More to enjoy at Mathews Market Days

Live Entertainment

Enjoy the sweet, subtle sounds of local music showcased throughout the day alongside live performances from a variety of groups. Something for everyone of all ages to enjoy!

Car Show

Take a trip down memory lane and visit the Car Show hosted by the Middle Peninsula Classic Cruisers at Thomas Hunter Middle School.

Pet Parade

What sets your pet apart from the rest? Join us on Saturday morning to show off your pet’s skills or spectate as we parade around the Historic Court Green.

Children’s Area

From crafts and educational activities to moon bounces full of fun, be sure to stop by the Children’s Area with activities for kids all ages to enjoy.

Market Days Race

Follow this fun 5k route along sidewalks, wooded paths and grassy trails that starts and ends at Put In Creek Pavilion adjacent to the Historic Court Green. A 1 mile (free) Fun Run is available as an option.

Other Events

To Be Announced

How It Got Started

Mathews Market Days was first held in 1975 in preparation for the Bicentennial Celebration to be held in 1976. Originally held in a vacant lot beside Moughon’s Ace Hardware, Mathews Market Days was a 3 day festival showcasing colonial times including their trades and crafts.

Records show that the net profits of the event were donated back into the community which is a tradition that continues today.

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