Memorial Day kicks off our summer festival season. Milwaukee had huge ones by the lakefront. Ours may be small, but the festivals in Brevard are lots of fun. In fact, we close off main street so many times you really need to know the detours if you want to travel through. On the other hand, why would you want to travel through and not stop?
Our two largest festivals are the White Squirrel Festival held on Memorial Day weekend and Halloweenfest (since we are in Transylvania County).
Folks and vendors on Main Street looking West.
Two of these guard our really cool toy store.
(Its name is O.P. Taylor's.)
A new booth at the festival.
The Transylvania Tea Party
This little guy is 21 months old.
And yes, he could put up his feet and coast on it.
The Transylvania County Court House
at a surprisingly quiet moment.
The wreaths in honor of our war veterans.
Looking east on Main.
There are always activities for the children and a big White Squirrel Soapbox Derby down jailhouse hill. Lots of young people build and race their cars. We have separate races among the various downtown merchants. They really go all out.
I go to all these festivals and love every one. In Milwaukee we tended to avoid them because of the huge crowds. At our festivals we have plenty of room to walk, to stop and to socialize. Best of all...I have never once had anyone spill a beer on me. If you want to experience that, go to Milwaukee's Summerfest. The music is fantastic, the fireworks are among the best, but the crowds are loud and often obnoxious. And occasionally you can catch the waft of smoke from the weed smokers, smoking grass on the non-seated grassy section of the amphitheater. A good thing or a bad thing...just depends.
Fine, call me geezer. That's why I live in the quiet mountains.