Friday, October 24, 2014

up the hill at the end of the handmade parade

(Hillsborough Handmade Parade continued)
So the parade continued up the hill to the Burwell School lawn, watchers falling into line behind the marchers...
...stopping along the way to create sidewalk art in front of one of the galleries, to enjoy a delicious warm beignet or a mug of thick hot chocolate. 
 On the rolling lawn, the Historical Society served hot buttery corn-on-the-cob on a stick and freshly made lemonade.  The giant puppets towered over everyone...

...and drummers from Cakalak Thunder, Magic of African Rhythms, the Occaneechi Tribe and the Bulltown Strutters all joined together in a circle.  They took turns leading the beat with the other drummers picking up their rhythm to produce a glorious noise. 


 
 Inside the drum circle, children gathered and started to spin, twirl, grasp hands and dance...
...while on the outer ring, the adults danced along.
And slowly but surely, people began to tire and wandered back down the hill, heading home again.

1 comment:

live and learn said...

I love the idea of this parade. How long has it been going on? Some of the entries are pretty spectacular. I image each year things get bigger and better.