The Delaplane Strawberry Festival offers two full days of family-oriented fun in Northern Virginia including live entertainment, children's games, pony rides and hayrides, a petting zoo, a 5K fun run, a raptor exhibit, antique cars and lots of food and crafts. Fresh restaurant-grade flats and pints of strawberries are for sale to enjoy on-site or take home. The Delaplane Strawberry Festival is held at Sky Meadows State Park, a beautiful and historic site which is right on the Appalachian Trail, so hiking enthusiasts can enjoy some music, hayrides, and funnel cake with strawberries before they jump onto the trail for an afternoon hike.
On Sunday morning at 9 a.m., there will be a 5K Trail Run/Walk.
Dates and Times: May 27-28, 2017, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain or Shine.
Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane Delaplane, VA
The park is located approximately 55 miles west of Washington, DC Take Route 66 west to Exit 23 (Delaplane/Paris) and go approximately 6.8 miles to left on Edmonds Lane and to Sky Meadows State Park.
$20 per car in advance and $25 per car at the gate. All of the activities (except pony rides) and events are included in the per car fee and includes access to Sky Meadow State Park and the Appalachian Trail.
The 5K Trail Run/Walk fee is $25 per participant in advance (until May 22) and $30 after that up until the time of the race, and includes admission for all occupants of the car to the festival for the day.
- Saturday: Jazz and classic rock - The Imaginary Blues Band; the City of Winchester Pipes and Drums; Blue Ridge Barbershopers; and the Silver Tones Swing Band.
- Sunday: Gospel,Blues and Folk music by Mike Vinson and David Fatula; The Spoon Man; Smokin’ Polecats; the award winning Bluegrass Band - Nothin’ Fancy.
Note, the Lost Mountain and Turner Pond access to Sky Meadows State Park will be open for normal park use and fees.
The festival, held annually on the Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, is sponsored by Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Delaplane and all proceeds go to support the ministries of Emmanuel Episcopal Church and their outreach programs including grants to numerous local, national and international non-profit organizations.