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Windham Strawberry Festival and Nutfield 300th Celebration Weekend


  • Nesmith Library 8 Fellows Road Windham, NH, 03087 United States (map)

Windham’s traditional Strawberry Festival and Book Fair anchors a full weekend of Nutfield tricentennial events, planned by the Trustees of the Windham Museum, the Historic District/Heritage Commission, and the Friends of the Library of Windham.

Friday May 31st

 4:30 PM - Kick-off Event
Town Common, 3 North Lowell Road
Opening remarks by Peter Griffin, Town Moderator, followed by the Windham 275th Time Capsule Dedication with Richard Armstrong. Canon firing by The First Regiment.

6 to 8 PM - Power at the Tower Car Show
A.J. Letizio Enterprise Center, 55 Enterprise Drive

Contact mhenry@ajletizio.com to enter your car. Entrants plan to arrive between 5:30 and 6:00pm. AJ's famous hot dogs and refreshments are free of charge to all attendees, courtesy of A.J. Letizio Enterprise Center. Voluntary Tax-deductible contributions in any amount by attendees will be gratefully accepted and go to Windham's Helping Hands. 

Saturday June 1st

11 AM to 5 PM - 36th Annual Strawberry Festival & Book Fair
Windham High School, 64 London Bridge Road
Enjoy food, music, games, homemade strawberry shortcake, and books for sale, during this community fundraiser to benefit Nesmith Library.
THIS YEAR ONLY FOR THE 300TH: Enjoy interactive demonstrations and hands-on experiences such as pottery, historic flax processing, and beeswax candle making. Crafts for the kids include miniature kite decorating, candles, and clay medallion stamping. Local historians Derek Saffie and Carol Pynn will be available to answer questions and tell stories of Windham’s history. Several FREE historic resource items will be available while supplies last, including the Rural Oasis book, maps of Windham, 275th Program Guides, and a 1718 Booklet.
The commemorative Nutfield 300th Windham Medal will be available for a minimum donation of $10 each, complete with certificate of authenticity. 

Sunday June 2nd

10 AM - F2FC 5K Family Fun Walk/Run
Cobbetts Pond Plaza

A family oriented 5k walk/run hosted by and benefitting Fight 2 Finish Cancer, sponsored by Zack's Lobster Tail. Register to run.

Noon to 4 PM - Town Museum open house,
3 North Lowell Road
The WIndham Museum building, now on the National Register of Historic Places, is highlighted on the commemorative medal. New artifacts are on display from the Campbell family.

2 PM to 4 PM - Searles School and Chapel Open House
3 Chapel Road.

The building will be open to the public to view, and Betty Dunn will play the tower chimes. Read about the Castle’s history.

3:45 PM - Outdoor Service
Town Common, 3 North Lowell Road
Provided by Windham Presbyterian Church
Windham was incorporated in 1742 and that was the same year that the Windham Presbyterian Church was founded. As part of the celebration, we will be having a worship service and a ham and bean supper on the afternoon of Sunday, June 2.

The worship service will be outside the Fellowship Hall at 3:45 p.m. and will be followed by a Ham and Bean Supper at 4:30 p.m. in the Hall.

4:30 PM to 6:30 PM - Ham and Bean Supper
Windham Presbyterian Church, 1 Church Street
There is no fee for the supper however a donation is requested to help defray expenses. Also, see:
http://www.windhamchurch.org/events.html

Historic Sites Driving Tour

The team has also developed a self-guided driving history tour, which is available here, along with other great local history resources:
https://www.windhamnh.gov/452/Nutfield-300th-Anniversary

Earlier Event: May 25
Derryfield Old Home Day
Later Event: June 15
Civil War Encampment