West Virginia Strawberry Festival

West Virginia Strawberry Festival Enjoy the West Virginia Strawberry Festival in beautiful downtown Buckhannon, West Virginia.

Wow! Ok, we may win awards for social media, but it was tough to fit all this excitement on the same page. 🤩 Check out T...
04/19/2024

Wow! Ok, we may win awards for social media, but it was tough to fit all this excitement on the same page. 🤩

Check out Thursday, May 16. This is a big one, featuring our first of 4 parades, and opening day for many other events. This day PREMIERS 2 different events for us: the Drumline Battle and Strawberry Star Search (formerly Strawberry Idol, which now features a talent showcase!)‼️

Applications are still open for many of our events, but not for much longer! Apply on our website now. 🕸️

What is your must-see for Thursday⁉️💬

Get ready ‘cause here we come! 🤩Get an exclusive sneak peek preview of items you can find in the WV Strawberry Festival ...
04/18/2024

Get ready ‘cause here we come! 🤩

Get an exclusive sneak peek preview of items you can find in the WV Strawberry Festival Gift Shop by coming to the flea market this Saturday, April 20th from 8AM to 5 PM at the Stockert Youth Center. 🎡

We will have T-shirts, hostess items, and lots more! Get your strawberry items in time to display them for the festival‼️

What would you like to see in our gift shop⁉️

  picks up on Wednesday with even more exciting things. Grab lunch, dinner, and second dinner at the food vendors, open ...
04/17/2024

picks up on Wednesday with even more exciting things. Grab lunch, dinner, and second dinner at the food vendors, open all day! 🕺

Also, get there early for opening night of Gambill Amusements Carnival at Jawbone Park. 🎡

Stay tuned tomorrow for our first parade announcement, and even more exciting events! ⏰

Which carnival ride or game will you be first in line for⁉️

🎼 Build me up, buttercup 🎶 The West Virginia Strawberry Festival is just around the corner, and we're looking for last-m...
04/17/2024

🎼 Build me up, buttercup 🎶

The West Virginia Strawberry Festival is just around the corner, and we're looking for last-minute partners to join us in making this event unforgettable! 🎉

If your business is interested in getting involved and showcasing your brand to thousands of festival-goers, don't hesitate to reach out. Your partnership may result in someone’s lifelong memory. 💭

Let's make the a little sweeter together! 🍓

Who do you think would make a great sponsor⁉️

Day 4️⃣ ‼️The fourth day being the “Mardi” to our Gras. 🕺More exciting continuation of events. And setup of a lot of eve...
04/16/2024

Day 4️⃣ ‼️

The fourth day being the “Mardi” to our Gras. 🕺

More exciting continuation of events. And setup of a lot of events which you don’t see listed… yet. 🤩

A lot of behind the scenes work is put into Tuesday to bring you an exciting end to the week! 👷‍♂️

And of course our crowd favorite: FOOD VENDORS OPEN! 🍕

Who’s your favorite food vendor⁉️💬

  👏Matasha has been a member for 6+ years and is on multiple committees including craft show, star search and pet show. ...
04/16/2024

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Matasha has been a member for 6+ years and is on multiple committees including craft show, star search and pet show.

When interviewed, Matasha had the following to say:

Question #1:
❓What is your favorite festival memory?

"Oh so many! Most recent would be watching the awesome firework display at
the end of the last night with my closest friends and family.” 🍓

Question #2
❓What is your favorite strawberry food?

"Pulled pork BBQ with Strawberry BBQ sauce from the Whistle Stop and funnel cake with strawberry sauce.”🍓🐷

Question #3:
❓What is something about you that not many people know?

“I collect vintage kitchen utensils and tools.” 🔪⏲️

Board members say,
“Matasha is always a burst of positivity throughout our festival. We are so lucky to have her. Thank you Matasha!”

