Strawberry Festivals Kick Off Summer Fruit Season

Get your fill of sweet berries and fresh cream Friday at St. Pius Church and Tuesday at St. Mary's Church in Middletown.


The strawberry season in Connecticut is short — and so are its cakes — the best way to enjoy summer's first berries atop, crowned with generous dollop of freshly whipped cream.

Two Middletown churches are offering strawberry shortcake festivals today and Tuesday. Be sure to get there early before those giant red rubies run out.

  • The strawberry shortcake festival is Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Bill Fortin Memorial Hall at 310 Westfield Street. Eat in or take out, one size only, is $6.
  • The Ladies Guild strawberry shortcake sale is Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 79 South Main Street. Proceeds will benefit the guild's scholarship fund. Large shortcakes are $5.50 and small, $4.50.

See photos from last year's event .


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