Indiana Strawberry Festivals in 2021

Update for 2021 and Coronavirus:

It looks like many festivals are returning for 2021, with the possible exception of some in states like California, Michigan, New York. Even so, many festivals will not finalize or announce their plans until the last minute, so when we have not seen an update, we've left last year's data below and suggest you see the festivals website or call the festival as the date gets close to see if they will hold it this year.

Looking for a strawberry festival in Indiana in 2021? (just scroll down the page)There is no other listing as complete and current as this list, just updated! All the strawberry festivals in Indiana 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; with COVID and weather, things may 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.

Click here for the form to add a festival and have detailed information; or click here if you have general information and are not connected with the event!

Indiana 2021 Strawberry Festivals - Where, When and More Details!

Indiana

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

  • Crawfordsville Annual Strawberry Festival - Friday, Saturday and Sunday every June (check their website for this year's dates) June 12-13-14, 2020
    Crawfordsville, IN. This annual festival was held every summer in early June at Lane Place Grounds, Downtown Crawfordsville. Friday and Saturday music, You bring the lawn chair and we'll provide the fun! Come celebrate great food, a fantastic setting, legendary entertainment with small town charm and plenty of close parking for easy access. So grab your lawn chair and plan to spend the entire weekend with us.
  • First Congregational Church of Terre Haute Annual Strawberry Festival - from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 10, 2021
    First Financial Bank parking lot, 6th and Ohio streets, Terre Haute, IN. Phone: 812.232.8880. Email: [email protected]. The 2021 event will be a “grab and go” style event. For $5 for "The Works" you will be able to pull up to the First Financial Bank parking lot and grab your strawberry shortcake in your car. The 2020 event was virtual, so this is a step back towards normalcy. They are still looking for volunteers to help out during the event. Those interested should call (812) 232-8880. See a recent news story about the First Congregational Church 2021 strawberry festival here.
  • Indianapolis Annual Christ Church Cathedral Women's Strawberry Festival - June - Thursday, rom 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (or until supplies run out!)
    Christ Church Cathedral, 125 Monument Cir, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Phone: (317) 636-4577 xt 108. Email: [email protected]. The popular Strawberry Festival takes place in front of Christ Church Cathedral on Monument Circle in Downtown Indianapolis. Strawberry Festival utilizes more than 300 volunteers and serves an estimated six tons of strawberries and 18,000 homemade shortcakes. More than 95 percent of the Strawberry Festival proceeds goes directly to local, national and international not-for-profit outreach groups. In 2016 we gave away over $63,000 in grants. Bi-annually, our board recommends deserving applicants, which must be approved by our members. Serving under tents on the circle begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 7 p.m. The "Works": shortcake, strawberries, ice cream and whipped topping for sale; however, orders can be made a la carte, with or without any of the toppings for a bit more.
  • Lafayette YWCA's annual Strawberry Festival - cancelled
    The last year for it was 2006. It has been cancelled.
  • Metamora Strawberry Daze - usually early June (check their website for this year's dates)
    Metamora, Indiana. Look for the big Strawberry tent in the middle of town where you can enjoy an early summer treat. Sweet strawberry shortcake loaded with yummy strawberries and topped with whip cream or ice cream. Strawberry Pie eating contest Saturday at 3:00 p.m. $5.00 entrance. Egg toss, corn hole, one legged bag race, sack race, marbles and more. Sponsored by the Merchants Association of Metamora. View Photos.
  • Rosedale Strawberry Festival - See their Facebook page; Friday to Sunday in early June; Friday, from 5 pm to 10:30 pm; Saturday, from 9 am to 10:30 pm; Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm;
    99 S. Main Street Post Office Box 197, Rosedale, IN 47874. Phone: (812) 241 0398. Email: [email protected]. strawberries, produce for sale, produce for sale, parking provide free, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, parade, musical entertainment, carnival rides, restrooms, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, Tents or other provisions are made for bad weather, FREE admission. A full schedule in pdf is on our website shown here. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Rosedale is located near the west Indiana state line and is ten miles north of Terre Haute or south of Rockvile, six miles east of US Highway 41, and 75 miles east of Indianapolis. Using the map link, we in Florida Township are on its bottom end. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards. All weekend are an 1850's authentic medicine wagon show seen at the SuperBowl and Olympics and a Guinness Book bullwhip expert with up whips up to fifty feet. Saturday has three bicycle tours, eight category talent contest, 10 am parade, pampered pet show, children's pageants from birth to eleven. Sunday has firemen's breakfast to 11, an old-fashioned tent revival and more concerts. Classic cars, trucks, motorcycles and even heaps will compete for prizes. Grand finale is the Midwest's big solid gold close harmony of Trouble and Company. Strawberry Festival joins to celebrate 150 years of town incorporation and 200 years of county settlement, three events at once. A good family outing, with KidZone activities, games for all ages, pioneer era and Civil War living history camps, fifteen hours of free music from early dobra through Big Band to today's classic and solid gold, nationally rated sideshows, and lots more. Always are sold and raffled fresh berries and our renowned freshly baked strawberry shortcakes piled high with whipped and ice cream. (UPDATED: February 27, 2021 JBS)
  • Starlight Strawberry Festival - held on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend 8AM to 6PM
    St. John The Baptist Starlight, 8310 St. John Road, Floyds Knobs, IN 47119. Phone: 812-923-5785. The Starlight Strawberry Festival has been an annual tradition in the beautiful community of Starlight, Indiana for 40 years. It's an incredible event created to bring the family together to enjoy the day and support the beautiful community of Starlight and St. John's Catholic Church. At the festival you can enjoy a variety of food including our famous Build Your Own Strawberry Shortcake Bar. And you won't want to miss our Homemade Chicken Dinner, just like your Grandma used to make! You'll also enjoy live music while you peruse the craft booths, play classic festival games and wheels, enjoy a refreshing strawberry smoothie and let the kids play on the assortment of bouncers and the soap box derby! It's every year on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend and an event that you don't want to miss!
  • White River Township Fire Department Annual Strawberry Festival - early June on Friday from 12 pm to 10 pm, and Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm
    Sugar Grove Elementary School, 4135 W Smith Valley Rd, Greenwood, Indiana 46142. 2019 was the 27th annual strawberry festival with strawberries, hot dogs, hamburgers, BBQ, ribeye sandwiches, Ham radio operators, Indy RC south, kids bicycle rodeo, music, tools of the trade demonstrations, fire trucks displays, food and strawberry shortcakes. Firework show at 10 pm on Saturday.