Last night concluded the regular meetings of our executive board of directors for the 82nd  . 🍓The executive board of di...
04/16/2024

Last night concluded the regular meetings of our executive board of directors for the 82nd . 🍓

The executive board of directors is elected internally by the regular board, and is tasked with leading the organization and overseeing all operations. 🔎

Although the executive board has wrapped up their last meeting, 3️⃣ meetings remain for our full board. 😴

If you can’t tell by the smiles, we are extremely excited to unveil more exciting events and entertainment planned for this years events. 🤩

Stay tuned! 📺

What are you doing to prepare for ⁉️

DAY 3️⃣‼️If our schedule of events wasn’t music to your ears already, the BUHS Choir/Orchestra Concert is sure to be! 🎶A...
04/15/2024

DAY 3️⃣‼️

If our schedule of events wasn’t music to your ears already, the BUHS Choir/Orchestra Concert is sure to be! 🎶

Also, stock up at the gift shop and support our sponsors! 💰

What’s your must-have item from the gift shop⁉️

Tomorrow, things start getting busy. Stay tuned! 🍓

You’re “running” out of time to get signed up for this event… Just kidding! You have plenty of time but did you see what...
04/15/2024

You’re “running” out of time to get signed up for this event…
Just kidding! You have plenty of time but did you see what we did there❓❕🤭

If you want to be the first one to hit Strawberry Lane on Grand Feature Parade day join us for our Strawberry Mile fun run! 🏃 🏃🏼‍♀️💨

Details at the link below!

https://runsignup.com/Race/WV/Buckhannon/StrawberryMile

Next 🆙 Spend Mother’s Day with mom in a strawberry way. 👩 Take her to church, try some local strawberry treats, and have...
04/14/2024

Next 🆙

Spend Mother’s Day with mom in a strawberry way. 👩

Take her to church, try some local strawberry treats, and have some mimosas at our first ever Mothers Day Designer Bag Bingo. If you win her a bag, we won’t tell her where it came from. 🤫

Above all else, support those who support us‼️

Moms, tag your kids in the comments to drop the hint. 🍓

Calling all foodies 🍓🧇🍩🧁🍦🥞Are you interested in being featured on our strawberry menu? 🗒️Does your restaurant or non-pro...
04/14/2024

Calling all foodies 🍓🧇🍩🧁🍦🥞

Are you interested in being featured on our strawberry menu? 🗒️

Does your restaurant or non-profit serve Strawberry or Mardi Gras themed items during festival week? 🌭🌮

Message us for more information on how you can be on THE menu for the week ‼️

Tag your favorite food places in the comments so they know you want to see them featured! 🍓

Do you have the cutest kid around ❓❔🪞We have a contest for you ❗️❕Enter our Children’s Photogenic Contest by May 1st for...
04/14/2024

Do you have the cutest kid around ❓❔🪞

We have a contest for you ❗️❕

Enter our Children’s Photogenic Contest by May 1st for a chance to participate in our Junior Royalty Parade 👑
Ages 0-13 years old 🍓

https://wvstrawberryfestival.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/2024-Photogenic-Contest-WVSF.pdf

Under 3️⃣0️⃣ days until our 8️⃣2️⃣nd  ‼️And, the moment you’ve been waiting for! This begins the announcement of our 202...
04/13/2024

Under 3️⃣0️⃣ days until our 8️⃣2️⃣nd ‼️

And, the moment you’ve been waiting for! This begins the announcement of our 2024 schedule of events! 📣

This week, we’ll be announcing each day of events on its corresponding day of the week. And today we begin with our opening day: Saturday, May 11. 📅

Included here are some of our most traditional events, paired with a couple newer ones. 🏆

And, who’s excited to try this years local strawberry foods on the strawberry menu⁉️

What are you most excited for on OPENING DAY? 🍓

Did someone say Ashley Cooke again⁉️Catch CMA award-winning, ACM nominee Ashley Cooke in Buckhannon, West Virginia for t...
04/09/2024

Did someone say Ashley Cooke again⁉️

Catch CMA award-winning, ACM nominee Ashley Cooke in Buckhannon, West Virginia for the West Virginia Strawberry Festival on Saturday, May 18, 2024 after the Grand Feature Parade. 🏆

truly so honored. what is happening 🤍

Parade groups wanted! 🤡Our Grand Feature Parade is looking for groups to apply!Clowns, performers, fun groups for  all a...
04/08/2024

Parade groups wanted! 🤡

Our Grand Feature Parade is looking for groups to apply!
Clowns, performers, fun groups for all ages! 🕺🏼

Come out for our 82nd Annual Mardi Gras celebration and strut your stuff down Strawberry Lane 🍓
Applications available at wvstrawberryfestival.com

  👏Tammy has been a member for 4 years and is on multiple committees including craft show, children’s activities, grants...
04/06/2024

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Tammy has been a member for 4 years and is on multiple committees including craft show, children’s activities, grants, parades and program book.

When interviewed, Tammy had the following to say:

Question #1:
❓What is your favorite festival memory?

"There are so many. What sticks out most to me is fun with family.” 🍓

Question #2
❓What is your favorite strawberry food?

