The Fifth Annual St. Philip's Strawberry Festival (6th Street and Central Avenue) coupled with "Laurel Pride in Bloom" will take place Saturday, May 21. This is a family-friendly event held in the heart of Laurel in and around St. Philip's Episcopal Church, which is located at 600 S. Central Avenue.
St. Philip's renowned scrapple sandwiches, will be part of the morning breakfast fare, beginning at 8 a.m. New this year is "Strawberry Creations", a strawberry cooking and recipe contest, submission and judging at 10 a.m. in the St. Philip's parish hall.
Fresh strawberries will be on sale and as usual vendors, crafters, antique dealers. bake table and Laurel's Community Yard Sale.
The Laurel Historical Society, in partnership with St. Philip’s Strawberry Festival will have the Cook House at 502 East 4th street open with some of the Waller Photo collection on exhibit. They will also have the Laurel Train Station open with a painting exhibit.
Altho compared to previous years it does seem to be a little low on steam this year it nevertheless should be an enjoyable morning of looking and eating and you can squeeze it in before the world comes to an end at 6 p.m.