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.
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.