New York 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 New York 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 New York 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.

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New York 2021 Strawberry Festivals - Where, When and More Details!

New York

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

  • Albion Strawberry Festival - early June
    Albion, NY.Youy can see photos from previous years on their website, along with this year's date and time. . (ADDED: March 02, 2015, JBS)
  • Beacon Sloop Club's Strawberry Festival - Sunday, early June from 12 noon to 5pm
    Riverfront Park, Beacon, NY. The Strawberry Festival helps raise funds for the upkeep of the organization's flagship, The Woody Guthrie, and for their sailing and educational programs. Strawberry treats that will be available include sublime strawberry shortcake that is baked on-site, as well as smoothies and hand-dipped chocolate-covered berries. Several local vendors will be set up selling a variety of food and crafts. There will be live music throughout (traditionally including an appearance by one of BSC's founders, Pete Seeger) and many educational and environmental booths. And of course the Woody, a wooden replica of a gaff-rigged Hudson River ferry sloop, will be on hand for free sails on the Hudson during the festival.
  • Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce Strawberry Festival - NOTE - I cannot find anything about this festival for this year - I assume it has been discontinued. Sunday, early July  (check their website for this year's dates)
    Ellicottville, New York 14731. Phone: (800) 349-9099. Fax: (716) 699-5636. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Located 1 hour south of Buffalo; 3 1/2 hours from Pittsburgh, PA; 3 hours from Cleveland, Ohio; and 2 1/2 hours from Toronto, Canada. (ADDED: July 02, 2010X)
  • Historical Society of the Massapequas Strawberry Festival - Saturday, mid June (call for this year's dates)
    Old Grace Church, Merrick Road and Cedar Shore Drive, Massapequa, NY. Phone: (516) 799-2023.
  • Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community Strawberry Festival - Saturday and Sunday, on the last weekend in June each year. (Canceled in 2021 - even though their website indicates it is still on!)
    4934 State Highway Route 5, Fonda, NY 12068. Open: the last Saturday from 10am to 8pm with Social Dancing afterwards and Sunday from 10am to 6pm. The Kanatsiohareke (Gah-Nah-Joe-Hah- Lay- Gay) Summer Festival is a family-friendly celebration of Mohawk culture that is shared with friends, relatives, volunteers and everybody in the local Mohawk River Valley community.  The event includes Genuine Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) storytelling, dancing, music and culture as well as contemporary music. Vendors will be selling genuine Native American art works and crafts. Food will include some traditional Mohawk dishes as well as organic grass-fed beef.
    A visitor writes on June 13, 2013: "Hello, There is a Strawberry Festival down in Yosts NY, it's between Fonda & Palatine Bridge NY on State Highway 5,it was the old Montgomery County Home for aging, the name has now been changed to an Indian name that I can not find nor pronounce, but their festival is running the last weekend of this month(June),plus that weekend is also their celebration of twenty years in that location. Thank you"
  • Mattituck Strawberry Festival - mid June (check their website for this year's dates)
    Fairgrounds, Mattituck, NY. Hulling Night will be on Thursday June 14th if you would like to volunteer, other pages: Directions Festival Schedule, Festival Craft Vendors, Craft Vendor Application. No pets permitted on Festival grounds. This is an alcohol-free event. For the security of all our patrons, entering the festival field with a backpack will be prohibited. The festival has been going for 65 years.
    Thursday: ( Festival Preview and Hulling) - Hulling Starts 5PM (Volunteers welcome)
    Carnival rides and Midway from at 6:30PM - 10:30PM with Special pricing for Pay-One-Price
    "Lite" Fireworks show at 9:15 (weather permitting)
    Friday: (Full Festival Begins) 5PM-11PM
    Carnival Rides 5PM-11PM  Live Entertainment, Arts& Craft Vendors, Business Exhibits, Food Court (Featuring Foods From Around the World), Strawberry Goodies (including our Famous Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberry Pies, Chocolate dipped Strawberries, Strawberry Daiquiris (Non-Alcohol) , Fresh Just Picked Berries).
    7:00pm- 11:00pm ...TBD "Great" Fireworks show at 10PM (weather permitting)
    Saturday: (Full Festival Continues)11AM-11PM
    Carnival Rides 11AM-11PM Three Different Pay-One-Price Bracelets Options For Saturday:
    Live Entertainment, Arts& Craft Vendors, Business Exhibits, Food Court (Featuring Foods From Around the World), Strawberry Goodies (including our Famous Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberry Pies, Chocolate dipped Strawberries, Strawberry Daiquiris (Non-Alcohol) , Fresh Just Picked Berries).
    12:00 (noon)- 3:00pm..TBD
    3:00pm........Announcement of Strawberry Queen
    5:00pm.........Strawberry Shortcake Eating Contest
    7:00pm-11:00pm.....TBD "Grand Finale" Fireworks Show at 10:15PM (weather permitting)
    Sunday: (Last Day of Full Festival) 11AM-5PM
    Carnival Rides 11AM-5PM, Live Entertainment, Arts& Craft Vendors, Business Exhibits, Food Court (Featuring Foods From Around the World), Strawberry Goodies (including our Famous Strawberry Shortcake,
    Strawberry Pies, Chocolate dipped Strawberries, Strawberry Daiquiris (Non-Alcohol) , Fresh Just Picked Berries).
    11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm..TBD
    12:30pm, 2:30pm.......TBD
    4:00PM 2018 BIG BUCKS Winners Announced
  • Nassau County Strawberry Festival for Charity - UPDATE for 2021, Their website and Facebook page haven't been updated since 2019. Does anyone have current information, is the festival still being held or is it permanently canceled? If so, please write me, their last reported hours were: The weekend AFTER Memorial Day -  (check their website for this year's dates)
