, Newburyport, MA


June 27, 2013

Steeped in tradition

Church's 'Strawberry Ladies' have a long history with Amesbury Days


Turnquist said they used to start at 5 or 6 in the morning back then. But while a lot has changed over the years, the desire that people have to help out and celebrate the community has not.

“It’s just wonderful to see so many people working together for a common cause,” Turnquist said.

Amesbury Days schedule


Senior Citizens Annual Cookout, noon to 2 p.m., Nicholas J. Costello Transportation Center, 68 Elm St. $7.

15th annual Block Party, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Main Street.


Amesbury Art Expo, all day, City Hall auditorium.

Kids’ Day in the Park, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Town Park, Highland Street.

“A Princess Pirate Panto,” presented by Theater in the Open, 4 to 5 p.m., Millyard amphitheater.

Kids’ Night in the Millyard, 5 to 7 p.m., Millyard.

Fourth annual Amesbury Brewfest, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Town Hall parking lot, Friend Street. $35 in advance, $40 at the door.

Studio Two: A Tribute to The Beatles, 7:30 to 9 p.m., Millyard amphitheater.


Amesbury Art Expo, all day, City Hall auditorium.

Downtown Summer Bazaar and Sidewalk Sales, all day, Millyard and downtown.

Community-Wide Yard Sale, 8 a.m. to noon, dozens of households throughout Amesbury. Rain date Sunday.

Farmers market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., City Hall parking lot, 62 Friend St.

Annual Strawberry Festival, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., parking lot behind the Amesbury Public Library, Main Street.

Amesbury Treasures, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 16 historic sites open around town.

EJ Ouellette and Crazy Maggy perform, 6 to 7 p.m., Millyard amphitheater.


Third annual Team New England United Metric Century Ride, 8 to 10 a.m., Market Square. $20 donation to ride.

Old Fashioned Car Show, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Market Square rotary and the Millyard.

July 4

Pancakes in the Pines, 7 to 11 a.m., Town Park. $4.

Root 150 performs, 7 to 9 p.m., Woodsom Farm.

Fireworks, sunset, Woodsom Farm.

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