Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Last Saturday was the annual A-Fair (A Fair in the Square) in Hernando, Mississippi. This quaint little town is near my home. It was the third A-Fair I have attended since moving from Colorado. The fair consists of local talent performing in front of the Courthouse, and artisans displaying their handmade wares. This year I participated as a reenactor, and greeted visitors while dressed out in period attire. The local Sons of Confederate Veterans camp, as well as the local United Daughters of the Confederacy chapter, occupied adjacent tents. We had a great day conversing, recruiting, and selling our handmade items. A cannon was on display, and the vice president of the UDC chapter, Dorothy Herron, sang "Dixie" on the Courthouse lawn. Despite the heat, humidity, and stagnant economy, we had a very entertaining day!