Sunday, February 27, 2011

Heritage Festival 2011

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.

Of course the most important artists there were ,,,, well US of course!!!!! WNT-collage

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.

Artists1 collage 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.

Entertainment collageAnd 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.


Lois Evensen said...

That looks like so much fun! Just being there seeing everyone and enjoying the shows would be a blast. Selling something would be an added plus. Thanks for all the pictures. That was fun!

Daisy said...

Sounds like there was something for everyone there. What a fun day! :)

Denise said...

That looks like so much fun. Thanks for stopping by with your sweet note. You are right, we are up in northern Virginia about 25 miles out of DC.

Out on the prairie said...

I would have that cheescake for breakfast.

Montanagirl said...

That sounds like such fun!

Anonymous said...

I don´t think we have anything similar close to where I live except around Christmas time. I love going to festivals like that. I´ve even participated in one when I had my gardencentre, lots of fun ´but very few buys anything.

I really like that wood work in the first photograph!

Have a great day now!

grammie g said...

Hi Grenville...I am so far behind on my comments!!
It is always great fun to see the talent that other people have...I always say I'll remember that...I could make that...nah never happens!!lol

possum said...

glad you guys had a fun day... I finished my paper - 53 pages... groan... woulda been more fun visiting you all! Maybe next year.

Anonymous said...

Hi Folks. Yes Lois, Mona, and Daisey it was fun even if i didn't sell anything. If you come over to the 'other Virginia' Denise you should let us know. Your right Christer, lots of lookers but few buyers. Don't worry Grammie, behind is a way of life for me. I just don't worry about it any more :-).
Good Job Possum.... Thats more pages than i ever did. Will the paperback version be out soon????? Maybe at the BookBin????

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