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May Faire 2020 to celebrate county’s water heritage

May Faire 2020, a spring heritage festival of the Mathews Historical Museum, will take the theme “Celebrating Our Mathews Water Heritage” when it is held Saturday, May 2.

May Faire began in 2017 and concentrates on a segment of the county’s history, while also featuring customary attractions of an outdoor festival: vendors, musical entertainment, children’s activities, and a food court. 

As in years past, dancers from the Bayside Youth Ballet will perform a maypole dance, reviving memories of May Days of the past. In another salute to old-time traditions, May Faire will crown a King and Queen, this year the honorees being selected from nominations of people age 80 and older.

The pound cake contest which began with May Faire in 2017 will be renewed.

May Faire will be held on and around Mathews Court Green.

“We are looking forward to another successful May Faire,” event chair Jo Schramm said. “We are excited to be honoring the rich mari...

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