Strawberry Princess Polly in her tiara ad gown.

Strawberry Princess Polly

Martha’s Vineyard Times reporter Gabrielle Mannino at the MGF Strawberry Festival.
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After the rainy start to last year’s Strawberry Festival—and a downright sodden Pumpkin Festival a few months later—we were prepared for the downpours Saturday, with plenty of tents and awnings. Our “house band” for festivals, the Flying Elbows, set up in the farmstand loft and played a rollicking set of fiddle tunes, joined by Gail Stevenson on foot percussion and vocals.

Members of the Flying Elbows string band pose for a photographer at Morning Glory Farm

The Flying Elbows

Bakers Misa and Korilee serving strawberry shortcake at Morning Glory Farm.

Misa and Korilee

Outside, Chef Robert supervised the grill while head baker Korilee and baker Misa dished out fresh strawberry shortcake with a side of smiles. Our Strawberry Princess, in her tiara and gown, made friends with kids, playing games and posing for photos.

We also had tie-dying, games, face painting, raffles, hay rides and other fun activities for all ages.

Close up of Strawberry Princess with painted-on strawberry necklace.

Our princess wears a pretty face-paint necklace.

The rain let up somewhat during the second half of the festival, when the Flying Elbows moved down to the farmstand porch. The band kept the tunes rolling all the way to the end, with a shout-out to the hardy New Englanders who braved the weather for Strawberry Fest. 

Thanks, everyone who joined us!