As for the Peddling Game, here is one version of the lyrics, which pretty irrefutably point to pauperized recostume as the core of the shehuo celebration.
NE Shaanxi NY Fest Song
跑旱船 Comic stunt: Peddling a skiff on Dry Land
阎维文 Perf: Yan Weiwen
(W.) The afternoon is here, the sun is at its zenith, at its .. At .. At.. At.. At its high
There he goes the old man, come over, come over,come over
Dressed in a tattered sheepskin robe, two wisps of a beard, but they’re fake
Fake fake fake fake fake ……………………oh ho!
(M.) The afternoon is here, the sun is at its zenith, at its .. At .. At.. At.. At its high
Take a gander at that that old man … here he comes
Dressed up (yo-ho) in a tattered shipskin robe, dangling two wisps of beard
pushes to float, then floats borne along with the crowd, so floats yoyoyo, a faker!
Fake fake fake fake fake fake!