Pungo Strawberry Festival

It’s that time of year, folks! Local strawberries are ripe for the picking, and what better way to celebrate than our 35th annual Pungo Strawberry Festival?

Here’s what you need to know to make sure you’re weekend is as sweet as strawberry pie.

Festival Hours:

Friday (Carnival only) : 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Parade starts at 10 a.m. , Carnival runs until 8 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Know before you go: Stay updated with this weekend’s weather forecast, don’t be caught off guard with unexepected showers! Also, plan to leave your furry friend at home. Unfortunately, no Fido’s or Fidette’s will be admitted.

Admissions: The event is free, but you should know that parking is $10 on site, cash only.

Food Vendors:  Wild Bill’s Ole Fashion Soda, Grapes & Olives on Taps, Cullipher Farm Strawberries, G. & J.’s Funnel Cakes, The Bee and the Biscuit, Town Center Cold Pressed, Hammerheads, B & B Kettle Korn, Pop & Mini’s Pecans and many more! For a full list, click here.

Activities: 4H Exhibit and Fun Barn, Virginia Beach Fire Department Monster Truck, Knocker- Ball, Face Painting by Donnie, Ocean Martial Arts, Dino-ROAR Exhibit, pig racing, there’s no chance you’ll have time for it all! For the full run down, check out their site.

All jammed up: There are lots of weekend road closings for the festival:

Princess Anne Road – Northbound lane closed from Indian River Road to Back Bay Farms entrance (Designated Pedestrian Walkway)

Saturday: 8 a.m. to  9 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Princess Anne Road from Indian River Road to Muddy Creek Road-(North and southbound lanes closed to all traffic

Friday: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (open for vendors)
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Heavy traffic and possible delays are expected along the following roadways –

Indian River Road from West Neck Road to New Bridge Road
Princess Anne Road from Sandbridge Road to Indian River Road
Princess Anne Road from West Neck Road to Muddy Creek Road
New Bridge Road from Indian River Road to Sandbridge Road
Sandbridge Beach via Indian River to Princess Anne to New Bridge roads.

Parking & Address: The parking fee is $10 CASH ONLY. The street address is 1776 Princess Anne Rd K, Virginia Beach, VA 23456.Here’s a handy event map as well.

Stay safe, stay dry, and enjoy this years fruitful festival!