"Strawberries with sliced bananas.”🍓🍌

Question #3:
❓What is something about you that not many people know?

“I love to play board games and am a fierce competitor.” 🎲

Board members say,
“Tammy has been an incredible voice of reason and source of new ideas during her time on the board. We are thankful she decided to join. Thank you Tammy!”

  👏Johnnie-Jo has been a member for 3 years and is on multiple committees including program book, street painting and wi...
04/05/2024

👏

Johnnie-Jo has been a member for 3 years and is on multiple committees including program book, street painting and window displays.

When interviewed, Johnnie-Jo had the following to say:

Question #1:
❓What is your favorite festival memory?

"My favorite festival memory is street painting with my Strawberry friends and family. We have so much fun running around Strawberry Lane as Berry Faries. It is my favorite part as a member of the Board of Directors.” 🎨

Question #2
❓What is your favorite strawberry food?

"Chocolate covered strawberries.”🍓

Question #3:
❓What is something about you that not many people know?

“Prior to being a member of the WVSF Board of Directors, I served as a Hostess Princess for the 79th WVSF. After the festival ended, I decided to join the Board of Directors to continue my involvement with the festival.” 👑

Board members say,
“Johnnie-Jo has been a great addition to our board of directors. She is always present and ready to share great ideas to make our festival the best it can be. Thanks Johnnie-Jo!”

We are looking forward to seeing our vendors and customers again this year during the 2024 West Virginia Strawberry Fest...
04/05/2024

We are looking forward to seeing our vendors and customers again this year during the 2024 West Virginia Strawberry Festival May 11-19. 🍓

For information in being a consignment vendor in our gift shop in Buckhannon WV downtown area during the festival, contact us at [email protected].

Less than 4️⃣0️⃣ days until   ‼️‼️President Shane Jenkins was invited to speak at the Rotary Club of Buckhannon-Upshur m...
04/04/2024

Less than 4️⃣0️⃣ days until ‼️‼️

President Shane Jenkins was invited to speak at the Rotary Club of Buckhannon-Upshur meeting this week, where he recounted his tenure as President. Jenkins also shared some exciting details about the 82nd festival, and said there are still many exciting announcements to come. 🤫

Also, check out the incredible food and display by our partners at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church and Sheri Gaudet. They knocked it out of the park, as always! 🍓

What are you looking forward to most during ⁉️

⭐️CALLING ALL TALENTED PEOPLE 📣Strawberry Star Search is a new and improved event showcasing talents of all kinds in Jaw...
03/30/2024

⭐️CALLING ALL TALENTED PEOPLE 📣

Strawberry Star Search is a new and improved event showcasing talents of all kinds in Jawbone Park this year. 🍓

All ages welcome‼️

Will you be our next Strawberry Star? ⭐️🍓

  ✅🐰The Easter Bunny came early and he brought us… 🥚The Preston County High School Marching Band ⚔️We’re honored to have...
03/29/2024



🐰The Easter Bunny came early and he brought us… 🥚

The Preston County High School Marching Band ⚔️

We’re honored to have Director Mr. Will Nose and the members of the Preston County High School Marching Band join us for what will be our BIGGEST year yet‼️

Go Knights! ☑️

Still waiting on your favorite high school band to to ⁉️

Tag them in the comments! 💬

We’ve needed some drumrolls for our event announcement this year, but this is a LOUD one🥁Hosted on Main Street in the Ci...
03/28/2024

We’ve needed some drumrolls for our event announcement this year, but this is a LOUD one🥁

Hosted on Main Street in the City of Buckhannon immediately following the Junior Royalty Parade, this competition is sure to entertain. This FIRST EVER event will feature a wide array of drum lines from international groups to local high schools, all competing for the GOLD. 🏆 (And some cash 💰)

Word is, a SPECIAL GUEST will be featured during the competition as well. 🫣

Think you’ve got what it takes to bring home the GOLD⁉️ Enter here: ➡️ https://form.jotform.com/233407396002147

Tag those drumlines in the comments! 🥁

Shoot your shot 🎯Join us next Saturday, April 6, at B-U Middle school to show us if you’re the best archer around! 🏹Our ...
03/27/2024

Shoot your shot 🎯

Join us next Saturday, April 6, at B-U Middle school to show us if you’re the best archer around! 🏹

Our annual archery tournament is always a lot of fun with raffles, auctions and lots of competition. Don’t miss it! 🍓

