California Strawberry Festivals in 2021
Update for 2021 and Coronavirus:
It looks like many festivals are returning for 2021, with the possible exception of some in still locked-down 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 California in 2021?
(just scroll down the page)There is no other listing as
complete and current as this list, just updated! All the strawberry
festivals in California 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!
California 2021 Strawberry Festivals - Where, When and More Details!
CaliforniaI would expect most strawberry festivals to be canceled in 2021 in California. As we hear
from them we are updating the info below.
Arroyo Grande Strawberry Festival - Memorial
Day Weekend (As of April 2021, we're still waiting to hear whether they will hold it in 2021, it was canceled in 2020)
Arroyo Grande, CA 93421. Phone: (805) 473-2250. Email:
[email protected]. As of 2020, the organizers have renamed it "the Strawberry Celebration". Well, whatever they call it, 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 Cook-Off Contest, Kiddie Carnival, Arts & Crafts Show, and
Entertainment including Ethnic, Folk, Blues, Jazz, Contemporary & Rock
'n Roll music! The Festival Features Over 300 Booths, 3 Carnival Areas, Camel Rides, Street Performers and Free Bike Parking. The Strawberry Festival is
San Luis Obispo County's largest free Festival and is the primary yearly fundraiser for the Arroyo Grande Village Improvement Association which also
presents the Village Summer Concert Series, The Kids Halloween Event, Santa in the Village, Saturday Farmers' Markets and many other events. This
family-style event brings together thousands of visitors and local residents to enjoy activities and entertainment, three carnival areas, the Strawberry
Stampede, hundreds of art, craft and display booths, ethnic foods, and of course, scrumptious strawberry treats of all kinds as well as fresh
strawberries by the box! Heritage Square Museums, antique shops, wineries and restaurants in the historic Arroyo Grande Village will also be open. The
Arroyo Grande Strawberry Festival has been named "the place to be on Memorial Weekend" by Sunset Magazine!
(UPDATED: April 1, 2021, JBS)
Cal Poly Pomona
Spring Strawberry Festival and Tractor and Car Show - Saturday,
in June from 10am to 4pm.
4102 S. University Drive, Pomona, CA 91768. Phone:
(909) 869-6722. Email:
[email protected]. Directions: Farm Store at Kellogg Ranch,
Located just south of Temple Avenue; Use University Dr. or South Campus Dr.
See this page for a map. Payment: Cash, Credit cards.
This event is fun for the whole family and admision is FREE! The event
will feature: Pick-Your-Own Strawberries & Farmer's Market, Petting Farm and
Animal Exhibits, Antique Tractors & Farm Equipment, Hay Wagon Rides, Live
Entertainment & Great Food.
A tractor and car show, strawberry festival, tractor rides, petting farm, bug fair, antique equipment display, live music, trophies, and so MUCH more!
See pictures from the 2014 show. Come see a variety of vehicles including customs, antiques,
classics, muscle, street rods, special interest, motorcycles, and tractors.
Spectators are FREE! For questions about the tractor and car show please
contact Brenda Orozco at (909) 869-6722.Although we will not have berry
picking this year, we will have fields full of produce to pick such as
squash, onions, tomatoes and much more! There will also be plenty of
delicious pre-picked strawberries for sale. Food vendors at the festival
will including The Habit, Sno Pros, Old Towne Baking Company and more. Event
Parking: $3 per vehicle, Admission: is FREE. (UPDATED: April 18, 2018, JBS) (ADDED: April 27, 2015, JBS)
Fresno Strawberry Festival at River Park - Tuesday June 18 2019
from 4 pm to 10 pm
River Park Farmer's Market, 220 E Paseo del
Centro, Fresno, California 93720. ! Come celebrate the DELICIOUS and
Nutritious STRAWBERRY! Enjoy delicious strawberry creations, including;
Strawberry pies, cakes, cookies, cheesecakes, funnel cakes, strawberry
juices, jams, glazes, and dried and candied strawberries, strawberry
granolas, strawberry shortcakes, cupcakes, strawberry flavored raisins,
strawberry açaí bowls, strawberry lemonades, strawberry Kombucha (on
tap) strawberry shortcake churros and SO MUCH MORE! A full host of food
trucks will also be on site offering some of the most delicious foods on
four wheels!!! Be one of the first 5000 to attend and receive a FREE
ORGANIC COASTAL STRAWBERRY! All children will receive a FREE California
Strawberry Activity Book!! FREE BOUNCE HOUSES! FREE CONCERT! Enter our
Strawberry Pie Eating Contest and win valuable prizes!!
Galt The Strawberry Festival
- Sorry to say, they are no longer holding it
Garden Grove Strawberry Festival - Memorial Day
weekend in May, Friday (1pm
to 10pm), Sat & Sun (10am to 10pm), Monday (10am to 9pm)
(check their website for this year's dates)
Grove, CA. Phone: (714) 638-0981. Alternate phone: (714) 638-7950. Held at the Village Green, between Euclid and Main Street
Streets in downtown Garden Grove, California. Admission is free. There
are plenty of different activities are on the schedule to entertain and
educate. Dozens of fun and exciting rides for the whole family are the
highlight for many at the Strawberry Festival! The Strawberry Festival
Parade every year starts on Saturday morning. Marching bands, classic
cars, and celebrities are all a part of the fun.
