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Dates and Descriptions of Strawberry Festivities
Around The World

Alphabetical Index
(by City Name)


This page lists the details of Strawberry Festivals from around the continent and the world. The events are listed alphabetically by the name of the city that they are held in, and are listed with their official name where it is known.
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If you can supply more information about an event that is already listed here, or you would like to tell Strawberry Lovers Around the World about one that isn't listed, please feel free to email the details to me at xxx@yyyy.com.

Following a link from a Festival name will take you to a page that contains information about that specific festival. Wherever possible, links have been made to "official" Festival page. Following a link from a City's name will take you to some sort of informational page about that city. Wherever possible, links have been made "official" City Hall pages.


Ashland, VA -- The Ashland Strawberry Festival
From: Shannon Rice
The Ashland Strawberry Festival in Ashland, Virginia is held at the peak of strawberry season in our area. Usually the first Saturday in June, the festival is held on the campus of Randolph-Macon College. There are many attractions including local entertainment from community choirs and orchestras, crafts, and ,of course, any type of strawberry dish you could imagine.

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Buckhannon, WV -- Strawberry Festival
From the web page:
The end of May marks the time of the West Virginia Strawberry Festival in Buckhannon, W.Va. The festival is a unique, traditional celebration to promote the harvest of the strawberry.
Come enjoy this week-long event that is highlighted by three days of parades that echo down Strawberry Lane with high school bands marching and competing for up to $100,000 in scholarships at West Virginia Wesleyan College.

Burien, WA -- Burien Heritage Fair and Strawberry Festival
From: Jennifer Cabbage
The Burien Heritage Fair and Strawberry Festival is held every June in Burien, Washington. Burien is a formerly rural, now suburban area south of Seattle. The Festival lasts for one weekend; with a market, booths, music, art show, kids activities, and more. And of course, lemonade with strawberries, and strawberry shortcake. :)

From: Caroline Green
The Burien Heritage Fair and Strawberry Festival is going to be held from June 29 to June 30th this year [1996 --JAMM]. This festival is said to include music, dance, art, crafts, drama and lots of strawberry shortcake. ... I found the above information on the Online Highways - Travel Guide to Washington Home Page

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Crawfordsville, IN -- Crawfordsville Annual Strawberry Festival
From the Crawfordsville and Montgomery County 1996-1997 Festivals & Events Page:
This annual festival is held every summer at Lane Place Grounds, Downtown Crawfordsville.

Cedarburg, WI -- Cedarburg Strawberry Festival
From: Mary Beth Fay
I used to live in Wisconsin and one of my favourite festivals there was the Cedarburg Strawberry Festival (Cedarburg is just north of Milwaukee). The festival is usually the second weekend in June. All of the stores have specials on strawberry items and the restaurants offer specials like strawberry-spinach salad, chocolate-dipped strawberries, strawberry daiquiris, and of course strawberry shortcake. I can't remember if there's a parade or not, but there are lots of children's activities and lots of people selling stuff on the streets (ranging from produce to art to toys). The best part is that there's no admission or parking charge for any of it.

Chassel, MI -- Chassel Strawberry Festival
From: Mary B. Cruickshank
I thought you might like to know that there is an annual Strawberry Festival in Chassel Michigan in the Upper Peninsula the weekend after the 4th of July every year. Festivities include a parade, craft fair and plenty of strawberry jam and shortcake.

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Elmwood, IL -- Elmwood Strawberry Festival
From the Peoria Area Visitors Guide:
Enjoy a variety of strawberry delicacies! There will also be crafts, entertainment, and music throughout the day. Car show, bingo, 3-on-3 basketball, radio control fly-in. Elmwood town square, 25 miles west of Peoria on Rt. 78. For more information call (309)742-8643.

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Glenwood Springs, CO -- Strawberry Days Festival
From the Glenwood Springs Home Page:
The annual Strawberry Days festival is the oldest community festival in Colorado.

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Humboldt, TN -- West Tennessee Strawberry Festival
From: Tod Averill
I used to reside in West TN, and they have an annual Strawberry Festival in Humboldt, TN... For this area it is actually a pretty big event, parades, etc.

