Fresh, local strawberries are a sign of spring in Georgia! Take the kids on a pick-your-own outing or enjoy a strawberry festival at a Georgia farm.
Our list includes events and you-pick farms that are within an hour drive from downtown Atlanta (we used Woodruff Park as our central starting point).
If you live in the far suburbs, you probably have more choices within an easy drive, because many berry farms are in north Georgia or south of town, near Macon. Below, we’ve listed a couple of other sources you can check for berry farms farther outside metro Atlanta.
REMEMBER: Farm hours and crop availability are highly variable — depending on the weather and all kinds of other factors. It’s best to either call ahead, or check status online through a berry farm’s website or Facebook page
Other things to keep in mind if you’re buying or picking berries:
- Put your berries in the car with you — not in the trunk — and go straight home with them.
- Refrigerate fresh berries right away.
- Don’t wash your berries until you’re ready to use them. Once washed, they’ll deteriorate faster.
- Plan to use or freeze your berries within five days after picking.
Georgia Strawberry Festivals
8th annual Strawberry Festival at Mitcham Farm
Saturday, May 1, 2021 — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, May 2, 2021 — 1 to 5 p.m.
Children 3 and under FREE
Mitcham Farm is located in Oxford, Georgia. It’s about a 40-minute drive from downtown Atlanta, near Covington, along the I-20 corridor.
There is a lot to do at this strawberry festival, and it is very kid-friendly, with a free play area, jumping pillow, and mountain slide. In past years, a kids train ride and pedal carts have been free with a paid admission.
There is live music and crafts vendors on site.
Other activities include:
- Helicopter Rides — $35/person or $100 for a group of 3
- Pony rides — $5
- Mechanical bull rides — $5
- Face painting — price varies by design
- Petting zoo — $3
You can buy strawberries here, as well as typical festival food, like funnel cakes, cotton candy, snow cones, hot dogs, and hamburgers.
Pick-your-own is usually also available on festival day.
Mitcham Farm is located at:
797 Macedonia Church Rd.
Oxford, Georgia 30054
Jaemor Farms annual u-pick day & strawberry festival
There will not be a U-pick Day in 2021.
On Saturday, May 8th, there will be a Berry Fest that will highlight strawberry products.
It will include samples, giveaways, and farm tours. This event is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is FREE to
attend. More info on Berry Fest
Jaemor Farms is in north Georgia, just below Cornelia. It is about a 65-minute drive from downtown Atlanta.
In the past Jaemor has only open for strawberry picking one day a year, which coincides with its strawberry festival.
Jaemor Farms is located at:
5340 Cornelia Hwy.
Alto, Ga 30510770-869-3999
- More sources for Georgia strawberry farms and festivals:
- The GeorgiaGrown agricultural tourism web page
- Explore Georgia’s guide to strawberry festivals
- Explore Georgia’s list of 31 places to pick strawberries
- The Pick Your Own website’s Georgia page
Places to buy or pick fresh, seasonal strawberries
Most places open for picking in mid-April. It completely depends on the weather.
Southern Belle Farm
This family farm is located in McDonough, just 35 miles south of downtown Atlanta.
There is a $1 admission fee for the strawberry fields. You can pick your own berries ($15/gallon) or buy pre-picked for $17 per gallon.
The farm market offers jams, jellies, and preserves, as well as honey, cider, and baked goods.
According to the Southern Belle website, pick-your-own hours for the 2021 season are:
- Monday – Friday — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Sundays: 1 to 6 p.m.
Each day, an update on berry availability and farm hours appears at the very top of the strawberry web page. OR, you can call 770.288.2582 before you come out, to check availability for both u-pick and pre-picked.
1486 Georgia Highway 54 West
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Located in Fayetteville, Adams Farm is just 30 miles south of downtown Atlanta.
The website lists the pick-your-own season as mid-April to late May. A quick call to the number above got us a recorded update saying the fields will soon open, and to call back for hours and more info. This recording seems to be the best way to get current info, as Adams Farm has no social media presence and the website is rarely updated.
