Friday, April 30, 2010

MayFair Weekend

In Bath, Maine, the first weekend of May is a good one.  A really good one. It's call Mayfair Weekend. And, if you live in Bath, you have the date ingrained.

Mayfair Weekend marks the kick-off of summer. (The truth is, summer can still be a long way away, but, it marks the hope of summer, for certain.)

This weekend everyone in Bath will be out and about...look what's happening:
  • City-Wide Yard Sale. All across town families, organizations and businesses will host yard sales. If you are a yard sale junkie--this is a heavenly day for you.
  • Opening day of The Bath Farmer's Market. The Bath Farmer's Market, held on the waterfront, is a wonderful gathering of local farmers selling a full range of things -- vegetables, flowers, seedlings, eggs, milk, cheese, meat -- and baked goods. (Be sure to try the Maine-style molasses donuts. Yum!)
  • Maypole Dancing. Yes, you read that right -- a traditional Maypole Dance held on Main Street, complete with fiddlers.
  • Scavenger Hunt. Sponsored by Main Street Bath and local merchants, the winner will receive a $50 Gift of Bath (a gift certificate to spend at one of the downtown stores).
  • Barbeque at the Skate Park. A fundraiser for the town's great skate park is just what you need after getting up at O-dark-thirty to hit the yard sales.
  • Tent Sale. Merchants on Front and Centre streets will host a tent sale with bargains galore.
  • Storytelling at the Gazebo, face painting and kids crafts. Fun activities (and bribes for coming along to all those yard sales with you) for kids.
  • A Fundraising Walk. A 5k fundraising and awareness building walk for the local Chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
Learn more about any of these events at Visit Bath.

What's happening in your town this weekend? Whatever it is, I hope it is a fun weekend for you.

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