Last Minute Questions?

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Interactive Maps, Schedules & Festival Info on Every Page

Here’s some basic stuff to get you started!

Can’t wait to see you this weekend!


Carnival Hours are Friday night 5 pm to 10 pm, Saturday, 9 am to 10 pm, Sunday 9 am to 7 pm

Wrist Bands can be purchased from the ticket booth at the carnival.

They are available for Friday Night Only!

You can buy individual tickets for $1 but most rides are more than $1.


Festival Hours are Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 7 pm. Parade is Saturday morning at 10 am.


No Pets Allowed  ~  No Admission Fee  ~  Parking is $10 per Vehicle (cash only)


The Carnival and Most Vendors Accept Credit Cards.


Please use our Maps features for GPS directions.


For more info on Berry Picking locations, please contact the individual farms on that page to learn more about hours of operation and pricing.

And if you don’t feel like picking, we have plenty for sale throughout the festival!


For All You Pie Eating Enthusiasts

To participate, go stand in front of the stage and make a lot of noise when they ask who wants to compete right before the contest starts. Best of luck and have fun!

The Annual Pungo Strawberry Festival is held on Memorial Day weekend every year. This year we are estimating an attendance of over 100,000 people for the two day event. Activities will include a parade, continuous entertainment on three stages, one of the largest carnivals on the east coast, a multi-million dollar military display to honor our veterans and service members, a pie eating contest, pig races, a youth arts and craft display, 4H exhibits and activities, arts and craft booths, and, last but not least some of the best food you have ever tasted. Vendors will offer fresh picked strawberries, strawberry shortcake and ice cream, chocolate dipped strawberries, strawberry pizzas, and much more.

The 33rdAnnual Pungo Strawberry Festival is just around the corner.

Don’t miss this family-oriented, fun filled, wholesome and alcohol-free event.


Please visit our contact page for all festival questions and media inquiries.


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