Strawberry Fest to Ring-in Summer in Historic 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 24 through 26. 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 shop 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.

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. (Check for full schedule). The annual lineup always ensures there will never be a dull moment for teens or grown-ups. Meanwhile, complimentary children's games and activities will capture the kids'attention just the same. As in year's past, a classic carnival with everyone's favorite rides will thrill the young and young at heart.

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 Road, Long Grove, IL 60047

Hours: Friday: noon-10 pm; Saturday: 10 am -10 pm; Sunday: 10 am -6 pm

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

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