Food, Street Performers, And More At 39th Annual Harvard Square Mayfair

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — It was not your typical Cinco de Mayo celebration, but Colin knew his routine would make a lasting impression.

"Please, God, let me get this," Colin warbled as he prepared to juggle, play the bagpipes, and balance on a 20-foot unicycle all at once. He nailed the performance and shouted, "Goodnight, everybody!" to the applause of the crowd.

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Colin was one of several street performers entertaining audiences at the 39th annual Mayfair in Harvard Square Sunday.

Throngs of people milled through streets closed to vehicular traffic, sampling food and drink from local restaurants, browsing wares of arts and crafts sellers, or taking in one of the many music and dance concerts happening around the square.

Despite having the attention of thousands up for grabs, street performer Cate told WBZ NewsRadio the competitive spirit around the fair was friendly, not fierce.

"Colin and I have known each other for over a decade," Cate said. "We’re friends, we usually share or we’ll trade off."

The good mood was shared by vendors pleased with Sunday's sales.

"It’s great," said Brian Ruhlmann, founder of Craic Sauce, a craft hot sauce company based out of Lowell. "We always just get people stumbling by that have never heard of us and are intrigued to try, but then we also get a lot of visitors that found us here and are excited to try the new flavors."

WBZ’s Chaiel Schaffel (@CSchaffelWBZ) reports.

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