From: Lisa Lacy
Thought you might be interested in knowing that this year [1996--JAMM] marks the 59th anniversary of the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival, held in Humboldt, Tennessee. The festival is held each year, the first full week in May.

From: Traci Tate
The festival is held every 2nd week in May. Several events occur during this week. Events like family night in the park, carnival, 5K runs, car shows, pagents, concerts and parades. On Thursday, Humboldt host a nonmotorized junior parade. All floats must be pulled by hand. This year there were apprx. 20 junior high marching bands from around the West Tennessee area. On Friday, the Grand Parade is held. Floats, band (instate and out of state), local and state officials were in attendence. The crowds number in the thousands each day. This is a great festival to attend if you are in the area.

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Lambertville, NJ -- Lambertville Strawberry Festival
From: Kalpana Shankar
There is a Strawberry Festival (annual) in Lambertville, New Jersey where the speciality is strawberry fritters.

Long Grove, IL -- Long Grove Strawberry Festival
From: Sandy
Just for your info, I attended a very nice Strawberry Festival in Long Grove, IL last year. I believe they have been having this festival for several years.

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Marysville, WA -- Marysville Strawberry Festival
From: Sarah Kate Curtis, 1995 Marysville Strawberry Festival Queen
Every year during the month of June, the town of Marysville has a Strawberry Festival. This is a ten day long celebration of the town's long connection with the harvest of this berry. The festival includes a Fun Run, Carnival, Grand Parade, Kiddies Parade, Adult Trike Races, Basketball Tournament, Softball Tournament, Car Show, and of course, lots of strawberries!!
Every year Marysville also crowns a Strawberry Festival Queen and two Princesses. Together with their float, these young ladies travel throughout the state of Washington to parades and other community festivals to publicize Marysville and the strawberry.

More information about the Parade can be found at: The SEAFAIR Community Events Page

Monroe, CT -- Monroe Congregational Church Strawberry Festival
From: Gary Scrofani
Just thought you would like to know that there is a Strawberry Festival put on by the Monroe Congregational Church in Monroe CT. This year [1996--JAMM] it is on June 15 - 16. It is a typical New England Country Fair. We sell fresh picked strawberries, strawberry shortcake, chocolate covered strawberries, hot dogs and hamburgers. There are also games for the kids. On the town green, across form the church, is a juried craft show that is one of the best in the area. Last year we picked over 4000 pounds of berries. For more information call the church at (203)268-9327.

Morell, PEI, Canada -- Strawberry Festival
From: Kim MacDonald
Because of the late growing season, our strawberry festival is held annually in mid July. Events during the Strawberry Festival include a parade, beach volleyball tournament, kiddie fair, "kiss the pig" contest, street dance, trivia night, outdoor concert, relay race, and of course, a Bar BQ and strawberry social. Everyone is welcome!

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New Milford, CT -- Annual Strawberry Festival
From the New Milford Calendar of Events {Mar 1, 1997}:
This Annual Strawberry Festival is sponsored by the Brookfield Historical Society, in conjunction with town Memorial Day Parade, at the society, routes 25 and 133, Brookfield. Home-made Strawberry shortcake and lemonade sold while visitors tour museum and listen to live music.

Newport, RL -- Newport Strawberry Festival

Information taken from their web page:
The Strawberry Capitol of Rhode Island hosts the Newport Strawberry Festival. This Multi faceted event serves up a menu of daily fresh strawberries from Newport County farms.

Newton, IL -- Strawberryfest

Information taken from their web page:
Strawberry Lovers will enjoy the three-day event because of the variety of strawberry foods and drinks available. Treasure hunters will enjoy experiencing Jasper County while searching for "berried treasure" the theme for the third annual festival. Strawberryfest is three days packed full of good times and great food. The event will feature a flea market and auction, juried arts and crafts fair, white elephant sale, strawberry royalty contests, games for young and old plus three days of free entertainment.

