It’s strawberry season and the start of festival season. Here’s a schedule of all the upcoming festivals and where to find them.
May 7 Chadbourn, North Carolina: The North Carolina Strawberry Festival features a parade, a pageant, bands, hot air balloons, food contests and of course strawberries.
May 13-14 Cullman, Alabama: Cullman StrawberryFest at Festhalle Market Platz will feature farmers markets, an arts and crafts fair, 5K run, pet parade, music and dancing.
May 20-22 Pasadena, Texas: The Pasadena Strawberry Festival brings their A-game making the largest strawberry shortcake in all of Texas. They’ll pair the cake up with lots of music and entertainment for all.
May 21-22 Oxnard, California: The California Strawberry Festival includes celebrity chefs, cooking contests, gardening tips, Strawberry Shortcake, and music.
May 28-29 Virginia Beach, Virginia: The Pungo Strawberry Festival has all the strawberries you can eat prepared in 50 different ways.
June 3-5 Troy, Ohio: The Troy Strawberry Festival includes 150,000 spectators enjoying a pageant, a race, golf, soccer, a singing competition, concerts, races, tournaments, pie eating contests, and fun for the whole family.
June 11-12 Pine, Arizona: The PSBC Annual Strawberry Festival has strawberry treats, crafts, music and is held with the Strawberry Patcher’s Quilt Show.
June 16-19 Burlington, Washington: Berry Dairy Days is a classic way to spend a day. There’s shortcake, fireworks, barbecue, a parade, car show, a race, and even competitive eating.
June 17-18 Owego, New York: The Owego Strawberry Festival is more like a Block Party. Shops and restaurants switch to a strawberry theme for Friday night, bands play, a pig is roasted, dogs go on parade, and the night ends with fireworks. On Saturday it starts again with a parade and a wine tasting is thrown in.
June 17-19 Glenwood Springs, Colorado: Strawberry Days has a carnival, a Miss Strawberry Days contest, and a parade.
June 17-19 Belleville, Michigan: The Belleville National Strawberry Festival features a strawberry bakery with jams and cakes, a parade, Strawberry Idol on stage, bingo, rides, crafts, and a car show.
June 24-26 Long Grove, Illinois: Strawberry Fest brings in 50,000 people to this Chicago suburb. You can enjoy strawberry smoothies, donuts, and walk along the town’s sidewalks to visit shops and restaurants.
For more festivals, check this all-inclusive list of strawberry festivals around the country.