Virginia Strawberry Festivals in 2020

Update for 2020 and Coronavirus:

Keep in mind that some of the festivals below may be canceled or altered for 2020. The situation is changing so rapidly and many festivals are not announcing 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. Some festivals are still being held, while others are being canceled for 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 own website. 

I update this list every year, but still click on the links to the festival (the blue, underlined name of the each festival) to confirm this year's dates on the website for each festival. They may change or cancel at the last minute. . If they don't have a website, call the phone number provided, but ALWAYS CONFIRM THIS YEAR'S DATES AND TIMES BY EITHER VIEWING THEIR WEBSITE OR CALLING.

Click here for the form to add a festival and have detailed information; or click here if you have general information and are not connected with the event!

Virginia 2020 Strawberry Festivals - Where, When and More Details!

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There are two general types of strawberry festivals 1) community festivals, usually organized by a church, school, local Chamber of commerce or a town and 2). Strawberry festival held at and by a farm

They are different in what they offer, so they are grouped separately. (of course not all states and areas have both. And following the festival listings are links to our easy to follow directions about making strawberry jam, freezing strawberries, strawberry pies and much more. 

Community Strawberry Festivals

  • The Ashland Strawberry Festival - Usually the first 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: ashlandstrawberryfaire@comcast.net. 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. 
  • Roanoke 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 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 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)
    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.
  • 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: wegmeyerfarms@yahoo.com. 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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