Virginia Strawberry Festivals in 2020
Update for 2020 and Coronavirus:
Keep in mind that many, if not most or all of the festivals below may be canceled for 2020. The situation is changing
so rapidly, we've left last year's data below and suggest you see the festivals website or call the festival as the date gets close to see if they
will even hold it at all this year. My guess is all festivals will be cancelled in 2020.
Looking for a strawberry festival in Virginia in 2020?
(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
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 2020 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
The Ashland Strawberry Festival - Usually the first
or second Saturday in
June (see their website for this year's dates) June 15, 2019 from 10 am
to 5 pm
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org. The Faire is a traditional
celebration to promote the community and celebrate the strawberry
harvest. The Faire is held in June, on the campus of Randolph-Macon
College campus. The Faire is a free, community and family-oriented event
during which non-profit groups raise funds and offer something for
everyone. There are vendors selling arts, crafts, plants, and antiques
to the thousands who attend. There are local businesses featured from
Ashland and Hanover. The proceeds from the Faire provide scholarships
and grants to local non-profit groups.
Delaplane Strawberry Festival - Saturday and Sunday of
Memorial Day weekend, From 10 am to 5 pm.
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. Bring the whole family and enjoy a fun and festive day in the
Virginia countryside at Sky Meadows State Park near Delaplane, VA. hian
Trail, face painting, cake-walking, Corn Hole, a monkey and much more!
2019 Tickets at the festival are $25 per car. Pack your own picnic or
snack on festival fare and strawberry sundaes! Make a whole day of it
and don't forget to take home a flat of delicious fresh strawberries!
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 2018 for the
2-day festival period was 80,000. 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. Plus, there are
plenty of mouth-watering strawberries. The Festival is a non-profit
organization and prides itself on its ability to give to the community.
All proceeds from our Festival are donated to non-profit community and
service organizations. NO PETS ALLOWED.
Strawberry Festival - Always held the first weekend in May,
rain or shine, from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm (It was Saturday May 4th in
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. Thirty-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.
Strawberry Festival - Friday May 10, 2019 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Rocky Mount Farmers' Market, 435 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount, VA 24151.
Phone: (540) 483-0907. A fun filled afternoon with plenty of fresh
strawberries on ice cream, snow cones, balloons, and children's
activities including a rock climbing wall and face painting. The Canned
Biskits among other live music are scheduled to play. Bring your lawn
chair and come early.
This is a free community event courtesy of
Franklin Heights Baptist Church.Fresh strawberries, ice cream, snow
cones, balloons and children's activities including a rock climbing wall
and face painting. Live musical entertainment will be provided by local
bands and several gospel groups. Bring your lawn chair and come early.
Stuart Strawberry Festival
- a Saturday in Mid May, 10 AM until 4 PM; Saturday May 18, 2019
Slusher Street , Stuart, VA.
Strawberry Festival Main Street and uptown Stuart. Strawberry Festival
on Main Street and Slusher Street uptown Stuart This is a rain or
shine event.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)
Joppa Mill Road, Moneta, VA 24121. Phone: 540-297-7917. Alternate Phone:
email@example.com. Open: April 2012(Last week of April 2012).
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
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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