Strawberry Festivals

SAVE THE DATES for 2022!

Strawberry UPICK, Kid's Fun Farm, Delicious Seasonal Treats

It’s one of the sweetest traditions in Northwest Indiana! Celebrate the magic of summer weekends at our Strawberry Fun Farm Weekends. We offer strawberry UPICK, kids activities galore at our Fun Farm, and a delicious variety of strawberry treats. There’s nothing quite like our sweet, juicy, fresh-picked strawberries.

Plan a day at Johnson’s this summer. We have activities and food for the whole family to enjoy.


Johnson’s Family Farms will be opening our fields at our Hobart location for UPICK this June, weather dependent of course!  Make sure to checkout our UPICK hours; they change throughout the season! With plenty of fresh air and wide-open space, it will allow for visitors to select and harvest their own essential produce directly from the fields while maintaining social distance. Admissions to pick your own produce on a weekday is $5 per person. Children UNDER 2 are FREE. Tractor-wagon rides to the fields are included with admission.

The following Safe Operating Procedures will be followed to ensure the health and safety of our staff and team members.

  • If you have a cough or fever, or are feeling sick DO NOT enter the farm
  • A safe, 6-foot social distance is recommended!  2 rows between separate groups while picking
  • Hand-washing stations and portable restrooms will be provided throughout the farm
  • Brand new, single use, containers will be provided for our customers
  • All items picked must be taken by the customer and purchased
  • Produce MUST NOT be touched or picked unless purchasing
  • All tractor-wagon rides and equipment will be regularly sanitized
  • All surfaces, counters, and fun farm equipment will be sanitized regularly throughout the day
  • NO ANIMALS (except service animals) will be allowed on the farm at this time.
  • We may limit UPICK admissions at any time to maintain a safe social distance experience
  • Entrance fee: $5 UPICK on weekdays. $10 UPICK on weekends (with fun farm access). Children under the age of 2 are free!
  • Certain Fun Farm activities will be closed on weekends due to COVID-19 and being unable to sanitize.

The UPICK fields will be open daily for strawberry season and continue to change throughout the season! Please check the pricing for more information. Weekend pricing includes access to the fun farm activities and is more than weekdays. Even if you are not using the fun farm activities the entrance fee on the weekends will still be $10.

U Pick Trams

Hop aboard one of our UPICK Trams! We will be happy to drop you off and pick your up when you are ready to head back to the market. We are no longer allowing vehicle traffic into the fields on festival weekends in order to preserve our fields. Monday-Friday UDRIVE to the fields & you UPICK! Please note, vehicles are subject to search!

The Fun Farm at Johnson's

Fun Farm Weekends are also the only time our Fun Farm is open. Our new Fun Farm is brimming with activities for the entire family to enjoy.

  • Train Rides
  • Pedal Cars
  • Tunnel of Fun
  • Produce Cannon
  • Duck Races
  • Goat Village
  • Hula Cow
  • Spider Web
  • Obstacle Course
  • Mini Farm Digger
  • Wall Ball Games
  • Jump Pad & Pillow
  • Pipe Swing
  • Johnsons Town
  • Triple Slide
  • Corn Box
  • Hamster Wheel
  • Tram Ride
  • Gem Mining
  • Horse Lasso
  • Fun Tunnel
  • Barnyard Twister
  • Straw Mountain
  • Blue Choo Rides
  • Spin Chairs
  • Sand Box
  • Grain Hoops
  • Fun Inflatables


Plan a day of fun on the farm with your friends and family at Johnson’s. Don’t miss out! Our festivals are only on specific weekends.

Festival Admission

Festival admission is $10 per person and includes access to the all of the UPICK fields, tram rides to the fields as well as our FUN FARM ACTIVITIES! There is fun for the whole family here at Johnson’s! Head to our Instagram page to check out all the activities we offer!

Gem Mining, Train rides and produce cannons are extra.

The admission helps to cover overhead, insurance, workers’ living wages and yearly improvements. We are not funded by any state or federal agency. We welcome you onto our farm to enjoy how we have stewarded the blessing of owning the land.

There are no rain checks. We unfortunately cannot control the weather. Money will not be refunded due to poor weather. Pets are not allowed on our property, sorry for any inconvenience.

Just want to pick strawberries? Our strawberry UPICK fields will be open Monday-Friday until the season is over. There is a $5 entrance fee per person for our UPICK on weekdays. Visit our Strawberry UPICK page for more information.

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