT. Strawberries, shortcake, other foods, jams and pies, arts and crafts booths and live entertainment.
  • North Canton Community United Methodist Church Strawberry Festival - Saturday, mid June (check their website for this year's dates)
    North Canton, CT. Phone: 860-693-4589. Features strawberries, homemade biscuits, real whipped cream, a silent auction, estate sale, burgers and hot dogs, and a bake sale. There are also activities for kids. Located 1/4 of a mile north of the intersection of Route 179 and Route 309 in the Town Of Canton.
  • New Horizons Village Strawberry Festival & Craft Fair - Saturday, mid June (check their website for this year's dates), from 10 am to 4 pm
    New Horizons Village, Unionville, CT. Live entertainment, classic cars, crafters, music and more.
  • Whitneyville United Church of Christ Strawberry Festival - Saturday, mid June (call them for this year's dates - we haven't heard from them) from 9:30 am to 3 pm
    Hamden, CT. Phone: 203-288-3273. With locally-made strawberry shortcake, jams, tag sale, craft vendors and other strawberry items.

Delaware

  • Fifer's Strawberry Festival - Saturday, May, 10AM-4PM - held at a farm, not a community-sponsored festival
    1919 Allabands Mill Road, Wyoming, DE 19934. Phone: 302-697-2141. Free Live Bluegrass Music from Chester River Runoff -Hay Rides -U-pick Strawberries - Special bucket price -Pony Rides -Face Painting -Balloon Art Good Eats including: -Fresh food by competitive BBQ team"BBQ Grills" featuring a special Strawberry BBQ sauce -Build Your Own Strawberry Sundaes -Strawberry Shortcake -Strawberry Pie -Strawberry Smoothies -Strawberry Ice Cream -Chocolate Covered Strawberries Bring the whole family out for a Berry Fun Time!
    * Wagon Rides - $2/person or $5 max/family
    * U-pick Strawberries - Bucket price special!
    * Pony Rides - $3/ride
    Also Face Painting,  Balloon Art, Forrest Avenue Animal Hospital - Free Stuffed Animal Clinic. Bring your well loved (worn out) stuffed friends for on site mending.

FloridaBradford County Strawberry Festival

  • Bradford County Strawberry Festival - April 11 - 12, 2015
    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
  • Plant City Florida Strawberry Festival - Late February through early March every year
    2202 W. Reynolds Street, Plant City, FL 33564. Phone: 813-752-9194. 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. 

Georgia

Idaho

Illinois

  • Belleville Strawberry Festival at Eckert's Country Store & Farms - May, from 9am to 5pm each day
    951 S. Green Mount Road, Belleville, IL 62220. Phone: (618) 233-0513. Enjoy outdoor festival foods and country music at this old-fashioned all-American festival. Free wagon rides. Live music from 12pm– 5pm each day. Kid’s activities include pony rides, children’s play area, petting farm, carnival rides, and inflatable. Strawberry treats in the bakery, custard shop and restaurant! Fee charged for some activities.
  • Long Grove Strawberry Fest - Held the second weekend each June
    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 travel information. Thanks! Note: we removed links to their website as it was reported as being hacked and hosting malware.

Indiana

  • Crawfordsville Annual Strawberry Festival - Friday, Saturday and Sunday every June (check their website for this year's dates)
    Crawfordsville, IN. This annual festival was held every summer in early June at Lane Place Grounds, Downtown Crawfordsville. Friday and Saturday music, You bring the lawn chair and we'll provide the fun! Come celebrate great food, a fantastic setting, legendary entertainment with small town charm and plenty of close parking for easy access. So grab your lawn chair and plan to spend the entire weekend with us.
  • Lafayette YWCA’s annual Strawberry Festival -  cancelled
    The last year for it was 2006.  Since been cancelled.
  • Metamora Strawberry Daze - June  (check their website for this year's dates)
    Metamora, Indiana. Look for the big Strawberry tent in the middle of town where you can enjoy an early summer treat.  Sweet strawberry shortcake loaded with yummy strawberries and topped with whip cream or ice cream. Strawberry Pie eating contest Saturday at 3:00 p.m. $5.00 entrance. Egg toss, corn hole, one legged bag race, sack race, marbles and more. Sponsored by the Merchants Association of Metamora. View Photos.
  • Rosedale Strawberry Festival Goes Bicentennial - strawberries, produce for sale, produce for sale, parking provide free, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, parade, musical entertainment, carnival rides, restrooms, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, Tents or other provisions are made for bad weather, FREE admission,
    9 S. Main Street Post Office Box 197, Rosedale, IN 47874. Phone: (765) 548-0529. Alternate Phone: (765) 832-9455. Email: historicrosedale@yahoo.com. Open: Friday, June 4 from 5 pm to 10:30 pm; Saturday, June 5 from 9 am to 10:30 pm; Sunday, June 6 from 10 am to 5 pm; A full schedule in pdf is on our website shown here. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Rosedale is located near the west Indiana state line and is ten miles north of Terre Haute or south of Rockvile, six miles east of US Highway 41, and 75 miles east of Indianapolis. Using the map link, we in Florida Township are on its bottom end. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards. All weekend are an 1850's authentic medicine wagon show seen at the SuperBowl and Olympics and a Guinness Book bullwhip expert with up whips up to fifty feet. Saturday has three bicycle tours, eight category talent contest, 10 am parade, pampered pet show, children’s pageants from birth to eleven. Sunday has firemen's breakfast to 11, an old-fashioned tent revival and more concerts. Classic cars, trucks, motorcycles and even heaps will compete for prizes. Grand finale is the Midwest's big solid gold close harmony of Trouble and Company. Strawberry Festival joins to celebrate 150 years of town incorporation and 200 years of county settlement, three events at once. A good family outing, with KidZone activities, games for all ages, pioneer era and Civil War living history camps, fifteen hours of free music from early dobra through Big Band to today's classic and solid gold, nationally rated sideshows, and lots more. Always are sold and raffled fresh berries and our renowned freshly baked strawberry shortcakes piled high with whipped and ice cream. (UPDATED: May 17, 2010)

