Nancy Twigg of the Mathews County Historical Museum outlined plans for a new county festival, May Faire, to the board of supervisors at its Tuesday meeting.
A committee is working on the festival, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, on the court green. Twigg said the committee is excited to bring back the spring festival that was popular in Mathews during the 1950s and ’60s.
The festival will highlight county attributes and focus on the historical period from the early 1600s to 1791, when the county was founded, she said. There will be traditional crafts, food vendors, musical entertainment, and Colonial-era activities and games.
Twigg said that Tompkins Cottage will be open, the DAR will be at the Revolutionary War monument to talk to people and hand out brochures, and the festival committee is talking to the Native Americans about participating.
There will be a poster contest for children, a door and window decorating contest for local businesses...
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