Strawberry Fest 2020 cancelled

Strawberry Fest 2020 is cancelled due to state guidelines and the health and safety of our customers and merchants.
Stores, Restaurants and services are OPEN for business!










2019  information follows- will be updated when available:

Friday, from 11am- 11pm:
11am-8pm most merchant booths and stores open, live music and activities as posted
6pm-11pm is street food vendors and the main stage only

Saturday, from 10am – 11pm
10am-8pm most merchant booths and stores open, (will stay open longer if busy), live music and activities as posted
10am-11pm is street food vendors by the main stage

Sunday,  from 10am – 6pm
11am-6pm merchant booths and stores open, live music and activities as posted

Tickets for food and beverage booths by main stage – cash only, ATMs available next to ticket booths.

Location:  308 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove, IL

$5 per person per day, kids 12 and under get in freeCash only

Tickets (can be purchased at the gate or online)
$5 per day for anyone over 12
3 Day Pass $10 ($15 dollar value!)  – available online ONLY

Parking is FREE at all public lots but fills up quickly.
We HIGHLY RECOMMEND using a ride-share service.  Adults will receive 2 for 1 admission at the Archer Gate
(Archer & Robert Parker Coffin Road) when dropped off there and showing your receipt (Maximum 2 free entries per receipt)

Archer Lot – 343 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove, IL 60047
Kildeer Countryside Elementary School – 3100 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove, IL 60047
Street parking on Old McHenry Road and on residential streets is prohibited and vehicles may be towed at the owner’s expense.


Shuttles are running round trip, depending on traffic, running about 30 minutes +/-.

Friday, June 21:  11:15 am to 11:30 pm
Saturday, June 22:  11:15 to 11:30 pm
Sunday, June 23   11:15 to 6:30 pm

Buffalo Grove Old Dominick’s Lot/ Chase Plaza
1172 Lake Cook Rd. (intersection Lake Cook Rd. & Arlington Heights)
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Archer Parking Lot
Archer Rd. Long Grove, IL 60047 (corner of Robert Parker Coffin Rd and Archer Rd)

2 for 1 Adult admission as our way of thanking you for taking the shuttle!

The last shuttle will leave 5 – 10 minutes after the event closes.


PIE EATING CONTESTS, Sponsored by Long Grove Confectionery:

Towner Green – Kids Area
Sign up at the Red Long Grove Confectionery Tent, 1 heat for adults, 1 for children at each time slot
Saturday:  2:30pm & 4pm
Sunday: 2:30pm & 4pm

CARNIVAL- located in front of the Archer parking lot 

Carnival Hours                             Ride Specials
Friday           11AM – 9 PM*     $20 Unlimited rides** (11AM – 4PM) & 5PM – 9PM
Saturday      11AM – 9 PM*      $20 Unlimited rides** (11AM – 4PM) & 5PM – 9PM
Sunday         11AM – 6 PM*      $20 Unlimited rides** (11AM – 4PM)

**Subject to Weather Change.
**Wristbands not available during inclement weather and sales end 1 hour prior to end of event time

See us on Friday on:

NBC5 Chicago

We are a dog-friendly community – if your dogs are well-behaved and on a leash.  There is a water bowl and treats (along with waste bags) located outside the visitor’s center – 308 Old McHenry Road.

Strawberry Fest Returns in June for Another Serving!

The highlight of summer in the Chicago suburbs is Strawberry Fest – three consecutive days of sweet summertime fun!  Attendees of this annual festival experience everything from strawberry-infused creations like prime rib sandwiches slathered in strawberry salsa to classic strawberry pie-eating contests.  Although Strawberry Fest begins and ends with the almighty strawberry, in no way is it an exclusive berry party.  For those who like to mix it up, chef-driven barbecue and other decadent local treats offer something for every taste bud.  And when it comes to entertainment, Strawberry Fest leaves nothing to the imagination either, with a classic carnival, multiple stages of live music, and the Kids Zone featuring enduring family activities at no charge.

The first area of attraction at Strawberry Fest is, well, the strawberries.  Some of the area’s best restaurants and chefs set up shop to serve up unique strawberry-centric food and drink.  This year, featured items include: strawberry BBQ sauces, deep fried strawberries on a stick, chocolate strawberry popcorn, strawberry kabobs, strawberry jams, and much more.  In respect to non-strawberry eats, a wide variety of vendors will be on hand dishing out everything from BBQ to other summer delights.

No strawberry picking here- but we do have a farm selling fresh strawberries – it’s a street festival!

Thank you to our sponsors:
Mattress Firm
Medieval Times
Oberweiss Dairy
Passanante Foods
Hart Dental
Chicago Tribune
Window Works
Midwest Gutter Guard
Chiro One
Renewal by Anderson
Home Improvement Network
Lakeshore Beverage
Kennedy and Lamardi Family Dental
Everdry Waterproofing
First Student
Bath Fitter
Code Ninjas
Krumweide Roofing
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Moxie Solar

Merchants: (scheduled to be open through 8pm on Friday and Saturday, 6pm on Sunday)

The Sheet Lady Sheet sets
Mystic Lotus Henna temporary art tattoo
Midwest Citrus Smashers Flavored Fresh Squeezed Lemonades and Limeades
Absolute Boutique Gemstone & Silver Jewelry
Easy On Easy Off Jewelry Jewelry that either has no clasp or an easy clasp.
Centro Mundo – REPEAT Hand bags, dresses, sweaters, ponchos, bracelets, dream catchers, pendants.
Lilla Rose Hair Accessories Lilla Rose Hair Accessories and Hip Klips
Facepainting by Mr. Krist Facepainting
LulaRoe Lularoe clothes
Roxy & Lola, LLC Jewelry
MION Artisan Soap Handcrafted artisan soaps, bath and skin care products.
Bloom Boutique Women’s apparel & accessories.
LipSense by SeneGence/Fifteen Hats Long-lasting makeup and skincare
Designs by Myra Children and adult hair bows, clips, combs, jewelry.
Natural Element
Silver Mine Handmade natural stone anklets, custom Men’s jewelry, sterling silver
EZ Hang Chairs Hanging chairs and swings, frames for them, hammocks and straps
Ideal Bakery Coffee Cakes, honey, kolaczki, polish baked goods, poppy seed rolls, gluten free cakes / mixes
Chicago CBD & Essential Oils CBD Drops, Creams and rollerballs, essential oils, CBD Honey
Nectar of the Vine Wine Frappe. Wine slushy mixes. Sampling only a 1oz. cup of NON-ALCOHOLIC wine slushy
Tori Grace Outfitters Chicago theme handmade clothing, accessories and home goods for babies, kids and adults.
Florida Yard Art LLC Recycled metal yard art and 3-d metal signs
Two Fat Guys Gourmet Sauces Jarred BBQ Sauce by Two Fat Guys
Gourmet Goodies fudge, chocolate covered items, gummies, taffy apples, apple cider doughnuts (doughnuts during apple fest)
Luv Your Doggie Bungee cord dog leashes, dog treats. kangaroo, dog-related gift products
OMG! Olive Oil
Ethnic Fusion copper jewelry and dreamcatchers
KG Nature’s Lounger Nature’s Lounger- an inflatable lounger you scoop through the air to inflate.
Heaton Therapy / Quickfire Heaton Therapy Packs- reusable hot and cold packs you boil in water to reuse
Quickfire- a portable, safe fire starter for outdoors, camping, grilling
Ptsnacks Licorice ropes. imported from Spain 20 delicious flavors. each rope over 2 feet long. Https:// to view photos.
All Cindy’s Mixes Strawberry, Raspberry, blue Raspberry Sangria mixes
Rocket Relics Handmade soy candles in recycled and repurposed containers.
Chuck Senties Productions Caricatures
sandeezjewelry&Embroidery Embroidered items
Whole Earth – REPEAT Handcrafted sundresses, blouses, skirts, etc
Henna by Bridget I create henna tattoos
Lovin’ Tails All natural dog treats
Cutco Cutlery Cutlery, Culinary Tools, BBQ & Garden Tools, Cookware, Flatware, Scissors, Sporting Knives
Jan Lee Design Jewelry – we participated in Chocolate Fest in 2018…and hope for warmer weather in JUNE
North Shore Salt Therapy Center Himalayan Salt Lamps and Salt Room Sessions
Nothing Bundt Cakes Baked Cake product: Bundlets Individually packaged
Kiki’s Cotton Candy 10 flavors of Cotton Candy
Snow cones
Baby Alpaca/Cuatro Suyos Llc Baby clothes of wool and cotton with crochet appliqué
Forsight Vision/Maui Jim Sunglasses Maui Jim Sunglasses
Beat the Bar I offer a fun game called Beat the Bar that allows customers to try and win money by hanging from a chin up bar for 2 minutes.
BG Hats and More LLC Crushable Sea Grass Hats, Ladies Printed Tank Tops, Cover-ups and dresses.
Grin And Wear It / GAWI Ent. Face paint, airbrush face paint, airbrush tattoos, balloon twisting
Covered Bridge Creamery/Signature Popcorn Ice cream, bags of popcorn and drinks.
Eden Jewels & Accessories Clothing and jewelry
A Spice Above Varieties of All-Natural Gourmet Dips
Will’s Custom Rings Customized stainless steel name rings that I hand stamp on the spot while the customer watches and waits
Latin pictures Cartoon banner, Football team banner, Frames, custom names
Bada Bling Handset Swarovski Crystals on: Purses, sunglasses hats,tops, bracelets
Real Time Pain Relief Pain relief products.
Monadavi Marketing Energy and Balance wristband concept (
Frank’s Farms Strawberries and more!
Verizon Cellular Sales phones, tablets, internet, jetpacks, accessories, etc…
QueLinda jewelry, art
Dazzle Boutique clothing, Tri-metal artisan jewelry, Leather jewelry, and Metal necklace sets

