Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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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Tennessee 2024 Strawberry Festivals - Where, When and More Details!


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

  • Chattanooga EPB Strawberry Festival -   usually mid May (May 15, 2022, for example)  from 11:AM to 4 PM
    First Tennessee Pavilion, 1801 Carter Street, Chattanooga, TN 37408. Phone: (423) 648-2496. t's prime time for STRAWBERRIES at the Chattanooga Market! Local really is better and you will taste the difference. Strawberry salsa, strawberry cake, chocolate-dipped strawberries, strawberry jelly, strawberry lemonade, even strawberry candles, you get the idea! Our strawberries are hand-picked early Sunday morning so they're ripe and red all the way through (no white centers here).
  • Crossville St. Raphael's - St. Peter's Annual Strawberry Festival - Saturday, mid-May from 11 am to 3 pm
    St. Raphael's Episcopal Church, 1038 Sparta Hwy, Crossville, TN 38572. Phone: (931) 484-2407. Email: straphaels@hotmail.com. Strawberry Shortcake with ice cream and whipped topping. 2020 prices were Adults: $5.00
    Children: $3.00, Strawberries will be available for sale. Flats-$32.00; Half Flat-$18.00; Quarts-$5.00
  • Dayton Tennessee Strawberry Stampede - a week long from Friday to Saturday, May (check their website for other year's dates; May 9-14 2022)
    Multiple locations, Dayton, TN. Email: chamber@volstate.net. Phone: 423-775-0361.The Tennessee Strawberry Festival is the celebration of small town life. It offers a chance for our community to showcase its beauty, history and commitment to family values. It is the goal of the Dayton Chamber of Commerce and the businesses it represents to acknowledge the community support and patronage we receive throughout the year.
  • Franklin Strawberry Festival - mid-May  from 8 am - 1 pm
    Franklin Farmers Market, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin, TN 37064. Farm fresh strawberries, a sweet way to start the summer at the Franklin Farmers Market! The Strawberry Festival will have lots of strawberries, fun and games for the kids, and the best homemade strawberry shortcakes you will ever eat! We are planning for a bumper crop of very sweet juicy strawberries! Bring the kids and some friends! Great fun for all!!!  Sponsored by Williamson Medical Center.
  • Middle Tennessee Annual Strawberry Festival - early May  check their website for this year's dates )
    Portland, TN. Parades, contests, concerts, fun-for-everyone activities and, of course, strawberries and other good things to eat. Phone: (615) 325-2265, Email: jdaughtry@thefarmersbank.net.
  • Morristown Annual Strawberry Festival - mid to late May from 10 to 5
     510 West Economy Rd, Morristown, TN. Phone: 423-586-9101. Email: stephanie@wcrk.com. FREE ADMISSION. Annual WCRK/WMTN Morristown Strawberry Festival is a FREE, family-oriented event during which non-profit groups and churches raise funds. There are vendors selling arts, crafts plus businesses from Morristown and the surrounding area. If you are interested in vendor space, you can contact Stephanie Hardy at stephanie@wcrk.com, or call 423-586-9101 option 0. We look forward to seeing you at this year's festival, where we promise you will have a BERRY good time! The carnival runs from Wednesday a week before through Saturday (see the Morristown carniivals Facebook page held by Morristown Lions Club at Walters State Community College, Morristown, TN 37813 with FREE ADMISSION ** FREE PARKING, Rides for all ages, Games, Fair Food & Family Fun!
  • Unicoi Wayne Scott Annual Strawberry Festival - mid-May, from 10 am to 5 pm
    Unicoi Elementary School, 404 Massachusetts Avenue, Unicoi, TN 37692. 2021 is the 18th Annual Wayne Scott Strawberry Festival. The festival is a celebration and presentation of the unique heritage, foods, crafts, and culture of the southern Appalachian region. The festival is held on the ball field at the Unicoi Elementary School. Food for all tastes, musical entertainment, special events, and quality arts and crafts blend to create an exceptional atmosphere for artists to exhibit and sell their work. The fun begins at 10 a.m. with a beauty pageant, live music, handmade crafts, kids games, and food available for purchase. There will be retail vendors, handmade craft vendors, a vintage car show, live music and more than 100 vendors including crafters and retailers ranging from pottery to soaps, jewelry, home decor and more, and food vendors. Scott's Strawberry and Tomato Farms provides the strawberries and their booth is usually sold out before 2 p.m.. There will be a cow train ride, a Kids' Inflatable Zone, display of one of the TN Gaurad military vehicles.
  • West Tennessee Strawberry Festival - early May (May 1, 2022 to May, 7, 2022 - check their website for other year's dates) activities over the week
    Humboldt, TN; located about 8 miles north of I-40 and Jackson. Phone: 731-784-1842. Many activities and events, including several parades, floats, a kiddie parade, a pet parade, a Strawberry mart with arts, crafts and antiques that will take place on May 11th, 12th & 13th at the Humboldt High School Gym, located on Viking drive off the Highway 45 Bypass. Even a BBQ Cookoff that starts at noon on Friday after the Grand Floats Parade. We offer live music on Friday night for your enjoyment. The Cook off takes place at Bailey Park, just one block from the parade route and is very easy to find and parking is plentiful. We compete in four categories: Shoulder, Rib, Chicken, and Backyard Variety.

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.

  • Falcon Ridge Farm Strawberry Festival - Multiple dates in May - Always check with the farm before you go
    22630 Highway 18 North, Toone, TN 38381. Phone: (731) 658-5200 or email us at FalconRidgeFarmTN@gmail.com. May is when strawberries are harvested in Tennessee and we celebrate with our annual Strawberry Festival! It includes pick your own strawberries, sweet homemade strawberry treats, pony rides, hayrides, petting zoo, trackless train ride, corn box, playgrounds and more. We will have hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos, etc. to eat or you can bring a picnic lunch. Come join us for a fun day on the farm! Strawberry Festival 2018 General Admission: $8.50 plus tax (Under 2 Free).
  • Friendly Farm - TBD (probably in late April or May)
    1104 Rebel Hollow Rd, Tazewell, TN 37879. Phone: (865) 247-1874. Alternate Phone: (865) 982-7255. Email: friendlyfarm63@gmail.com. Open: pecial events check website. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: follow gps. Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, pumpkins, strawberries, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations, events at your location (call for info)(UPDATED: September 02, 2018)

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