June 7, 2014, 10am-5pm

On Henry Street in Ashland, Virginia

Vendors may apply January 1 to June 1

Welcome!

Strawberries!

Strawberries!

The Ashland Strawberry Faire is held in historic Ashland, Virginia. It is a traditional celebration to promote the community and feature the strawberry harvest. The Faire is held on the 1st or 2nd Saturday in June, on the streets adjacent to the Randolph-Macon College campus the week after graduation. The Faire is a free, community and family-oriented event during which non-profit groups and churches raise funds and offer something for everyone. There are vendors selling arts, crafts, plants, and antiques to the thousands who attend. There are local businesses featured from Ashland and Hanover.

Randolph-Macon College

Randolph-Macon College

Among the many attractions are two stages; featuring local entertainment from brass and jazz bands, choirs, dancing, pipes and drums . . .

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. . . to Little Miss and Little Mr. Strawberry contests and much more.  There are activities for children from face painting to pet adoption.

2013 winners with names

Gardeners can browse for bedding plants, herbs and yard art. Others can find hand made decoys, to hand smocked dresses and collectors can select bric-a –brac, ceramics, painted glassware, wrought iron, baskets, jewelry, quilts, tole painting and works of art and antiques.

Henry Street

Of course don’t forget to sample the strawberry shortcakes, drinks, breads, and more or take home flats of fresh strawberries.

SHOP LOCALLY from local Hanover County businesses in:

 

Ashland Alley

Ashland Alley

“ASHLAND ALLEY” - Enjoy a taste of Ashland businesses in one area of the Faire on Henry Street, across the street from the US Post Office on Henry Street from the R-MC Welcome Center to College Avenue.  Watch for give a ways, coupons, and super sales!

Hanover Home-show!

Hanover Home-show!

“HANOVER HOME-SHOW” - Hanover businesses are located in on Patrick Street, by the R-MC football field.  Watch for great ideas from many of our local businesses.


Strawberry Faire News

What is NEW in 2014

NEW 2014

1.  Generators are only allowed in the FOOD AREAS at the Faire; due to noise, smell, cords, and space limitations, per fire and safety requirements.

2.  Government Services

10′x10′ Booth Space – FREE  government services providing information only, not selling or taking in money.

3.  Non-Profit  Organization

10′x10′ Booth Space – 2 Volunteer Hours OR
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Rain or shine!

There is no rain date for the Ashland Strawberry Faire.  Visitors and vendors should come prepared for any kind of weather — rain, shine, heat.  We’ve had it all in our past 30 years!…

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ASHLAND STRAWBERRY FAIRE MISSIONS:

  • Community – Provide a healthy family event, bringing our community together with renewed interest in everything Ashland and Hanover has to offer, including strawberries!
  • Vendors – 250-300 per year

55% Arts and Craft Vendors – Exposure and/or sales, promotion of arts.

15%  Non-Profit Civic Booths – 501©3 Free booth for exposure; plus booths for fund raising and/or sales,

10%  Food Vendors – All wit

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2013 Scholarship Winners!

2013

Jay Pace Scholarship Recipients:

Herald-Progress staff members join with The Ashland Strawberry Faire and raise the amount of the scholarships given in memory of Jay Pace.  The scholarships are awarded at each of the county’s high schools to a student planning to major in journalism.  Jay was one of the founding members of The Faire and editor/publisher of the Hanover Herald-Progress that continue…

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