It’s strawberry season in North Carolina! Celebrate all things strawberry across the state this spring – there are plenty of events to choose from no matter where you live. Read more to see strawberry event listings from April to May. Attend as many as you can and have a “berry” good time!
- April 24: Strawberry Day at the Southeastern N.C. Farmers Market in Lumberton, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Web site)
- April 24: Cleveland Community Strawberry Festival in Clayton, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Web site) (Vendor Application)
- April 28-May 1: N.C. Strawberry Festival in Chadbourn (see below for details)
- April 29: Strawberry Day at the State Farmers Market in Raleigh, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Web site)
- May 1: Strawberry Festival in Durham, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Web site)
- May 7: Strawberry Day at the Charlotte Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Web site)
- May 14: Strawberry Day at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market in Colfax, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Web site)
N.C. Strawberry Festival 2010
StrawberriesNorth Carolina is home to one of the biggest and best strawberry festivals around: The N.C. Strawberry Festival. This year marks the 85th edition of the event, which regularly draws more than 10,000 people to Chadbourn (population: 2,000). Bring the family and watch the parade; enjoy the amusement rides, live music and a wide variety of vendors; experience the community and local culture; and – best of all – sample the juicy, sweet strawberries for which Chadbourn and North Carolina are famous.
N.C. Strawberry Festival
Where: Chadbourn, N.C. (Map)
When: April 28-May 1, 2010 (Wed.-Sat.)
Fun Festival FactsMa
In 2009, more than 15,000 people from around the country attended the festival.
It is the oldest continuing agricultural festival in North Carolina.
Chadbourn has been called “The Strawberry Capitol of the World.”
One day in 1907, 15,000 workers harvested enough strawberries in Chadbourn to fill 180 railroad boxcars (the largest one day shipment of strawberries).
North Carolina ranks fourth in the nation in strawberry production.