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Saugus will host a strawberry festival June 16

SAUGUS — Old fashioned strawberry shortcake will make things a little sweeter this Father’s Day weekend.

The Saugus Historical Society will host its most delicious tradition, the annual strawberry festival, on Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the American Legion.

With old fashioned prices to match, strawberry shortcake will be sold for $4 and hot dogs and chips for $1. Customers can eat beside their neighbors or take their sweet treats to go.

Festivities will extend onto the lawn of the Roby Administration Building, where the Saugus Garden Club will sell plants and local vendors will sell crafts beginning at 9 a.m. Space is still available for vendors for $15 per table space. Vendors should bring their own tables.

Strawberry Festivals were held in many New England towns in the 18th and 19th centuries to celebrate the first fruits of the season, according to the Historical Society. The society has carried on the tradition for more than three decades.

For more information about the festival, call Saugus Historical Society President Laura Eisener at 781-231-5988.

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