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Friday, September 04, 2009

Time for the Festival


Just want you all to know that I am busting my butt at the Matthews Alive Festival through Monday evening.  They'll have to peel me off the ground before the weekend is out.  I have to say, I really hate doing these festivals.  The last time I did this 2 years ago I swore I would never do it again and here I am.  I must be crazy.

So, this will be the last post until Tuesday if I'm not laid up in a hospital somewhere.  Festivals are exhausting.  Tonight we have to set up the tent, the tables, the paintings, the guestbook, the chairs, the cooler, the easels, yada yada yada.  Then I will come home and cry till I have to get up early and be at the Festival before 9am on Sat. Sun, and Monday to open my tent.  


Fortunately, Alison is selling her artwork with me so I won't be alone in my misery.  We can both complain for exactly 29 hours of brutal heat, no air conditioning, no fan, and ... well, you get the picture.  I'll have pictures of our misery to post next week though.  I'll bet you can't wait.

Here is a link to all the Arts & Crafts booths at this year's festival:


I'm #96.


No, this is not me.

Here is the schedule of events:

Festival Hours:

Friday, Sep 4th - 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM (AC and Kid's Connection closed Friday)
All you can ride Arm Band night!! - $15

Saturday, Sep 5th - 9 AM - 9:00 PM
Labor Day Parade: 10 AM (Trade Street)
Parade Order | Parade Route | Parade Staging | Parade Closings
Arts & Crafts: 9 AM - 7:30 PM - Coming soon. Arts and Craft Map
Kid's Connection: 9 AM - 7:00 PM
Quilt Show & Artists of Matthews display: 12 PM - 6 PM – Community Center

Sunday, Sep 6th - 12 PM – 9:00 PM
Arts & Crafts: 12 PM - 7:30 PM
Kid's Connection: 12 PM - 7:00 PM
Quilt Show & Artists of Matthews display: 1 PM - 6 PM – Community Center

Monday, Sept. 7th - 10 AM - 5 PM
Kiwanis Race: 8 AM
Arts & Crafts: 10 AM - 5 PM
Kid's Connection: 10 AM - 4 PM
Quilt Show & Artists of Matthews display: 10 AM - 4 PM . Community Center

If you are in the Charlotte, North Carolina area of Matthews, stop by the tent at #96 in front of the school.  I will appreciate the diversion.


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