Worcester Strawberry Fest returns Saturday


The Worcester-Schenevus Library is collaborating with the First Presbyterian Church in hosting the annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday.
The event is held on the church grounds at 174 Main Street, Worcester.
This will be the 49th year of the festival. Homemade strawberry shortcake with fresh-baked biscuits and whipped cream will be served beginning at 11am.
Approximately 250 quarts of strawberries are prepared and generally sell out by 1pm.
There will also be chicken barbecue dinners prepared by Brooks’ House of BBQ. Each dinner includes a half chicken, baked potato, coleslaw and a roll.
There is plenty of outdoor seating; takeout orders will be available.
A multitude of yard/garage sales generally dot the town on festival day. To assist those interested in visiting them, the library will provide maps of sales locations. The maps will be available in advance at the library, 170 Main St., Worcester, on the website and at the event.
Musical entertainment will be provided by Big Fish Trio.
The band, which boasts two members from Worcester, plays tunes from swing and jazz to rock and country. They have been frequent featured performers at The Otesaga in Cooperstown. To hear a clip of their music, visit https//bigfish4u.tripod.com.
Other features of the day include a farmer’s market in the town parking lot located behind the Hidden Treasures antique store on Main Street and a plant sale by the Worcester Women’s Club will take place across the street from the church.
There will also be a porch sale held at the Worcester-Schenevus Library’s used bookshop, on Main Street next to the library.
For more information, call the library at (607)397-7309; email wo.ill@4cls.org.