New Jersey Strawberry Festivals in 2024

Update for 2024:

It looks like most festivals are returning, aside from those that were killed off by the lockdowns of the past 2 years. That took a heavy toll on their finances. I am checking with them day by day, if you have an update for an, please tell me via the Feedback form.

Looking for a strawberry festival in New Jersey in 2024? (just scroll down the page)There is no other listing as complete and current as this list, just updated! All the strawberry festivals in New Jersey 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.

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New Jersey 2024 Strawberry Festivals - Where, When and More Details!

New Jersey

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

  • Clifton Strawberry Festival - Saturday, in early June  from 10 am to 2 pm 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 - it looks like they last held it in 2018
    City Green, 171 Grove St., Clifton, NJ 07013. Phone: 973-869-4086. Live music, Arts and crafts, family activities Pick your own strawberries LOTS OF STRAWBERRY FUN! SATURDAY, JUNE 2ND AT THE FARM ECO-CENTER
  • Cranbury First Presbyterian Church - Saturday typically in early June from 3 pm to 6 pm
    22 South Main Street, Cranbury, NJ 08512. Phone: (609)395-0897. Email: Our Annual Strawberry Festival sponsored by the Board of Deacons to benefit the Deacons Benevolence Fund. Enjoy strawberries, cake, ice cream, live music, games, pony rides, petting zoo and bake sale! Advance tickets can be purchased from a Deacon, during coffee hour, through the church office or at CPNS. The 2019 cost of each ticket is $7.00 for each adult and $5.00 for each child ages 2-12. Tickets at the door are $8.00 for each adult ticket and $6.00 for each child ages 2-12.Cranbury First Presbyterian Church Facebook page.
  • Montgomery NJ Boy Scout Troop 46 Annual Strawberry Festival  - June 2, 2024
    Lower Middle School Cafetorium, Montgomery, NJ. First held in 1966, the festival is a family-friendly social event featuring games, food, and live performances, including the 134-year-old Blawenburg Band. The Strawberry Festival provides an opportunity for scouts, particularly those older, to foster and display their leadership skills.Tickets are seven dollars in advance and can be purchased online through the troop’s social media, a current Troop 46 member, or nine dollars at the door. Proceeds go to the troop to help fund future activities. To support this year's Mayors Wellness Campaign, the troop has arranged for Princeton Wellness and Fitness Center to offer a free zumba class during the afternoon at the event!
    Held since 1966, so 2024 is the 56th annual Strawberry Festival . (UPDATED: May 29, 2024)
  • Moorestown Presbyterian Church Strawberry Festival - always held on the first Friday in June from 6 pm to 9 pm
    First Presbyterian Church, 101 Bridgeboro Road, Moorestown, NJ. Phone: 856-764-8504. Money magazine's best place to live in America (2007) has a great festival sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church. Homemade cakes, ice cream and, of course, strawberries will be available throughout the event. There are Home-made cakes (store bought ones, too) made by our congregation. Strawberries that had been cut and sweetened the day before. Vanilla Ice Cream from Bassets Ice Cream Company Burger and hot dog stand  Beverages - Ice water, iced tea, lemonade, hot tea and coffee. And More… Music by the local community band and our Contemporary Music Band. Face painting for the little ones. Inflatables for the bigger kids. Kiddie train ride or moon bounce for the little ones. Third-world Missionwares store  Tickets are available now in the church office or at the festival. 6 to 9 pm In the event of rain, the festival is held in Fellowship Hall, indoors. (UPDATED: June 13, 2013, by JBS)
  • Oceanport Lion's Club Annual Strawberry Fair - Normally it's Wednesday, at the end of May through Sunday in early June UPDATE for 2022, Their website says they are not holding it this year over fears about COVID
    Monmouth Park Race Track, Oceanport NJ. Held in the parking lot. featured rides, games and food, including the traditional strawberry short cake. Included in the fun was the animals' display where youngsters delighted in getting a close up view of the furry friends. Other proceeds go to Lions charities, eyesight impaired and other difficulties that are often a challenge to address, and expensive at that. This was the 14th event held at the Park, Parking is free. Admission is $2. Ride tickets are sold at an additional cost.
  • Stone Harbor St. Mary's Episcopal Church Strawberry Festival - Sunday typically in late May, from 6 pm to 8 pm
    9425 Third Ave., Stone Harbor, NJ 08247. Phone: 609-368-5922. Strawberry Festival at St. Mary's Church from 6 to 8 pm. Jersey strawberries are the best, and all things delicious and strawberry will be served at St. Mary's Strawberry Festival. Stop by for will be berry good!
  • West Cape May Strawberry Festival -  the first Saturday in June from 9 am to 5 pm (in 29018, it's, June 2, 2018)
    Backyard Park, 732 Broadway, West Cape May, NJ. Phone: 609-884-9325. Alternate phone: 609-884-8382. Sponsored by the West Cape May Business Association, the Strawberry Festival has become an eagerly anticipated event each spring. Strawberries abound in both edible and non-edible form. The festival will be held in the Borough's Backyard Park located behind the WCM Volunteer Firehouse. For more information and festival application questions please contact the organizer, Sharon Flanagan. She can be reached at (609) 886-0412.   (ADDED: March 02, 2015, JBS)

Farm Strawberry Festivals

In addition to community and church festivals, some private 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.

