The Strawberry Festival takes place in the nearby city of Roanoke each year in early May, during which visitors and locals alike can enjoy family-friendly fun the old-fashioned way, all themed around strawberries and other foods, live music, arts and crafts, and games and activities for children.

Enjoy the Sweet Fruits and Fun of Early Summer in Roanoke at the Strawberry Festival


Held during the 1st weekend of May every year, the Strawberry Festival Roanoke brings together as many as 15,000 people to enjoy strawberry-filled desserts and other delicious treats, on top of the variety of live entertainment, activities, games, arts, and crafts. The Strawberry Festival has been voted one of Southwest Virginia’s Best Festivals by Virginia Living Magazine, as well as Favorite Annual Festival by readers from The Roanoker.

In 2018, the 38th Annual Strawberry Festival Roanoke will be held on May 4th and May 5th. General admission for the festival is free, though the famously decadent desserts and “to-go” dessert kits are available for varying prices, from $3.50 for berries and cream or a children’s size strawberry sundae to $58.74 for a shortcake-to-go kit that serves 10 people and includes shortcakes, ice cream, fresh strawberries, and whipped cream.

You’ll find the Strawberry Festival VA taking place in downtown Roanoke at Elmwood Park, located at 706 South Jefferson St., Roanoke, VA 24011.

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