Out and About

Maine is a big state with many small towns.  During the summer, it is not surprising to find some fun activity going on that draws neighbors and visitors from near and far.  Count me among them as I venture to Washington for the Strawberry Festival held on the grounds of the Village Church.

It is an annual event sponsored by the Ladies Guild.

The festival is a celebration of food and fun.  The food is simple, and there is something for everyone.  I mean, how many places can you go and find PB&J offered for the young at heart?

The main attraction is, of course, strawberry shortcake. 

Oh, and let’s not leave out the scrumptious pies all homemade!


While folks line up to order and pay for their food choices,

guild ladies are in the kitchen working efficiently to meet the demand.

Outside, folks eat and visit under a beautiful Maine sky

and local musicians get feet tapping and hands clapping.

It’s days like this when people gather to enjoy the simple things in life that remind me why I love Maine.  Yep, here is the way life should be.

i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind.


32 thoughts on “Out and About

  1. So glad you’re able to get out and stomp around! the pictures are gorgeous. I would love to help with the pie tasting! dc

  2. I am a lover of all things Maine!!!! My favorite spot is the Marginal Way in Ogunquit. I’d love to hear your thoughts about the MW! Your photos are wonderful! Thank you

  3. Seeing those pies makes me hungry. Am making my version of strawberry pie tomorrow…have company from Georgia coming.

  4. Your post was perfect and oh so yummy looking. We all yearn for the life you lead.

  5. How fun!! In my opinion strawberry shortcake is the best kind 😉

  6. Gotta love small town life!

    1. Indeed! It’s such a contrast to big city living.

  7. Looks yummy. And at those prices – what a deal!

  8. Linda, what fun and strawberry shortcake is always a great choice!

  9. Strawberry festivals are so much fun. You get to sample delicious strawberry creations. I didn’t get a chance to go to our local festival this year but I did get out for some strawberry picking and made some pies and breads of my own. I love berry season in Maine!

  10. I had to look Washington up, Linda. It’s close! Should have known where it was. What a fun day you must have had.

  11. Looks like a great festival. The strawberry treats look so good!

  12. Forgot to say I like that church’s reader board message…

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  14. I love attending things like this. Oh man, do I wish I had a slice of one of those strawberry pies. 🙂

    1. It is such fun to stumble upon small town happenings and Maine is full of them.

  15. Loving all the strawberry fare! Not too sure about strawberry pizza though! Looks like a sweet day.

    1. The kids liked the pizza and the PB&J sandwiches.

  16. What a great outing. Music and pb and jam sandwiches on the menu! I would be eating the strawberry short cake and the pies as well.

  17. Such a neat outing that I would have enjoyed. Especially those pies! Now, I’m hungry and there is nothing in the house.
    Looks like you are enjoying yourself.

    1. This is how I entertain myself when there is time, and I like exploring all by myself.

  18. sudeepskitchenmagic July 16, 2017 — 7:56 am

    Looks like a fun place! That strawberry cake looks delicious👌

    1. It was very fun enjoying small town USA.

  19. The festival looks wonderful. I love small festivals like this one.

    1. This could have happened a hundred years ago!😉

  20. Only heard about the strawberry festival down in FL. Great to know Main does as well not to mention at a church even. It all looks scrumptious

    1. It seems that any place that grows 🍓 has some kind of shindig.

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