July 21-23, 2017


Schedule of Events (Please click Entertainment Poster June 7 to view the event poster).

  • Friday night July 21, gates open at 6 pm
    Opening ceremonies, Strawberry Festival Dancers, musical entertainment by the band Generations followed by Smugglers Cove. Rides, slides, kids’ games, mascots throughout the weekend.
  • Saturday morning and afternoon, July 22, gates open at noon until 6 pm
    Breakfast at Lodge Humber in Deer Lake, Kids annual bicycle parade, Strawberry sprint – 5K and 1K, Lollipop the clown with balloon art for kids, story time with Roxanne Ryland, performance by Gracia Gymnastics, games in tent run by computer and communications, games and activities throughout the day for kids of all ages.
  • Saturday night, July 22, gates open at 8 pm
    Band – Open Highway followed by headliner Kentucky Headhunters with hits “Dumas Walker,” “Oh Lonesome Me” and “Walk Softly on This Heart of Mine.” Get your tickets now for $45; after May 12, tickets are $55 and $60 on the gate.
  • Sunday afternoon, July 23, gates open at noon
    Games, rides and slides continue for the kids, Krista Noble and the Humber Valley Vocal Club followed by Juno award winners The Swinging Belles (kids’ entertainers)
  • Sunday night, July 23, gates open at 8 pm
    Entertainment by local artist Lorraine Curnew followed by well-known West Coast band Uncle Harry’s Bar followed by the best fireworks on the island!!!



Daily Pass: $5
Weekend Pass: $10 (excluding Saturday night’s concert)
12 and under Free all weekend including Concert


History of the Deer Lake Strawberry Festival

The Deer Lake Strawberry Festival began in 1984 and is one of the oldest continuously-run festivals in Newfoundland and Labrador.  It is a three-day event organized by a volunteer committee as a community party for residents and visitors on the 3rd weekend of July.  The festival began as a way to highlight the production of strawberries in the Humber Valley and over the years has evolved into a community celebration with something for the whole family.  The emphasis of the festival is to provide local entertainment with locally produced handicrafts and goods in a family atmosphere.  There’s something for everyone!


Mission Statement

Our purpose is to create a fun gathering place for residents and visitors to enjoy a weekend of music, games, food and entertainment for all age groups, a place to relax, have fun, meet old friends and create wonderful memories!


Deer Lake Strawberry Festival Events