MAY DAY BASKET COMPETITION
Downtown Port Orchard
May 1 – 4, 2019
10 am to 6 pm
Pick up your map of the participating merchants during the Bay Street in Bloom on April 27. Then, return to downtown Port Orchard May 1 – 4 and view all of the beautiful May Day Baskets hanging from the merchants’ doors. The judges will be awarding ribbons on May 1 in various categories, but the People’s Choice Award will be tabulated on May 4. So see the baskets and use your ballot to vote for your favorite!
According to a report by NPR, May Day Baskets were a tradition much practiced until the 1960s. People would begin gathering flowers and candies and other goodies to put in May baskets to hang on the doors of friends, neighbors and loved ones on May 1. When times were more innocent.
So don’t miss this new rain or shine event, to see Port Orchard in all of its spring glory. Regardless of whether they capture a ribbon, all of the baskets will be winners, and when you take the time to walk downtown Port Orchard and take in the beauty of May Day, you’ll be the lucky grand prize winner!