26th annual Strawberry Fest Saturday

Array of family-friendly activities from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Jul 07, 2019
Scenes from a past Lincolnville Strawberry Festival, sponsored by United Christian Church (UCC).

Lincolnville Center — The 26th annual Strawberry Festival will be held Saturday, July 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Lincolnville Community Building and United Christian Church (UCC), 18 Searsmont Road, Route 173. The event promises fun for the whole family with an array of activities, including a parade, puppet shows, children's games, and food galore.

The parade begins at 10 a.m. at Drakes Corner and will feature the Lincolnville Band, vintage cars, and Strawberry Queen Adele Padden. Youngsters on their decorated bicycles will join the entourage at the library and all will arrive at the Community Building at 10:30 a.m.

There will be musical entertainment throughout the day, including the Lincolnville Band and Rosey and Friends performing from Rosey's uniquely designed Front Porch Stage.

Children's activities include face-painting in the Parish Hall; "The Tale of the Mouse," a 15-minute puppet show in the church sanctuary; family flag-making; and outside games led by UCC's minister, Pastor Elizabeth Barnum. Everyone's favorite miniature horse, Annie Sue from Moose Ridge Farm, once again will be joining the festivities.

The main attraction is the homemade strawberry shortcake with whipped cream! There will also be grilled hot dogs with Bob's famous onions and zucchini relish, sausage rolls, and popcorn. Jams and other strawberry goodies will be for sale, as well as this year's festival T-shirt designed by Sam and Susan Manning, and also special gifts, vintage items, and a cookbook of Lincolnville's favorite strawberry recipes.

History buffs will have a chance to visit the church, which was built as the town meetinghouse in 1821. It has the original boxed pews, upper pulpit, balcony, and rippled glass windows and is on the Registry of Historic Places.

The Strawberry Festival is sponsored by the United Christian Church, an "all welcome" community church. Bring a lawn chair and plan to spend the day visiting with friends and enjoying the good food and entertainment. For more information, call Roberta Heald, event coordinator, at 763-3266.

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