  • Alstede Farms - June (Jun 2, 2018 - Jun 24, 2018)
    1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930. Phone: 908-879-7189. Email: Open: PYO Hours: Spring & Summer: 9 am to 6 pm, Fall: 9 am to 5 pm (check website to see when hours change)  Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page.  Strawberry Harvest Festival - Celebrate One of Your Favorite Berries at our Annual Strawberry Festival! Every Saturday and Sunday in June! Our festival tent will be open from 11 AM - 5 PM for you to try our homemade strawberry treats!
    Enjoy scrumptious strawberry treats galore: homemade strawberry ice cream, strawberry shortcakes, strawberry shakes, strawberry lemonade slushies, strawberry sundaes, strawberry pie, strawberry rhubarb pie, and strawberry fudge and more!
    Take a Scenic hayride to our strawberry patch to pick your own strawberries! And then enjoy lots of Family Fun Activities (Pony Rides, Tractor Train Rides, Moon Bounce, Hay Wagon Rides, Corn Kingdom and much more!!) Pick Your Own Strawberries too! Something for the whole family! please note: pick your own and children's activities are available subject to weather conditions.
  • Donaldson Farms  - 2018 DATES & HOURS: Saturdays & Sundays in June (June 2-3, June 9-10, June 16-17, June 23-24) Saturdays 8:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m, Sundays 8:00 a.m - 5 pm, Availability varies for additional activities. Dates and hours are weather permitting
    3345 Allen Road, Mansfield Twp, NJ.  Phone: (908) 852-9122. Email:  COST: No entry fee. Activities and food priced individually. PYO activities are priced by the pound. Pint containers and cardboard flats are available for purchase. Please Note: No paper or plastic shopping bags are allowed in the PYO berry fields. Open: Daily, April to December, from 9 am to 6 pm. In addition to u-pick, there is pre-picked:   Asparagus; melons; peaches; sweet corn; tomatoes; lettuce; complete line of farm fresh produce. Directions: Hackettstown. We also have Jersey Fresh Cooks cookbook; milk; ice cream; fresh-baked pies; free wagon rides October & June; farm animals. 600 acre farm. (UPDATED: April 21, 2018, JBS) 
  • Johnson's Farm Strawberry Festival - late May and June
    133 Church Road, Medford, NJ 08055. Phone: 609-654-8643. Email: 2018 Strawberry Festival Weekends May 25, 26, 27. June 1, 2, 3; Friday evening from 5-9 Saturday & Sunday from 12 to 4. The Fun & Food all starts on Friday evening during our weekly Friday Night Farm-B-Q and Classic Car Cruise. DJ Frank will be spinning the tunes. Hayrides to pick will leave until 7 PM on Friday evening and from 10 to 4 on Sat. and Sun. Chef Scott will be GRILLING Hamburgers, Chicken legs, Pulled pork and Italian Sausage and we will have all your favorite sides and fixens!! The Market will be JAMMED with Strawberry STUFF from Fresh berries to Chocolate Covered STRAWBERRIES, STRAWBERRY milkshakes and STRAWBERRY Rhubarb Pies. Open: Monday - Wednesday 8 am to 7 pm Thursday 8 am to 8 pm Friday and Saturday 8 am to 9 pm Sunday 8 am to 8 pm During Christmas Week December 26 to 30 we will be OPEN 10am to 9pm Daily. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:  Route 70 to Hartford Road 1 mile  on Left side, next to Lenape High School.Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. We also have a roadside market / farm stand with Strawberries; sweet corn; peaches; nectarines; sweet cherries; apples; pumpkins; cantaloupes; popcorn; peanuts We also have Farm-baked pies; pot pies; sandwiches; salads; dips; ice cream; Italian ice; donuts; cookies; candy; quiches; soups;(UPDATED: April 21, 2018, JBS) 
  • Von Thun's Country Farm Market - June
    519 Ridge Road (Route 522), Monmouth Junction, NJ. Phone: (732) 329-8656. Email: Directions: Located on Route 522, minutes from NJTPK, GSP, Route 1, Route 130, Route 18, Route 33, Route 27. A definite date will be announced once the strawberries come out of winter dormancy, but check out the other Strawberry Festival details! Our Strawberry Festival is being held at the South Brunswick farm only. We also have a roadside market / farm stand with Sweet corn; tomatoes; peppers; strawberries; raspberries; string beans; melons; pumpkins; other assorted home-grown fruits & vegetables. We also have Jersey Fresh Cooks cookbook; cut flowers; mums; Indian corn; perennials; annuals; hanging baskets; vegetable plants; fall festival with pyo pumpkins & free hay rides; WIC and Senior FMNP checks accepted. Strawberries: mid May thru mid June. Blueberries: mid June thru mid July. Blackberries: mid July thru mid August. Assorted Seasonal vegetables: early July through August. Pumpkins: mid September thru October. Apples: mid September thru October.(UPDATED: April 27, 2018, JBS)  

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