Sunday, February 24, 2008
folksy festival arcana
The Pork, Peanut and Pine Festival began in 1976 and, as you can see, is still running.
Below is an closeup of the datestamp on the back of the postcard.
Likewise the Newport News Festival of Folklife is still running annually. (Click images below to view full size.)
At this 5th annual Festival in 1978, my mom was helping my aunt & my cousin with baking angel flake biscuits as one of the exhibits.
Meanwhile, I was mesmerized by a hammered dulcimer on display nearby. And spent a good part of an afternoon watching a blues musician maybe because or in spite of his playing & singing "Kansas City" over and over again.