Virginia Strawberry Festivals in 2023

Update for 2021 and Coronavirus:

It looks like many festivals are returning for 2021, with the possible exception of some in states like California, Michigan, New York. Even so, many festivals will not finalize or announce their plans until the last minute, so when we have not seen an update, 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 hold it this year. 

Looking for a strawberry festival in Virginia in 2023? (just scroll down the page)There is no other listing as complete and current as this list, just updated! All the strawberry festivals in Virginia we can find are listed on this page! If you love strawberries, look for a festival near you below! And I'm always looking for more strawberry festivals! Please write me, if you know of any to add!  I update the dates as soon as the festivals publish their information, but you can always click on the links (usually the name of the festival) to see the current information on the festival's own website. 

Always click on the links to the festival to confirm this year's dates; weather and other conditions could cause a 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!

Virginia 2023 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 much more. 

Community Strawberry Festivals

  • The Ashland Strawberry Festival - Usually the first or second Saturday in June (see their website for this year's dates)  from 10 am to 5 pm June 11, 2022
    Ashland, VA. Held on the campus of Randolph-Macon College. There are many attractions including local entertainment from community choirs and orchestras, crafts, and any type of strawberry dish you could imagine.  For more information see their website or email: [email protected]. 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 - UPDATE for 2022: It's now "Emmanuel PopUp Market" and apparently, they no longer hold the festival there is absolutely nothing on their website nor Facebook pages about it for this year
    Edmonds Lane, Sky Meadows State Park Delaplane, VA 20130. [email protected].
  • Pungo Strawberry Festival - normally, every Memorial Day weekend,  Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 7 pm - but the 2022 Pungo Strawberry Festival is canceled, for "unforeseen circumstances", whatever THAT means! 
    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. 
  • Roanoke Strawberry Festival - Always held the first weekend in May, (May 6, 2022 and May 7, 2022) Friday from 11 am to 6 pm and  Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm  rain or shine, from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm (It was Saturday May 4th in 2019)
    Elmwood Park, 706 S Jefferson St, Roanoke, VA 24011. . Voted one of "Southwest Virginia's Best Festivals" by Virginia Living magazine and "Favorite Annual Festival" by the readers of The Roanoker magazine, the Strawberry Festival is one of Roanoke's most popular and well-known events. The Strawberry Festival brings the community together amid an atmosphere of good, old-fashioned, family fun. ‚ÄčThirty-seven years ago, the parents at Community School created an event to celebrate the strawberry has culminated in a beloved yearly event that draws 20,000 attendees. Strawberry Festival signals the beginning of summer and the festival season for residents of the Roanoke Valley. Families, young professionals, and kids of all ages come out for two fun-filled days of scrumptious berry-filled treats, children's games and activities, live musical entertainment, food and arts and crafts vendors. 
  • Rocky Mount Farmer's Market Franklin Heights Church Strawberry Festival - Usually the first or second Friday in May from 6:30 to 8:30 pm May 6, 2022
    Rocky Mount Farmers' Market, College St, Rocky Mount, VA 24151. Phone: (540) 483-0907. Farmers' Market. The Strawberry Festival is back at the Farmer's Market this year! Come early and bring your own chair to enjoy fresh strawberries on ice cream, popcorn, snow cones, balloons, face painting, and climbing wall. Music provided by Paula Dellenback & Fox Fire along with The Harwell Grice Band.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.y.
  • Savage United Methodist Church - Not held since 2019, no idea when (or if) it will return UPDATE for 2022, There is nothing on their website about it, as of early May 2022 - call them, email them or keep checking their website
    9050 Baltimore St, Savage, MD 20763. Phone: (301) 725-7630. Email: [email protected].
  • Stuart Strawberry Festival - a Saturday in Mid May,  10 AM until 4 PM;  Saturday May 15, 2021 10 am to 4 pm
    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 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 UPDATE for 2022, There is nothing on their website about it, as of early May 2022 - call them, email them or keep checking their website
  • Scotts Strawberry Farm - other berries, strawberries, U-pick and already picked, events at your location (call for info)
    5234 Joppa Mill Road, Moneta, VA 24121. Phone: 540-297-7917. Alternate Phone: 540-871-0635. Email: [email protected]. Open: April 2012(Last week of April 2012). Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Crafts & food, door prizes, pony & carriage rides, bungee jump, moonwalk, homemade ice cream, homemade strawberry & blackberry pie, flatfoot contests and the BEST strawberries around. U-Pick or buy.  2009 dates were: Sat 23 May 2009 - Sun 24 May 2009. Bring the family. Strawberries, food, music, vendors, great activities for the kids, rides and lots more.


Related Strawberry Information: Freezing, making Jam, Canning, Pies, Recipes and More

Also, see our pages on easy illustrated strawberry directions:

For other fruit and vegetable festivals, see this page!


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