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.

  • Johnson's Farm Produce - Weekends in June Dates subject to change depending on weather*
    8960 East Ridge Road, Hobart, IN 46342. Phone: (219) 962-1383. Email: [email protected]. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Strawberry Madness Festival - If you love sweet, juicy, red, fresh-picked strawberries, you are going to love all the delicious treats and strawberry fun at this year's Strawberry Madness Festival! Stop by and pick a ton of produce and have a fun day at the farm! We have made a lot of changes to our farm and can't wait for you to see it! Meet the character, Strawberry Shortcake. We offer strawberry picking at our Hobart location; Strawberry season is during the month of June; Weather can affect the season greatly so the season can be as short as two weeks or as long as 5 weeks; If you are planning to pick, some time during the first two weeks of June is your safest bet; If you keep an eye on our website starting the last week in May, it will tell you when picking starts; You can also sign up for our mailing list for up to date emails about picking our delicious strawberries!. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Johnson's Farm Produce is a Produce Farm and Garden Center. Please note that the only U-Pick crop that we currently offer is strawberries. We do farm over 200 acres of produce and have it available in both of our locations when it's in season. Our produce is picked continually throughout the day so you always get fresh and delicious at Johnson's. Stop in and try our famous sweet corn. We usually start picking it in early July and have it available until the first heavy frost. You will not be disappointed! Please visit our website for more information. strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, restrooms.
  • Waterman's Family Farm - early June Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm
    7010 E Raymond Street Indianapolis, IN 46239. Phone: 317-357-2989. Email: [email protected]. Open: Daily, May through July. Check here for crop availability. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. From I-465 on the south side of Indianapolis: take SR 37 south 5 miles. Farm on west side of 37, 1/4 mile south of county line. Bring the whole family for a farmload of fun. Click here for our Facebook page. Strawberry Jam Fest is ONLY at our Raymond Street location. We will have music by Bill Bailey, corn hole, volleyball, farm playgrounds, basketball throw, and much, much more! Call for more info. (UPDATED: May 22, 2019, JBS)

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Above is the
2020 version of
the Ball Blue Book