Every year our little town puts on a street fair. The name VIVA Vienna is a play on its name: VIenna VA. Several blocks of Church Street are blocked off, along with a couple of side streets, and the vendors come out in droves. There are two music stages set up and a small children’s stage, where I had to watch the magician perform (occupational hazard). On a fourth stage, in the parking lot of Caffe Amouri, is the Vienna Idol competition, mixed with demonstrations of the Vienna Dance Academy–maybe something else, but I didn’t hang around for everything. Plenty of food and rides for the kids, plus dozens of other booths offering just about everything. The soon-to-be-opened Bard’s Books (Vienna’s new independent bookstore) had a pop-up book shop set up in front of their future storefront.
We watched a fantastic young singer and her band from Colorado followed by a demonstration of Classical Latin Guitar Fusion. Lunch at Chase the Submarine and coffee (Susan had tea) at Caffe Amouri.