Saturday was the day of the festival this year. Mother Nature did not cooperate. The day was unseasonably cool and periodically the wind gusted to a miserable index. Many of the vendors stationed volunteers to hold the tent poles when they took the tents down. Scarves and other knitted or quilted items were removed from the displays before they blew away. There were few children when we arrived and some of the vendors were deciding the sales would not be sufficient in this weather so they were packing up to leave.
The shops went all out with decorating and most of the shopkeepers were in costume.
This is Jailhouse Hill. Later in the day the children would roll pumpkins down the hill. Most children brought their own pumpkins although some were available for purchase.
Looking east on Main Street. The crowds were sparse.
The lanes were empty at the pumpkin bowling area.
Looking west on Main Street. Several vendors had already packed up to leave.
We did not purchase anything from the vendors this year. We were sorry so many of our favorites were not there. We were even sorrier that the children's fun was cut short by the wind and chilly weather.
It could have been a lot worse, though. At least we did not have the paralyzing snowstorm that hit so much of the mid-Atlantic states.