The 2021 May Faire Festival is canceled.
First Saturday in May
Kick off the Spring season with May Faire, in Mathews County, Virginia the first weekend of May every year; join us for a community heritage festival.
The 2020 May Faire theme will be Celebrating Our Mathews Water Heritage. This year’s theme will be a tribute to those county residents who worked in the past and now work on the water: the oystermen, fishermen, crabbers and clammers.
The event celebrates Mathews County’s past with a different history theme each year. A highlight of the event is the May Pole Dance and the recognition of past May Queens. There are activities fun for the whole family. Come celebrate!
This jam packed weekend features:
Food and Craft Vendors
Music all day
Pound cake contest
Yellow ribbons around the County
May King and Queen
Maypole dance by Bayside Youth Ballet
Children’s play area and games run by Thomas Hunter Middle School
Bring your lawn chair & travel through time in Mathews County
This event takes place in the Historic Court House in downtown Mathews, walking distance from restaurants, plenty of stores and boutiques, historic sites including Tompkins Cottage, Mathews Museum, and Thomas James Store, and the Mathews County Visitor and Information Center! Brochures available at MCVIC prior to the event, or from the information booth the day of the event.
Visit Mathews Historical Museum website for more info!
Want to make a weekend trip out of it? Book a room at one of our great cottages, Bed and breakfasts, or Inns! Look for Mathews accommodations.