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The Strawberry Festival Comes to Lincoln: Family Fun, Sweet Treats, & Community Support

The Strawberry Festival Comes to Lincoln: Family Fun, Sweet Treats, & Community Support

Written by Lia Hobel | Images courtesy of Wegmeyer Farms

“The Lincoln Strawberry Festival is something we have been thinking about for many years,” share Harriet and Tyler Wegmeyer.

It’s a dream that’s come to fruition for the husband and wife owners of Wegmeyer Farms, where thousands descend every season for the freshest strawberries from their pick-your-own fields in Hamilton and Oatlands. The kickoff celebration for strawberry season, running May through June, will be held May 18 and 19 at their 50-acre farm in Lincoln.

Through the Wegmeyer Farms Foundation, they’ve planned for an old-fashioned festival celebrating strawberries with the goal of raising money for local community organizations and nonprofits. “We are so excited to celebrate the strawberries and our wonderful community through this festival. We believe it is important to be community contributors, and this festival will support our community and their nonprofits each year.”

The foundation supports Lincoln Community League, Lincoln Preservation Foundation, Lincoln Elementary School, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum, and Loudoun 4-H. “All the proceeds from the festival will be divided amongst our partner nonprofits and for high school scholarships for students at Loudoun Valley and Woodgrove. After many years of thinking about the art of the possible, 2024 is the year we are making it happen.” This follows their 2023 “Virginia is for Strawberry Lovers” campaign, highlighting local agriculture in collaboration with the Virginia Tourism Corporation.

Thomas Mazeika’s award-winning promotional design.

A small planning committee has been working for a year to bring this to fruition. The festival will have various strawberry-themed events, as well as live music, hayrides, and fun food options such as strawberry pancakes.

Loudoun Valley High School junior Thomas Mazeika submitted the award-winning artwork promoting the inaugural festival, earning a $1,000 scholarship. He’ll be at the festival signing posters over the weekend.

“In collaboration with the Wegmeyer Farms Foundation, we’re thrilled to turn our love for strawberries into a powerful tool for positive change. Our festival is more than just a celebration; it’s a fundraiser aimed at supporting local causes and providing scholarships for high school students.”

Tickets are now available online. Don’t miss out on this delightful celebration of strawberries, spring, and community spirit. ML

Lincoln Strawberry Festival
18451 Taylor Road
Hamilton, VA 20158

Published in the May 2024 issue of Middleburg Life.

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