The West Virginia Strawberry Festival kicked off in 1936 as a way to honor the Strawberry Growers and help them increase their sales. The first Strawberry Festival was celebrated in 1 day and as years passed, the events of the West Virginia Strawberry Festival grew into a full week! We continue to honor the Strawberry Growers from all over the state of West Virginia and traditionally hold the Strawberry Auction on Friday afternoon of Festival Week. **Interesting Fact: After being discontinued for five years during WWII, the festival continued to expand into today's weeklong celebration!
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 Strawberry Gift Shop, 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!
Volunteers who love Buckhannon and the West Virginia Strawberry Festival dedicate hours to offer 8 days of family fun!