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Saturday’s May Faire has ‘something for everyone’

Mathews County’s spring festival, May Faire 2024: A Rural Life will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on the Mathews Court Green and at the Mathews Historical Museum on Main Street.

“There’s something for everyone,” said museum president Tom Robinson. “We’ve got clowns and ponies and antique cars, archery exhibitions, fabulous food vendors, music, crafts, and much, much more. We will harken back to those days when Mathews was a major agricultural community, when its many large farms shipped corn, soybeans, daffodils and other crops nationwide.”

There is no entrance fee and all festival activities are free of charge.

Outdoor activities

The day will begin with a blast of sound from Joe Reid’s red antique fire engine and will end with performances of the Williamsburg Fife & Drum Corps and the two nemeses of the Battle of Cricket Hill—General Andrew Lewis and Lord Dunmore.

A variety of vendors will be selling their wares on the Court Green, with food trucks on C...

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