The threat of storms has led to the postponement of music at tonight’s Strawberry Jammin’ event in downtown Sanford, but the event itself is still very much moving forward, according to organizers.

Strawberry Jammin’ — a two-day event celebrating the sweet, locally grown summer fruit — begins tonight and runs through Saturday. Rain or shine, businesses in downtown Sanford will take part in a Cocktail Crawl starting under the awning in front of Added Accents on Steele Street. Libations, Hugger Mugger, Smoke & Barrel, Local Joe’s, Wild Dogs and La Dolce Vita are all on tap to take part in the crawl, serving strawberry-flavored beer and cocktails throughout the night.

The Blackwater Band, originally scheduled to play tonight in Depot Park, has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. on May 12.


No rain is in the forecast for early Saturday, which will feature the Sanford Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to noon and a food stroll featuring 10 local downtown businesses (pictured below) with stawberry-themed treats.

The event will also include canning and preserving seminars and cooking demonstrations. Visit a string of vendor booths to shop fresh produce, as well as jams, jellies and more. Local farmers on hand will also invite you out to their farms to pick your own berries.

Local boutiques will also take part with sales, giveaways and more.

For the full line up of strawberry fun visit the event page: