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A sweet delight awaits at the Jefferson, Ohio Strawberry Festival

Strawberry Shortcake
Strawberry Shortcake
courtesy Jefferson Strawberry Festival

'Tis the season to eat and enjoy sweet. ripe strawberries. a healthy fruit (even for diabetics) filled with lots of antioxidants. So if you are a Clevelander who is a fan of fresh strawberries or if you are a craft enthusiast or someone who enjoys touring historical villages, you are in for a triple treat if you head for the 27th annual Strawberry Festival - Craft Bazaar at Jefferson Depot Village in Jefferson, Ohio on Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22. It is approximately a one hour drive from Cleveland.

Strawberry Festival -- Craft Bazaar Among the culinary treats awaiting visitors to the Festival are homemade strawberry shortcake, chocolate-covered strawberries and fresh baked goods.

Other activities and attractions at the Festival include free live entertainment, kids' games. demonstrations, an antique and classic car show (on Sunday) and a quilt show at the Jefferson Depot Village 1848 church.

An added bonus to the Festival is that visitors will be able to tour the 19th century restored, historical Jefferson Depot Village where costumed guides will give you a look at life in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Among the historical buildings you can visit are the 1872 railroad station. a 1918 PPR caboose. the 1888 Victorian house, the 1838 one-room schoolhouse, the 1848 "Church in the Wildwood," an 1860 pharmacy, the Century General Store, the 1849 barn, the 1885 post office, a village bandstand and a blacksmith shop.

And make sure you stop by the Craft Bazaar to check out the merchandise from a wide variety of artisans and crafters.

Hours for the Strawberry Festival -- Craft Bazaar are 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday and noon - 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free but a $3 donation is requested. There is free parking for the event.

For more information about the Strawberry Festival -- Craft Bazaar or about Jefferson Depot Village call 440-576-0496 or get online at www.jeffersonohio.us/depot.htm.

Jefferson Depot Village is located at 147 East Jefferson Street in Jefferson, Ohio. It is approximately a one hour drive from Cleveland.