Thursday, June 18, 2015

Jubilee Day, 2015

Market Street
It's Jubilee Day in downtown Mechanicsburg. This event is billed as the largest and longest running single day street fair on the East Coast. The first Jubilee Day was held in 1924 as a Farmers and Merchants Jubilee Day where local farmers would proudly show off their animals and the merchants would display their wares. Although fancy cars are now located where the farmers had their cattle and pigs and a small petting zoo substitutes for the farmers animals, Jubilee Day is eagerly anticipated my many in the borough and beyond.

Main Street looking East
The skies are overcast today, and rain is predicted for later in the afternoon on a good sunny day the crowds reach 70,000 people! Susanna and I always take a quick stroll downtown in the early morning before the crowds are excessive. This is the day we enjoy a good old fashioned PA Dutch deep fried Funnel Cake for breakfast. It is a tradition I eagerly anticipate, dietary concerns are tossed aside today!
Jubilee Day is also the day to greet old acquaintances, friends from high school, and pals from the neighborhood. And, the day to find a new treasure or two. Shopping is secondary to the eating - there are multiple funnel cake booths, deep fried anything is available from Oreos to vegetables, sausage sandwiches and grilled roast beef sandwiches, ice cream and fresh squeezed lemonade. Anything you want is here.
And this is my little treasure - a pretty garden ornament that features an amazing assortment for plates and dishes in lovely shades of pink and green. It has already found a spot in the garden.


relevanttealeaf said...

Oh how fun! No wonder you were wide awake at 4:00 a.m.! ;-) Nice garden purchase too.

Marilyn Miller said...

I would just love this. Funnel cakes and a treasure, just perfection~

Linda @ Friendship Tea said...

Looks like a fun time for all!

Angela McRae said...

This street fair sounds like it would be so fun to attend, and I thoroughly approve of your new garden ornament. I sure thought I'd seen every type of china-embellished garden accent available by now, but I guess not, and I love the whimsy of your new piece!