New Zealand 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 Zealand 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 Zealand 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 New Zealand Strawberry Festivals - Where, When and More Details!

New Zealand

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

  • Kapiti Coast Strawberry Festival - November
    Kapiti Primary School, Rimu Road, Paraparaumu 5032. Email: [email protected]. The Hospice Strawberry Festival has been an important fundraising and public awareness event on the Hospice's calendar with over 8,000 punnets of strawberries and 1,000 litres of ice cream consumed per year raising thousands of dollars. The annual event is now held at Kapiti Primary School - a much bigger space for us to set up 100+ stalls and activities, the main stage providing all day entertainment and demonstrations, and the Mary Potter Hospice strawberry tent - the heart of our sweet little festival.
  • Waimate Strawberry Fare - Saturday 11 December 2021
    Seddon Square, Waimate 7924. Email: [email protected]. Strawberries have been grown in the Waimate District since 1880 they were then and still are today an important contribution to the Waimate economy. In 1984 it was decided to celebrate this little luscious red fruit by staging a community event, from there the rest is history..!  14,000 come from all over New Zealand to this free family day out offering all day entertainment, upmarket stalls and colourful rovers and entertainers. The Waimate Strawberry Fare commences at 10.30am, with the arrival of Father Christmas 11.00am.  Strawberries and ice cream sell in their hundreds, punnets by the thousands. Stallholders from throughout the country sell an amazing array of upmarket arts and crafts, clothing, jewellery, plants and gardening accessories. Local clubs, schools and organisations utilise the fare as a vehicle to fund raise via raffles and food stalls.  Foodies...Enjoy fine cuisine with an international flavour on offer including Indian, Swiss, Turkish, French, Chinese and of course kiwi favourites, BBQ, hot dogs, cheeses, and other culinary delights.

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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