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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Fall Festival - Gaithersburg, Maryland

Last weekend we attended a fall festival in Catonsville, Md but did not get to take in the whole thing because my mom whose 93 wasn't up to all the walking involved.  We had a good time anyway so decided to see what festivals were happening this past weekend and discovered the 31st Annual Olde Towne Gaithersburg Fair.

The railroad cuts right through the center of the town of Gaithersburg with an at grade crossing.  It's a popular spot to catch the MARC trains to Washington, DC.  While we were there three freight trains came through blowing their whistles.  There's a railroad museum and old trains to look through.







The festival was very kid oriented.




There were an assortment of food trucks and we enjoyed BBQ from this one.


Several stages had bands or dancers performing.  I'm not sure what Latin American country these were from but they were very energetic.




Armed Forces were recruiting.


Lots of children were walking around with balloon animals thanks to this gentleman hard at work here.


A Sunday for towns folk to get out and mingle and that's what they were doing in Gaithersburg.


3 comments:

Stewart M said...

Hi there - I like this post - lots of colour and movement.

The "where people end up working" is so true - born in the UK, Live in Australia, work (for a week!) in the UAE! Remarkable really!

Stewart M - Australia

Gary said...

Fun time!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Fun60 said...

There seemed to be so much going on at that fayre. Looked like a real fun day out especially for the kids.

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