Salem Film Fest
One week plus seven venues plus more than 50 films adds up to New England’s largest documentary film festival, going strong in Salem for 12 years now. The film selection is carefully curated, and the majority of the filmmakers participate in Q&As and receptions throughout the festival. Several contests let attendees catch a glimpse of promising filmmakers on the rise.
The centerpiece of the annual Strawberry Festival is, of course, fresh strawberries piled on hand-cut biscuits and crowned with whipped cream, all made by a team of dedicated volunteers. But there are also more than 60 artists and craftspeople selling their work, as well as food and drink vendors, live music, children’s games, and tours of the historical Capen House.