May Faire May 5, 2018

Spring is here and with it comes the May Faire in Mathews on Saturday, May 5. Festival hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m  and it will be celebrating May Day and highlighting what was unique to Mathews in the 1950s.

There will be an Antique Car Show featuring local vehicles from the 1950s and 1960s on Court Street and Brickbat Road.  For a fun, lasting memory have your picture taken with Elvis, Chuck Barry, Marilyn Monroe, or Bubba.

Enjoy a variety of music with appearances by Clayton Ware, Buddy Waymack, Franklin Jay Jarvis, Caleb Burford and Ashley Cummings, and the Ebenezer Church Men's Chorus. The Court House Players will provide 3 different mini-musical theater performances in the Courthouse building.

Explore everything that May Faire offers. There will be approximately 55 vendors showcasing traditional crafts and trades, artists, children's activities, demonstrations plus the Mathews Farmers Market.

Other highlights include home baked goods and numerous food vendors offering hamburgers, hot dogs, barbeque, and seafood.

So bring your lawn chair, show off your  vintage outfit, and join us for a day in the pastoral setting of downtown Mathews.

May Faire is sponsored by the Mathews County Historical Museum

Old photo contest

New this year will be a contest for “The Oldest Photo(s) in Mathews.”

Twigg said everyone is invited to look through their albums for photos to enter in categories such as scenery and people.

May Faire 2017

Images from this year's event...a good time was had by all! (photos courtesy of Kate and Company Photography, the Gloucester-Mathews Gazette-Journal and Barbara Bass)