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Oxnard, CA -- California Strawberry Festival
From their web page:
Dipped, powdered, on a kabob or shortcake, whatever your pleasure, the California Strawberry Festival, at Strawberry Meadows of College Park in Oxnard, California will delight even the "pickiest" of patrons.
The long standing California Strawberry Festival boasts something for everyone, including a delectable array of strawberry delicacies, top live entertainment, an award-winning Fine Arts & Crafts Show, Strawberryland for Kids, a Strawberry Shortcake Eating Contest and Tart Toss, and more at a remarkably low admission price.

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Peddler's Village, Lahaska, PA -- Strawberry Festival

Text based on information from their web pages:
Peddler's Village is an 18th-century style attraction featuring over 70 quality specialty shops, eight restaurants, a 60-room luxury inn, year round festivals and craft competitions, plus a museum of carousel and circus art with an antique operating carousel, all set on 42 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and winding brick pathways.
[The Strawberry Festival is] an annual favorite to welcome Spring. An outstanding array of craftspeople demonstrate their skills and sell their wares. Fresh strawberries, preserves, fritters, funnel cakes, shortcake and more are traditional palate-pleasers! Puppet shows, medicine shows, and musical entertainment. Free admission.

Plant City, FL -- Florida Strawberry Festival

Information from their web page:
Considered one of the top festivals in the country, the Florida Strawberry Festival is ranked one of the best by the International Association of Fairs and Expositions. Over 62 years old, the Festival was established to celebrate the harvest of the strawberry that has made Florida the Winter Strawberry Capital of the World. Today, the strawberries share the spotlight with the finest country music entertainers in the business. There's all that famous fair food to tempt your tastebuds, but save room for dessert at one of our many strawberry shortcake booths! Exhibits of agriculture, commerce, education, industry, livestock, fine arts, horticulture, crafts and more.

Pleasant Grove, UT -- Pleasant Grove Strawberry Days
From: Mark Robinson
Just thought you might want to know about another strawberry festival ... this one's in Pleasant Grove, Utah. It's in the spring, although I'm not sure of the dates.

From: Eric Young
I noticed my home town celebration mentioned here, but the info was vague: Pleasant Grove, Utah celebrates Strawberry Days in June. It is held in mid-June every year, usually the third weekend. It is a three day celebration running Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. There are two main parades held on Thursday morning and again on Thursday evening. The three day rodeo is the highlight of the celebration. But let's not forget strawberries and cream served in the park!

Ponchatoula, LA -- Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival
Text based on information from their web pages:
The first Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival was originated and started in April of 1972. From its humble beginnings, the festival has mushroomed into a Louisiana celebration second only to Mardi Gras in its magnitude. The festival, annually held on the second weekend in April, draws in excess of 225,000 people, operates on a budget of $157,000 and features 54 separate booths on the festival grounds.
Pre-festival events include activities as diverse as a golf tournament, a bass fishing tournament, a softball tournament and a talent show. During the festival there are plenty of activities for all ages from carnival rides to several "Big Name" entertainment. Also included is the annual strawberry judging and auction, along with other fun contests such as strawberry eating, sack races and egg tossing.

Portage la Prairie, MB, Canada -- Canadian National Strawberry Festival
From Sympatico's "Manitoba Festivals" page
Aside from cultural events, Manitoba offers many other interesting festivals. Canada's National Strawberry Festival is one of central Manitoba's premiere events. It runs in July in Portage la Prairie and features activities for all ages. There will also be Aboriginal shows and a giant flea market.

Portland, TN -- Strawberry Festival
From: Jen Gibsons
Hi ... I was just surfing the net, and I happened upon your page. I just thought you might like to know that we have a strawberry festival in my hometown of Portland, Tennessee. I don't know if you've ever heard of it, but it is pretty well known down here in the south :) Just thought you may find that interesting :)

Poteet, TX -- Strawberry Festival

Text based on information from their web pages:
One of the oldest, most popular events in the state [of Texas], the Annual Poteet Strawberry Festival is recognized as the largest agricultural fete in Texas as well as one of the most exciting, most dynamic festivals in the Greater Southwest. The 95 acre site which is located on Hwy. 16, 20 minutes south of San Antonio, offers free parking, clean public restrooms, handicapped accessibility, complete RV facilities, and tent covered activities during the fun filled Festival Weekend.
The Poteet Strawberry Festival includes ten areas of continuous, family entertainment featuring concerts with nationally know Country / Western and Tejano stars, dancers, gunslingers, clowns, puppets, regional bands, various contests, and rodeo performances. These activities are included in the price of an admission ticket. Children under the age of 10 are admitted free of charge.