Iowa

  • Farmington Strawberry Festival - Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. every year in early June
    Farmington, IA. Phone: (319) 878-3866. Email riverfur@iowatelecom.net. Free strawberries and ice cream are served each day, from 2-4 pm, courtesy of the Berry Concerned People. The strawberry and ice cream tent will be set up downtown, across from John's Food Center. Vendors of all kinds provide their services and sell their wares at the Strawberry Festival. Crafts, antiques, collectibles, games, and food booths are just a few of the things you will find lining the streets of the downtown area on these two days in June. Free strawberries and ice cream are served each day, from 2-4 pm, courtesy of the Berry Concerned People.  The strawberry and ice cream tent will be set up downtown, across from John's Food Center. Vendors of all kinds provide their services and sell their wares at the Strawberry Festival.  Crafts, antiques, collectibles, games, and food booths are just a few of the things you will find lining the streets of the downtown area on these two days in June. More information: Entertainment schedule, Where to Eat, Car Show, Photo Gallery.
  • Long Grove's Strawberry Festival - Held the second Sunday each June
    Long Grove, Iowa. 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.
  • Strawberry Point Strawberry Days - mid-June - see their website for this year's dates
    Strawberry Point, IA. Schedule of Friday's Events and Saturday's Events and Sunday's Events.

Louisiana

  • Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival - Held in early April every year - check their website this year's dates)
    Ponchatoula, LA. The Annual strawberry festival has entertainment, games, races, and food.

Massachusetts

  • Topsfield Historical Society's Strawberry Festival - Saturday, June (check their website for this year's dates) from 10am - 4pm
    Crafts, Games, Food, Delicious Strawberry Shortcake - Fun for All. The  annual Strawberry Festival on the Common has crafters specially chosen for their unique and high quality offerings occupy tents at one end of the Common, and a large number of community groups have booths for informational and fund-raising purposes.  Among the regular features are the Friends of the Library Book Sale and the Masco Soccer Team's games with prizes for children.   Hot dogs, cotton candy, popcorn, cold drinks are available.  The featured treat is the Historical Society's home made strawberry shortcake in the Emerson Center Hall.  Get your shortcake tickets early because they are in great demand!  Contacts: Norm Isler (978-887-9724) and Alexandra de Buy Wenniger (978-887-3198).

Maine

  • South Berwick Strawberry Festival - Saturday, Late June (check their website for this year's dates)
    Offers entertainment, shopping, delicious cuisine, game activities, and fun for the entire family.
  • St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Strawberry Festival and Craft Fair - June - call!
    St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 7 Portland Road, Kennebunk, ME. Phone: 207 985/4303. (ADDED: June 19, 2008)

Michigan

  • Addison Township Strawberry Festival - always the third Saturday in July.  (from 11:00am - 10:00pm)
    Leonard, MI. Email them via their feedback form. Info about the Parade or bake-off: Phone: 248-628-0897 (Sandy). 2009 was the 57th Annual Strawberry Festival. Strawberry Sundaes, a parade, rides for the children, entertainment all day long, craft show, car show, fire truck rides, and more. Directions: From the South: Take 75 North to the Rochester Road Exit. Go North on Rochester Road, about 40 minutes off the highway. From the North: Take 69 to exit #163, Lake Pleasant Rd. Go south on Lake Pleasant Rd. till it ends. Turn left onto Sutton Road, go to next stop sign. Turn right on Rochester Rd. Follow Rochester Road about 8 minutes south to Leonard. (ADDED: June 1, 2009)
  • The National Strawberry Festival at Belleview, Michigan - Friday to Sunday one weekend in June (check their website for this year's dates)
    Belleville, MI – The 30th Annual Strawberry Festival in Belleville, Michigan offers something for everyone with three days of nonstop events. The Strawberry Festival celebrates the strawberry season with free special events for the entire family, beginning with Two Midways, beer tent, music and concerts, bingo, crafters, magnificent food, strawberry treats, a children’s area, Strawberry Queen, and Prince and Princess pageants.
  • Chassel Strawberry Festival - held the weekend after the 4th of July every year
    Chassel, MI. Located in the Upper Peninsula . Festivities include a parade, craft fair and plenty of strawberry jam and shortcake.

Missouri

  • Strawberry Festival - early June every year ( check their website for this year's dates)
    Downtown Kimmswick, MO in Jefferson County. Phone: 636-464-7407.

Montana

  • Downtown Billings Strawberry Festival - Saturday, mid June (check their website for this year's dates)
    Billings, Montana.  Click here for directions.  Great Arts & Crafts Vendors - Pancake Breakfast - Children's Activity Area Free Entertainment - Great Food and Strawberry Treats.
  • Dayspring Church Annual Strawberry Festival - Call for this year's date; typically a Saturday in June, from 10am -5pm
    Florence, MT. Contact KC Thompson at Phone: 406-273-7780. Directions:  south of Missoula on Hwy 93, in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley. Saturday,  Arts & Crafts vendors, strawberry desserts galore (whole or by the slice), plus the featured treat, our homemade strawberry shortcake, cake walk, footlong hotdogs, hamburgers, games for the kids as well as volleyball, bocce ball, horseshoes and LIVE music. Come for a day of FUN. (ADDED: May 03, 2009)

