This 2023 Virginia Beach festival is cancelled.

When you visit Virginia Beach, you will find that there is never any shortage of things to see and do. If you are looking to experience Virginia Beach as the locals see it and happen to be visiting the area on Memorial Day weekend, then the Pungo Strawberry Festival is the perfect event for you.

The Pungo Strawberry Festival brings in more than one hundred thousand people over the course of two days, and it is certainly an event worth attending. If you enjoy strawberries, then you are certainly in luck. At the festival, you can find this delicious fruit in more than fifty different forms. Whether you are looking for shortcakes, smoothies, pies, or even just fresh berries right off the vine, you can find just what you want. You can even take part in the strawberry bake-off or test your stomach at the pie-eating contest.

There is more than just great food on offer at the Pungo Strawberry Festival. There is a multi-million dollar military display, arts and crafts, a youth art show, and more. There are also three stages that offer continuous live entertainment. The day also includes a great parade as well as one of the largest carnivals found anywhere on the east coast. For some unique fun, you can stop to watch the pig races, and those with an eye for design will enjoy the many arts and crafts booths on offer. There is never a dull moment during the festival. More attractions in Virginia Beach can be found here.

Just Some History about The Pungo Strawberry Festival…
The Pungo Strawberry Festival started back in 1983, with a crowd of only around 50,000 people. Today, the festival brings in more than 120,000 people per year on average. This family friendly event is considered a non-profit organization, and it has helped return over $600,000 to the community so far. There is something on offer for people of all ages, and the event is alcohol free. If you are looking for a great chance to meet some of the local residents of Virginia Beach and to take part in wholesome family fun along the way, the Pungo Strawberry Festival is just the place to be.

Festival Highlights Include:

  • Endless StrawberriesYou’ll find everything strawberry here. You’ll be able to try Strawberry Jams, Strawberry BBQ Sauce, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Strawberry Pies, and much more.

  • Petting ZooThere will be a petting zoo for children to be able to interact with small animals. You are even able to purchase bunnies, chicks, and other small farm animals. Pony rides are also available for children.

  • Carnival RidesThis is a family favorite among the Pungo Strawberry Festival crowd. Carnival rides include everything from a easy merry-go-round to a thrilling coaster-like ride.

  • Pie Eating ContestBecause what Strawberry festival is complete without a pie eating contest?

  • ShoppingVendors from all over will be seen at this Virginia Beach festival. Find Origami Owl, Thirty-One, Scentsy, as well as local handmade craft items for sale.

    You will not leave this festival empty handed!

    You may love this event so much, you’ll want to stay in town for another day to come back! For a list of oceanfront hotels in Virginia Beach, click here.