Frequently Asked Questions
IS THERE AN ADMISSION COST FOR THE FESTIVAL?
The actual festival is free to attend, as well as most of the activities happening during the festival.
Some events do have a minimal admission cost (such as the Rotary Pancake Breakfast and Kidtown USA)
WILL THERE BE STRAWBERRIES FOR SALE AT THE FESTIVAL?
We have local farmers who plan to set up at the festival each year. The weather during the Spring plays a big role in the amount of strawberries that will be available the weekend of the festival to pick & sell. We have 40,000+ people that attend the Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival each year, so once the farmers set up the strawberries sell very quickly.
We will make every effort to have as many strawberries available as possible, but you can also visit our local farms during the Spring and Strawberry Festival weekend to purchase strawberries as well as pick-your-own. We recommend calling the farms to check availability, pricing and hours of operation.
Crafton Farms - 209 Crafton Road; Portland, TN 37148
Bradley Kountry Acres - 650 Jake Link Road; Cottontown, TN 37048
*Pick your Own*
Hancock Family Farm - 7114 Hwy 49 E; Springfield 37172
Oak Grove Farms - 517 West Main Street; Gallatin, TN 37066
WadeFarmz - 388 Meadows Road; Portland, TN 37148
Lazy L Farms - 1024 Opossum Lane; Portland, TN 37148
WHERE CAN I PARK?
There are free parking lots in the downtown Portland area that can be parked in. Most of those spaces fill up by mid-morning. There will be free parking at Portland High School (600 College Street) and a free shuttle to the festival area. Below are the times the shuttle will run:
4:30-9:30pm on Friday, May 12th
9am-6:30pm on Saturday, May 13th (shuttle will not run during the parade which begins at 4pm)
Return shuttles will be available immediately following the parade. Last shuttle will run at 6:30pm.
*There will be a handicap accessible bus*
CAN I BRING MY DOG TO THE FESTIVAL?
Dogs are allowed at the festival, however they must be on a leash. Dogs will not be allowed in the Kid Town area. Please be advised there are large crowds.
IS THE EVENT RAIN OR SHINE?
Yes, the event is planned rain or shine. Emergency Management will be on site in case of severe weather. Any weather updates, postponements or announcements will be posted on the Middle TN Strawberry Festival Facebook page.
IS THERE HANDICAP PARKING AT THE FESTIVAL AREA?
There is not designated handicap parking at the festival area. There will be ADA accessible shuttle buses if you park at Portland High School (600 College Street).
WHAT ROADS WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE FESTIVAL?
Highway 109 from College Street to Highway 52 intersection from 9am-7pm
Main Street, E. Market Street, E. McGlothlin Street and N. Russell from 6am-6pm
Victor Reiter Parkway from 2-5pm
Highway 109 from Freedom Drive to Portland East Middle School from 4-5:30pm
**We recommend using the Waze app to get around town on May 14th - road closures will be updated in the app*