FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to some Frequently Asked Questions.

When is it? 2016 dates will be May 14th-22nd

How do I get there? We are located in Buckhannon, WV (nearly the center of the state). A link to 'Driving Directions' will be added soon!

What can I experience at the festival? We have always been known as “An Exciting Family Tradition”. We have 8 fun filled days of events for all ages.  We have a Horse & Carriage Parade, Arts & Craft Show at WV Wesleyan College, Food Vendors selling everything Strawberry, and don’t forget the Carnival is here all week!

What should I bring with me? A good pair of walking shoes and a good appetite for the Strawberry desserts! The weather is usually warm & sunny, so sunscreen is a good idea.  And, for watching the parades, plan to bring a lawn chair.

What does the festival cost? There is NO entrance fee. Money is only needed for the carnival (prices are finalized in May), the food you eat and the gifts you purchase in our local specialty shops!

What should I do about parking? There is parking available as you enter town, along with street parking and at WV Wesleyan College. Bus parking is available at local Churches and WV Wesleyan College.

What attractions are nearby? WV Wildlife Center at French Creek, Ron Hinkle Glass, Stonewall Resort, State 4 - H Camp, Stonewall Jackson Paddle boat, Cass Railroad, Potomac Eagle Railroad, American Mountain Theatre, and lots more. Visit the Upshur County Convention and Visitor's Bureau for additional information.

Where can I stay during the festival? We have a list of Hotels, Motels and Bed & Breakfast Inns on our Visitors Center website

Where can I eat? There are Food Vendors set up throughout Downtown Buckhannon, along with local churches and numerous locally owned restaurants.

I want to be an exhibitor, what do I need to know?  What kind of exhibitor are you? (Arts & Crafts, Food Vendor, Professional Display Unit, etc…)  We have different types of exhibitors set - up all around town. Please call the Festival Office (304-472-9036) or Email us (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with your Name, Contact Information, and what kind of exhibitor you are.  A Strawberry Festival member will contact you as soon as possible!

I want to compete in an event, what do I need to know? We have a lot of events during the WV Strawberry Festival!  (Example: Strawberry Run, Band Competition, Diaper Derby, Canoe Race, Road Bowling)  Please call the Festival Office (304-472-9036) or Email us (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with your Name, Contact Information, and which event you’re interested in.   A Strawberry Festival member will contact you as soon as possible!

I'd like to donate / sponsor an event, who do I talk to? Thanks for your support!  Please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  We will be more than happy to accept any and all donations of any kind.