    BOCES,  Newbridge Road and Jerusalem Avenue, Bellmore. Sponsored by Bellmore Kiwanis and Lions. Typically, it is on a Wednesday and Thursday 6pm to 10 pm, Friday, 6 pm to 11pm, Saturday, 12 Noon-11pm, Sunday, 12 Noon-8 pm. There will be plenty of rides, free live entertainment, free parking, fresh strawberries & lots of strawberry concoctions. There will be a $2.00 (2008 price) admission fee on Friday through Sunday. Children under 5 are admitted free. So come on down and support your local not-for-profit organizations that give back to your community. 
  • New York All Church Annual Picnic and Strawberry Festival - Sunday, May
    62 East Ninety-Second Street, New York, NY 10128. Phone: 212-289-4400. Each year, Brick Church shuts down 92nd Street for the All-Church Picnic and Strawberry Festival. This event counts among the congregation's favorites with its fun atmosphere and great food. Come out after service to enjoy live music, great food (hot dogs, strawberry shortcake with ice cream, chocolate sauce and whipped cream), games for kids and conversation with friends and neighbors.
  • New-York Historical Society Annual Strawberry Festival - Wednesday, in April
    170 Central Park West, at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street), New York, NY 10024. Phone (212) 873-3400
  • New York University's Strawberry Festival - Friday, in May from 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (it was May 3rd in 2019)
    LaGuardia Place (between West 3rd St and Washington Square South), New York, NY. A tradition for over 20 years, Strawberry Festival gathers students, staff and faculty in celebration of wellness, community, and of course, strawberries! This street fair includes carnival games, give-a-ways, interactive booths, live music, and NYC's longest strawberry shortcake.  The Strawberry Festival is sponsored by the Program Board at NYU. 
  • Owego Strawberry Festival - mid-June  check their website this year's dates)
    downtown Owego New York. Phone: 800-671-7772. Alternate phone: 607-687-2556. Plan to enjoy plenty of great food and a fantastic array of arts and crafts. Over 200 vendors and artisans will line the streets. Visit the shops in downtown Owego. Our selection of fine restaurants and unique shops are filled with distinctive merchandise and is sometimes referred to as the best kept secret in the Southern Tier€ Southern Tier's granddaddy signature festival, an event filled with entertainment, food, artisans, parade, strawberry shortcakes, wine tasting, FUN and everything else strawberries. The Festival grows each year and manages to keep its small town country flavor with over 20,000 visitors in attendance. The Historic Owego Marketplace will also be host to the Autumn Harvest Festival.
  • Plattsburgh United Methodist Church Strawberry Festival - Late June, on a Thursday from 12 pm to 7 pm
    127 Beekman St, Plattsburgh, New York 12901. Phone: (518) 563-2992. The Annual Strawberry Festival and Book Sale will take place  on the church grounds. Wood, Wire and Voice Coffee House musicians will perform at 6 PM, so bring a lawn chair or blanket. The always-popular Book Sale will open at 11 AM, featuring paperback and hard cover books of all types at VERY reasonable prices. Plan to take home an armload! Also for sale are strawberries, strawberry products and baked goods.
    The picnic fare menu is served all day: michigans or barbecued meatball sandwiches, macaroni salad, coleslaw, baked beans. Of course, dessert is strawberry shortcake (on the church's renowned biscuits) or sundae, and choice of beverage. Prices: $10 - adult; $6 - children; under 6 - free; dessert and beverage only - $6. All proceeds go to benefit Plattsburgh UMC's Neighbors in Need programs.  Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
  • Scio Lions Club Strawberry Festival - Saturday. in late June from 10 am to 4 pm
    Scio Central School, 3968 Washington St, Scio, New York 14880. Phone: 716-378-4040. This annual event was moved to all day long on a Saturday. There will be many activities, like a car show, crafts,, vendors,  and foods, likehot dogs, hamburgers and, strawberry desserts, like Strawberry Shortcakes and strawberry Sundaes!
  • Syracuse University Annual Strawberry Festival - mid June; Friday June 14, 2019 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. rain or shine on the Quad.
    Syracuse University Shaw Quadrangle, Crouse Dr, Syracuse, NY 13210. Phone: 315-443-3527. Info for 2019: Strawberry Sundae Tickets: $5.50, Tickets can be purchased the day of the event. Students: Show your SU I.D. and receive a free sundae or shortcake.  There will be a Farmer's Market from 10 am to 2 pm.  Student games and contests, Prizes and giveaways, Picnic foods, Information tables featuring SU departments. Bike tune-up clinic sponsored by SU Public Safety. Sponsored by University College and the Department of Recreation Services.
  • Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow 53rd Annual Strawberry Festival - Sunday, mid-June from 12 pm to 3 PM
    43-61 Neperan Rd, Tarrytown, NY 10591. Phone 914 631-8374. Email: [email protected]. In the Garden at One Grove Street and across the street at Neperan Park.  This community event is a great place to meet old friends and new for a afternoon of strawberry shortcake, lemonade, iced tea and old fashioned fun. As in the past, local musicians will be on hand to entertain our guests. Tickets to the Strawberry Festival are $7 per person and entitle you to a portion of Strawberry shortcake. Tickets sales help the Society to care for the museum's collection, the archives and library and continue our school programs. While visiting us, please take a moment to tour the museum and see our latest exhibit. We hope to see you!
  • The Church of St. Mary the Virgin Annual lStrawberry Festival - early June from 11 am to 4 pm
    191 S. Greeley Ave, Chappaqua, NY, 10514.  Phone: 914 238-8751. Email: [email protected]. Games, live music, a petting zoo, strawberry shortcake, vendors, burgers. and hot dogs are on the agenda at the 82nd annual strawberry festival. Held rain or shine.  Proceeds help fund St. Mary's Outreach Program.
  • Wainscott Sewing Society Strawberry Festival - Sunday in mid-June from 2pm to 4pm.
    65 Main St; Wainscott, Wainscott, NY 11975. Phone: (631) 537-1330. Email: [email protected].Directions: See their website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.. The tradition lives on- Wainscott Strawberry Festival. Join us on Father's Day for delicious Strawberry Shortcake Adults $10, Children $5. Proceeds benefit the Wainscott Chapel. Hosted by the Wainscott Sewing Society.  (ADDED: June 10, 2019, Suggested by a visitor)

