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2011 Seaboard Festival – Hamlet NC

The city of Hamlet, NC kicked off its annual Seaboard Festival today.  There were booths of all types.  Food, crafts, photography, face painters, singers and train rides were among them on this brisk Saturday.  I hope you enjoy some of the images I captured!

Main street was pretty packed for the whole day.

Two trains were running non-stop. Each were on opposite ends of Main Street.

Snow cones, chips, funnel cakes, hot dogs, sausages, asian, turkey legs, blooming onions, popcorn.......

This was one of my favorite booths at the festival. This fella makes rubber band shotguns. He fashions wood into the shape of a shotgun. He then applies a clothespin plus a hook for the rubber band. Afterwards, you have a fully functional rubber band shooter. This gentleman told me there was some concern about selling these at the festival. The officials told him he could come this year, and would base future participation as long as there were no mishaps with the rubber bands. I personally hope to see him again! Below is a six second video I shot of a demonstration.

Kids games and the ever popular Scuba Steve were on hand.

I didn't realize this, but most vendors do not have brick and mortar stores. Nor are they online. They sell only in festivals and fairs. The gentleman above takes his huge collection of toy cars from fair to fair for his business.

I should have gotten my face painted!

And finally, lots of music from local church singers.

If I photographed you and gave you a card, please email me at info@duanecochran.com or call me to get your image.  910-334-3048

See you next year!

 

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2 Responses to “2011 Seaboard Festival – Hamlet NC”

  1. Libby says:

    Duane, you’ve done a wonderful job capturing this annual event. Even though I missed it this year, I feel as if I’m there through your images. Well done!

  2. Duane says:

    Why thank you Libby!

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