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Berry festivals and fairs: Celebrating agriculture and community

Jun 5th, 2019 | Category: Features

Here’s a look at where to go and what to enjoy this season

by Grow Northwest

The berries are ready, and local communities are preparing their annual celebrations. The following events are taking place this month. Enjoy!strawberries web

The 88th annual Marysville Strawberry Festival will be Saturday, June 8-16. Activities and entertainment include rides, children’s activities, arts, crafts, parades, a car show, live entertainment, Berry Fun Run, talent show, strawberries and more. See www.maryfest.org/.

The 82nd Annual Berry Dairy Days will be Friday through Sunday, June 14-16. This celebration of local agriculture and heritage in downtown Burlington includes strawberry shortcake, grand parade, entertainment, kids zone, car show, food vendors, fireworks show, and more. For a full schedule, see www.BerryDairyDays.com.

The annual Biringer Farm Strawberry Fest will be Saturday and Sunday, June 15-16. Participants can enjoy fresh strawberries, ride the Biringer Farm Jolly Trolley, kids activities, farm market and more. Admission is free. Biringer Farm is located at 21412 59th Ave NE, Arlington. For more, see www.biringerfarm.com/events/.

Boxx Berry Farm, of Ferndale, hosts its annual Strawberry Day on Saturday, June 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stay tuned to their Facebook page or www.Boxxberryfarm.com.

The 3rd Annual Strawberry Daze Festival, hosted by Bell’s Farm, will be Saturday and Sunday, June 29-30. Saturday hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bell’s Farm, 892 W Beach Road, Coupeville. Enjoy the farm tour, kids activities, petting zoo, local food, and of course strawberries! See their Facebook page for more details.

Celebrate the largest harvest of raspberries in North America in Lynden during the Northwest Raspberry Festival July 19-20, presented by WECU, in partnership with the Washington Red RaspberryCommission. Enjoy raspberries and a variety of family-friendly activities at our annual community celebration, featuring local musicians on two stages, crafts, food, kids’ activities, 3-on-3 basketball, classic automobile cruise-in, raspberry treats, beer garden, raspberry wine and spirits tasting and more. Enjoy raspberry and ice cream sundaes, parfaits and pies made from local products, or purchase a flat of raspberries, picked fresh daily from nearby farms to take home. Shop at Lynden’s downtown merchants and street vendors at the “Berry Fair” Street Market, and enjoy a ice cold raspberry beer at the “Timeout Razz Beer-y” Garden. Start Saturday morning off right with an all-you –can-eat pancake breakfast topped with local raspberries at the Lynden Community Center.

For more information or event schedules please contact the Lynden Chamber of Commerce at (360) 354-5995 or events@lynden.org, or visit www.lynden.org.

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