Iowa 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 Iowa 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 Iowa 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!

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

Iowa

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

  • Farmington Strawberry Festival - Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. every year on the 2nd Full Weekend in June
    Farmington, IA. Phone: (319) 878-3866. Email [email protected].The Farmington Strawberry Festival is held each year the 2nd Full Weekend in June, with activities beginning on Friday and running through Sunday. The Festival is sponsored by the Farmington Arts Council. Every year FREE strawberries and ice cream are served Saturday and Sunday, from 2-4 pm, courtesy of the Farmington Arts Council. The strawberry and ice cream tent is set up in the heart of downtown, behind State Central Bank. Both weekend days you will find kid games, food stands, vendors of all kinds, bingo, cake walks, and live entertainment. There is FUN for all ages!. Also on Sunday, from Noon to 4pm at the corner of 2nd and Elm will be The Kenny Hamberg Memorial Car Show. Registration is from 8am to Noon. Free T-Shirt for each entrant.  Vendors of all kinds provide their services and sell their wares at the Strawberry Festival. Crafts, antiques, collectibles, games, and food booths are just a few of the things you will find lining the streets of the downtown area on these three days in June. The strawberry and ice cream tent will be set up downtown, across from John's Food Center. Vendors of all kinds provide their services and sell their wares at the Strawberry Festival.  Crafts, antiques, collectibles, games, and food booths are just a few of the things you will find lining the streets of the downtown area on these two days in June. More information: Entertainment schedule, Where to Eat, Car Show, Photo Gallery..
  • Long Grove Iowa Strawberry Stampede and Festival - each June (June 10 and 11th in 2019)
    Long Grove, Iowa. Area strawberry farmers sell strawberries, other produce and crafts at merchant booths throughout town. Strawberry shortcake, ice cream and other food is available throughout the day. Other activities include a parade, the Strawberry Stampede youth fun/competitive fitness footraces, a re-enactment of a 1921 bank robbery (in which the two suspects were killed) and numerous other activities. A street dance takes place on Saturday evening, the day before the festival, as the unofficial kick-off to the event. The Strawberry Stampede is a youth road race (ages 0-14) 1/4 mile & 1 mile events, held in conjunction with the annual Long Grove Strawberry Festival, Long Grove, Iowa, the 2nd Sunday every June.
  • Strawberry Point Strawberry Days - mid-June - see their website for this year's dates; in 2019, on June 7th, 8th and 9th.
    Strawberry Point, IA. Friday to Sunday, many events and activities,m a carnival - see their website for much more information.

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.

  • We will be adding these as we find them;  Please write me, if you know of any to add!

Related Strawberry Information: Freezing, making Jam, Canning, Pies, Recipes and More

Also, see our pages on easy illustrated strawberry directions:

For other fruit and vegetable festivals, see this page!

 


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2020 version of
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