This house, swimming in a sea of soybeans, lives in Mobjack, a section of Mathews I
have been to twice in my life rarely frequent due to its remote, off-the-beaten-path location. When something is off the beaten path in a town that is the very definition of off the beaten path, you can rest assured that it isn't possible to say "off the beaten path" any more times in one sentence than I have here it's isolated.
In spite of all the unrelated text above, today's post is about the big event here in Mathews this weekend: Market Days.
Although I have lots of work to do on a side project (the same one which took me to this sea of green yesterday), I plan to make a few trips down to the festivities to
inhale some funnel cakes and kettle corn inhale the aroma of funnel cakes and kettle corn; amble through the craft booths and most importantly people watch.
People watching is one of my favoritest activities, and yes, favoritest is a word.
If you're in spittin' distance, please try to make it out and partake of all the fun and
funnel cake frivolity.
The schedule of events for Market Days includes:
1. Wondering about the sort of person who includes "spittin' distance" in any sort of writing, although it's particularly disturbing when combined with an invitation to an event involving food.
1.b Funnel cake
2. Kettle corn
3a. Over 90 booths of arts and crafts
3b. One booth selling bracelets to fund Operation Smile, a charity which helps children with cleft lips/palates.
4. An ultralight flyover Friday morning (What's an ultralight, you say? Rest assured it has nothing to do with a funnel cake, but you'll have to attend the opening ceremonies to find out exactly what is involved.)
4b. Funnel cake
5. 5K run at Williams Wharf Saturday morning
6a. Entertainment starting at 11:00 Saturday inside Westville on Main Street, including Faith Carter Family (Hi, Faith!) and Friends at 2:45 p.m.
6b. Six musical groups on the outdoor stage on Saturday from 11 - 4
7a. Kettle Corn
7b. Pet Parade Saturday at 10
8. Crab Race Saturday at noon. This event is just screaming for spectators to wear a crab hat. Screaming, I say!
9a. Saturday Night Street Dance from 8 - 11 (CBW considers this the highlight of Market Days except for 9b below)
9b. Kettle Cake Funnel Corn
10. Sugar Coma
11. The End.
Please answer one or more of the following:
1. If a crab race occurs at a festival, and everyone accepts it as normal, is it?
1b. Since crab races--of course-- are normal, if only one person watching wears a crab hat, is it even a crab race?
2. If a human being wants to eat a funnel cake, some kettle corn and some salty french fries all in the same
sitting day, do we need to have paramedics shadowing her all day, or is a 3-mile radius sufficient to respond to the inevitable 911 call?
3. For those not going to Market Days this weekend, what will you be doing? Will crab races and funnel cakes be involved?