Strawberry festivals forever

Posted on Apr 24 2023 in Travel
Strawberry shortcake at a festival

Strawberry Fields may be forever — at least in some of our Beatle-inspired minds — but the juicy red morsels of late spring and early summer are fleeting. Be certain not to miss out on these first fruits of the season by visiting a strawberry festival near you.

All around Indiana, festivals featuring strawberries kick off summer by bringing communities together for good times, good treats and often, good causes. Here are some festivities to check out around the state.

Strawberries on the Square

May 26 | 11 a.m. until sold out, EDT

Johnson County Courthouse lawn, Franklin

Strawberries, shortcakes, ice cream and whipped topping are the main attraction, but the festival offers much more. Food vendors will be open around the courthouse square, and there will be a car cruise-in and bluegrass music from 7-9 p.m.

St. Joseph Strawberry Festival

June 4 | Noon-4 p.m., EDT

St Joseph Catholic Church, 410 S. Race St., Princeton

Join in this fellowship and community event featuring all things strawberry. Includes outdoor food, kid’s games, a dunking booth, basket raffle, games of chance and a barbecue meal (11 a.m.-2 p.m.).

Crawfordsville Strawberry Festival

Friday, June 9 |  11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday, June 10 |  10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday, June 11 |  10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Historic Lane Place, Crawfordsville

Each June, Crawfordsville and Montgomery County residents come together to create the largest local event of the year, the Crawfordsville Strawberry Festival. The strawberry-themed festival features food, fun, arts & crafts and top-notch entertainment for all ages.

Strawberry Fun Farm Weekends

June 10-11, 17-18, 24-25
Saturdays 8 a.m.-7 p.m.,
Sundays 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Johnson’s Farm Produce, 8960 E. Ridge Road, Hobart

Fun Farm Weekends include a variety of delicious strawberry treats and activities for kids. In addition, the $12 admission fee includes access to the “UPICK” fields and wagon rides.

*Please check each event’s website or Facebook page before attending, as dates/information may change.