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Sunday, July 23, 2017

35th Annual Turks Head Music Festival | Everhart Park, West Chester, PA | July 16, 2017

Hi dear readers,

I'm finally getting around to sending you the photo album from the Turks Head Music Festival that was held last Sunday at Everhart Park in West Chester. The weather was beautiful; Christina and I had a great time.

We arrived an hour early but decided to go to the playground until the festival officially started. We had a great time swinging on the swingset and catching up. With the wind and shade, it was the perfect spot to wait for the festivities begin.

 However, the swings were a little too low and ended up walking around to the different vendors. I love small retail businesses and I couldn't help buying from one who I saw this crocheted hippo. The hippo was colourful and too cute to pass up.

When the festival started at noon, Christina and I had fun playing with the hippo and listening to the different local acts. The Turks Head Music Festival turned 35 this year and the groups had special performances. We loved dancing, singing, and meeting some of the performers. I named my Hippo Violet and she also loved dancing with me and Christina. 

Joy Ike, a soul performer from Pittsburgh, was really nice. I bought two of her albums and she agreed to take pictures with us. Small performers are great because they really take the time to get to know their fans and the meet and greets are more intimate. I added the CDs and pictures to my happiness box project.

Before Christina and I left to go to the Mad Platter, we decided to rest in the gazebo. I love the Everhart gazebo because the views are perfect. Christina and I arrived in time for a Native American performance. That was really cool to watch, I wish I took video. However, I didn't want to be disrespectful.

I'm glad we had nice weather and it was nice seeing Christina again. The day was lovely and enjoyable. 


  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    I have never seen such a beautiful plush animal! Violet the crocheted Hippo is an ideal addition to your growing menagerie and I'm sure she will be an obedient pet. Looks like you and Christina had a great time taking in the sights and sounds of the Turks Head Music Festival at Everhart Park in West Chester. It was nice of soul singer Joy Ike to pose for pictures with you and nice of you to support her singing career by purchasing her CDs.

    I hope you are having fun this weekend, too, and I wish you a wonderful week ahead, dear friend JM!

    1. Hi Shady,

      Thank you. I know, that's why I couldn't pass her up. I did walk away at first, but then I said to Christina: "she spoke to me. I can't pass her up. I know I'll get some criticism for buying another bear/stuffed animal, but I want her!" I then adopted Violet. :)

      Joy Ike was extremely nice and very sweet. I also loved her style - she reminded me of Adele. Christina thought she had a touch of Regina Spektor as well (I have never listened to Regina Spektor). I love talented sweet people. I also love supporting local artists; always have, always will.

      This weekend is very relaxed. Trying to catch up on some writing. I hope you are having a great weekend and have a great week ahead, dear friend.