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.
Among the many attractions are two stages; featuring local entertainment from brass and jazz bands, choirs, dancing, pipes and drums . . .
. . . to Little Miss and Little Mr. Strawberry contests and much more. There are activities for children from face painting to pet adoption.
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.
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” - 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 businesses are located in on Patrick Street, by the R-MC football field. Watch for great ideas from many of our local businesses.