Edinburg Ole Time festival starts today

EDINBURG –  The 37th Ole Time Festival returns to Edinburg today.

For the next three days, this little town nestled along U.S. 11 comes alive with a festival that includes music, arts and crafts, cars, entertainment, food and a parade.

This year’s theme is “Another Time” – a time when things moved a little bit slower, a time when people took the time to visit with each other, but most of all, a time when everybody enjoyed the life they had and the friends they shared.

Festival Co-chairman Dawn Estep, noted,  “My husband, Eric and I dress up in colonial costumes and participate in the parade. It makes you feel more involved.”

“The Legend of Stony Creek,” a play by Mary Ann Williamson and directed by Barbara Strong, will be performed at 11 a.m. Saturday  and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Sponsors include Appalachian Freight, Laughlin Auctions, Shenandoah Valley Productions and V.F.W., Edinburg Post 2447.

A pioneer breakfast – adults $10, children 12 and under $5 – will be served Saturday beginning at 7 a.m. Prepared by Triplett Tech Culinary Art students, breakfast will include pancakes, scrambled eggs and baked apples. From noon to 5 p.m., visitors can enjoy a “Taste of the Shenandoah” with wine selections from Kindred Point Winery & Vineyard and Woodstock Brewhouse.

Activities today include the festival opening ceremony, an old time sing-along  and square/line dancing. Weekend activities include an antique motorcycle show on Saturday at the Charterhouse School Lawn, hay wagon rides, apple butter boiling, Civil War living history and duck races.

Parking is available throughout the town.

On the net

For a full schedule, visit: www.edinburgoletimefestival.org