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Strawberry Festival - June 15-16

This multi-day event features live music (free), outdoor hard cider bar, family activities, hayrides, food trucks, treats and PYO strawberries. Dates may be shift per weather & fruit readiness. See below for schedule, prices and details. RSVP now and purchase PYO tickets as we near the festival!

Strawberry Festival - June 15-16
Strawberry Festival - June 15-16

Time & Location

Jun 15, 2024, 8:00 AM – Jun 16, 2024, 6:00 PM

Cider Hill Farm, 45 Fern Ave, Amesbury, MA 01913, USA

About the Event


Entrance to the festival is free; it does not include pick-your-own, food or drinks. Hayrides as free with purchase of picking containers or $5 per per person ages 3+ if not picking strawberries.


8 am - 5 pm: Pick-Your-Own 

Purchase tickets online or upon arrival at the farm. Online tickets will become available at approx. 48 hours in advance as we monitor weather. Pick-your-own strawberry pricing:

  • Kid's Pint - $5 - up to 1 child (ages 3-6)
  • 1 Quart - $10 - up to 1 picker 
  • 4 Quarts - $39 - up to 4 pickers 
  • 6 Quarts - $56 - up to 6 pickers

Whether picking or not, anyone ages 3+ requires a ticket to enter the fields. Tickets come with picking containers. Personal picking containers prohibited.

8 am - 6 pm: Farm Store 

Pick up quarts of pre-picked berries, biscuits, whipped cream, strawberry jam and so much more!

8 am - 6 pm: Barnyard

Enjoy feeding the 600 chickens (bring quarters) and visiting with the farm's goats. 

8 am - 6 pm: Free Lawn Games, Strawberry Selfie Station & Strawberry Scavenger Hunt 

Stay and play! Learn more about strawberries as you and your little ones travel around the farm, take farm photos and just relax with family and friends. 

9 am - 4 pm: Hayrides 

Climb aboard for a ride through the orchards to the strawberry fields. Or stroll to the fields taking in the day. Free with purchase of strawberry picking container. If not purchasing PYO containers, still take a ride $5 per person for anyone ages 3+.

10 am - 3 pm: Strawberry Shortcake Stand 

Homemade biscuits topped with freshly sliced strawberries and whipped cream.

10 am - 3 pm: Concessions Stand

Find strawberry lemonade, slush and snacks!

11 am - 4 pm: Free Strawberry Rhubarb Jam Tasting

Pop into the Farm Store for a taste of our newest homemade jam using rhubarb from our NEW! rhubarb patch planted in fall 2023.

11 am - 4 pm: Food Trucks

Enjoy lunch at our food truck and visiting trucks and vendors popping up at the farm! Guests include Hungry Nomads (6/15) and Seacoast Street Eats (6/16).

11 am - 4 pm: Hard Cider Bar (Sunday 12 - 4 pm)

Enjoy 100% orchard hard cider made on the farm including our Strawberry Harvest made with our own berries. Non-alcoholic sparkling cider available. 

11 am - 4 pm: Free Live Music

Take in local talent while you enjoy snacks, games and hard cider. See who's playing >

12 - 4 pm: Strawberry Harvest Hard Cider Tasting

Make sure to visit the hard cider tasting tent for the cider that took the gold medal at GLINTCAP, the world's largest cider competition.



Biggest Berry Contest 

Enter to win! Bring your biggest berry to be measured in the farm store after picking. Winners will be announced via social media and email on Monday 6/17. Winner(s) receives 1 dozen free donuts!

Guess How Heavy

Something massive-ly awesome is coming and we need your best guess. Enter to win a farm gift basket valued at $100! Winners will be announced via social media and email on Monday 6/17. 

Schedule and details subject to change. Please leave pets at home. We love our furry friends but they are prohibited by the MA Board of Health.

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