Annual berry fest
Be sure to come out Saturday for the 23rd annual strawberry festival for Messiah Lutheran Church at the Sykesville-Freedom District fire company's carnival grounds. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Craft and flea market vendors will be on hand, and there will be lots of entertainment throughout the day. All sorts of kids activities will be offered, including a giant slide, hay wagon rides, sticky tag, pony rides and much more.
The day will start out with breakfast sandwiches at 9 a.m., and other menu items will be added in for lunch. You can also find sweet treats at the baked goods booth.
Of course, the real feature is freshly picked strawberries. If you want more than that, homemade strawberry shortcake will be served, too.
Admission to the strawberry festival is free, and you'll find plenty of room to park.
For more information, call 410-795-9174 or visit http://www.melchurch.org.
The fire company is at 6680 Sykesville Road, Sykesville.