Nebraska

New Hampshire

  • The Hollis Woman's Club Strawberry Festival - Sunday, late June From 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.(check their website for this year's dates)
    Hollis Town Common, Hollis, NH. Annual Strawberry Festival and Band Concert.
  • Cruisin' the Berry Old Days Strawberry Festival - late June, 1-7 p.m.  see their website for this year's date
    Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South Street, Bow, New Hampshire.  Phone: 603-228-1154. Classic cars, vendor displays, strawberry delights bake sale, pie contest, live music, live animals, demonstrations and our Ye Old Country Feast and Strawberry Shortcake Meal featuring, chocolate covered strawberries, ham, baked beans, cole slaw, corn on the cob, breads, strawberry lemonade and strawberry shortcake. 3 seatings at 1:00, 4:30 and 6:00 p.m. 2009 Tickets: $10/adults, $5/6-12, 5 and under free! Call for more information. Reservations are recommended.

New Jersey

  • Moorestown Presbyterian Church Strawberry Festival - always held on the first Friday in June ( starting at 6 pm, but I recommend you call to confirm this year's hours)
    First Presbyterian Church, 101 Bridgeboro Road, Moorestown, NJ. Phone: 856-764-8504. Money magazine's best place to live in America (2007) has a great festival sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church. Homemade cakes, ice cream and, of course, strawberries will be available throughout the event. The band Bob's Bandits will play and children can go on a hay ride, get their faces painted, or ride the strawberry train. Strawberry Festival at the First Presbyterian Church. $5 adults; $3 children. Tickets are available now in the church office or at the festival. 6 to 9 pm In the event of rain, the festival is held in Fellowship Hall, indoors. (UPDATED: June 13, 2013, by JBS)

New York

  • Beacon Sloop Club's Strawberry Festival - Sunday, June 9, 2013 from 12 noon to 5pm
    Riverfront Park, Beacon, NY. The Strawberry Festival helps raise funds for the upkeep of the organization's flagship, The Woody Guthrie, and for their sailing and educational programs. Strawberry treats that will be available include sublime strawberry shortcake that is baked on-site, as well as smoothies and hand-dipped chocolate-covered berries. Several local vendors will be set up selling a variety of food and crafts. There will be live music throughout (traditionally including an appearance by one of BSC's founders, Pete Seeger) and many educational and environmental booths. And of course the Woody, a wooden replica of a gaff-rigged Hudson River ferry sloop, will be on hand for free sails on the Hudson during the festival. (ADDED: June 13, 2013, from their website)
  • Benner's Farm's Strawberry Farm - Saturday and Sunday, in early to mid June (check their website for this year's dates)
    56 Gnarled Hollow Road, Setauket, NY.  Also see: Calendar of Events and Directions to the Farm.
  • Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce Strawberry Festival - Sunday, early July  (check their website for this year's dates)
    Ellicottville, New York 14731. Phone: (800) 349-9099. Fax: (716) 699-5636. Email: info@ellicottvilleny.com. Directions: Located 1 hour south of Buffalo; 3 1/2 hours from Pittsburgh, PA; 3 hours from Cleveland, Ohio; and 2 1/2 hours from Toronto, Canada. (ADDED: July 02, 2010, from their website)
  • Historical Society of the Massapequas Strawberry Festival - Saturday, mid June (call for this year's dates)
    Old Grace Church, Merrick Road and Cedar Shore Drive, Massapequa, NY. Phone: (516) 799-2023.
  • Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community Strawberry Festival - Saturday and Sunday, on the last weekend in June each year.
    4934 State Highway Route 5, Fonda, NY 12068. Open: the last Saturday from 10am to 8pm with Social Dancing afterwards and Sunday from 10am to 6pm. The Kanatsiohareke (Gah-Nah-Joe-Hah- Lay- Gay) Summer Festival is a family-friendly celebration of Mohawk culture that is shared with friends, relatives, volunteers and everybody in the local Mohawk River Valley community.  The event includes Genuine Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) storytelling, dancing, music and culture as well as contemporary music. Vendors will be selling genuine Native American art works and crafts. Food will include some traditional Mohawk dishes as well as organic grass-fed beef.
    A visitor writes on June 13, 2013: "Hello, There is a Strawberry Festival down in Yosts NY, it's between Fonda & Palatine Bridge NY on State Highway 5,it was the old Montgomery County Home for aging, the name has now been changed to an Indian name that I can not find nor pronounce, but their festival is running the last weekend of this month(June),plus that weekend is also their celebration of twenty years in that location. Thank you"
  • Long Island Rail Road Strawberry Festival Getaway - Saturday, mid June (check their website for this year's dates)
    This is actually a train ride to Anderson Farms and the Mattituck Strawberry Festival. 2007 Cost: $37 for adults and $30 for children aged 5 to 11. Departure locations include Penn Station (8:17 a.m.), Woodside (8:28 a.m.), Flatbush Avenue-Brooklyn (8:00 a.m.), Jamaica (8:38 a.m.) and Mineola (8:45 a.m.).  The trip includes strawberry shortcake or chocolate-covered strawberries. Phone: 718-558-7498.
  • Mattituck Strawberry Festival - mid June (check their website for this year's dates)
    Fairgrounds, Mattituck, NY. Hulling Night will be on Thursday June 14th if you would like to volunteer, other pages: Directions Festival Schedule, Festival Craft Vendors, Craft Vendor Application
  • Merritt Estate Winery Strawberry Festival - June , Saturday 12pm-10pm and Sunday 12pm-6pm  (check their website for this year's dates)
    2264 King Road, Forestville, NY 14062. Phone: (888) 965-4800. Fax: (716) 965-2054. Email: nywines@merrittestatewinery.com.  Each year we feature live entertainment, great food, wine, beer and our FAMOUS Sangria Wine Slush! We see annual attendance rates in the thousands as people from all over Pennsylvania, Canada, and Western New York travel to take part in tone of the most talked about events in Chautauqua County! Each year, we work with a specific non-profit organization to raise money for their cause. (ADDED: June 08, 2010, from their website)
  • Nassau County Strawberry Festival for Charity - The weekend AFTER Memorial Day -  (check their website for this year's dates)
    BOCES,  Newbridge Road and Jerusalem Avenue, Bellmore. Sponsored by Bellmore Kiwanis and Lions. Typically, it is on a Wednesday and Thursday 6pm to 10 pm, Friday, 6 pm to 11pm, Saturday, 12 Noon-11pm, Sunday, 12 Noon-8 pm. There will be plenty of rides, free live entertainment, free parking, fresh strawberries & lots of strawberry concoctions. There will be a $2.00 (2008 price) admission fee on Friday through Sunday. Children under 5 are admitted free. So come on down and support your local not-for-profit organizations that give back to your community.  A coupon is now available!
  • Owego Strawberry Festival - June  (check their website for this year's dates)
    downtown Owego New York. Phone: 800-671-7772. Alternate phone: 607-687-2556. Plan to enjoy plenty of great food and a fantastic array of arts and crafts. Over 200 vendors and artisans will line the streets. Visit the shops in downtown Owego. Our selection of fine restaurants and unique shops are filled with distinctive merchandise and is sometimes referred to as “the best kept secret in the Southern Tier!” Southern Tier's grandaddy signature festival, an event filled with entertainment, food, artisans, parade, strawberry shortcakes, wine tasting, FUN and everything else strawberries. The Festival grows each year and manages to keep its small town country flavor with over 20,000 visitors in attendance. The Historic Owego Marketplace will also be host to the Autumn Harvest Festival on September 4, 2010.  (ADDED: July 22, 2010)