- Los Gatos Strawberry Festival - Canceled, no longer
Los Gatos, CA.
Oxnard, The California Strawberry Festival - UPDATE for 2021: The event is canceled until 2022;
Saturday and Sunday, in May, from 10:00am to 6:30pm
Strawberry Meadows of College Park, 3250 South Rose Avenue, Oxnard,
California. Phone: (805) 385-4739. Fax (805) 385-4729. Toll Free
Information: 1-888-288-9242. Email:
[email protected]. Delectable
strawberry delights, along with non-stop
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.
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Each year strawberry lovers unite for the premier outdoor event tempting any appetite for fun. The California Strawberry Festival is a weekend in mid-May
each year; The California Strawberry Festival is among the top festivals in the nation with over 50 food booths, contests, rides and attractions, over 200
Arts & Crafts vendors, concerts, celebrity chef demonstrations, and family fun! The California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard is the perfect summer kickoff
with proceeds benefiting the community in a BIG way. Join us for an unforgettably sweet experience!
Placer County BerryFest Strawberry Festival -
Mother's Day Weekend from
10:00am to 4:00pm (May 11 and 12 in 2019, 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. What makes a
happy mom on Mother's Day? Happy kids! Besides loads of strawberry
treats, shopping, cooking demonstrations, and live bands, BerryFest is
loaded with fun for the kids with a petting zoo, pony rides, princess
pageant. Adventure Faire, strawberry shortcake eating contest, Amazing
Animal World, nonstop shows on the Kids Caboose Stage, extreme stunt
shows, and a full kids' carnival and fun zone.
Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival
- late April (check their website for other year's dates, April 27 to
29, 2019 ) from 12 pm to 10 pm
Fairpark, 937 S. Thornburg Street, Santa Maria, CA 93458. Phone:
805-925-8824. 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. "A
Berry Good Time". Festival Hours: 12 Noon to 10 pm daily. Carnival may
stay open 'til midnight. Fun for the Whole Family! Rides, games, Food,
pony rides and of course, strawberry delights FREE* Attractions Include:
Petting Zoo, Educational Exhibits, Cooking Shows, Live Music, Strawberry
Tasting & Eating Contests, Strolling Entertainment and much more!
* Free w/paid admission into festival.
Stehly Farms Organics Annual U-Pick Strawberry Fest - one
Saturday in late April
12630 Santa Catalina Road, Valley Center, CA
92082. Phone: (760) 742-1186. Email:
[email protected]. Open: One Saturday each year,
typically in late April. Admission Includes: 1 -1 lb container to Pick
Strawberries, Guided Farm Tractor Tour, Petting Zoo, Little Kids Train
Ride, All Access to the Playground. Our Farmers Market Stand will be
Open 10am-4pm offering Fruits, Vegetables, Eggs, Honey, Jam, Juice and
More! Also Available for Purchase: Tacos, Pizza, Salads, Smoothies and
Gelato. Kids 4 and Under are Free.
Strawberry Music Festival Mountain Magic Music - Thursday to Sunday in late May AND
in the Fall: August/September (check their website for this year's
Westside, 17807 Tuolumne Road, Tuolumne, CA 95379. The
Strawberry Music Festival takes place two times each year,
usually over the
Memorial and Labor Day weekends - it varies, so check their website in
March. UPDATE for 2019: SEE YOU ON LABOR DAY WEEKEND IN 2020:
Please note that there will not be a Fall Festival in 2019, with plans
to return to Westside better than ever, in 2020. Read the announcement
from November 15, 2018 to learn more. The Spring Festival will be
held at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, on May 23rd to 27th, in 2019.
The Spring fest ival is held at the
Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, CA and the Labor Day festival
is held at Westside, Tuolumne, CA. 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 used to take place at Camp Mather, Yosemite,
California but was moved after the forest fires.
Strawberry Festival - On a Sunday in late May, annually, from 8:00am
to 6:00pm (May 26, 2019)
127 Main Street, Vista CA
92084. Phone: 760.726.1122. Live entertainment on multiple stages, bands
& local craft brews all day long in the beer garden. Carnival rides &
300+ vendors. Little Ms. Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberry Costume,
Strawberry Idol, Pie-Eating and many more! Prizes galore! Vista was once
the "Strawberry Capital of the World!" San Diego County's only
celebration of the Strawberry. Live entertainment on multiple stages,
bands & local craft brews all day long in the beer garden. Carnival
rides & 400+ vendors. Little Ms. Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberry
Costume, Vista's Got Talent, Pie-Eating and many more! Prizes galore! (ADDED: May 21, 2016, JBS)
Watsonville Spring Strawberry Dessert Festival - usually Late July/ early
August (Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
and Sunday, August 4, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. ) (in Ramsay Park)
Watsonville, CA. Phone: 415) 249-4625. Held in downtown Watsonville,
California. 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 (
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