WESTFORD: Strawberries ‘N Arts Festival Offers Food, Music and Crafts

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The annual Strawberries ‘N Arts Festival will take place on the Westford Town Common on Saturday, June 15.

Sponsored by First Parish Church United in 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 music and art performances by several local groups. Admission is free and everyone in Westford and beyond is welcome to join in the festivities.

The highlight of the day for many is the serving of fresh strawberry shortcake by FPCU members.  More than 350 quarts of fresh strawberries, more than 32 sheets of shortcake and lots of real whipped cream are combined to create over 1,000 servings of the treat.  Customers can begin to line up before 12:30 p.m. to partake in what for many has become an annual ritual of the beginning of the summer season. Also available are a variety of grilled food including hamburgers, hotdogs, and Westford’s own Hubba’s BBQ pulled pork sandwiches.

This year, the Strawberries ‘N Arts Festival has over 90 craftspeople in attendance, lining the triangular green in Westford’s historic town center.  Crafts for sale this year include handcrafted woodworks, a variety of handmade jewelry, wrought iron, handpainted glassware, framed photographs and portraits and much more.  Additionally, there will be crafts and entertainment for the kids, and continuous music performed by several local groups throughout the common and on the bandstand. Rain date is Sunday, June 16.

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, residents can visit TheStrawberryFestival.org.