On Saturday, May 28, the town of Alderson will hold their first ever Strawberry Festival with Sunset Berry Farm & Produce and friends leading the charge. The Alderson Strawberry Festival, Garden Sale & Flea Market is a major fundraising event for local non-profits. The schedule below will give an idea of just some of what is happening during the day.
Schedule of events:
6:30-9 a.m. – Strawberry Pancake Breakfast, Alderson Fire Department
8:30 a.m. – Community Market Opens, Visitor Center Parking Lot
8:30 a.m. – Strawberry Shortcake Toy Exhibit, Visitor Center
9 a.m. – Garden Sale Opens, Memorial Bridge
9 a.m. – Flea Market Opens, Alumni Park
9 a.m. – Art in the Park Opens, Green Space
9 a.m. – Methodist Church Yard Sale, Methodist Church
10 a.m. – Live Music, Visitor Center
10 a.m. – Methodist Church Lunch, Methodist Church
11 a.m. – Crazy Straw Contest, Visitor Center
Noon – Live Music, Visitor Center
1 p.m. – Strawberry (Dessert) Pie Contest, Visitor Center
2 p.m. – Pie Auction, Visitor Center
3 p.m. – Event Closes
Activities for the kids will be all day, including face painting. The Big Wheel Restaurant will have specials on strawberry milkshakes and sundaes. Look for discounted strawberry items at the Green Grocer and the Exxon Station. The shops of Alderson will be open with wonderful spring items. The Alderson Thrift Shop has some great items and is a fundraiser for the Alderson Ministerial Association.
The Flea Market is open to non-profits for fundraising. The Girl Scouts will have a Dunking Booth (dunk your favorite presidential candidate!); Alderson Main Street will sell Strawberry Iced Tea & Lemonade next to Alumni Park; the Johnson Memorial Methodist Church is donating their proceeds to the Center for Hope; money is being raised for the Alderson Food Pantry through strawberry recipe booklets and hand dipped strawberries; Greenbrier East Agriculture will have a rubber duck pond. Strawberry Festival post cards and T-shirts will be on sale at the Visitor Center.
There is something for everyone in the family!
If you are interested in being a part of this event; flea market (non-profits), garden sale, market (this can include crafts) or pie contest (pie or cobbler) contact Lynda Howe at 304-520-2473.
Then on Monday, May 30, from 6:30-8 p.m. the Goodson Boys will play on the Alderson Memorial Bridge. Bring picnic, a chair and your dancing shoes. Watch a beautiful sunset above the Greenbrier River and hills beyond.