North Carolina 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 North Carolina 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 North Carolina 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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North Carolina 2024 Strawberry Festivals - Where, When and More Details!

North Carolina

  • Central Park School for Children Strawberry Festival - Saturday, in early May from 11 am to 3 pm; always the first or second Saturday in May (May 7, 2022)
    Old North Durham Park, 724 Foster Street, Durham, NC. The Strawberry Festival is a family-fun community event in Durham, NC. It's held at the park behind our elementary school building in downtown Durham. For more than a decade, we've been chopping berries, painting signs, spearing juicy lemons with spicy peppermint sticks, enjoying fantastic local artists, and creating a strawberry-filled day each year where everyone can be a kid again. The Strawberry Festival supports Central Park School for Children's Monarch Fund, which cultivates paths of opportunity for all students at our school. It supports access to transportation, nutrition, after-school care, club/camp/field trip scholarships, and technology equipment. Additionally, this Fund supports CPSC's leadership in economic diversity. We were the first charter school in the Southeast to establish an economically weighted lottery system for enrollment. We are creating a supportive economic diversity initiative toolkit for use by other schools.  (ADDED: April 18, 2017, JBS)
    A visitor writes on April 18, 2017: "Hi! Just wanted to let you know that our school, Central Park School for Children, located in Downtown Durham, NC hosts an annual Strawberry Festival (this is our 14th year), that is attended by may triangle area families (usually 4,000-5,000 people come out). It is always held on the first Saturday in May, so this year it is on Saturday May 6th from 11-3."
  • North Carolina Strawberry Festival - usually in late April or early May; May 5, 2022 to May 7, 2022 always check their website
    Chadbourn, NC. Annual agricultural festival for over 70 years. Come Join In The Fun With Attractions, A Parade, Pageant Queens, Live Entertainment, Bands, Clowns, Hot Air Balloons, dances, food, crafts, and Strawberry Shortcake Galore!!!!
  • Soapstone United Methodist Church Strawberry Festival - Saturday typically in early May from 11 am to 3 pm
    12837 Norwood Rd, Raleigh, NC 27613. Phone: (919) 846-2212. Email: Join us for a day of fun, fellowship, and festivities! Vendor Fair Health Fair-NEW! Fresh Strawberries, Bounce House Bake Sale Cake Walk, BBQ/Hot Dogs Food Trucks Silent Auction, Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream Strawberry Smoothies Gift Card Tree, Face Painting Fire Truck & Ambulance Pie Baking contest. Join us for a day of fun, fellowship, and festivities!
  • Vanceboro Strawberry Festival - Early May (check their website for other year's dates) May 7, 2022
    Email: Festivities include a parade down Main Street, food, and games. The festival will be held at Vanceboro Farm Life Elementary School. This year we are again planning a fun filled festival. Some of the planned agenda includes live entertainment, a street dance and craft show, parade, rides, demonstrations by ‚Äčthe Rescue Squad, and of course BBQ plates.

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