A wonderful 50 year tradition takes place June 18th at St. Barnabas in Falmouth, Cape Cod.  Stay at The Captain’s Manor Inn and take a short stroll down to our neighbor the beautiful St. Barnabas Church .

St. Barnabas festival

St. Barnabas strawberry festival

Enjoy strawberry shortcake and lobster rolls, hot dogs or BBQ chicken under the tent on the St. Barnabas lawn, across the street from the Village Green. Find a treasure at the Market featuring White Elephant table, antiques, book & CD table, arts & crafts vendors, home baked goods, and a plant sale. All proceeds benefit various local charities. www.stbarnabasfalmouth.org

Click here to read a wonderful history article on the strawberry festival. Cape Cod strawberry festivals enjoy an interesting place in history.

Historic buff trivia   –   The Captain’s Manor Inn bed and breakfast was the first summer home built in Falmouth and E. Pierson Beebe of Boston, a director of the Androscoggin Mills in Lewiston, Maine, one of the largest cotton mills in New England, built Highfield Hall in 1878, another of the early summer homes in Falmouth.  E. Pierson Beebe also built St. Barnabas Memorial Church in 1889, as a thank you offering for his financial success.