Scenes from the Harvard Square MayFair

One of the best things I love about living in Harvard Square is the abundance of street fairs and celebrations. Today, it was the 28th Annual MayFair and the streets were filled with food stalls, shopping vendors, entertainment, and hundreds of people. The atmosphere was happy, and I can definitely feel spring in the air. The sun was out, bright and shining, and the skies were clear and blue. Everyone was in a buoyant mood!

Here are some of my favorite scenes:

There was a lot of typical fair food, like caramel apples

... and chocolate dipped anything

... and colorful snow cones.

There were also a lot of free samples being given away. These guys were handing out little cups of Silk almond, soy, and coconut milk.

There were live bands the whole day

... and dance performances. That guy in red looks pissed at me for taking the picture. And the guy on his right isn't really Kevin Garnett because as of right now KG is in Miami for the East Semis.

There were also street performers

... and train rides!

There were dozens of food stalls, with "exotic" fare like gyros...

... and Indian food. I think there were at least five different Indian restaurants there.

some meat grillin'

some smoothies and shakes for chillin'

There were also a lot of vendors selling jewelry and other accessories...

original artwork (look at that knife in the heart!)...

some even offered free services.

this was the oyster bar by Russell House Tavern

Of course no street fair is complete without beer. This was the Sam Adams beer garden by Grafton Street Bar

I liked how the Charlie's/Red House beer garden was decked out

the tulips were so cheery-looking, I smile just by looking at them!

I had a great weekend, I hope you all did too. Did you have any MayFair celebrations where you live?


20 Responses to “Scenes from the Harvard Square MayFair”

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    Michelle posted May 1, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Aw, it looks like you had a great time! It was a beautiful day to be out and about!

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    Liz posted May 1, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    This was my first time attending – I had a great time!

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    Victoria (District Chocoholic) posted May 1, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    I would have eaten every bite of the chocolate covered frozen pineapple. Every. Last. One. I hope you got some of it.

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    Erin posted May 1, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    What a beautiful day! Awe, I miss Cambridge. Thanks for posting!

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    Amanda L. (Tales from a Kitchen Misfit) posted May 1, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    We were going to head to Mayfair but ended up not going. Looked like a lot of fun!!!

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    Megan posted May 1, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Looks like it was so much fun! Wish I had time to go!

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    Elizabeth posted May 1, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    I was there for a little, sad I didn’t see you!

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    Baking Serendipity posted May 1, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    I live seriously in the middle of nowhere. I need to get out more and find me some street fairs with caramel apples! :) Looks like fun!

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    Lesley Lifting Life posted May 1, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    That looks like a lot of fun, and those caramel apples look delicious!! Yum:)

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    Hannah posted May 2, 2011 at 1:02 am

    I bought one of my favourite pairs of heels in Harvard Square (or near there). I think the store was called LF or something? Yay for happy posts and happy memories!

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    MelissaNibbles posted May 2, 2011 at 4:35 am

    Looks like fun. I would’ve gone to the posture screening!

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet posted May 2, 2011 at 6:42 am

    What a fun spring day!

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    Meghan@travelwinedine posted May 2, 2011 at 7:55 am

    I so wanted to go to this, but I was out of town all weekend! Looks like a lovely day!

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    Emily @ A Cambridge Story posted May 2, 2011 at 8:08 am

    What a perfect day for this event. I wanted to go but decided to head to the esplinade instead. Next year!

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    Dana posted May 2, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Looks like such a fun day! That pic of the caramel apples is making me hungry!

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    Clarkie @ Beloved Green posted May 2, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Can I just say, those Silk Milk backpacks gave me quite a chuckle.

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    chrysta posted May 2, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    that looks like such a good time! Its so festive=)

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    justcooknyc posted May 2, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    are those caramel apples in a whole cup of caramel?

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      Bianca Garcia posted May 2, 2011 at 2:42 pm

      Hey Justin I wish! They were dipped generously in caramel, then placed in the cup :p

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    Joanne posted May 3, 2011 at 7:52 am

    I’m sure there HAD to have a been a street fair somewhere here…but alas I did not know about it. Looks like so much fun though!

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