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 festivities or find a farm in the area where you can pick your own and take home the taste of summer.
A 2016 Sampling of Strawberry Festivals Around New England
Best Strawberry Festivals in Connecticut
June 4 – First Congregational Church Strawberry Festival
Food, art, and music can be found on Madison’s historic Green, located directly in front of the First Congregational Church.
26 Meetinghouse Lane
Madison, CT 06443
June 11 – Lyman Orchards Strawberry Fest
Live music, pony rides, and strawberry picking are just a few highlights of this festival.
32 Reeds Gap Rd
Middlefield, CT 06455
June 11 – New Horizons Village Strawberry Festival & Craft Fair
Strawberry shortcake is the specialty here. Don’t miss out!
37 Bliss Rd
Unionville, CT 06085
June 18-19 – Monroe Congregational Church Strawberry Festival, Fine Arts & Craft Show
At this festival, you’ll find a selection of strawberry-themed desserts, as well as live music and games for children.
34 Church St
Monroe, CT 06468
Best Strawberry Festivals in Maine
June 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.
Cornish, ME 04020
June 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 St
South Berwick, ME 03908
Best Strawberry Festivals in Massachusetts
June 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.
Topsfield, MA 01983
June 18 – Westford Strawberries & Arts Festival
Offering food, activities, and live entertainment all day long, this large festival is one that should not be missed!
Westford, MA 01886
June 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 01827
June 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 Rd
Concord, MA 01742
Best Strawberry Festivals in New Hampshire
June 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 Rd
Windham, NH 03087
June 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 St
Bow, NH 03304
June 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.
New London, NH 03257
Best Strawberry Festivals in Rhode Island
June 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 Drive
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Best Strawberry Festivals in Vermont
June 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 Rd
Colchester, VT 05446
June 26 – Middletown Springs Historical Society Strawberry Festival
Pay a visit to the historic Middletown Springs Green to enjoy local strawberries and more!
Middletown Springs, VT 05757