Strawberry Festivals and Pick-Your-Own Strawberries in the NYC Area

Strawberry Festivals and Pick-Your-Own Strawberries in the NYC Area

It's strawberry season!

Summer is upon us and that means a whole bunch of mouthwatering fruit will be in season, and that includes strawberries. Strawberries are at peak freshness from June to July, and there are many ways to enjoy this in-season fruit with festivals, fairs, and berry-focused activities. Take a look at this list of strawberry festivals and pick-your-own strawberry locations in the New York City area, including Beacon, Bellmore, Chester, Clifton, East Setauket, Massapequa, and Mattituck, along with farms in and around the area, including Hopewell Junction, Kinderhook, Newburgh, Red Hook, Tivoli, and Wading River, along with parts of New Jersey and Connecticut.

Also see: Pick Your Own Berries in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

Strawberry Festivals in the NYC Area

Alstede Farms Strawberry Harvest Festival
1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ
Hours: June 2-24, Saturday-Sunday, 11am-5pm

Head out to the farm country and enjoy strawberries at their finest. There will be lots of strawberry-themed foods like ice cream, slushies, shakes, and cakes to try and take home. Enjoy a hayride down to the strawberry patch. Kids can have a blast on a pony ride or a tractor train. See the farm animals and the corn kingdom too! There’s lots of fun to be had and sweet strawberries to eat.

Beacon Strawberry Festival
Beacon Riverfront Park, 2 Red Flynn Drive, Beacon
Hours: Sunday, June 10, 12-5pm

The Beacon Sloop Club will hold its Strawberry Festival for another sweet season. Enjoy ripe and juicy strawberries and other sweet treats. Listen to live music and help raise money for the environment and other important social issues as you socialize with locals and friends.

Benner’s Farm Strawberry Fair Weekend
56 Gnarled Hollow Road, East Setauket
Hours: June 9-10, Saturday-Sunday, 12-4pm

Strawberries always taste a little sweeter on the farm. Get some strawberry goodies like sundaes, waffles, jams, and chocolate while listening to live music and playing games including spoon races, wheelbarrow races, baseball, and bubble gum blowing contests. Don’t forget to see the adorable farm animals, too.

City Green Strawberry Festival
City Green Farm Eco-Center, 171 Grove St., Clifton, NJ
Hours: Saturday, June 2, 10am-2pm

Featuring live music, arts and crafts, family activities, and a slew of strawberry-focused fun.

Historical Society of the Massapequas’ Annual Strawberry Festival
Massapequa Historic Complex, 4755 Merrick Road, Massapequa

Hours: Saturday, June 16, 10am-4pm
An old-fashioned strawberry festival featuring live music, homemade shortcake, face painting, raffles, and, of course, strawberries.

Mattituck Strawberry Festival
1175 Route 48, Mattituck
Hours: June 14-17, Thursday 5-10:30pm; Friday 5-11pm; Saturday 11am-11pm; Sunday 11am-5pm

The annual Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival will be in full swing to celebrate peak strawberry harvest season. Delight in sweet strawberries or some treats like shortcake or chocolate covered strawberries. There will be plenty of live music, carnival rides, arts and crafts, and even a fireworks display.

Nassau County Strawberry Festival
Bellmore BOCES School, 2351 Jerusalem Ave., Bellmore
Hours: May 31-June 3, Thursday 6-10pm; Friday 6-11pm; Saturday 12-11pm; Sunday 12-6pm

Come to Long Island to get your strawberry on! Take in some live music and other entertainment while delighting in strawberry shortcake, strawberry cheesecake, strawberry daiquiris, and more strawberry goodies! Ride on the carnival attractions and check out the craft and gift show after a juicy treat.


Pick Your Own Strawberries in the NYC Area

Strawberry Farms Near Westchester County

Fishkill Farms 
9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell Junction
Hours: 9am-5pm daily
Fishkill's strawberry picking season begins in June. Other fruits ready for the picking include cherries, peaches, and nectarines. While you are at the farm, see the adorable animals and visit the farmers market.

Samascott Orchards
5 Sunset Ave., Kinderhook
Hours: 9am-5:30pm daily
Pick your own strawberries beginning in mid-June at this family-owned and –operated farm.

Greig Farm
227 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook
Hours: 9am-5pm daily
Strawberries will be available to pick come June at Greig Farm. While you are there, the kids can feed pygmy goats and check out the koi pond. If you’re looking for some veggies, asparagus is in season and is delicious!

