Our biggest event of the year —
The Annual Cape Elizabeth Strawberry Festival!
The Cape Farm Alliance’s 8th annual Strawberry Festival Weekend was a wonderful celebration of local food, farming, art, music and more. This two-day event is always the last weekend of June – when the strawberries are ripe! This year the berries did not disappoint, and we shared the weekend with close to 3,000 neighbors – and vendors, and artisans and musicians. Our most sincere thanks to all who came, contributed, and helped us celebrate our farms and the start of summer!
We began the weekend on Friday night with a lobster bake and local pig roast, hosted by Shady Oak Farm, and sponsored by our generous neighbors, L.P. Murray and Sons. The dinner featured live music (Down East Soul Coalition!), local beer and wine, a silent auction, and a fabulous strawberry dessert, courtesy of The Good Table! This event pulls in a crowd of over 150 patrons each year. (Tickets for this very popular dinner are required and always sell out.)
The following morning, we headed down to Maxwell’s fields on Two Lights Rd. and enjoyed an enticing array of family-friendly activities, vendors and artists, music, delicious local food, and tractor rides around the whole event.
Thanks to the generosity (again!) of Ainsworth, Thelin and Raftice, P.A., the Saturday Fest featured terrific live bands: Matt Loosigan, Muddy Ruckus, and the Downeast Soul Coalition.
And our friends at Garbage to Garden helped us keep the entire weekend “green and clean” by helping us recycle and compost all the lovely mess we made!
Thanks to all – it was such great fun!
For more information and updates about about this year’s Strawberry Fest, visit our Facebook page.