Monday, October 26, 2009

Stokes Stomp 2009

Each year, the Stokes County Arts Council sponsors a festival on the Dan River in Moratock Park. People from all around come for the 2-day, weekend event to experience the food, music, arts and crafts. It is a time for local talents to exhibit their talent in music and art as well as for area schools to participate in the Saturday morning parade and band performances. This year, the Stokes Stomp celebrated its 35th year of celebrating the arts. Check the site here at the Stokes County Arts Council for more information on the Stokes Stomp.

This year, I attended the stomp for a few hours on Sunday afternoon with my friend, Natalie @

It was such a warm afternoon for early fall. We enjoyed some time wading in the Dan River...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Hillsville, VA 2009

Hillsville, VA holds an annual flea market during the weekend of Labor Day. It began as a fundraiser for the local VFW but grew into a whole town event. Hillsville does not look like the same town with and without the flea market. Hundreds of vendors and thousands of people participate in the event. Attendees find everything from a gun and knife show to antiques and wholesale items.

I took a couple photos of the street, but you really cannot get an idea of the crowd. On each side of the street, yards, fields and parking lots are packed.

My great uncle and aunt, Gaylon and Novella, first took my siblings and I to the Hillsville Gun Show and Flea Market when we were children.

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