Mathews Market Days slated September 5 & 6
, 2014


Mathews Market Days slated September 5 & 6

The 40th annual Mathews Market Days will be celebrated from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, September 5 and 6, on the Courthouse Green in the heart of Mathews.

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Tompkins Cottage on Brickbat Road (above) will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, September 5 and 6, during Mathews Market Days. The cottage is the headquarters for the Mathews County Historical Society (MCHS). Docents will offer tours of the cottage and gardens. According to MCHS Market Days chairman Dee Bane, outside exhibits will include the New Point Lighthouse Project, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, the Fairfield Foundation and the Middle Peninsula Chapter of the Archaeological Society of Virginia.

The 40th annual Mathews Market Days will be celebrated from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, September 5 and 6, on the Courthouse Green in the heart of Mathews.

Admission and parking are free, according to Trudy Flippin. A variety of activities and vendors will be located throughout the festival area.

On Saturday only, shuttle bus transportation will be available at no cost from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Stops include Lee Jackson/Thomas Hunter Middle School on Church Street, Mathews High School on Buckley Hall Road on the corner of Court and Church streets. 

Friday evening entertainment will include the Courthouse Community Orchestra at 7 p.m. at the Mathews High School Auditorium and “Party at the Wharf” with Groove Tide at Williams Wharf from 5 to 9 p.m. 

Saturday evening entertainment will include the Street Dance from 8 to 11 p.m. at Brickbat and Court streets with Stokin and Terry Black.

For a schedule of activities, vendor list and fees, visit mathewsmarketdays.com.


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