SAUGUS — The town will celebrate its most delicious tradition next weekend.
The Saugus Historical Society’s annual Strawberry Festival will be Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Legion Hall on Taylor Street.
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 Saugus Historical Society picked up the tradition in the mid 1980s and has held a festival every year since. The location has varied, with other locations including the former Unitarian Universalist Church and St. John’s Church.
Strawberry shortcakes will be sold for $5. There will also be hot dogs, chips, soda, seltzer and bottled water available.
Festivities will extend onto the Roby Administration Building lawn at 23 Main St. where the Saugus Garden Club will have an annual plant sale. There will also be several local craft vendors selling goods beginning at 9 a.m.
Space is still available for interested vendors and costs $15 per space.
For reservations or more information, please call Saugus Historical Society President Laura Eisener at 781-231-5988.