Southern Maine Strawberry Festival Great Family Trips


South Berwick's Annual Strawberry Festival in Southern Maine

How to Plan a Great Ogunquit Family Trip to the Strawberry Festival in June

June is Southern Maine is a hidden gem – and not just because the flowers are in bloom. And that means your family vacation to Maine can start early with a quick trip up to enjoy South Berwick's Annual Strawberry Festival. Planning a vacation for the family to Southern Maine in June is a great idea – the crowds have not yet arrived, the trolleys are running and everything tastes better with strawberries!

Meadowmere Family Vacations in Ogunquit Maine

School's out. Summer is in air – and that makes it the perfect time to head to the Maine Beaches.  But hey, it is a family trip and once everyone gets over the bridge, even a tween will show a smile.  Just tell the kids that there’s a game room and an amazing indoor Roman Spa to enjoy – and a TV room that is state of art if Dad wants to be sure there are evening activities and amenities at our Ogunquit hotel to enjoy. Our Ogunquit hotel is open year round and eating a Maine lobster happens every day. Plan a family walk along the rocky Maine coast of Marginal Way with a mile of soothing ocean sounds. Share an ice cream cone in Perkins Cove with real Maine Lobstermen hauling the day's traps. You can even arrange for the Ogunquit Beach Caddie to take the family to Ogunquit Beach. All wonderful things to do in June in Maine that make you the family vacation hero.

These are some tips on how to plan your family trip to the Annual Strawberry Festival in Maine.

Tip 1: Maine It Up!

Not just a little, but bring a lot of Maine to your family trip. From lobster to potatoes, beer to wine, Maine has delicious food produced right here in state and you can see how much fun enjoying the festival is with this photo gallery. A Strawberry Festival is celebrating sustainable, local and yummy food. Green points to you family vacation planner.

Strawberry2If the tween in your world is calling for you to make this trip cool, consider such options as the Sarah Orne Jewett House, site of  her romance novel, The Tory Lover; or a visit to the Short Sands Fun-o-Rama or just promise that there is plenty of time to go to the beach and Maine Moose Poop to be found (It's a candy). Maine has the ability to laugh, delight and provide a snack for the ride home. Just remember the Meadowmere team will you find activities from Portsmouth to Portland to make the family vacation a success.

And the South Berwick Maine Strawberry Festival is just 15 minutes from our Ogunquit Resort. A quick trip to enjoy the shops, food, games and rides for children and trolley rides at the Festival. The festival is held on the grounds of Central School, the primary elementary school for the town of South Berwick – so you can easily park and enjoy. Plus there is golf nearby at the Links at Outlook Farm  (rain or shine – there's even indoor golf!) and a yummy dinner spot at the Isidore's to help make a full day of it.

Tip 2: Book a hotel room block minutes from the Festival.

You need a hotel that is open and minutes from the Strawberry Festival with easy access and plenty of amenities. It is summer in Maine. That means beach.*

And you want to give your family a place to be cozy and comfortable so you can convince them – whoever you have in mind for this Maine adventure – to travel to Maine in June. Enter the Roman Spa and Outdoor Hot Tub. There is even a chance to impress Dad with an upgrades to a Family Suite. Then the kids have a separate bedroom.

Meadowmere is steps from Jonathan’s Restaurant, complete with live concerts and kids play space.  The hotel also is easily accessible for bus, limo and trolley transportation.  Finally, your family has three airports, Amtrak, coach bus and car options to reach Ogunquit. Planning a family vacation in Southern Maine can be done year round at our Ogunquit hotel.

Tip 3: Plan summer activities in and near your venue

June may be the just before the summer season but there is still plenty for you and your family to enjoy in and near Ogunquit Maine.

Strawberry3If close and cozy is best, your family can enjoy our Ogunquit hotel amenities:  Roman Spa, fitness center, onsite massage, steam, sauna, TV room, outdoor Jacuzzi and heated indoor pool. There is even a game room for the kid in all of us and the option to have a wine welcomes for a grown up treat on our Ogunquit Maine dining package.

If a brisk walk is the chosen adventure, your family can stroll to Marginal Way for ocean view and village shops for gourmet chocolates and coffee.

If a quick drive is on tap, just hop on Route 1 to explore Kennebunkport to our north or York to our south. Both are within a 20 minute drive. You can arrange for early arrivals to jam it up – Stonewall Kitchen Flagship York StoreThe Maine Beer scene is amazing. Cornerstone in Ogunquit brings artisan beer and gourmet pizzas just minutes from the Meadowmere.

So in the end, a weekend spent at the South Berwick Strawberry Festival is a weekend of family fun in Ogunquit Maine and quite possibly the best reason to visit Maine in June.

*This comes with a caveat question ‘What if it rains on our family vacation? The Meadowmere has rainy days down – your family vacation will still be a success. Even during a down pour, the game room, Roman Spa and TV rooms are open to enjoy. Plus there is always local options for rainy days– Check out what to do on rainy days in Ogunquit and see how you like it.  You might find yourself cheering FOR clouds to try all this out.

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