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Strawberry’n’Arts Festival Coming This Month

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On Saturday, June 18th, the 41st annual Strawberries ‘N Arts Festival will take place on the Westford Town Common.  Sponsored by First Parish Church United, Westford, this traditional event offers the whole family a fun day that includes high quality artwork and crafts for purchase, a wide variety of food and homemade strawberry shortcake, plus musical and other special performances by several local groups.  Admission is free and everyone in Westford and beyond is welcome to join in the festivities.

home-banner-2016The highlight of the day for many is the fresh strawberry shortcake served by FPCU members.  Almost 1300 helpings will be served with over 350 quarts of fresh picked strawberries from Parlee Farms, fresh baked shortcake from Donelan’s Bakery (new recipe this year), and freshly whipped cream.  Customers can begin to line up before 12:30 p.m. to partake in what for many has become an annual ritual to ring in the beginning of the summer season.  Also available are a variety of grilled food including hamburgers, hotdogs, and pulled pork sandwiches fresh from Lester’s BBQ.

This year, the Strawberries ‘N Arts Festival has over 90 craftspeople in attendance, lining the triangular green in Westford’s historic town center.   Local artisans sharing their wares ranging from traditional to unusual.   Some crafts include paintings, handcrafted woodworks, a variety of handmade jewelry, wrought iron,  hand painted glassware, henna, framed photographs & much much more.  Additionally, there will be crafts and entertainment for the kids, and continuous performances by several local groups throughout the common and on the Westford Common bandstand. Rain date (in cases of extreme weather conditions) is Sunday, June 19th.

Free parking is available at the First Parish Church United, the J.V.  Fletcher Library, Roudenbush Community Center and Abbot School.  Proceeds will go to the First Parish Church United, which supports a variety of local and international charity organizations through its outreach programs.  For more information, please visit  www.TheStrawberryFestival.org