18th Annual Strawberry Festival, Lincolnville Center

Community Happenings
Community Building & United Christian Church
18 Searsmont Road (Rt 173 N), Lincolnville Center, ME
Pat Shannon, coordinator
(207) 763-2772
Jul 07, 2012
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Photo by: Julie Thostenson Active games and crafts for children are just two of the family-friendly features of the 18th Annual Strawberry Festival. There is also a bike, trike, wagon, stroller division in the parade -- and more!

The 18th Annual Strawberry Festival & Parade in Lincolnville Center will feature the favorites so many look forward to while offering additional features we hope you will also enjoy. Here’s what we have planned:

Doors to the Community Building open at 9 a.m.

This year’s parade is themed “Make a Joyful Noise”. It begins 10 a.m. at Drake Corner Store, led by bagpiper Ross Faneuf, and proceeds north along Main Street. A children’s unit of decorated bikes, trikes, wagons and strollers joins it from a staging area across from the Lincolnville Boat Club. All then proceed to the Community Building and the United Christian Church, sponsor of the community celebration.

Think strawberry shortcake on homemade biscuits, topped with whipped cream if you like; fresh pie from our local bakers; hot dogs, a vegetarian option, popcorn, and frozen flavored drinks, all to eat on-site. Visualize tables of home baked goodies, relishes and jellies to take home. Be saving your “egg money” to purchase white elephants (attic treasures) crafts, handiwork, good used books and movies, and artwork too.

And then there’s the family fun. Children’s activities include crafts, face painting and active games appropriate for children under 10. Kyle Edgerly, often referred to locally as “the balloon guy”, and his complex creations will be on-site 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Alexandra Doan of Moose Ridge Farm will be there with Annie-Sue, the miniature horse.

Making a Joyful Noise won’t end with the parade. The Lincolnville Band will play in concert at 10:30. The Breezemere Bottom Boys will perform at 11 a.m., and other musicians will be playing throughout the day.

Additionally, our church building will house displays illustrating the history of our church and will be open for guided tours.  It was built 1820-1821, just as Maine was becoming a state, and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The festival wraps up at 2 p.m., but if you are coming primarily for strawberry shortcake, you might keep in mind that some years we are sold out by noon.