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Spontaneity: NH Strawberry Festivals Edition

Strawberry Spooner Farms Strawberries 18Are you itching to get out and try something new, but aren’t sure where to look and what to do? Have no fear, “Spontaneity” is back! Every week, we provide a region-by-region breakdown of events and activities from across the Granite State that you won’t want to miss. In this extra- special edition, we’re in a straw-ba-ba-ba-ba-berry mood! It’s strawberry season, which means it’s time for Strawberry Festivals galore. Here’s where to find a berry fun festival near you this weekend, and this summer!


20th Annual Strawberry Festival
June 15 and June 16
Applecrest Farm
133 Exeter Rd., Hampton Falls
The weather forecast is glorious, it is Father’s Day weekend, and their patches are flush with ripe, red berries. Grab the family and head over to Applecrest Farm for a two-day celebration of dads and all things Strawberry! There will be live bluegrass music, tractor rides, bakery and vendor samples, strawberry goods and so much more.

Town of Rye Senior’s Strawberry Fest
July 17, 1- 2:30 p.m.
Rye Public Library Common
581 Washington Rd., Rye
Enjoy strawberry shortcake and beverages, live music by Doug Mitchell and cool off with a visit from the Kona Ice Truck!

Merrimack Valley:

Hollis Strawberry Festival
June 23, 2 p.m.- 4 p.m.
Monument Square, Hollis
Presented by the Hollis Town Band and the Hollis Woman’s Club, this has been an annual event since shortly after the band got started. The earliest newspaper reference to the Strawberry Festival was in 1946. The Hollis Town Band was originally founded in 1943 as the Hollis Church School Band, before there was instrumental music in the public school. Originally the Strawberry Festival was run entirely by the Hollis Church School Band families but by 1978 it had grown too large to be handled just by one organization and the Hollis Woman’s Club stepped in to help. This is one of the major fund-raisers for the organizations, each of which offers scholarships and supports other community endeavors.  The Hollis Town Band currently has seventy members on its roster coming from eighteen different communities.  The band members gather every Wednesday evening to rehearse throughout the year and there is no membership fee to join. There is something special about the town of Hollis and the band itself which makes it an important part of people’s lives.

Strawberry Jamboree
June 29 and June 30
Brookford Farm
250 West Rd., Canterbury
Sun-drenched berries, musical merriment, impeccable summertime vibes! Indulge in sweet and savory seasonal treats, peruse the wares of local vendors, and enjoy vibrant food and live music with family and friends. Soak up that summer wonder while you support sustainable New England agriculture!


Fitzwilliam Historical Society Strawberry Festival
June 24, 1 p.m.- 4 p.m.
Fitzwilliam Village Common, Fitzwilliam
Strawberry shortcakes made from freshly picked strawberries, homemade biscuits and real whipped cream will be sold with all proceeds going to support the Fitzwilliam Historical Society. There will be music and possibly dancing. Membership forms will be available and can also be picked up at the library for those who would like to join our organization. Please come and enjoy a delicious treat! The Blake House Museum will also be open for touring during that afternoon.


Strawberry Festival
June 24- 25
Beans and Greens Farm
245 Intervale Rd., Gilford
Enjoy Green and Bean Farms’ delicious strawberries, homemade strawberry favorites, games, face painting, smoothies, live music and more!


Strawberry Fest 2024
June 22, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Town Green, New London
Enjoy a full day of strawberry foods and fun! With delicious locally grown strawberries, a flash mob, live performances from local theaters, a bouncy house and more, this is one event you won’t want to miss!

White Mountains and Great North Woods:

10th Annual Strawberry Festival
June 29, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.
First Church of Christ, Congregational.
2521 White Mountain Highway, North Conway
The 10th Annual Festival will feature fresh strawberries in a variety of sweet treats including; smoothies, strawberry shortcake, and hand-dipped chocolate strawberries. The Strawberry Festival is one of our largest fundraisers for the work of the Vaughan Food Pantry (VFP) and Vaughan Learning Center (VLC). This is a great way to spend the day in North Conway on a beautiful summer afternoon. All activities will take place, rain or shine, under the tent at the First Church of Christ, Congregational. Besides strawberry treats, the event also provides entertainment with live music, character visits for great family photo opportunities, displays of antique vehicles, a White Elephant sale, children’s games, free balloons, craft vendors, and more.

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Categories: Family-friendly things to do, Guide to Summer, Spontaneity, Things to Do