Middletown Springs Historical Society to Hold Strawberry Festival

Middletown Springs Historical Society to Hold Strawberry Festival

Middletown Springs Historical Society to Hold Strawberry Festival

Local artists, craftsmakers and musicians will join Historical Society volunteers to present the 39th annual Middletown Springs Strawberry Festival. Strawberry lovers are invited to the event, to take place on Sunday, June 15, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Historical Society on the Town Green. The festival will feature delicious strawberry shortcake made with fresh local strawberries, homemade biscuits, vanilla ice cream and whipped cream, along with iced tea, lemonade or coffee.

The event will also offer some interesting activities. Vermont artist Peter Huntoon will give a watercolor painting demonstration. Nick Seidner of Rising Meadow Pottery will be hand-throwing flower pots. Deb Squires will display her whimsical garden art and Soulange Martineau will show photo note cards. The Mahar Family will be selling 2014 maple syrup and other maple treats. Kids’ activities led by Rosemary Moser will include the raffle of a doll created by Dietra Davis. Paul Morgan’s band of local acoustic musicians will enliven the afternoon.

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 a series of exhibits created by Jon Mathewson for the Vermont History Expo, which focus on Middletown from 1784 through the 1950s, as well as exhibits on the Montvert Hotel and Mineral Springs. Mineral Springs Park, located nearby, is open every day, year round.

If you would like  more information, you may telephone Pat Hemenway at 802-235-2421 or David Wright at 802-235-2376.

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