South Berwick Strawberry Festival
Come join us @ Our 41st Annual
Crafts, Food, and Fun Extravaganza
We look forward to seeing you again this year: Saturday - June 25, 2016
The Strawberry Festival is a annual event filled with entertainment, food, artisans and strawberry shortcakes!
Our festival grows every year and manages to keep its small town country flavor boasting 20,000+ visitors each year
The South Berwick Strawberry Festival
Is Located on Central School grounds
197 Main Street, South Berwick, ME 03908
next to Dunkin Donuts
Calling all volunteers!
If you would like to be a part of this year's festival, please call us anytime.
We have Food, Fun and thousands of unique items handcrafted by Local Artisans.
Free entertainment, Games for the kids, Trolley Rides about Town, many varied food vendors and uncounted plates of strawberry shortcake to satisfy your taste buds while browsing Artisans crafts and creations or listening to entertainers.
Festival raised funds are dispersed through a grant system to local community non-profit groups.
Free Parking @Marshwood Great Works School on Rt 236, Community Center on Norton St, Powder House Hill, and Our Lady of the Angels Church Parking lot. with free trolley rides to the festival site!
2015 SOUTH BERWICK’s 40th Annual STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL PRESS RELEASE
Always the last Saturday in June, this year the festival will be on 27 June 2015. The South Berwick Strawberry Festival officially kicks off summer for this quaint, southern Maine town of South Berwick. All over town one can see the bright red, white, and green strawberry flags that not only line the main streets, but can also be seen flying from many houses. The day is filled with food, entertainment, games, and crafts.
For forty consecutive years, hundreds of volunteers from South Berwick, have come together for a South Berwick tradition. As always, official Festival activities will take place only on the grounds of Central School, on Main Street, in the center of town. A stop at the Strawberry Festival Information Booth is a must to find out more about the day’s schedule for the entertainers, crafters, as well as the various activities throughout the fair grounds. At the information booth you can also purchase the strawberry festival T-shirts.
Preparation of the strawberries start on Friday, the morning before the Festival at the Community Center, where over a hundred and fifty volunteers get together for a good old fashioned social to hull, slice, and sugar the berries. Early Saturday morning volunteers slice the biscuits, and move everything under the Strawberry Shortcake tent so all will be ready for the Festival goers when it opens at 9:00 am. Things stay pretty busy for the entire Festival that calls it quits at 4:00pm.
Strawberry Tent and Food
Strawberry shortcakes have always been a favorite of the Festival. They will begin serving at 9:00am until we run out. We will have over 250 cases of fresh strawberries, 70 gallons of whipped cream, 300 dozen biscuits and 60 cheesecakes.
In addition to shortcakes and cheesecakes there is also a huge Food Court. There will be a pancake breakfast from 6:00 – 10:00. Throughout the day there will be other various food items sold by local non-profit groups. The Fire Dept will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs, fries and cold drinks. Knights of Columbus --fried dough, Masons--chicken BBQ, Rotary will be dishing up lobster rolls.
Old Fashion Trolley rides and Free Parking.
Transportation to and from the Festival is FREE via an old fashion trolley ride. Running every 20 mins, the trolleys will provide free transportation to the Festival from parking locations at Marshwood Great Works School on Rt 236, Community Center on Norton St, Powder House Hill, and Our Lady of the Angels Church Parking lot.
The day’s activities begin at 8:00 am, a 5 mile Road Race and 2.5 mile Fun Walk, sponsored by the South Berwick Recreation Department and local businesses, kick off from Marshwood Middle School on Academy St.
We have several Strawberry Committee openings Please download this application if interested. (You must be a resident of the South Berwick/Eliot/Rollinsford community.)