Monday, July 18, 2011
Lakefest - Clarksville, Virginia
DH took the rest of the week off and we've gone here and there locally doing things we normally can't do when he's at work. One thing we did was attend Lakefest in Clarksville, Virginia.
My daughter and her family were spending the weekend near there on Kerr Lake on the North Carolina side so we met them and went to the festival. It was a mad house! The festival stretched for what felt like miles on a hilly street. The photo above was taken from atop one of those hills and was about mid-point of all the booths. If you click on the photo, it will enlarge and you can see how many people thronged this event! Unfortunately, this was about as far as we got as both my husband and I were seriously tired after about the first mile. We took turns carrying our little dog in her mesh carrier but the day began to really heat up and we were concerned that she would get too hot and since we were already tired, we just left before getting to see all the offerings there.
Although it was advertised as an arts and crafts festival, we only saw one booth with actual art in it. There were many craft booths but the food vendors probably outnumbered everything else!
Maybe we'll go back someday and take the time and effort to see the whole event - my husband says I can do it if I want to but he's not going to go through all the heat, the jostling and up and down walking again! I think they have another festival in October and it should be much cooler by then! Think I can change his mind by then? lol