Strawberries are ripening in the fields, soon to be transformed into luscious shortcakes piled high with real whipped cream, jam, and ice cream to be made available at the upcoming Strawberry Festival at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 12 Hodge St., Wiscasset. The 64th annual event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 25.
The popular bargain basement will be open and available as well for people to find those inexpensive gems everyone loves to discover. A children’s area, silent auction, hot dog stand, and bake table will also add to the festivities.
A pie auction will occur at noon, with St. Philip’s Episcopal Church’s own Rev. Paul Tunkle exercising auctioneer duties. Many homemade pies and other scrumptious desserts of all types will be auctioned off to the highest bidders. It is all in good, delicious fun, and the proceeds will go to support the church and its various programs.
To add to the festive atmosphere, there will be a crafts show featuring many artisans, some returning year after year to take part, others new to the event, but all with interesting wares for purchase. Spend some time wandering the grounds looking at, and possibly taking home, some of the wonderful handmade baskets, jewelry, soaps, and creams, as well as handiwork of other varieties.
While many of the inside vendor spaces are already taken, outside areas are still available for those craftspeople wanting a venue for their creativity.
For more information, call 882-7184.