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
908-879-7189
Hours: June 1-16, Saturday-Sunday, 11am-5pm

Head out to the farm country and enjoy strawberries at their finest. Pick your own strawberries and take home strawberry-themed foods like shortcakes, ice cream sundaes, slushies, shakes, pies, fudge, and more. Enjoy a hayride down to the strawberry patch. There’s lots of fun to be had and sweet strawberries to eat.
 

Beacon Strawberry Festival
Beacon Riverfront Park, 2 Red Flynn Drive, Beacon
845-542-0721; beaconsloopclub.org
Hours: Sunday, June 11, 12-5pm

The Beacon Sloop Club will hold its Strawberry Festival for another sweet season. Enjoy ripe and juicy strawberries and other sweet treats while listening to live music, participating in children’s activities and learning about how you can help the environment and other civic causes.
 

Benner’s Farm Strawberry Fair Weekend
56 Gnarled Hollow Road, East Setauket
631-689-8172
Hours: June 8-9, 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
973-869-4086
Hours: Saturday, June 1, 10am-2pm

Featuring carts and crafts, food, games, face painting, and a slew of strawberry-focused fun.
 

Historical Society of the Massapequas’ Annual Strawberry Festival
Old Grace Church, 4750 Merrick Road, Massapequa
Hours: Saturday, June 15, 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 13-16, 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, shortcake, and more treats. 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 30-June 2, 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 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 market 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
845-897-4377
Hours: 9am-6pm, daily; arrive by 5pm to pick berries

Fishkill's strawberry picking season begins in June. Other fruits ready for the picking during the summer 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
518-758-7224
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 and the whole family can check out the farmer’s market. If you’re looking for some veggies, asparagus is in season and is delicious!
 

Lawrence Farms Orchards
306 Frozen Ridge Road, Newburgh
845-562-4268
Hours: 9am-4pm daily

Lawrence Farms Orchards will start its strawberry picking season in June. 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!
 

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Mead Orchards
15 Scism Road, Tivoli
845-756-5641
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

Patty's Berries and Bunches
410 Sound Ave., Mattituck
Hours: June-August, 9am-6pm daily
Patty’s is the home of more than 24 different varieties 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., Calverton 
631-929-4327
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

Johnson's Corner Farm
133 Church Road, Medford, NJ
609-654-8643
Hours: Monday-Friday, 11am-1pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am-4pm

Strawberry-picking season begins in mid-May and lasts through early June at this family-friendly farm. Head over on a weekend so you can take in some lively music and enjoy the Strawberry Festival from May 31-June 2! There’s food available for an afternoon lunch and hayrides to tour the premises. See the farm animals, too.
 

Sussex County Strawberry Farm
565 Route 206 North, Andover
973-579-5055
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
609-924-2310
Hours: Monday–Friday, 9am-6pm; Saturday–Sunday, 9am-5pm (Pick Your Own is 9am-5pm, daily)

Pick up some yummy strawberries through early 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
860-364-0025
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
606 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton
203-929-8425
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 and cooking classes 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
Farm stand: 1200 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury
Farm: 295 Matson Hill Road, South Glastonbury
860-633-7467
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 running from June 10 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
860-739-5209
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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