Our biggest event of the year —
The Cape Elizabeth Strawberry Festival!
The Cape Farm Alliance’s annual Strawberry Festival Weekend is a wonderful celebration of local food, farming, art, music and more. This two-day event is always the fourth weekend of June – when the strawberries are ripe! This year the dates were June 23rd and 24th.
We began the weekend on Friday night with a lobster bake and local pig roast, hosted by Shady Oak Farm, and sponsored by many generous neighbors and businesses. The dinner featured live music, local beer and wine, a silent auction, and a fabulous strawberry dessert! This event pulls in a crowd of over 150 patrons each year. Tickets for this very popular dinner are required and always sell out. They’re always for sale a few weeks prior to the dinner at Alewive’s Brook Farm (Old Ocean House Rd.) and at Jordan’s Farm Market on Wells Rd.
Saturday is the family festival at Maxwell’s Strawberry Fields, Two Lights Rd., Cape Elizabeth (no admission fee!) We always have great food, children’s crafts and entertainment, artisan vendors, live music throughout the day and agricultural demos too! (Music was courtesy of our wonderful sponsor Ainsworth, Thelin & Raftice P.A. We are also very grateful to Purpoodock Golf Club, L.P. Murray & Sons, Tammaro Landscaping and Garbage to Garden for their generous support. Please support these terrifically community-minded companies, along with our many other sponsors; without them, the Strawberry Fest would not be possible.)
Visit our Facebook page for photos. Hope to see you next year!