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.
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.
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!