Travel back in time at Edinburg’s Ole Time Festival

The town of Edinburg will flash back to the past during the Ole Time Festival this weekend.

The 36th annual Edinburg Ole Time Festival will be held from 5 p.m. today through 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Festival Chairman Eric Estep said the weekend will highlight Edinburg’s old-time charm.

“I would love to see everyone there to keep Edinburg’s festival going on because it’s now 36 years and we want to keep it going,” he said. “It’s the only place around here that doesn’t have a stop sign and a stoplight in it yet and we want to keep that old-time feel.”

He added that events this weekend will include hayrides, a duck race, an antique car and tractor show, Old Timers baseball and basketball games and a 4k walk/run. New to this year’s lineup are a model car contest for kids and a beard contest.

A parade will also be held at 1 p.m. Saturday.

This year’s Civil War events will include more encampments at the mill than in year’s past and will also feature a Civil War dance on Saturday.

Entertainment will begin this evening and will continue through the end of the festival.  Entertainers include Gill Caballero, Bill Vaughan and Friends, The Instigators, Meows, 2nd Maryland Fifes and Drums, Thrashen Holler, John Richards and the New Virginians, Ambassadors of Joy, The Lamplighter and John Robert Rimel.

This year’s grand marshal will be William Green, who has been a festival supporter for many years.

Estep said more crafters and vendors are included in this year’s festival. The crafter spaces, he said, are sold out.

He noted that about 600 to 1,000 people attend this event annually, weather permitting.

The festival is sponsored by the Town of Edinburg and the Edinburg Heritage Foundation.

Contact staff writer Kaley Toy at 540-465-5137 ext. 176, or ktoy@nvdaily.com

If You Go

What: Edinburg Ole Time Festival.

Where: Main Street, Edinburg.

When: 6 p.m. today through Sunday.