July 4th Weekend New York Strawberry Festival

july 4th weekend new york strawberry festivalJuly 4th, 1776, was a momentous day in the storied history of the United States of America.  With that signed document, America began its trek away from sovereign states.  Soon, the Articles of Confederation linked the several states, and, not too soon thereafter, the coup was completed that yielded the Constitution.  Centralization has continued unabated since.

For those New Yorkers looking to celebrate the Nationalism and participate in the worship of the American military apparatus that is now synonymous with the 4th of July, why not enjoy some strawberries while celebrating?  Strawberry festivals are fun for the entire family!

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Big Weekend for Strawberry Festivals!

big weekend for strawberry festivalsThis weekend is a big one for strawberry festivals all across the U.S.A.  While things begin getting all strawberry'd up at the end of May, June truly ushers in the peak of strawberry festival season.  This weekend would be a great time to visit one of the strawberry events listed below.

The major strawberry festivals will likely be a short drive away!  This weekend, strawberry fun awaits in Arizona, Connecticut, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Montana, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, and Washington.  And, of course, be sure to check out the rest of the fabulous events in the Strawberry Festivals directory.

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Memorial Day Strawberry Festivals

memorial day strawberry festivalsLooking for something fun, family-oriented, and just plain fantastic to do this Memorial Day weekend?  Why not try out one of these flavorful strawberry fun happenings!  2011 Memorial Day strawberry festivals include events in California and Virginia:

2011 Memorial Weekend California Strawberry Festivals:

Garden Grove Strawberry Festival

Strawberry Music Festival / Yosemite Strawberry Festival

2011 Memorial Weekend Virginia Strawberry Festivals

Pungo Strawberry Festival

For more details on each of these events, click the links above to go to the event website.  If you can't make it to one of these strawberry festivals, be sure to check out the Strawberry Festivals directory to locate one near you!

Strawberry Festival Season Is Heating Up

strawberry festival seasonFamily fun comes in the form of strawberry festivals this weekend.  If you are looking for something to venture out and enjoy, take advantage of these festivals that celebrate the fruit of strawberry plants.  Spring fun, hooray!

Strawberry festivals are happening right now!  This weekend, there will be four strawberry festivals occurring in three states.  If you live in California, South Carolina, or Tennessee, you might well be closer than you think to a memorable event.  And, don't fret if a berry fest is not in your neck of the woods this weekend.  Check the Strawberry Festivals directory to find out when one will be happening in your neck of the woods.

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It’s Georgia Strawberry Festival Time!

georgia strawberry festivalThis weekend marks a big event for anyone who loves both strawberries and fun and will be in Georgia.  If that describes you, you should take heed of this big event: the Georgia Strawberry Festival.  Events span the 22nd and 23rd of April.  And, like every one of the past Georgia Strawberry Festivals, there will be a host of fun events for the entire family.

Events include a lawn mower race, the traditional grand parade, photography competition, other arts and crafts, cooking competitions, a car show, 5K run/walk, Easter egg hunt, and other family-friendly entertainment.

So, why not hop on over to the Georgia Strawberry Festival this weekend?!  The 2011 brochure is available here.  If you won't be in Georgia this weekend, feel free to peruse the extensive directory of other fun strawberry events all around the country on the Strawberry Festivals page.

Strawberry Festivals

Introduction to the Strawberry Festivals Page

strawberry festivalsStrawberry festivals have been a part of spring and summer celebrations marking the transition from the cold and dreary wintertime to a time of renewal, life, and color.  Strawberries are the first crop ready for harvest in most temperate regions.  When they are ready to be picked, it is a signal that scarcity is about to give way to abundance.  And, that is cause to celebrate!  There are scores of strawberry festivals, and most have long, storied histories of community involvement, integration of all people into the enjoyment, and fun activities for all ages.

Most strawberry festivals center around, of course, the magnificent strawberry and are held in either the month of May or June (although some are held both earlier and later).  A typical strawberry festival will include a pageant for children or teenagers (or both), lots of music, events and activities centered around eating strawberry dishes (including strawberry shortcake!), and a host of other family fun.  Depending on the size of the strawberry festival, carnival rides and other games and activities are available.

Most strawberry festivals are free to attend.  However, none are free to put on.  The typical small-town strawberry festival is usually hosted as a fund-raiser for various community groups, often a church or a chamber of commerce, and are funded by vendors and artisans who rent space at the festival in order to offer their crafts and wares to the festival goers.  There are also several festivals who charge an admission to cover the cost of administrating the festival and to profit.  Each festival is different and offers unique traditions and character.  Some are associated with Pick-Your-Own Strawberry Farms, and most can provide a day or a weekend full of excitement!

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