North Carolina

  • The Granville Arts Council Strawberry Jam - Late May
    Granville, NC. Phone: 919-691-3595. Email: max@granvillestrawberryjam.com. 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.  (ADDED: April 29, 2014, from their website)
  • 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!!!!
  • Vanceboro Strawberry Festival - Early May (check their website for this year's dates)
    Festivities include a parade down Main Street, food, and games.

Ohio

  • Bolivar Strawberry Festival - Friday, Saturday and Sunday in June - check their website for this year's dates
    Bolivar, OH 44612. Email: Dick.Lebold@BolivarStrawberryFestival.com. Directions: click here for a map and directions. They have Pageants, Contests, a 5K Run and much more. (ADDED: June 03, 2009)
  • The Holland-Springfield Strawberry Festival - June (Wednesday through Sunday)  (check their website for this year's dates)
    Community Homecoming Park, Holland, Ohio.  Phone: 419-865-0574. Email: click here for their contact form. The festival features all types of strawberry goodies as well as rides and games of skill and chance for the family. Parade on Sunday at 1 p.m.
  • Kirtland Kiwanis Strawberry Festival - mid June (check their website for this year's dates), 5 consecutive days, usually from noon to late evening.
    Lakeland Community College, 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, OH. Phone: Jerry Lesak, 440-487-2157. The Strawberry Festival, in its 48th year, features a strawberry theme, with amusement rides for young children, teens and adults; it also has a midway and flea market. The Strawberry Festival Parade is held at 6:30pm on Friday. Strawberry desserts (strawberry shortcake and chocolate covered strawberries) are a wonderful part of the festival and there are fresh strawberries for sale, as well. Portions of the profits are used for local scholarships and community projects. Admission is Free.
  • London Ohio Strawberry Festival - Wednesday to Saturday, late June (check their website for this year's dates)
    * Strawberry Shortcake Tent sponsored by Huntington Bank
    * Free nightly entertainment on the main stage!
    * Rides and Games by Albanese Amusements
    * Youth Parade on Wednesday
    * Queens Parade on Saturday
    * London AC Cobra Car Show benefiting Cystic Fibrosis Saturday on the Courthouse Square
    * Kiddie Tractor Pull & Kids Games sponsored by Madison Pediatrics
    * Royalty Windows located on festival grounds.
  • Mapleside Farms Strawberry Festival - early June -  (see their website for this year's dates)
    Mapleside Farms, 294 Pearl Road Brunswick, OH 44212. Phone: 330-225-5576; (Restaurant) 330-225-5577. Located in Medina County. They have vegetables and fruit all year long, bakery too.  Email us at: maplesidefarms@aol.com. Directions: Four miles from the Route 82 Strongsville exit on Interstate 71. And for a map to our farm, Click here.
  • Norwalk Jaycees Strawberry Festival - late May  (check their website for this year's dates)
    Main Street in Uptown Norwalk. Featuring free live nightly entertainment, rides, food, crafts, and fun. For more information. Their website was down (May 2009), so confirm before you go!
  • Troy Strawberry Festival - Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the first weekend in June
    125 W. Staunton Road Troy, Oh 45373. Phone: 937-339-7714. Alternate Phone: 937-339-8769. Fax: 937-339-4944. Email: tsf@troyohiochamber.com. Open: Click here for this year's dates and the schedule of events. Directions: The festival is held on the levee of the Miami River, Troy, OH. From Dayton, OH travel north on highway 75 to Troy, OH. Exit 69, exit 72 and exit 74 offer free parking and shuttle service. The Troy Strawberry Festival is 10 minutes from the intersection of highway 70 and highway 75. Click here for a map and directions. A premier festival featuring strawberry cuisine along with a wide variety of food offered by non-profit organizations; Over 275 top art and craft exhibitors; Free parking and free shuttle service is available All this and much more await your visit to this festival known as the "best" in the Midwest! Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: July 22, 2009)

Oklahoma

  • The Stilwell Strawberry Festival  - always held on the second Saturday in May (check their website for this year's dates)
    Stilwell, OK. The festival has been around since 1948 and is a huge event in the town of Stilwell. In past years, the Festival parade started at 10:00 am and proceeded down Main Street with the crowning of Stilwell's newly chosen Strawberry Festival Queen following. At 2:00 there was an auction of the finest Stilwell strawberries. The traditional serving of free cake and ice cream, with Stilwell strawberries begins at 3:00 pm Many vendors come and showcase their talents and craftsmanship during the festival. If anyone visiting this site is interested in setting up a stand, just choose your area of interest and all of the information available will be listed. Come join in the fun in STILWELL, OKLAHOMA.

