Preparation for fall festivals underway
Organizers of these festivals have been hard at work for the past year planning to make sure this year will be the best yet for each of these annual events.
Mathews Market Days, the first of the two big September events, will be held on Sept. 5-6 in and around the historic courthouse. This marks the 40th year for the festival, and its spokesperson Trudy Flippin said a number of special events are scheduled.
Not only will Market Days feature the work of a number of local artists, the Classic Cruisers Show ’N’ Shine Car Show, the home-cooked products fair, youth and childrens’ activities, musical entertainment and more, but will also include the popular Saturday Night Live Street Dance.
For more information, visit mathewsmarketdays.com.
Later in the month, the attention shifts to Gloucester with the 35th annual Guinea Jubilee, which will be held on Sept. 26-27 at the Abingdon Ruritan Club grounds in Bena.
The festival showcases the mission of the Guinea Heritage Association, which is to preserve the history and values of the Guinea community. It will include various cultural activities, arts and crafts exhibits, a parade, plenty of seafood and fireworks show to close out the event.