From Maine to Connecticut, these strawberry festivals and pick-your-own farms offer a sweet way to kick off the summer season.
Strawberry festivals are a New England tradition that date back to the 1800s. They celebrate the harvest of this sweet berry, whose appearance unofficially kicks off our warmest season. Join in the festivities or find a farm in the area where you can pick your own and take home the taste of summer.
New England Strawberry Festivals
Best Strawberry Festivals in ConnecticutLyman Orchards Strawberry Festival
Live music, pony rides, and strawberry picking are just a few highlights of this festival.
New Horizons Village Strawberry Festival
Strawberry shortcake is the specialty here. Don’t miss out!
Monroe Congregational Church Strawberry Festival
At this festival, you’ll find a selection of strawberry-themed desserts, as well as live music and games for children.
Best Strawberry Festivals in MaineJune 25
– Cornish Strawberry Festival
Located in the center of town, this festival offers its attendees fresh strawberries, live entertainment, and a large variety of arts and crafts.
Main StCornish, ME 04020207-625-7725cornish-maine.org/about_cornish_strawberry_festivalJune 25
– South Berwick Strawberry Festival
This festival boasts a selection of food, entertainment, and—to put the strawberry on top—trolley rides around town!
197 Main StSouth Berwick, ME 03908207-384-2989southberwickstrawberryfestival.com
Best Strawberry Festivals in MassachusettsJune 11
– Topsfield Historical Society Strawberry Festival
Many of the town’s local clubs and societies will be present at this event and will be offering a wide variety of entertainment, food, and arts and crafts.
Town CommonTopsfield, MA 01983topsfieldhistory.org/strawberryJune 18
– Westford Strawberries & Arts Festival
Offering food, activities, and live entertainment all day long, this large festival is one that should not be missed!
Town CommonWestford, MA 01886thestrawberryfestival.orgJune 25
– Tyngsborough-Dunstable Historical Society Strawberry Festival
At the historic Little Red Schoolhouse, you’ll find live music, vendors, strawberry shortcake, and more.
Little Red Schoolhouse
Dunstable, MA 01827978-649-9010tdhistoricalsociety.org/calendarJune 25
– Verrill Farm Strawberry Festival
Have a strawberry-themed dessert recipe you’ve been wanting to try out? Enter it into the Strawberry Dessert Contest at this festival, then go for a hay ride and pick your own strawberries in the fields nearby.
11 Wheeler RdConcord, MA 01742978-369-4494verrillfarm.com/events
Best Strawberry Festivals in New HampshireJune 5
– Windham Strawberry Festival & Book Fair
Put on by the local library, this festival offers many fun and games for children, as well as books, food, and entertainment for all ages.
64 London Bridge RdWindham, NH 03087603-432-7154flowwindham.orgJune 25
– Bow Mills United Methodist Church Strawberry Festival
Come for the strawberry shortcake and live music, but stay for the puppies, rabbits, and Peanut the llama!
505 South StBow, NH 03304603-228-1154bowmillsumc.com/strawberryJune 25
– New London Strawberry Festival
At this festival, you’ll find food, arts and crafts, and live entertainment courtesy of the UNH Little Red Wagon traveling theater.
Town GreenNew London, NH 03257nl-nh.com/strawberry-festival
Best Strawberry Festivals in Rhode IslandJune 18
– Smith’s Castle Strawberry Festival
Take a stroll through this historic site’s gardens while you enjoy one of their famous strawberry shortcakes.
55 Richard Smith DriveNorth Kingstown, RI 02852401-294-3521smithscastle.org/upcoming
Best Strawberry Festivals in VermontJune 18
– Sam Mazza Farms Strawberry Festival
This festival offers a wide selection of strawberry-themed desserts, as well as many fun activities for children and adults.
277 Lavigne RdColchester, VT 05446802-655-3440sammazzafarms.com/festivalsJune 26
– Middletown Springs Historical Society Strawberry Festival
Pay a visit to the historic Middletown Springs Green to enjoy local strawberries and more!
Park AveMiddletown Springs, VT 05757middletownspringshistoricalsociety.org/events
Where to Find Strawberry Farms & Pick-Your-Own Locations