📣 NOW ANNOUNCING 📣Our 2024 West Virginia Strawberry Festival Chaplain, Pastor Ed McDaniels. ✝️Our festival Chaplain serv...
03/24/2024

📣 NOW ANNOUNCING 📣

Our 2024 West Virginia Strawberry Festival Chaplain, Pastor Ed McDaniels. ✝️

Our festival Chaplain serves throughout our events providing prayer, blessings and other religious services. 🙏

If you’re looking for somewhere to attend a Sunday service, receive a message from Pastor McDaniels at Christian Fellowship Church. ⛪️

Join us in welcoming Pastor Ed back to our events! 🍓

🏁A ‘68 fastback looks like a hatchback racing me🎶Our crowd favorite West Virginia Strawberry Festival Classic Car Cruise...
03/23/2024

🏁A ‘68 fastback looks like a hatchback racing me🎶

Our crowd favorite West Virginia Strawberry Festival Classic Car Cruise In is back. And in true fashion, it’s BIGGER AND BETTER‼️

To allow for enough space and safe maneuverability, the classic car cruise in will take place on SUNDAY, May 19, 2024 on Main Street in Buckhannon, WV, USA. 🚘

The event will take place at noon, so if you plan to register, be there early. Take advantage of the final day of food vendors, carnival and entertainment while checking out the best of the areas classic vehicles. 🚗

Looking to register? Show up at 11am on the event day and find WVCWCC representatives. Registration is free, and the first 100 get a special edition dash plaque! 🏆

No shirt, no beads, no service‼️❌We can help you out with all 3 at this years Official WV Strawberry Festival Gift Shop....
03/22/2024

No shirt, no beads, no service‼️❌

We can help you out with all 3 at this years Official WV Strawberry Festival Gift Shop. 🎁

For the FIRST TIME EVER you can now purchase the official t shirt BEFORE our events. 💃🕺

We know, right⁉️

This years shirt, pictured below, highlights our 82nd theme: Mardi Gras and is purple in color. 🟣

T-shirts can be purchased by Emailing [email protected]. 📧

Sizes available:
Youth S, M, L.
Adult: S,M,L,XL,XXL, ###L

💵 25

Email us today to order, and be the first to get this years official t shirt‼️

And last, we introduce our final category. Age 12-13 and containing our 2024 Junior Royalty QUEEN and her court. 🤩👑Junio...
03/21/2024

And last, we introduce our final category. Age 12-13 and containing our 2024 Junior Royalty QUEEN and her court. 🤩

👑Junior Royalty QUEEN Ava Trent
🎡1st Maid Madilynn Smallridge
🍓2nd Maid Avery Hawkinberry
📸Photogenic Avery Hawkinberry

All young ladies in this category did a phenomenal job! We can’t wait for you to meet Queen Ava, May 11-19, 2024. 🍓

NEXT UP ➡️We have our 2024   Junior Royalty Princess for age 10-11 and court. 👸🏼👑PRINCESS Tegwin McMillan🎡1st Maid Emma ...
03/21/2024

NEXT UP ➡️

We have our 2024 Junior Royalty Princess for age 10-11 and court. 👸🏼

👑PRINCESS Tegwin McMillan
🎡1st Maid Emma Woods
🍓2nd Maid Presley Smith
📸Photogenic Madelyn James

Help us congratulate these young ladies in the comments! They did a wonderful job, and will do a great job this year! 🍓

Moving on up⬆️Next up to introduce is our 2024   Junior Royalty Princess, age 8-9 and court. 👸🏼👑PRINCESS Melody Lamb🎡1st...
03/21/2024

Moving on up⬆️

Next up to introduce is our 2024 Junior Royalty Princess, age 8-9 and court. 👸🏼

👑PRINCESS Melody Lamb
🎡1st Maid Brynn Smith
🍓2nd Maid Oakley Juser
📸Photogenic Shaylyn McClure

Celebrate our 8-9 year old winners with us! 🎉

🎉They say Saturdays are for the boys, and there was no exception at the 2024   Junior Royalty Pageant. 🪅These 8-9 year o...
03/21/2024

🎉They say Saturdays are for the boys, and there was no exception at the 2024 Junior Royalty Pageant. 🪅

These 8-9 year old boys put on a SHOW and won the hearts of the audience. Meet our 2024 Prince in age 8-9 and court. 🤩

👑PRINCE Joshua Bland
🎡1st Page Liam Trent
📸Photogenic Joshua Bland

Join us in congratulating these young men‼️💬

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