Mayfair Fun

25 May

Every year in one of the beautiful Allentown parks for as long as I can remember, there’s an outdoor festival called Mayfair with overpriced fair food (so good!), artisans, music, and kids’ events.  Today Sarah was playing at Mayfair with her Christian big band, Grace Notes, so my friend and I tagged along to take part in the festivities.  When we checked out Sarah’s set, there was some guy on stage talking about the Vietcong and God’s grace.  It was really weird.  We walked around, ate, and I realized that my sandals are way too narrow for my feet, and after three hours my feet went numb.  Actually, it was a blessing because they were hurting like heck before that.  Without further ado, I present you pictures from Mayfair 2008…

It was a beautiful day to stand under a magnificent willow tree!

And to contemplate why on earth Allentown has weird sculptures like this all over the city.  They probably cost a bunch, too.

We also checked out the local wildlife.  Here’s a snake my friend, Shari, spotted in the water just off the shore.

Of course, there were costumed characters.  This is a Coast Guard inflatable costume, with a guy or gal walking around inside.  Seriously, this is the freakiest costume character I have ever encountered.  Watching the cute photographer take his picture helped me to be brave enough to take a picture, too.

There was also this weird colonial mouse.

And this ghetto pink panther!  I don’t know why that girl jumped in the photo…but her outfit matches his pinkness.

Being Pennsylvania Dutch (German), we always have plenty of strudel on-hand (as well as beer, but I’m not interested in *that*!)

Funnel Cake…yum!  Who knew there were paper plates just for funnel cake?

There was a world dancer troupe.  I got some video, but YOUTUBE is being finicky AS USUAL.  Grr…  When she was done performing, she started talking about drum circles and the spiritual energy that they produce.  Strange. 

Another world dancer…

Welcome to Hoop Village, where little children are forced to hula their hoops all day long.

This is what happens when you spent too much time at Hoop Village.  Seriously, I have no idea what’s going on with this mannequin.  She looks like a hooker with no arms.

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No Responses to “Mayfair Fun”

  1. Myalou May 26, 2008 at 5:22 AM #

    GLAD YOU HAD FUN IN OUR ROCKIN’ LEHIGH VALLEY ON ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DAYS OF THE YEAR. WHERE ARE YOUR BIRKI’S?

  2. Mike Golch May 26, 2008 at 2:35 PM #

    We have a frw weid sculptures as well here in Gleveland and even have a couple of festivals that kinda match your festival.Thanks for sharing.

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