Strawberry Fest

Strawberry Festival Returns to Ring-in Summer in Historic Downtown Long Grove, June 24 – 26

The annual Strawberry Festival, a decades old tradition in downtown Long Grove, is returning in all its sweet summertime glory following a couple years hampered by the pandemic.  The same full-scale event that has inspired so many thousands to turn out to the historic town year after year for decades is back June 24th through 26th.   Attendees of all ages can expect three days of strawberry-infused foods and drinks, family games, and live music.

Like always, the almighty strawberry is the star attraction at Strawberry Fest.  Some of the area’s most popular restaurants, cooks, and vendors will pop-up to serve unique strawberry-centric cuisine.  Featured items usually include things like strawberry BBQ sauces, deep fried strawberries on a stick, chocolate strawberry popcorn, strawberry kabobs, strawberry jams, strawberry fudge, funnel cakes with strawberries, strawberry smoothies, strawberry blintz, strawberry banana Nutella crepes, chocolate covered strawberries, strawberry donuts, strawberry shakes, strawberry ice cream, chocolate strawberry sundaes, and much more.  A wide variety of non-strawberry-centric vendors will also be on-hand dishing out other summertime delights.

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Main Stage Music

For those who like to mix it up, Strawberry Fest 2022 also features live music and family entertainment.  Non-stop tunes on multiple stages, from solo acts to touring bands, will take over downtown Long Grove on Strawberry Fest weekend. The annual lineup always ensures there will never be a dull moment for teens or grown-ups.


Returning this year, a classic carnival with everyone’s favorite rides that will thrill the young and young at heart.

Hours Promotions
12PM – 9PM $25 Unlimited Wristband (12PM – 5PM & 5PM – 9PM)
11AM – 9PM $25 Unlimited Wristband (11AM – 5PM & 5PM – 9PM)
11AM – 6PM $25 Unlimited Wristband (11AM – 6PM)

Kids Zone

Friday, May 20: 12PM – 6PM

12:00PM – 06:00PM Arts & Crafts

Saturday, May 21: 11AM – 5PM

11:00AM – 06:00PM Arts & Crafts
12:00PM – 12:45PM Ben Tater
01:00PM – 01:30PM Pie Eating Contest
02:00PM – 03:00PM Impersonators
03:15PM – 03:45PM Pie Eating Contest
04:00PM – 06:00PM AAA Dial A DJ

Sunday, May 22: 11AM – 5PM

11:00AM – 06:00PM Arts & Crafts
12:00PM – 12:45PM Super Stolie
01:00PM – 01:30PM Pie Eating Contest
02:00PM – 03:00PM Impersonators
03:15PM – 03:45PM Pie Eating Contest
04:00PM – 06:00PM AAA Dial A DJ


Kids Zone sponsored by:

Historic Downtown Long Grove

The new and improved historic downtown Long Grove, now construction-free after a major multi-year beautification rehab, is known for its wide array of independent, family owned and operated restaurants and stores.  Strawberry Fest marks the kickoff to summer shopping season in town, with local merchants featuring their own sweet summertime specials throughout the event weekend.  Visitors during fest weekend are invited to explore the recently beautified village and discover what makes Long Grove so flavorful.

Strawberry Festival’s organizing group, the Historic Downtown Long Grove Business Association, is a not-for-profit organization led by a team of elected volunteers that represent and serve the Long Grove historic district businesses and property owners, as well as the residents of the village. By hosting memorable activities and events, they are able to support the interests of members, enhance the community, and encourage the use and preservation of the historic village.

Strawberry Fest 2022 Event Summary

Location: Historic Downtown Long Grove, 308 Old McHenry Rd, Long Grove, IL 60047

Hours: Fri, 12 pm – 11 pm, Sat, 10 am – 11 pm, Sun, 10 am – 6 pm

Admission: $5 per person, with children under 12 no charge all the time.


Parking Information


**Run a loop between:

Buffalo Grove Park District (parking lot)
530 Bernard Dr., Buffalo Grove, IL.
Saturday – Softball Lot


Archer Rd (in between Robert Parker Coffin & Old McHenry Rd) **next to entrance to Carnival Parking Lot


Saturday, 6/25: 10:45am – 11:15pm
Sunday, 6/26: NA





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