Strawberry Festival coming May 27

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church will hold its 2017 Strawberry Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 27 on the grounds of the historic church, 6807 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville

The Festival is one of the largest community events in the region and features more than 1,400 quarts of freshly picked local strawberries sold by the quart or transformed into more than 1,200 homemade strawberry shortcakes.

“This year we have added a raffle featuring some fabulous hand crafted items donated by our vendors and parishioners,” said festival chairman Ellen Kirby.

More than 120 craft artists and other exhibitors will display and sell an array of original work including jewelry, art, woodwork and ironwork, clothing, leatherwork, textiles, basketry, soaps and lotions.

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