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Afton Strawberry Festival held last weekend

Afton Mayor Pat Snyder competed in the strawberry shortcake eating contest during the Afton Strawberry Festival on Saturday.

Last weekend proved to be ripe for a new event in Afton.

Afton Area Business Association’s newest event, Afton Strawberry Festival, was held Saturday and Sunday throughout Afton’s Old Village.

Strawberry Festival, which was sponsored in partnership with Afton’s Memorial Lutheran Church, was started this year as a new event to replace May Fair, which was canceled due to continuous years being faced with inclement weather.

Strawberry Festival offered a variety of activities for families including art vendors, live music, crafts, face painting and even a strawberry shortcake eating contest.

Amber Kispert-Smith

Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.

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