Virginia Beach Hosts the 33rd Annual Strawberry Festival
The summer season kicks off in earnest with the 33rd annual Pungo Strawberry Festival (www.vbgov.com) on May 28th and 29th. For those who are not locals, Pungo is an intersection in the rural portion of Virginia Beach. You will find it at the corner of Princess Anne Road and Indian River Road. Just follow the line of cars once you get anywhere close. There is plenty of parking, although you may have to walk a bit to get to the heart of the festival. As many as 100,000 people are expected to attend the annual celebration of all things strawberry. The whole month of May is the time of year when the Farmers’ Market is just full to bursting with field fresh strawberries. Nothing tastes as good as fresh fruit that was still on the vine that morning.
What to Expect
The Strawberry Festival begins with a parade. There is a huge carnival, livestock demonstrations and, of course, lots and lots of yummy strawberry concoctions. The festival begins at 9 AM both Saturday and Sunday and ends at 7 PM. The intersection of Princess Anne and Indian River is a pedestrian area. Typical festival food like cotton candy and barbecue will be available, but be sure to save room for the star of the day: Pungo strawberries.
Another highlight will be a large military exposition to honor our vets and present service members. You will hear continuous music from three different stages. The kids will love the petting zoo and pony rides.
Temperatures are expected to be around 80º so be sure to dress appropriately and wear comfortable shoes.
When you get home after a wonderful family day, don’t take time to clean the house. Just relax and call Custom Maid at 499-8568 on Monday morning. We’ll take care of the cleaning for you!