Monday, June 16, 2008
Market Square Day in Portsmouth is all about food, fun, dancing, live music, and street vendors.
The festivities are kicked off with a 10K roadrace with 1600 runners and then the area festivities begin-with fun for people of all ages.
Originally, Market Square Day was created to celebrate the revitalization and renovation of the beautiful downtown area of Portsmouth. The event started over 30 years ago, and brings well over 80,000 visitors from all over New England now come to see what Portsmouth is all about!
All kinds of music can be heard throughout the day-the greatest oldies, folk, big band and more. We stopped to watch a group of young performers do their thing.. these kids were just wonderful!
The fried dough vendors were very busy selling their hot fried dough sprinkled with powdered sugar...
.. as were the Italian sausage vendors, chowder, lobster rolls & french fries vendors.
The entire food court was swamped with visitors trying to decide what to order!
This year it was a gloriously sunny day with gentle breezes.. a perfect day to celebrate.
After sampling so many delicious foods all day long.. supper was going to be very easy & very simple. ;-) Italian subs with mortadella, provolone, cappicola, porketta & salami.