There was a Civil War muster and the Mass. 13th Volunteer Infantry Regiment was recreating an authentic Civil War encampment.
Ladies were buying plants on the common, no matter what the shape and size of their petticoats.
Next I went to the Plantapalooza at the Community Barn and Harvest Project where kids and adults were planting about a gazillion tomato plants as part of the community's volunteer farming for hunger relief (they give away everything they've grown) . And everyone who came got free tomato plants.
You could meet alpacas and go on the cookie walk & buy handmade crafts and local honey and jams.
And of course there were the yards sales on the weekend--I bought somebody's grandmother's collectible dolls for $2.00 each. And the all the doll clothes for another $2.00.
Manhattan may be my favorite big city, but as Dorothy said, there's no place like home.