Oregon

  • The Annual Strawberry Festival in Lebanon, Oregon - Typically, Memorial Day weekend  (check their website for this year's dates)
    Cheadle Lake Regional Park (Santiam Hwy / Weirick Drive, south of town), Lebanon, Oregon. Many activities, with a giant shortcake to serve 15,000 people - and it's free. The 15,000 free servings complete with juicy strawberries and shipped cream, will be handed out by the Oregon Dairy Wives, who donate the whipped cream, and other volunteers
  • Strawberry Festival at French Prairie Gardens (a private farm) - Held annually on Fathers Day weekend (mid June) (check their website for this year's dates): Thursday  to Sunday
    St. Paul, Oregon.  Email: info@fpgardens.com. Many fun activities: variety of farm animals, including Big Babe, at French Prairie Gardens in St. Paul, Oregon, Hay Rides, U-Pick Strawberries, Fresh Strawberry Milkshakes, Fresh Strawberry Shortcake, Barbecued Sausage and much more! Kids will love seeing the ducks on the pond at French Prairie Gardens in St. Paul, OregonDisplays include a variety of farm animals, goats, llamas, chickens, ducks, sheep, bunnies, pigs and more.

Pennsylvania

  • Brandywine / Rouse Chamberlain Homes Strawberry Festival - Thursday to Sunday, Memorial Day weekend (check their website for this year's dates)
    Brandywine Hospital, near Coatesville, PA. Click here for Directions. Join us for the Strawberry Festival, presented by Rouse/Chamberlin Homes and benefiting the Brandywine Health & Wellness Foundation on Thursday to Sunday, early June - RAIN OR SHINE. Festivities open with Wrist Band Day on Thursday when attendees have unlimited use of all rides from 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm for the price of $20.00 per person.
  • Linvilla Orchard Strawberry Festival - Saturday June, from 9 am to 6 pm  (check their website for this year's dates)
    137 W. Knowlton Road, Media, PA 19063 Phone: 610-876-7116. Held at the Linvilla Orchards Entertainment Garden. They will have a Rain Date if needed. Bring your whole family for a Fun-filled day! Continuous Music, Children’s Games & Contests. Special Guest appearances by: 11:30 Pooh & Tigger; 1:00 Clifford; 2:30 Elmo. Also hayrides, pony rides, face painting, children's entertainment, costumed characters, games & contests, music, ice cream sundaes, giant strawberry shortcake, strawberry treats, Linvilla Grill & Pick-Your-Own Strawberries.  (ADDED: May 28, 2009)
  • Milford United Methodist Church Strawberry Festival and Flea Market - annual, Saturday in June from 9 am till 4 pm (check their website for this year's dates)
    206 East Ann Street, Milford PA. Phone: 570-296-6124. Directions: Look for the signs around Milford to find us. Come out for breakfast sandwiches, coffee tea, and bagels and stay for our lunch grill, offering Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Hot Dogs, Lemonade, Iced tea, and bottled water for all! There will be a tented dining area with music for your comfort and enjoyment. When was the last time you were out with your family for a fun filled free day for all. We will have more than 50 flea market and craft vendors on site offering Antiques, Crafts, Jewelry and MORE. There will be crafts for the kids as well as crafts for them to make for Fathers day, games, face-painting a dunk tank and much more, so much fun to keep them busy for hours. Come and enjoy one of our Famous Strawberry Shortcakes and visit our Granny's attic for the finest hand made items as well as our bake table. It's going to be an awesome day.  (ADDED: June 10, 2009)
  • Mount Nebo Presbyterian Church Strawberry Festival - Saturday, in June from  4:00 pm to 7:00 pm  (check their website for this year's dates)
    1828 Roosevelt Road, Sewickley, PA 15143. Phone: 412-741-6880.  Loads of strawberries poured over home-cakes, served with ice cream at this Mt. Nebo church. We also have ham barbeques, hot dogs, and various side dishes. We have a flea market inside the church, which benefits our youth group's mission trip. We also have a car cruise for all to enjoy! Please come visit us!  (ADDED: June 05, 2009)
  • Peddler's Village Strawberry Festival  - one weekend in early May every year (check their website for this year's dates) from 10 am to 6 pm,
    Routes 202 & 263, Lahaska, PA 18931, Held rain or shine. Free admission & parking. Phone: Info: 215-794-4000. In the fall,  Peddler's Village has a Scarecrow Competition & Display, a Scarecrow Festival, and an Apple Festival. This. winter, they will have a Christmas Festival.
  • Soergel Orchards Strawberry Festival (scroll down to the events section) - mid June (check their website for this year's dates) from 11:00-4:00
    2573 Brandt School Road, Wexford, PA 15090. Email: folks@soergels.com. Western Pennsylvania. This farm has it's own Strawberry Festival and “Pick-Your-Own” Strawberries! Join us for a day of festival fun- featuring hot dogs, meatball hoagies, fresh lemonade, numerous strawberry desserts, hay rides to the strawberry patch where you can pick your own strawberries, and take a pony ride from 1-3:00!  Also on June 10th, we will have a sheep shearing demonstration at noon, where you can watch us harvest wool from the sheep in the petting zoo. (UPDATED: March 31, 2010)
  • Trax Farm Strawberry Festival - the second weekend in June, every year
    528 Trax Road, Finleyville, PA, 15332. Phone: 412-835-3246. Email: sales@traxfarms.com. Directions: 12 miles south of Pittsburgh on Route 88.

