Strawberry festivals forever


Best Bet

May 20, 2007|By [LORI SEARS]

Savor sweet strawberries and enjoy family activities all day Saturday and May 27 at the Delaplane Strawberry Festival at Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane, Va.

The family festival features plenty of good eats, as well as fun food activities, including a strawberry-eating contest, an array of strawberry goodies for purchase, a bake sale of unique treats such as hazelnut brownies and apricot brandy pound cake, and fair foods, including burgers, crab cakes and more.

Visitors can also enjoy live music of all genres, see Scottish dancing, browse craft displays or take part in a 5K trail run or walk. A variety of kids' activities also are planned, including puppet shows, an obstacle course, three-legged races, pony rides, a petting zoo and more.

The festival runs 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. The park is at 11012 Edmonds Lane in Delaplane, Va. Admission is $20 per car at the gate; $15 per car in advance; $25 per car for a two-day pass or $10 per motorcycle. For advance passes or information, call 540-364-2772 or go to

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