Street Food Vendors & Menus – Tickets only, cash to purchase tickets, ATMs next to ticket booth

Zacarelli’s Pizza Slices 4 tickets
Funnel cakes (strawberries, whip cream, powdered sugar) 8 tickets
Mozzarella sticks with red sauce 7 tickets
Chicken fingers with BBQ sauce 7 tickets
Lemon shake-up 7/8/9 tickets
Smokin T’s
Luke’s of Mundelein Luke’s Italian Beef (includes Cheese or Peppers) 8 tickets
Char Italian Sausage (includes Cheese or Peppers) 7 tickets
Vienna Hot Dog 4 tickets
1/3 lb. Hamburger/Cheeseburger 5/6 tickets
Large French Fries/Cheese Fries 4/5 tickets
Funnel Cake Fries w/Strawberry Sauce 5 tickets
Brothers BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich 8 tickets
Boneless Rib Sandwich 6 tickets
Smothered Fries/Cheese Fries/Fries 8/5/4 tickets
Cheddar Cheese Curds 6 tickets
Roasted Corn on the Cob 3 tickets
Strawberry Sugar Cookie 1 ticket
La Cebollita Grill 2 Tacos: Steak, Chicken, Chorizo 5 tickets
4 Enchiladas: Chicken or Cheese 8 tickets
1 Pambazo: Chicken, Steak, chorizo 8 tickets
3 Flautas: Chicken 5 tickets
1 Burrito: Chicken, Steak, Veggie 8 tickets
Strawberry Water 5 tickets
Home Bakery/ Dumpling House
Strawberry Blintz 4 tickets
Pierogis – 6 or 10 pcs (Potato, Cheese, Sauerkraut or Meat) 9/12 tickets
Potato Pancakes – 2pcs 8 tickets
Polish Sausage 10 tickets
Polish Plate/Combo Plate 14 tickets
BBQ Ribs w/ Sauerkraut & Potato Pancake (Half or Quarter slab) 14/8 tickets
Shish Kebab w/ Sauerkraut & Rye Bread 8 tickets
Quang Noodle Lo Mein 9 tickets
Chicken Teriyaki 10 tickets
Egg Rolls (2) 6 tickets
Corn Dog w/ Fries 6 tickets
Orange Chicken w/ Fried Rice 10 tickets
Lemonade (Strawberry, Original, Mango, or Peach) 6 tickets
Strawberry Patch Chocolate strawberry kabob 8 tickets
chocolate dipped cheesecake 7 tickets
chocolate dipped banana 5 tickets
Strawberry/Strawberry Banana smoothie 6 tickets
Assorted Lemonades 5 tickets
Water 2 tickets


10 Things You Didn’t Know About Strawberries

  1. Strawberries are the only fruit that wear their seeds on the outside.
  2. Strawberries aren’t true berries, like blueberries or even grapes.
  3. Strawberries are members of the rose family.
  4. The strawberry plant is a perennial.
  5. Americans eat an average of three-and-a-half pounds of fresh strawberries each per year.
  6. Native Americans ate strawberries long before European settlers arrived.
  7. The ancient Romans thought strawberries had medicinal powers.
  8. Strawberries are believed to help reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers.
  9. California produces some 80% of the strawberries in the U.S.
  10. To store fresh strawberries, wash them and cut the stem away.



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