Sunday, August 2, 2009

Carytown Watermelon Festival

I cannot believe it is already August!! We are having our typical summer Richmond weather--extremely humid and hot with intermittent thunderstorms. I am grateful for the rain, however, which keeps our flowers in pots and beds at Maury Place watered. The hot August weather also reminds me that it is time for the 26th Annual Watermelon Festival! This year, the festival is on Saturday, August 9. Cary Street in Carytown will be blocked off and will be teeming with various food vendors, artists, and craftsmen. In addition, bands, jugglers, and folk acts will be entertaining from eight outdoor stages. It is definitely "the jubilant peak of summer in Richmond"! Last year, 112,000 people wandered through Carytown's summer festival. This year, 80 performances are scheduled and over 100 street vendors will be present! Carytown shops are decorating their windows with watermelon motifs. For more information, visit www.carytownrva.org. At Maury Place, we also offer a Carytown Merchants Discount Shopping Card good for the duration of your stay with us. The card is good for ten percent off purchases from participating Carytown merchants. Come stay with us at Maury Place and visit Carytown right down the street--Richmond's Mile of Style!!