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A fresh and fun festival

Stan Ross, of the Afton Museum, donned a strawberry costume on Saturday and served as the unofficial mascot for the event. 2 / 14
Afton Apple had its Berry Barn setup throughout the weekend selling fresh strawberries, strawberry sundaes, strawberry shakes and more. 3 / 14
Afton Apple had its Berry Barn setup throughout the weekend selling fresh strawberries, strawberry sundaes, strawberry shakes and more. 4 / 14
Kids took part in a spin-art activity throughout the weekend. The spin-art machine came to Afton thanks to the Franconia Sculpture Park. 5 / 14
Kids took part in a spin-art activity throughout the weekend. The spin-art machine came to Afton thanks to the Franconia Sculpture Park. 6 / 14
Kids took part in a spin-art activity throughout the weekend. The spin-art machine came to Afton thanks to the Franconia Sculpture Park. 7 / 14
Kids took part in a spin-art activity throughout the weekend. The spin-art machine came to Afton thanks to the Franconia Sculpture Park. 8 / 14
Many of the art vendors who were set up at Afton Strawberry Festival had whimsical lawn decorations. 9 / 14
Children enjoyed puppet shows throughout the weekend. 10 / 14
A caricature artist drew Afton Strawberry Festival-goers’ likenesses. 11 / 14
Stan Ross, of the Afton Museum, donned a strawberry costume on Saturday and served as the unofficial mascot for the event. 12 / 14
A strawberry shortcake eating contest was held on Saturday. 13 / 14
A strawberry shortcake eating contest was held on Saturday. 14 / 14

The annual Afton Strawberry Festival was held last weekend, June 21-21, in Afton’s Old Village.

The event, which is part Memorial Lutheran Church’s annual celebration, offered up a variety of fun and entertainment throughout the weekend.

In addition to art vendors being set up throughout the weekend, visitors to the festival also enjoyed fresh strawberry treats, live music, a strawberry shortcake eating contest and various other activities and performances.

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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