Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Local crafts will highlight Middletown Springs Strawberry Festival … it’s truly all about the berries

Sunday, June 25, 2 p.m.—MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS— Local artists, crafts makers and musicians will join Historical Society volunteers to present the 42nd annual Middletown Springs Strawberry Festival being held Sunday, June 25 from 2-4 p.m. on the Green. Admission is free.

The festival features delicious strawberry shortcake made with fresh local strawberries, homemade biscuits, vanilla ice cream and whipped cream, along with iced tea, lemonade or coffee, all for $6.

Vermont artist Peter Huntoon will demonstrate water color painting technique and display his fine art prints. Other exhibitors will include: Anne Krouse, “A Gem in the Hills,”  local history; Maureen LaBate, Vermont honey and beeswax products; Grace Carpenter, animal and landscape art, baby blankets; Dietra Davis, tote bags and doll clothing; Caite Raishart, jewelry and flower arrangements; and Deb Squires, “Garden Whimsy.”

The Mahar family will be selling their 2017 syrup and other maple products.

Paul Morgan and friends enliven the afternoon with acoustic music, and there will be children’s activities.

The Historical Society Museum will be open all afternoon, as well as on Sunday afternoons through October.

Admission is free. On view in the Museum is the exhibit “Saving Sylvanus” about Sylvanus Haynes (1768-1826), the first pastor of the Baptist church in Middletown. In addition are exhibits on the Montvert Hotel and Mineral Springs, and the Middletown History Timeline.

For more information, call 802-235-2421 802-235-2376.

Photo courtesy of Middletown Springs Historical Society

A bowlful of fresh strawberry shortcake is shown in front of the Middletown Springs Historical Society, where the annual strawberry fest is held. 

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