In past year,s the farm provided 2-gallon containers for you to pick into, but required you to bring your own containers to take the berries home in. There are always people in the fields to help you find a good row and get started.
The roadside markets offers fresh produce in season, as well as jams and jellies and fresh-baked bread. If you don’t want to pick your own strawberries, there are usually berries for sale at the produce stand.
5340 Cornelia Hwy.
Alto, Ga 30510
Jaemor Farms is in north Georgia, just below Cornelia and just north of Gainesville. It is about a 65-minute drive from downtown Atlanta — but much closer for those living in the northern suburbs.
Jaemor has typically only hosted one u-pick day per year, to coincide with its annual strawberry festival.
You can buy strawberries and other seasonal produce at the farm market.
LCCL Strawberry Farm
3743 Old Dalton Rd NE
Rome, Georgia 30165
We did not include this one last year, because Rome is more than an hour from downtown Atlanta. However, it’s not a bad drive from the northern suburbs.
The fields will open for u-pick in the second or third week of April, but no date is set yet.
This farm regularly updates its website and its Facebook page. You can also call 706-295-2587 for an update on strawberry status.
Cash or check only — no cards.
Monday-Friday — 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday — 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday — 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
On weekends there is a train ride for kids — it costs $1 per ride.
Picking containers are provided, but if possible please bring your own containers to take the berries home in.
Pre-picked berries may also be available — call first to verify. The farm store sells strawberry jam, strawberry salsa, and strawberry ice cream, as well as local honey.
797 Macedonia Church Rd.
Oxford, Georgia 30054
Mitcham Farm is about a 40-minute drive from downtown Atlanta. It is near Covington, along the I-20 corridor.
The farm will open for you-pick strawberries in mid-April, and the farm market is already open for the season.
Once the fields are open, you-pick days are dependent on availability and the weather.
Starting April 10th, you can bring the kids for Berry Fun Weekends at the Farm.
These events happen every Saturday and Sunday, through May 30th.
Saturday — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday — 1 to 5 p.m.
The Fun Weekends events cost $10 per child, and kids 3 and under are FREE.
Giant jump pad
Cow train ride
Mechanical bull ride
Yard games (Jumbo Connect 4, corn hole, horse shoes)
Access to strawberry picking fields
According to the website, the spring season launches on April 17th. Before you go, you can check the top banner on the web page for a daily update on the field conditions.
Located in Cumming, this is an easy drive from in town and the northern suburbs.
The farm also has a Family Fun Park that’s open on weeekneds — info here is from last year, but will likely be updated soon.
917 Bob Smith Rd
Before you go, check the Facebook page for a daily update as to what’s available — or call ahead.
You can also buy pre-picked berries (availability varies).
Loganville — out 78 East, about 30 minutes past Stone Mountain
270 Willowwind Drive
Loganville, GA 30052
Watkinsville — near Athens, roughly a 90-minute drive from downtown Atlanta
5691 Hog Mountain Road
Bogart, GA 30622
Both farms offer pick your own strawberries, and the option to buy berries pre-picked.
There is a $1 admission charge for the strawberry fields.
The website stresses that you should always call ahead to confirm availability before coming to pick.
Open six days a week — closed on Sundays.
The Watkinsville location also offers “Super Spring Saturdays,” with activities for kids — including a petting zoo, corn crib, playgrounds, slides, jumping pillow, bounce house, and more. Limited concessions are available and admission is $10 per person for anyone over the age of 2.
The dates for Super Spring Saturdays in 2021 are:
- Saturday, April 17th
Saturday, April 24th
Saturday, May 1st
Saturday, May 15th
Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Price: $12.95 for everyone age 2 and up
Sweet Berry Orchard
6659 Lone Oak Rd
Hogansville, GA 30230
Opening mid-April for you-pick and pre-picked berries.
The farm is just under an hour’s drive from downtown Atlanta. Heading south on I-85, it is past Newnan.
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