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May Faire accentuated Mathews County’s small-town roots

This year’s May Faire, held Saturday on Mathews Court Green, was a success for everyone involved, according to event chairman Nancy Twigg.

The warm weather brought out an enthusiastic crowd that seemed to enjoy the festival’s laid-back, casual atmosphere and the opportunity to visit with friends and family.

The main stage was a gathering place for festival-goers, said Twigg, and they enjoyed the musical entertainment that was available throughout the day. The food court was a favorite, as well, she said. The Ruritan clubs doubled their sales from last year, and the Black Pearl, a Hampton-based vendor, sold out of three dishes. The Antioch Baptist Church food booth didn’t have much food left at the end, she said.

“Everybody made money,” said Twigg, “even the restaurants and stores in town … Everyone was pleased.”

Many of the food vendors and crafts people have already said they’ll be back next year, she said. Favorite attraction...

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