Rhode Island

  • Smith's Castle Strawberry Festival - (check their website for this year's dates)
    Noon-4:00 p.m.
    55 Richard Smith Drive, North Kingstown, R.I. Phone: 401-294-3521. Enjoy Smith’s Castle’s strawberry shortcake and enjoy a day filled with fun family entertainment.

South Carolina

  • Strawberry Festival - mid-May - (from 10 am to 4 pm) - call for this year's dates
    Slater, SC. Phone: 864-836-1100. Email:  Candace at clmercer@bellsouth.net. Sponsored by Foothills Family Resources. Food, craft vendors, games, a free area for kids and The Strawberry Pageant for kids age 10 and under.  A pancake breakfast will be held prior to the festival from 7:30-10am.
  • South Carolina Strawberry Festival – May,  (check their website for this year's dates)
    Elisha Park, Fort Mill, SC. Phone: (803) 547-2116. Email: info@scstrawberryfestival.com Directions: Festival will be held at Walter Y. Elisha Park, located at the intersection of N. White Street (SC Hwy 160) and Old Nation Road (US 21) in Fort Mill. Elisha Park is located 1.5 miles east of Interstate 77 (Exit 85). The event kicks off with a gold tournament at Springfield Golf Club on Wednesday, May 4th, followed by the Strawberry Festival Pageant on Thursday, May 5th. The festival continues on May 6th and 7th with live entertainment (The Strawberry Jam), arts and crafts, food vendors, fireworks, a strawberry recipe contest, strawberry pie and ice cream eating contests, kids rides and activities, an antique car show, and fun for the entire family. Vendor opportunities are available. For more information, please visit our website at www.scstrawberryfestival.com! (UPDATED: February 22, 2011)  (ADDED: April 02, 2010)
  • Lowcountry Strawberry Festival - Saturday and Sunday one weekend in April 18, from 12 pm to 6 p.m.  (check their website for this year's dates)
    Boone Hall Plantation, 1235 Long Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC.  Phone: 843-884-4371
  • Mead Hall Annual Strawberry Festival - Saturday, April 24, 2010
    Mead Hall Episcopal School, 129 Pendleton St., SW, Aiken, SC. Aiken County. Phone 803-644-1122
  • McLeod Farms Strawberry Festival - Saturday, May 15, 2010
    29247 Hwy. 151 S., cBee, SC. Chesterfield County. Phone: 843-335-8335.

Tennessee

  • Dayton Tenessee Strawberry Stampede - a week long from Friday to Saturday, May (check their website for this year's dates)
    Email: chamber@volstate.net. Phone: 423-775-0361.The Tennessee Strawberry Festival is the celebration of small town life. It offers a chance for our community to showcase its beauty, history and commitment to family values. It is the goal of the Dayton Chamber of Commerce and the businesses it represents to acknowledge the community support and patronage we receive throughout the year.
  • Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival - one Saturday May (check their website for this year's dates)
    Portland, TN. Parades, contests, concerts, fun-for-everyone activities and, of course, strawberries and other good things to eat. Phone: (615) 325-2265, E-mail: jdaughtry@thefarmersbank.net.
  • West Tennessee Strawberry Festival - one Sunday in May (check their website for this year's dates)
    Humboldt, TN; located about 8 miles north of I-40 and Jackson. Many activities and events, including several parades, floats, a kiddie parade, a pet parade, a Strawberry mart with arts, crafts and antiques that will take place on May 11th, 12th & 13th at the Humboldt High School Gym, located on Viking drive off the Highway 45 Bypass. Even a BBQ Cookoff that starts at noon on Friday after the Grand Floats Parade. We offer live music on Friday night for your enjoyment. The Cook off takes place at Bailey Park, just one block from the parade route and is very easy to find and parking is plentiful. We compete in four categories: Shoulder, Rib, Chicken, and Backyard Variety.
  • Grimes County

    • Jollisant Farms Strawberry & Vegetable Garden - follows organic methods, strawberries,
      11351 County Road 203 Plantersville, Texas 77363. Phone: 936-894-2766. Alternate Phone: 936-870-5550. Fax: 936-894-3418. Email: jollisantfarms@gmail.com. Open: Festival on Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 10 am to 5 pm, the farm is open year round on Tuesday through Sunday from 8am to 5pm, closed on Monday. Directions: Take highway 105 to Plantersville Turn South on FM 1774, go 1 mile turn Left on County Road 203 go 1.5 miles we are on the Left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.  Click here for our Facebook page. We are a natural grower. We use organic methods (but we are not certified!) There will be strawberry picking, crafts, vendors, food demonstrations, kites, gardening classes, strawberry stomp, etc.   (ADDED: April 09, 2014)

