You might remember last year about this time we took you to the Eastern Shore Heritage Festival. Well hold onto your straw hats ‘cause we’re going again.
Two of the best things about this festival is ONE- it is free for artists, and TWO- lunch is free. Now if you want to really snag all the starving artists in your neighborhood i just gave you the perfect bait combo.
Even though i didn’t sell anything, Beatrice sold some of her photos. Truth be told this was not a buying crowd. But being the first show of the year for most of us it serves as a sort of reunion and ‘catch-up’ day. You get to hear what others did for the holidays, see what new works they have, and hear what shows they will be doing.
The Heritage Festival is held by and at our local Community College. For many of the local folks this is the only time they set foot on the campus other than to complain about their tax dollars being wasted. BUT I'll save that RANT for another day.
As with most artist in a small community, we all know each other. And when a new artist joins in, even if they work in the same basic medium as others they are always welcomed. And what would a festival be without some local entertainment. Here on the Eastern Shore Gospel groups are popular, as are country, blues and bluegrass groups.
And in case you don’t know, here on the Shore “Everything looks better in Green”. John Deere Green that is. This year the Peninsula Tractor Organization again brought beautifully restored antique JD Tractors. They were also grinding corn and making ice cream powered with single cylinder “hit or miss” engines. Some of these engines and machinery are well over 100 years old and still run like tops. No, i didn’t get any of the ice cream. Actually i ended up gaining a few pounds yesterday. Of course it had nothing to do with the Key Lime Pie that Klick and Klack brought over for desert. Now the left overs of Beatrice's ‘Famous Cheesecake’ that she brought home from this afternoons book swap may be a problem that will be measured in inches.