Strawberry’s return is cause for a celebration

A spring treat has returned to grocery stores and farmers markets. It’s fat, red and juicy, and tastes good plain or on top of a fancy dessert. It’s strawberry season!

This weekend is the perfect time to celebrate the berry’s return, and the Northern Virginia countryside is the place to do it.

(Bigstock) - This will be the 20th annual celebration of the Delaplane Strawberry Festival, which offers lots of family activities as well as berries.

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The Delaplane Strawberry Festival is this weekend, and the event — which has happened for the past 20 years — offers a lot more than fruit. Head to Sky Meadows State Park (about an hour’s drive from Washington) for hayrides, music, crafts, storytelling, a petting farm, games and, of course, berries.

DELAPLANE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

Where: Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane

When: Saturday and Sunday (May 25-26), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

How much: $25 per car

For more information: Your parents can call 540-592-3556 or visit www.delaplanestrawberryfestival.com.

 
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