I have previously written about the Brevard white squirrels here. Regular readers know my feelings about squirrels, so I will not elaborate. We have official mascots for the festival. Being a person not fond of any mascot costumes, I am naturally not at all fond of the white squirrel.
The festival runs for two days and includes various vendors selling their wares.
In addition to the "main" musicians, there are groups all along the sidewalks playing for the public.
Potters and other artisans demonstrate and display their work.
The streets are packed with people of all ages.
There are two Squirrel Box Derby races. One is for the kids and one for the local merchants.
Jailhouse Hill (yep, that's what we call it) is blocked off for the running of the Squirrel Box Derby.
This year the White Squirrel Festival set a world record for the most people dancing in white squirrel costumes. People were invited to dress in costume (at minimum a tail, ears, and whiskers) and dance for five minutes. You may think this is such a silly record to break. After all, how many people actually try for this one? Truth is, it's not the record that is important. The entry fee for dancing was two cans of food. So one of the local food pantries, the Bread of Life received a very large stock of food. And, yes, the record was broken and officially belongs to Brevard NC.
NOTE: All of the above photographs came from area newspapers. Alas, I did not go downtown for the festival. There's just something too creepy about all those squirrel costumes.