Texas

  • Pasdena Strawberry Festival - mid May weekend (check their website for this year's dates)
    Presenting Texas' largest Strawberry Shortcake again this year! Be sure and have a heapin' helpin' of this great Texas tradition. Enjoy this year's carnival provided by Crabtree Amusements, with lots of fun and exciting rides with daily ride specials (to be announced).  There's also a children's entertainment and activity area with FREE games, clowns, a petting zoo, pony rides, and historical craft demonstrations by Armand Bayou Nature Center.  And MANY other events! Credit cards or checks are not accepted for the purchase of admission tickets or coupons at the grounds. Pets are not allowed on the Fairgrounds. Visitors are prohibited from bringing ice chests or alcoholic beverages onto the Fairgrounds. Click here to download the Pasadena Strawberry Festival brochure! (PDF, 372K)
  • Poteet Strawberry Festival - It is held over three days during the second weekend in mid April. (check their website for this year's dates)
    One of the oldest, most popular events in the state of Texas, the Annual Poteet Strawberry Festival is recognized as the largest agricultural fete in Texas as well as one of the most exciting, most dynamic festivals in the Greater Southwest. The 95 acre site which is located on Hwy. 16, 20 minutes south of San Antonio, offers free parking, clean public restrooms, handicapped accessibility, complete RV facilities, and tent covered activities during the fun filled Festival Weekend. The Poteet Strawberry Festival includes ten areas of continuous, family entertainment featuring concerts with nationally know Country / Western and Tejano stars, dancers, gunslingers, clowns, puppets, regional bands, various contests, and rodeo performances. These activities are included in the price of an admission ticket. Children under the age of 10 are admitted free of charge.  Phone: (210) 742-8144. Poteet is a small town on State Highway 16, just outside of San Antonio, TX, and is the "Strawberry Capital of Texas".

Utah

  • Pleasant Grove City Strawberry Days Festival -  June  (check their website for this year's dates)
    Pleasant Grove, UT. Pleasant Grove's annual Strawberry Days celebration is less then a month away. This year promises to be great. There will be multiple concerts, pageants, sporting events, contests, and the always favorite PRCA Rodeo. Have a look at the various activities and events that will take place mid June.  Download Strawberry Days Rodeo Flyer (UPDATED: April 19, 2010) 

Vermont

  • Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center Annual Strawberry Festival - Sunday in June, from 10 am to 5 pm (check their website for this year's dates)
    225 Pavillion Road, East Thetford, Vermont 05043, Phone: 802-785-4737. Email: growing@cedarcirclefarm.org. Free children's crafts and games, VINS raptor visit, live music, horse-drawn wagon rides, organic food stand, and much more. Fun for the whole family, rain or shine! Comments from a visitor on June 19, 2009: "Cedar Circle has one of the best strawberry festivals anywhere, complete with amazing organic strawberries, pick-your-own, hay rides, homemade strawberry shortcake, great live music, face painting, and a full farm stand."
    (UPDATED: June 19, 2009)
  • Dummerston Strawberry Supper - Saturday, late June from 5 to 7pm, (see their website or call 802-258-2655 for this year's dates)
    Grange Hall, Dummerston, Vermont. This event has been held for more than 40 years, feeding an average of 450 patrons. In addition to strawberry shortcake, there is also potato salad, ham, and cole slaw
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  • East Burke Church UCC Annual Strawberry Festival  - late June (call for this year's dates)
    East Burke, VT. To be held on the Green.. It is a picnic supper (hamburgers, hotdogs, salads, etc.) ending with strawberry shortcake. Supper is served from 5pm to 7 pm on the lawn. Cost for a meal is $8.00,  (the price for children under 12 is $4.00).  A single strawberry shortcake is $4.00. This is a wonderful time for the community to gather, catch up on the winter news and enjoy a delightful meal. Directions: Take Interstate 91 to exit 23 (Lyndonville and route 5), turn right on route 5 and go through the picturesque town of Lyndonville to the intersection of 5 and 114. Turn right on to Route 114. East Burke is the first town you will come to (about 5-6 miles). As you come into town, you will go around a sharp curve. The green is on the right in the middle of the curve. Parking is available along the street. P.S. Strawberries come from a local farm, and are picked the day before!
  • Waterbury Congregational Church Strawberry Festival - Friday, late June,  5-7 pm
    Waterbury's annual Strawberry Festival (33 years!) is being held on Friday, June 30 at the Waterbury Congregational Church on Main Street. Dinner will be served from 5-7 PM; there will be a buffet supper and of course plenty of strawberry shortcake! Prices: Dinner is $7 per adult, $5 for children 12 & under, and dessert only is $4 per person. Take-out containers will be available so diners can bring their shortcake over to the Tammy Fletcher concert at Rusty Parker Park! Last year we sold out so come early and bring your friends! Waterbury Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, is located at 8 North Main Street in downtown Waterbury. I-89 Exit 10. Phone: 802-244-6606.

Virginia

  • 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: ashlandstrawberryfaire@comcast.net.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • Stuart Strawberry Festival - a Saturday in Mid May,  10 AM until 4 PM
    Stuart, VA.

Bedford County

  • 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: aferguson@hughes.net. 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. (UPDATED: March 26, 2012)

 

Washington, D.C.

