There are certain times of the year that are extra special and Vermont strawberry season is one of those times. It’s the first fruit to ripen in the spring (rhubarb is a vegetable after all). It is a fruit that heralds the end of school and the beginning of summer freedom.
There is nothing like strawberry shortcake made with berries still warm from the sun and fresh cream from a local dairy (you know the one. It's just down the road). Did you know that pairing strawberries & cream was created by Thomas Wolsey in the court of Henry the VIII? It has been a great pairing ever since, and you can find that classic combination at the many Vermont strawberry festivals happening in June.
Sam Mazza's Farm Stand, Colchester
For the last 22 years, Sam Mazza’s farm stand has been holding its annual Strawberry Festival. Families attend yearly to enjoy all sorts of dishes devoted to the noble strawberry - Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberry Donuts, Strawberry Milkshakes, Strawberry Fudge, Chocolate Fudge Dipped Strawberries… There’s fun and games for the whole family, including pony rides, a petting zoo, and Joey the clown.
Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 11:00am - 4:00pm
Wellwood Orchards Strawberry Festival, Springfield
The Third annual Strawberry Festival at Wellwood Orchards will be a day of music, fun for the kids, tractor rides, and of course, strawberries. Visitors can plan a picnic to take in the beautiful views, shop at the country store, and peruse the vendors who will be setting up for the day. And certainly, there will be strawberries to pick. Don't forget to bring your camera.
Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 10:00am - 3:00pm
Annual Middletown Springs Strawberry Festival
The Middletown Springs Historical Society has been presenting the strawberry festival for over 43 years. The festival features delicious strawberry shortcake made with fresh local strawberries, homemade biscuits, vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. Local artists and craftspeople will be displaying and selling their work. Acoustic music and children's activities included!
Sunday, June 24th, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Burke Strawberry Festival, East Burke
East Burke Village's Annual Strawberry Festival in East Burke Village is a family-friendly tradition that happens every year in the village when the berries are ripe and ready for picking. There will be live music and kids games on the green. Market Café will be there to serve up burgers and more with, as always, lots of locally produced items included on the menu. And, of course, there will be lots of strawberry shortcake!
Friday, June 29th, 2018, 4:00pm - 7:00pm