What the town of Mountain View is most famous
for is the folk singers. Day and night they gather around the square downtown and pick, fiddle, and sing. You can just walk
up and join or listen.
The pickin’ tradition started long ago. People used to
gather around the courthouse steps, I think on Friday nights. Now there are groups all around the courthouse, all hours, all
week. In this picture there are two groups, one on the right, another on the far right in the little gazebo. Below is a close
up of the group off to the right.
bring their own folding chairs, instruments, coolers, etc. (I never noticed anyone drinking alcohol, and it may be illegal.
It is a dry county.) Stores nearby sell ice cream and treats.
On to next page - picking wild pawpaws