From information shared by Charlie Harris, Michael A. Jarvis, Richard Wells and The Shields Family
The Strawberry Festival in Poteet TX attracts about 45,000 people over three days during the second weekend in April. The Association which organises this free festival has a telephone number: (210) 742-8144. Poteet is a small town on State Highway 16, just outside of San Antonio, TX, and is the "Strawberry Captial of Texas".

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Salmon Arm, BC, Canada -- Wheels Festival and Strawberry Social
From the Salmon Arm Events Calendar:
This even occurs in June, and is a wonderful time for the entire family featuring street entertainment, bands and cultural events all in honour of the sweet strawberry.

Silverton, OR -- Silverton Grange Hall Strawberry Festival

From: Christine Shaw
Every year as far back as I can remember there is a strawberry festival at the Silverton Grange Hall in the Silverton Hills, in the heart of the strawberry fields. It is held sometime in June. In the old days, the farm women would get together and whip fresh cream, and make fresh shortbread. You would pay a minimal fee, get your shortcake, sit at a table with huge bowls of fresh whipped cream and huge bowls of strawberries. Years later it wasn't quite as rustic and fresh. Although I haven't been to one in years, I know some things haven't changed: the wonderful, huge, red, juicy strawberries, and the delightful farmer folk of the area.

Strawberry, AZ -- Strawberry Festival

From: Lynn Decker
How could you neglect to mention the annual strawberry festival in Strawberry, Arizona? Held the second weekend in June of each year, it is an extravaganza of barbeque and strawberry shortcake for the hordes of people trying to escape the Phoenix heat. Strawberry is a beautiful little community located just under the Mogollon Rim -- Zane Grey country. (Unfortunately Zane Grey's cabin burnt down a few years ago.) But the town of Strawberry still boasts the oldest schoolhouse in Arizona!

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Vashon, WA -- Strawberry Festival
From: Caroline Green
The Vashon Strawberry Festival is scheduled for July 13 and 14th [1996 --JAMM]. It is listed as a traditional country festival that is in its 79th year. The festival is held on Vashon Island (a short ferry trip from Seattle). I found the above information on the Online Highways - Travel Guide to Washington Home Page

Virginia Beach, VA -- Pungo Strawberry Festival
From their Web Page:
The Pungo Strawberry Festival] began in 1983 when several local residents and business people wanted an opportunity to share their country lifestyle with the rest of the citizens of Hampton Roads.
The Pungo Strawberry Festival is held each year in May; on the Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend. The festival is an alcohol-free, family oriented event that draws tens of thousands of attendees each year.

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Wallington, Victoria, Australia -- Wallington Strawberry Fair
From: Mark Hyland
We have them here too -- Strawberries AND Festivals. Sunday Nov. 17, 1996 is the Wallington Strawberry Fair, which is just out of Geelong, which is about an hour south-west of Melbourne, Australia. It's a really big day for the family. Rides, animals, bands and the odd strawberry or two.
It started of as a small craft market/strawberry fair to raise money for the small school. They were happy with a couple of hundred of dollars, now it attracts about 30,000 people on the ONE day it takes place, and raises in excess of $45,000! It's one of the biggest festivals in the area.

Watsonville, CA -- Spring Strawberry Dessert Festival
From the web page:
For one day only on Sunday, May 26, strawberry desserts will be the highlight of the 2nd Annual Spring Strawberry Dessert Festival. This event offers a variety of desserts, international foods, fresh produce, live music, and dance. 2nd Annual Strawberry Dessert Festival.

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