2020 Strawberry Festival Cancelled

With sadness but resolved to follow state orders and protect public health, the Topsfield Historical Society Board of Directors has cancelled the 2020 Topsfield Strawberry Festival.

Although Governor Baker’s Emergency Order is currently in effect only until May 4, the Strawberry Festival requires months of work by over eighty volunteers long before the Festival Day in June. Strawberries and shortcakes must be ordered and prepared, vendors’ booths and wares created, and non-profit community groups must plan and work on their Festival presence. In these uncertain times, the BOD recognized that these efforts, which make for a successful Festival that attracts thousands of visitors to Topsfield, could not safely take place this year.

We are very grateful to all who make such a valuable contribution to the Strawberry Festival. We are honored to have opened summer in Topsfield with this community-wide event for over fifty years. We are resolved:

Next year’s 2021 Strawberry Festival will be the best ever!

Norm Isler, President
Board of Directors, Topsfield Historical Society