The annual Plymouth Strawberry Festival

Tyson Ladies Aid will be serving strawberry shortcake to beat that post-winter melancholy. Photo provided.

PLYMOUTH, Vt. – Did you know that the ancient Romans believed that strawberries alleviated symptoms of melancholy among a wide variety of other conditions and ailments? Well, every year for over 50 years, the good folk of Plymouth hold the annual Plymouth Strawberry Festival and prove that the ancient Romans were absolutely right: strawberries do help alleviate the melancholy of the past winter and help usher in the wonderful Vermont summer season!

Come join us once again at this annual event that helps bring together family, friends, neighbors, and new acquaintances to renew old friendships and make new ones in this fun community celebration.


Arts and crafts for the kids! Photo provided.

The festival will be held Wednesday, June 20 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Camp Plymouth State Park. We’ll have a wonderful barbecue put on by Plymouth Emergency Services, strawberry shortcake served up by the Tyson Ladies Aid, and a fantastic raffle with lots of wonderful prizes for young and old, sponsored by the Tyson Church!

In addition there will be face painting and arts and crafts for the young folk; Touch a Truck for all who are interested in seeing what a sheriff’s car, ambulance, fire truck, and maybe even a large dump truck or excavator looks like up close and personal; free blood pressure and blood glucose measurements as well as a free File of Life refrigerator magnet; and we’ll have Adam Boyce and Sue Hunt to provide some wonderful fiddle music!

Admission is free at the park for all those attending the festival. For the best eats, dessert to assure you don’t suffer from melancholy, and a rollicking great time, come join the wonderful groups that put this on: Plymouth Emergency Services, Tyson Church, and the Tyson Ladies Aid.

Proceeds from our event will go to support a campership fund at Bethany Birches Camp, support Plymouth Emergency Services, support the historic Tyson Library, help fund high school scholarships for a Black River High School and Woodstock Union High School graduate, and support community needs and events. For further information, call Sue Poirier at 802-236-2683.

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