Washington State

  • Berry Dairy Days -
    Downtown Burlington, Fairhaven Avenue, Burlington, WA. 98233. Annual United General Hospital
    Berry Dairy Days. Celebrate Burlington’s Agricultural History with our 71st Annual Berry Dairy Days Presented By United General Hospital. Kick it off with our Strawberry Shortcake Booth staffed by the Burlington-Edison Cheerleaders! Follow the tractors from the Twilight Tractor Parade down Fairhaven Ave. to the Skagit River Park where there will be live music, food vendors, Kiwanis Salmon BBQ and a great firework show! Start your next day off with the Berry Dairy Days Road Run, Costco Grand Parade down Fairhaven Ave. Then... join us at Maiben Park for more festival fun! Vendors of all kinds, food, crafts, commercial, even a small farmers market! Also FREE kids activities, games, crafts, and pony rides. Wrap up your weekend with a Berry Cool Car Show lined up along Fairhaven Ave.
  • Burien Heritage Fair and Strawberry Festival -
    Burien, WA -- The Burien Heritage Fair and Strawberry Festival is held every year in late June in Burien, Washington. Burien is a formerly rural, now suburban area south of Seattle. The Festival lasts for one weekend; with a market, booths, music, art show, kids activities, lemonade with strawberries, and strawberry shortcake.  Also see Online Highways - Travel Guide to Washington Home Page
  • The 75th Marysville Strawberry Festival! - June and July
    Marysville, WA. The first festival was held in 1932. The Marysville Strawberry Festival is one of the oldest continuing festivals held in the State of Washington. Held in Downtown Marysville in beautiful Snohomish County, the Strawberry Festival has many events for the entire family. See this page for a schedule of events!
  • Vashon Island Strawberry Festivalâ„¢ - Friday to Sunday in early July
    Vashon Island, WA. The Vashon Island Strawberry Festivalâ„¢ is a treat for the senses. There is always an abundance of great food, refreshments and fun times for all ages! Some highlights include: The Grand Parade, the Classic Car parade, the K2 Fun Run, Kiwanis Pancake breakfast, music throughout the day, both Saturday and Sunday, Saturday street dances and fabulous food & vendor booths to pour over.

West Virginia

  • Nessly Chapel Strawberry Festival - late  June
    152 Nessly Road. Route 2 New Cumberland , WV. Event date:  11am- 3pm on June 21, 2014, Saturday. Click here for this year's Google search. (ADDED: June 12, 2014)
  • West Virginia Strawberry Festival - end of May each year
    Buckhannon, W.Va. The festival is a unique, traditional celebration to promote the harvest of the strawberry. A week-long event that is highlighted by three days of parades that echo down Strawberry Lane with high school bands marching and competing for up to $100,000 in scholarships at West Virginia Wesleyan College.

Wisconsin

  • Cedarburg Strawberry Festival - Saturday and Sunday in late June from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
    Cedarburg, WI. Celebrate the most luscious fruit of the season during Cedarburg's annual Strawberry Festival. Strawberries mean summer in Wisconsin and we love to celebrate the most luscious fruit of the season at Historic Cedarburg’s 22nd Annual Strawberry Festival.
  • Colonial Club StrawberryFest - Saturday in late June - from 8 am to 3 pm
    301 Blankenheim Lane, Sun Prairie, WI. Phone: 608-837-4611. Many activities: breakfast and lunch, skateboard competition, used book and dvd sale, 5k and 10k run/walk, bake sale, children's carnival. (ADDED: May 29, 2009)

 


Canada

British Columbia

Manitoba

Nova Scotia

Ontario

  • Beamsville Strawberry Festival - Saturday, mid June (check their website for this year's dates)
    Beamsville, Ontario, L0R 1B0. Email: info@strawberryfest.ca. Free admission, free parking and free entertainment. The 14th Annual Charity Bed Race takes place in front of the Grandstand at the Fairgrounds. The runners are cheered on as their teams dash to the finish line pushing decorated beds on wheels. Between heats we run the La-Z-Boy Grand Nationals Recliner Race. Two runners are pushing a rider, strapped into a La-Z-Boy, towards the finish line. A sight to be seen as some of the teams dress up in costumes to add to the fun! Food will be available so come early, grab some dinner, and pick the best seat in the house for the evening. The Fairgrounds is bustling all day long with the arrival of approximately 100 vendors including crafters, peddlers, business and community displays along with a myriad of activities for the entire family and Garden City Display Fireworks.
  • Caledon Strawberry Festival & Canada Day Celebration - Saturday in early July from 9 am to 4 pm
    13682 Heart Lake Road, north of Brampton, Ontario. Phone: (905) 838-2990. Email: info@downeysfarm.on.ca . Strawberry Pancake Breakfast starting at 9 am. Fun for the WHOLE FAMILY, with lots of GOOD FOOD! Free Admission and Parking. Live Entertainment includes: Dickson Reid, original Canadian folk songs, Elvis tribute by Terry Chisholm, K9 Thunder Dog Show 11:30 am and 2:30 pm, Antique cars and tractors, Games, Goat Walk - Kritter Koral
  • LaSalle Strawberry Festival - Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the end of May every year.
    Lasalle, ON. Email: info@lasallestrawberryfestival.com. Events: Beauty Pageant, Bands, strawberries. Originally started by a group of volunteers to promote the local strawberry growers and get folks ready to pick berries the following week or so, the Festival has grown into one of the longest running, free festivals in the area.
  • The Ronathahon:ni Cultural Centre - June
    1 Ronathahon:ni Lane, Ahkwesahsne, Ontario K6H 5R7. Phone: 613 932-9452. Fax: 613 932-0092. Email: ronathahonni@bellnet.ca. The Strawberry Social has music, food, craft and art vendors, kids games, raffles and more for the whole family! The centre  was formerly known as the Native North American Traveling College. Located in the Mohawk Territory at Ahkwesahsne.
  • Whitchurch-Stouffville Strawberry Festival - annual celebration during late June/early July. 
    Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON. Focussing around Canada Day, the festival features the annual triathlon, softball tournament, barbecues, and plenty of fun for the entire family.

Britain (England, Scotland and Wales)

  • Strawberry Fair - Saturday, early June
    Cambridge, England. Contact the fair. Email: iwanttohelp@strawberry-fair.org.uk. Phone: Strawberry Fair Hotline on 01223 560160. A local festival of music, entertainments, arts and crafts that takes place in Cambridge on Midsummer Common each year. Over its 30 plus year history, Strawberry Fair has evolved into one of the largest, free, open-air festivals of its kind in the country. And, believe it or not, it is completely free to attend!!

 


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Italy

Japan

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