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Sweetest Spots for Strawberry Picking in Austin (2024)

Strawberry shortcake, strawberry ice cream, strawberry pie, oh my! There is something about picking your own strawberries that makes them somehow even more delicious! We have the sweetest recommendations for you for the best places for strawberry picking in Austin (or nearby!).

Strawberry season in Texas begins earlier than most areas of the country due to its warmer climate. Depending on how low the temperatures dropped in winter, strawberry season near Austin can start as early as late February but typically closer to mid-March. We consider it one of our favorite Spring break activities and plan a trip every year while the kids are out of school!

Strawberries often get snatched up quickly, but can last into May or June. Some locations listed below offer a small harvest for U-pick strawberries in the fall as well. Weather and demand always dictates availability, so remember to check the websites below before heading out for current daily information.

Most locations offer free admission and you just pay for the price of your berries pound. No need to bring much with you for this fun Austin activity, as a bucket will be provided (sometimes for a small fee), however, we have found kids scissors to be great to help little hands pick their own strawberries.

Texas sun is no joke either, so a hat and water is also probably a good idea! If the weather is really warm, you might want to bring a cooler to transport your berries home.

>>> Read More: Strawberry Picking in San Antonio | Peach Picking in Texas | Strawberry Picking in Dallas | Lavender Fields in Texas

We have gathered all the information for strawberry farms that are within an hour of the city of Austin. We have visited them all and are excited for you to try them too. Check out the list below for the best Austin strawberry picking farms near you!

Austin Strawberry Picking Farms near you

Austin Strawberry Picking Farms

Sweet Eats Fruit Farm

>>> 2024 Season Update: Open as of 3/9/2024, BUT subject to availability

Sweet Eats Fruit Farm is one of our favorite things to do not only in Georgetown, but in all of Texas. This adorable farm is filled with SO. MANY. fun activities. A flat rate admission fee allows visitors to access the petting zoo, face painting. apple cannons, jumpy pillows, maze, pig races, and so much more.

Strawberries are sold separately by the pound in provided cardboard containers. If you wish to just go strawberry picking and skip the farm activities, then admission to the strawberry farms is $3 per person. The farm is open 7 days a week, but strawberries are only available seasonally so check their Facebook page before planning your trip.

Sweet Eats offers plenty more fun outside of strawberry season, so check their calendars for details on peach picking, vegetable harvesting, sunflower festivals, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and Christmas festivities.

Sweet Berry Farm

>>> 2024 Season Update: Open as of 3/7/2024

Marble Falls is one of my favorite spots in Hill Country, and this strawberry picking farm is icing on the cake! Sweet Berry Farm is open to the public almost year round, and has strawberries available for u-pick in both the spring and mid-to late Fall.

Strawberries are sold at $3.50 per pound with a $0.75 fee for the reusable strawberry box. Bring it with you the next time to save your cash. A full level box ends up being about $22.

If you time it right, you might get the benefit of picking tulips as well in the spring!

Kids’ activities are also offered with a price-per-activity model rather than a flat admission fee. The Berry Bounce is always a huge hit after picking several pounds of strawberries. Whatever you do, don’t miss on their delicious strawberry popsicles!

Pack a picnic and make a day of it. Picnic tables are available on a first come, first serve, complimentary basis.

Their Fresh News strawberry report on their website is kept very current, so if a school field trip comes in and wipes out the field, they will let you know before you waste a trip!

Jenschke Orchards

>>>2024 SEASON UPDATE: Open for the season

Admission is free and berries are also sold by the pound at this strawberry picking farm. Check their website as always for updated berry reports. If you time things right, you might just get to pick blackberries too – yum!

Sweet Eats Fruit Farm strawberry picking

As mentioned above, contacting the farm for current strawberry reports before visiting is super important! Weather and crowds can really impact the ability to pick strawberries on any given day. So use this list as a starting point, but take a moment to verify details!

Fresh picked strawberries

Barton Hill Farms

Which location for strawberry picking in Austin are you most excited to try?

Austin Strawberry Picking - full bucket of strawberries

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