Strawbery Banke Presents 5th Annual Children’s Book Festival at
Fall Festival October 12th

Strawbery Banke Museum’s annual Fall Festival is a family event that showcases traditional handmade New England crafts, heirloom animals and fall garden activities. This year, Strawbery Banke includes the 5th Annual Children’s Book Festival the same day, Saturday, October 12 from 10 am to 2 pm in the museum’s TYCO Visitors Center (14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth).

The Children’s Book Festival welcomes 22 local children’s book authors and illustrators to sign their books, available for purchase at the event.  . The Children’s Book Festival is a great opportunity to holiday shop for autographed books for youngsters from the very youngest children through young adult readers.

Admission to the event is free. Each child 12 or under receives a ticket for free skating at the Museum’s Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond.

To underscore the family-friendly nature of the event, admission to Fall Festival is free to children under 17. (Museum members and active duty military and their families also admitted free.)

Figtree Kitchen Café offers a family-friendly menu for the day.  The event is made possible in part by Berwick Academy and Peter E. Randall, Publishers. . For more information, visit

The authors and illustrators participating in the 2018 Festival include:

Joanna Brode
Denise Brown
Kirstine Call
Kim Chaffee

Nancy Donovan
Valerie Egar
Carol Lincoln
Christy Mihaly
Carol Gordon Ekster
Terry Farish
Janis Hennessey
Carolyn Hughes
Diane Jones
Maria Kamoulakou
Lauren Levine
Brian Macdonald
J.L. McCreedy
Susan Murdoch

Donna Seim
Maria Strykowski
Sue Thoresen
Robin Vergato