For one weekend a year, the town of Edinburg transports itself back to the past to celebrate a time gone by with the Ole Time Festival.

The festival, which begins today and runs through Sunday, celebrates the past with music, food, entertainment, arts and crafts, and more. The Ole Time Festival also will include Civil War living history reenactments, hayrides, Old Timers baseball and basketball games, antique car and motorcycle exhibits, duck races, and a 4k walk/run.

The event’s opening ceremony is at 5:30 p.m. today. Activities this evening will include an old-time sing-along and a square and line dance.  Music starts at 6 p.m. with the Walnut Ridge Boys performing.  Other entertainers, including Bill Vaughan and Friends, Five of a Kind, the Rock Bottom Band, and the Virginians, will perform throughout the weekend.

Other events for the weekend include Mary Ann Williamson’s “The Legend of Stony Creek” at 2 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday, and a pioneer breakfast, prepared by Triplett Tech Culinary Art students, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday. The children’s festival will run on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Activities at the children’s festival will include a petting zoo, crafts, face painting, and various shows.

Food vendors including Rutz Backyard BBQ, Tony’s Pizza and Smiley’s Ice Cream.

Parking for the Ole Time Festival is available throughout Edinburg. The event is sponsored by the town of Edinburg and the Edinburg Heritage Foundation.

On The Net

For more information, visit www.edinburgoletimefestival.org.