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Inaugural May Faire to be held Saturday

Mathews is gearing up for May Faire, a brand-new festival to be held, come rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. this Saturday on the Court Green.

The day promises a wealth of entertainment, activities, old-fashioned children’s games, and demonstrations, along with refreshments and more than three dozen booths containing a variety of displays and handmade arts and crafts, according to organizers of the event, which is sponsored by the Mathews County Historical Museum.

Pirates from the Colonial Seaport Foundation will be on hand, along with a working blacksmith, the Rappahannock Railroaders, and the U.S. Coast Guard. Actors in colonial dress will be roaming the grounds. 

Highlights of the day will include recognition of former May Queens from Mathews County Public Schools, a traditional Maypole Dance by members of the Bayside Youth Ballet, and a performance of songs from Judy Ward’s musical “Crickets on a Hill” by David Shuber, Natalie Clark and John Le...

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