Maynard Fest is one of my favorite times of year here. They shut down two of the main streets—Nason and Main— to make way for pedestrian traffic. Vendors, organizations and performers come from different parts of the region to help make this celebration really special.
People have asked bout Oktoberfest and Maynard Fest, and weren't they on the same day? Well, it's late, and I can't tell you what I've heard because I need some sleep. I'll try to tackle it sometime.
6 Bridges Gallery (which I'm a member of) invites you to come and make a bracelet for a few bucks with our artists. This project will be appropriate for kids or adults. Have your kids make them as presents to give to others. Artist Andrew Child will be spinning out cotton candy for a couple of dollars a cone—delicious!
While you're at 6 Bridges, pick up some Maynard Pride. There's something about living here—it just feels like we've got something really special—so special that you just want to wear that good feeling on your chest, or magnetize it to your bumper.
Oh, and thank you to those of you who have come up to me to tell me that you read this blog. It means a lot to me.