Growers say strawberries have been a little late this year, but lots of pick-your-own places are opening this week. This weekend, it’s strawberry festivals galore. If you miss them, find a pick-your-own farm below:

NEW GLOUCESTER

WHAT: 39th Annual New Gloucester Strawberry Festival

WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday

WHERE: Congregational Church Vestry, 19 Gloucester Hill Road (just off Route 231)

HOW MUCH: Free

WHAT ELSE: Sample some traditional strawberry shortcake with local berries, homemade biscuits and real whipped cream, or dig into “The Super,” which is the traditional shortcake topped with Hodgman’s Frozen Custard. Bowls of just frozen custard will also be available. Free beverages and live music from the Berry, Berry Good Band. Visit the bake table for a variety of cakes, cookies, pies, jams and jellies.

INFO: Sponsored by the New Gloucester Historical Society.

BRUNSWICK

WHAT: First Parish Church Annual Strawberry Festival

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE: At the gazebo on the Brunswick Mall

HOW MUCH: No admission fee, but purchases of $5 strawberry shortcakes and sundaes help support the church’s music programs.

WHAT ELSE: Homemade pies and jams, fresh-picked berries.

INFO: firstparish.net

CAPE ELIZABETH

WHAT: Cape Farm Alliance Strawberry Festival

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Maxwell’s strawberry field, Two Lights Road

HOW MUCH: Free admission

WHAT ELSE: Strawberry goodies, music and items for sale from artisans and other vendors.

INFO: capefarmalliance.org

CORNISH

WHAT: Third Annual Cornish Strawberry Festival

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Thompson Park in Cornish Village

HOW MUCH: Free

WHAT ELSE: Locally grown strawberries, strawberry desserts, more than 20 arts and crafts vendors and entertainment.

INFO: 625-7725

SOUTH BERWICK

WHAT: South Berwick Strawberry Festival

WHEN: Most events 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Central School grounds, 197 Main St.

HOW MUCH: Admission is free, but bring money for food, crafts, etc.

WHAT ELSE: More than 20,000 visitors take in this annual festival, which features entertainment, more than 100 artisans and a strawberry shortcake and strawberry cheesecake tent. Trolleys provide free transportation from parking areas to the festival. The day begins with a pancake breakfast at 6 a.m. and a road race at 8 a.m. A food court sells chicken barbecue, hamburgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, fried dough, frozen lemonade and other food.

INFO: southberwickstrawberryfestival.com

WISCASSET

WHAT: 62nd Annual St. Philip’s Strawberry Festival

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 12 Hodge St.

HOW MUCH: Free

WHAT ELSE: Features a pie auction at noon, lots of local crafters, a bake sale and hot dogs.

INFO: 882-7184 or [email protected]

RANGELEY

WHAT: Rangeley Region Guides and Sportsmen’s Association Strawberry Festival

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 10

WHERE: Oquossoc Park, Carry Road

HOW MUCH: Free

WHAT ELSE: Strawberry shortcake, pies, crafts, gifts and a yard sale.

INFO: Call Renee Sopel at 864-2187.

PICK YOUR OWN

It’s a good idea to call ahead before visiting, because farms occasionally close for a day to let berries ripen.

CAPE ELIZABETH

MAXWELL’S FARM, strawberry fields are off Two Lights Road and are marked with red and green signs.

HOURS: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday; 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Always closed Sundays.

INFO: 799-3383

WILLIAM H. JORDAN FARM, 21 Wells Road

HOURS: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. Call first.

INFO: 767-2740

ALEWIVES BROOK FARM, 83 Old Ocean House Road (Route 77)

HOURS: 9 a.m. until sunset, usually about 7 or 7:30 p.m.

INFO: (NOT a hotline; do not call after hours) 799-7743

GORHAM

AHLQUIST FARM STAND, 20 Small Pond Road

HOURS: 7 a.m. to noon Monday to Friday

INFO: 839-4080

LIMINGTON

DOLES ORCHARD, 187 Doles Ridge Road

HOURS: 6 a.m. to noon and 5 to 8 p.m. daily, except when closed to ripen

INFO: 793-4409

NEW GLOUCESTER

PINELAND FARMS/GILLESPIE FARMS DIVISION, 752 Mayall Road

HOURS: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. Ten percent senior discount on Wednesdays for pickers ages 62 and older. No dogs.

INFO: 657-2877

SANFORD

LAVIGNE STRAWBERRY FARM, 158 Whichers Mill Road

HOURS: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. No credit cards.

INFO: 324-5497

WELLS

SPILLER FARM, 85 Spiller Farm Lane

HOURS: 8 a.m. to noon almost every day, depending on weather and picking conditions. Cash only.

INFO: 985-2575