A carnival was set up with lunch-defying rides. Unfortunately I visited about noon on Saturday and it apparently was too hot to open up.
So I ventured inside Tim's Toyota Center to see what was going on. Not much, as it turned out. This group of "synchronized walkers" was pacing back and forth as Alan Jackson's "Proud to Be An American" blared forth from a loudspeaker.
In the hallways a quilting display was the main attraction.
There was even one dedicated to Jimmy Buffett.
Apparently quilters are getting younger.
A model train display had been advertised but it consisted of just two small tables with trains going around oval tracks. I couldn't bring myself to photograph them.
There had been a parade earlier in the day but I had missed it.
A number of booths were operating, selling metal cactuses and javelinas, for example.
Don't think I'd want a herd of these in my front yard.
Or these - inflatable Japanese dolls.
The best part of the celebration for me? Plenty of fried food!
Or you could opt for what the vendor was calling Barbecue on a Stick.
It looked like the Indonesian Satay my wife fixes every once in awhile. But who am I to argue.
P-V Days! Come one, come all!