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.

  • Benner's Farm's Strawberry Farm - Saturday and Sunday, in early to mid June (check their website for this year's dates)
    56 Gnarled Hollow Road, Setauket, NY.  Also see: Calendar of Events and Directions to the Farm.
  • Merritt Estate Winery Strawberry Festival - June , Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 12 pm to 10 pm and Sunday, June 10th from 12 pm to 6 pm(check their website for this year's dates)
    2264 King Road, Forestville, NY 14062. Phone: (888) 965-4800. Fax: (716) 965-2054. Email: [email protected].  Each year we feature live entertainment, great food, wine, beer and our FAMOUS Sangria Wine Slush! We see annual attendance rates in the thousands as people from all over Pennsylvania, Canada, and Western New York travel to take part in tone of the most talked about events in Chautauqua County! Each year, we work with a specific non-profit organization to raise money for their cause. Merritt Estate Winery will be kicking off the summer with our 38th Annual Strawberry Festival. The two-day festival will take place on the estate of Merritt Winery on 2264 King Road in Forestville, NY. This Strawberry Festival is everything Strawberry; from wine to shortcake to chocolate-covered strawberries. We will have something for everyone with this free family fun event. Highlights include wine, beer, great food, our FAMOUS Sangria Wine Slush, classic car show, live music & craft vendors.
  • Saunderskill Farm - Saturday, mid-June from 10 AM to 3 PM
    5100 US-209, Accord, New York 12404. Phone: (845) 626-2676. Pick Your Own Strawberries. Live Music by Mr OH! Face Painting & Henna. Petting Zoo, Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberry Lemonade, Strawberry Milkshakes, Strawberry Scones etc. Local Food and Craft Vendors. Parking for event will take place in the field behind the building. Admission is free.


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