Illinois Strawberry Festivals in 2022
Update for 2022:
It looks like most festivals are returning, aside from those that were killed off by the lockdowns of the past 2 years. That took a heavy toll on their finances. I am checking with them day by day, if you have an update for an, please tell me via the
Looking for a strawberry festival in Illinois in 2022?
(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
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!
Illinois 2022 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 -
The First Saturday in June, typically starts on
Friday with most events on Saturday, from 8 am to 5 pm
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.
First Presbyterian Church Strawberry Festival - Wednesday, in mid-May
from 4:30 to 7 pm
Presbyterian Church, 275 Linden St,
Canton, IL 61520. Phone: (309) 647-1256. Tickets for a Strawberry
Sundae, slice of cake and a beverage are $6 for adults and $3 for
children aged 6 and under. They are also selling chocolate covered
strawberries, jam and extra slices of cake. All proceeds go to support
the life of the church. Tickets will be available at the door.
Catlin Strawberry Festival
- Saturday, Early June, usually the first Saturday (6 years running)
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.
Catlin Strawberry Festival facebook page. 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; 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
returned, 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.Elmwood
Strawberry Festival is an Annual Event held every first Saturday of June
in Elmwood Illinois. Central Park at the corner of Main and Magnolia is
filled with crafters and vendors as well as great food
including lots of strawberry desserts and local entertainers
Long Grove Strawberry Fest
- UPDATE for 2022, Hasn't been held the past 2 years and there is no update for 2022 on their website about it, as of May 2022 - call them, email them
or keep checking their website each June (Friday 12pm to 11pm, Saturday, 10am to 11pm, Sunday, 10am to 6pm; Admission: $5
per person per day, kids 12 and under get in free.
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 or early June, Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm,
920 Breckenridge Street, Carlinville, IL, 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, Food in the Red Barn with special menu items of chicken and noodles,
strawberry shortcake, and homemade apple and rhubarb sauces, and featuring BBQ pork burgers and pork chop sandwiches
Spring Festival Theme: "Ladies' Accessories"
Typical schedule from previous years:
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
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 147th Annual Strawberry Festival -
Early June, from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday and 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. See the
Melrose Chapel UMC Strawberry Festival Facebook Page
St. Jacob Strawberry Festival
- Sunday, mid-May - May 15, 2022, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
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. Food with Hot dogs, pork burgers, brats,
and strawberry desserts. Strawberry pie,
Strawberry crisp, Strawberries and ice cream, Strawberry soda,
Strawberry soda float. Grilled brats, hotdogs, pork burgers. Sno cones
and kettle corn. Live entertainment like Fred bird and local musicians.
Jump houses and pony rides. Bike ride offered by Trailnet. All at the
beautiful St Jacob IL park.
Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
Held outside at the St. Jacob Township Park and at the St. Jacob United Church of Christ parking lot. This is a family-friendly annual event that
includes musical entertainment, jump houses, pony rides, face painting, and local craft vendors.
- Tiskilwa Historical Society Art and Strawberry Festival -
June - see their website (nothing was posted in late April) UPDATE for 2022, Hasn't been held the past 2 years and there is no update for 2022 on their website about it, as of May 2022 - call them, email them
or keep checking their website
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
exhibits. See the
Tiskilwa Historical Society 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.
Belleville Strawberry Festival at Eckert's Country Store & Farms
- May , from 10 am to 5 pm certain Saturdays and Sundays - see their
website UPDATE for 2022, There is nothing on their website about it, as of May 2022 - call them, email them or keep checking their website
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.
Strawberry Fest - Father's Day Weekend UPDATE for 2022, There is nothing on their website about it, as of May 2022 - call them, email them or keep checking their website
Tom's Farm, 10214 Algonquin Road, Huntley, IL 60142. Phone:
(847) 669-3421. Email:
[email protected]. Join us for two-days of music,
entertainment, u-pick strawberries, and food trucks on . The festival
gates open at 10am on Saturday the 14th and 11am on Sunday the 15th til
4pm. Entertainment starts promptly (see schedule). Please feel free to
join us for Yoga on the Farm at 9:30am. This year is our
second year and now we have a full event schedule, food trucks, a map,
more volunteers, two wagons on rotation to the strawberry fields, and
tons of entertainment for the kiddos.
Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
Face Painting - Find these artists in the big tent.
Artist - You can find Zebra Zordan by the main stage.
Magic - Find
master deceptionist, Dennis Christie, rotating around the grounds.
Yoga on the Farm - Join us mornings at 9:30am with Amanda.
- Porta-Potties are available north of the food trucks and at the
Kids Stage- The kids stage is located by the main
Main Stage - The main stage is located in the grass field in
Kids Play Area - The kid's play area is located west
of the main stage.
Wagon Rides for Strawberry Picking - Wagon rides
start by the wind mill, near the main gate.
Music While you Pick - We
have DJ's playing toons from noon to 4pm in the fields.
Food Trucks -
Food trucks and vendors will be selling items from 11am to 4pm.
Bakery - Baked items, including sandwiches and coffee is located by the
Open: typical farm hours are Monday to Saturday from 9 am
to 6 pm and Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm.
- Windy Acres Strawberry Festival - Usually held on the first two weekend each June from
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Windy Acres Farm, 37W446 Fabyan Parkway, Geneva IL 60134. Phone: 630-232-6429. Email:
[email protected]. Windy Acres is hosting our Strawberry Festival Saturday and Sunday,
Join us from 11 am – 4 pm each day. We will have Home Made Fresh Strawberry Shortcake, Lots of Freshly Picked Strawberries, and All Things Strawberry!
(Pies, Bread, Jams, Soda and so much more) During Strawberry Fest, we will be grilling out – Brats, Burgers and Fresh Sweet Corn (11 am – 4 pm). Our
Beer Garden will be open (11 am – 4 pm) and there will also be live music! Windy Hill
Farm Illinois Facebook page.
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