Lawrence Farms Orchards
306 Frozen Ridge Road, Newburgh
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Lawrence Farms Orchards will start its strawberry picking season over Memorial Day weekend. Check out the farm animals as well as the hay bale maze. Don’t forget their local dairy farm ice cream and homemade doughnuts—yum!

Mead Orchards
15 Scism Road, Tivoli
Hours: Monday-Friday 3-7pm; Saturday-Sunday 10am-6pm
Visit this 180-acre fruit and veggie farm and pick strawberries to kick off the summer with deliciousness! As the summer goes on, other fruits including cherries, blueberries, apples, and plums will be ripe and ready to be picked.

Strawberry Farms on Long Island

Johnson's Corner Farm
133 Church Road, Medford 
Hours: Monday-Friday 11am-1pm; Saturday-Sunday 10am-4pm
Strawberry-picking season begins in late May and lasts through mid-June at this family-friendly farm. Head over on a weekend so you can take in some lively music and the kids can spend time in the bouncy house! There’s food available for an afternoon lunch and hayrides to tour the premises. See the farm animals, too.

Patty's Berries and Bunches
410 Sound Ave., Mattituck
Hours: June-August, 9am-5:30pm daily
Patty’s is the home of more than 24 different types of berries. Picking season begins in June, so plan ahead. The farm is 40 acres of beautiful land and luscious fruit. Hit up the ice cream patch for cool treats at the farm. Flavors like sugar snap pea and blueberry bliss are not to be missed!

Lewin Farms
812 Sound Ave., Wading River 
Hours: 9am-4:30pm daily
Lewin Farms was the first pick-your-own fruit and veggie farm on Long Island. Check out the corn maze while picking strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries this summer. There is so much lush farmland to take in on a sunny summer day.

Strawberry Farms in New Jersey

Sussex County Strawberry Farm
565 Route 206 North, Andover
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-6pm; Saturday 9am-5pm; Sunday 9am-4pm
This family-owned farm is a great spot for picking your own strawberries this season. Pay a visit to the garden center to see a vast selection of flowers and check out the handcrafted rustic furniture from chairs to decorative pieces.

Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton
Hours: 9am-5pm daily
Pick up some yummy strawberries through June at the family-owned Terhune Orchards. Be sure to visit the farm store with baked goods, gourmet treats, and local honey. There’s a vineyard and winery for the adults to delight it and horseback riding for the kiddos. There are 200 acres of fun waiting for your family to enjoy!

Strawberry Farms in Connecticut

Bishop's Orchards 
1355 Boston Post Road, Guilford
203-458-PICK (7425)
Hours: TBA
Strawberries are ready to be picked and enjoyed in mid-June and the crop will last until early July. You can also pick tender and juicy blueberries and peaches for a fruit salad to drool over. Enjoy the sunflowers at the orchards in August. And for the adults… a winery!

Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm
461 Cornwall Bridge Road, Sharon
Hours: Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm; Sunday 8am-4pm
Enjoy picking your own succulent strawberries starting in June while the kids can marvel at the vintage Lionel model train display. Come late June, the cherries will be ready for picking too. While you’re in the area, consider canoeing or fishing nearby.

Jones Family Farms
Route 110 and Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton
Hours: Monday-Saturday 8am-5:30pm; Sunday 8am-12pm
Pick your own strawberries and blueberries at Jones Family Farms this summer. Give the kids a lifelong lesson with farm education workshops at the Harvest Kitchen. Adults can sip the day away at the winery on the premises. The Jones Family Farms has been in existence for over 150 years and is a special place to spend the day.

Rose's Berry Farm
1200 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury
Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm; Saturday-Sunday 9am-5pm
Since 1908, Rose’s Berry Farm is the largest blueberry farm in Southern New England. Strawberry picking season begins runs from June through July. Come on a Sunday for their Breakfast with a View event through October. Eat on their deck overlooking the fields as you fill your bellies with a hearty breakfast topped with fresh season fruit from the farm.

Scott's Yankee Farmer
436 Boston Post Road, East Lyme
Hours: 9am-5:30pm daily
Over 125 acres of fruits and veggies is something not to be missed this summer. Strawberry picking season runs from early June through early July, so be sure to visit when the berries are the juiciest! The farm stands are full of fresh treats waiting for you to bring home to enjoy.


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