The 37th Edinburg Ole Time Festival
Friday, September 15th and continue throughout the entire weekend, in the town of Edinburg, VA. (Exit 279 on I-81)
Edinburg will be filled with lots of crafters, and food vendors spread out from the Mill to the Farmers & Merchants Bank and on to the Charterhouse School. The Museum at the Edinburg Mill will be open all weekend with three floors of exhibits, two gift shops, and regular showings of the film “The Burning” in the Mill theater.
The Festival Agenda:
5:30pm, Friday Opening Ceremony under the big tent in front of the Edinburg Mill.
6:00pm, Walnut Ridge Boys Concert, beside the Shentel Building on Main Street.
6:30pm, Annual Community Sing-Along at the St. Paul’s Heritage Center
7:00pm, Karaoke at the VFW. Square & Line dancing with the Wakeman’s starts at 7:30 PM.
7:30pm, Valley Baptist Church on Stoney Creek Road for the Old Timer’s Basketball Games in the Gym. The gals play at 7:30 PM and the guys get on the court at 8:00 PM. These games are extremely popular, so it’s a good idea to get there early.
7:00am, and continue throughout the day and into the night. Among the choices you’ll have are the Pioneer Breakfast , the Fun Run through the town, top notch entertainment on multiple stages, a separate Children’s Festival, Civil War living history demonstrations, apple butter boiling, Authors signing their books, noted artist John Paul Strain signing his paintings, antique motorcycles and antique tractors on display, a Civil War skirmish on the banks of Stony Creek, wine tasting, a revival of the original drama “The Legends of Stony Creek”, and special Civil War musical presentations. You can even take a ride in a 1939 Buick Deluxe Taxi, in a horse-drawn carriage, or on a hay wagon.
1:00pm, March Through Town parade
The day ends with a Civil War Dance featuring period music from the 1800’s. If you have a beard, you could win a prize and if you buy a ticket for the Duck Race, you could win some cash.
It just keeps getting better on Sunday with an ole time Church Service, more entertainment, another presentation of the play “The Legends of Stony Creek”, authors signing their books, John Paul Strain signing his artwork, the Old Timers Baseball game, the annual Bed Race on Piccadilly Street in front of the school, and the Duck Race at the Mill that concludes the day.
Festival T-shirts are on sale at the Edinburg Mill gift shop and will also be sold at the Information Center. The annual commemorative pottery will be sold at 10 AM on Saturday at the Info Center. This year a commemorative tote bag will also be available to purchase.
Schedules showing times and location for each of the events will be distributed in the weeks before the Festival, and will also be available at the Information Center during the weekend.
Advance information and the schedule will be available on the festival website: www.edinburgoletimefestival.org