Strawberry Non-Festival trip down memory lane.
Bridget Ware, Petting Zoo Coordinator
"The Sandy Spring Museum Strawberry Festival generally signals the beginning of summer to me. I know many folks mark that day with Memorial Day, but not me; for me, it's always the Strawberry Festival (the first weekend every June!). I've been attending the last 13 years since my daughter was a toddler and it just gets better every year! One of my favorite memories is when I came across the 4-H clubs there and had the petting zoo. My daughter had the biggest smile when she got to pet and play with the baby goats that were there; it was hard to take her away! Flash forward, and now we are part of 4-H and coordinate the petting zoo and in full circle moments, get to see many kids enjoy the petting zoo with baby goats and other animals. Last year for the first time, we had a "painted pony" that the kids got to paint and decorate (big thanks to Park Overlook Farm!). All and all, the Strawberry Festival hold such a special place for me and my family that while we will miss the celebratory atmosphere, we will look forward to the day when we can come together, have strawberries and see the smiles on faces of our neighbors!"