Preserving History for 40 Years


The Edinburg Ole Time Festival is Back in 2021!


The Edinburg Ole Time Festival is happy to welcome you back Friday, September 17 through Sunday September 19, 2021! This is the festival’s 41st anniversary, and many of the activities and events that people have come to know and love will be back once again, along with some new ones, including the Ole Time Festival’s Party in the Park!
For those who would like to participate in the parade or any of the other fun events, please visit the forms tab to access all festival registration forms.
Check back here and on Facebook often for new information and updates. We are excited to welcome you back! 

See you in September!


Festival Schedule

ALL WEEKEND

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

MAIN EVENTS

FOR KIDS

LIVING HISTORY

LIVE ON STAGE

BOOK SIGNINGS

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On the third Friday of each September, this sleepy little town, nestled along US-11 (Exit 279 on I-81), comes alive with the Festival of music, arts, crafts, parade, entertainment and great food. The best part of the Festival, though, is our people. Our theme is that of another time. A time when things moved a little 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.

Official website of the Edinburg Ole Time Festival
Sponsored by the Town of Edinburg and the Edinburg Heritage Foundation
Hosted by Khimera

Preserving History
for 40 Years

The Edinburg Ole Time Festival is Back in 2021!


The Edinburg Ole Time Festival is happy to welcome you back Friday, September 17 through Sunday September 19, 2021! This is the festival’s 41st anniversary, and many of the activities and events that people have come to know and love will be back once again, along with some new ones, including the Ole Time Festival’s Party in the Park!
For those who would like to participate in the parade or any of the other fun events, please visit the forms tab to access all festival registration forms.
Check back here and on Facebook often for new information and updates. We are excited to welcome you back! 

See you in September!


Arts and Crafts Booths at the Mill
   Sep. 17th, 9:00 am  to  5:00 pm 

Mill House lawn .

  Event Location: Mill House Lawn

Book Authors Signing Room
   Sep. 17th, 9:00 am  to  5:00 pm 

Meet featured festival book authors at the Edinburg Mill Museum. 

  Event Location: Edinburg Mill Museum

Shentel Shuttle
   Sep. 17th, 9:00 am  to  5:00 pm 

Climb aboard at from various, designated shuttle stops for a free ride to the next stop.

  Event Location: Various Locations

Heavenly Heart Petting Zoo
   Sep. 17th, 9:00 am  to  5:00 pm 

Located at the Charterhouse School.

  Event Location: Charterhouse School

Antique Taxi Rides
   Sep. 17th, 9:00 am  to  5:00 pm 

1939 Buick Deluxe. Taxi stands located in front of the Charterhouse School and at the Edinburg Mill Museum.

  Event Location: Various Locations

Childrens Fun Festival
   Sep. 17th, 9:00 am  to  5:00 pm 

All day long on the Mill House lawn.

  Event Location: Various Locations

Visit the Edinburg Mill Museum
   Sep. 17th, 9:00 am  to  5:00 pm 

Three elevator-accessible floors of museum displays, two gift shops and the museum theater, showing a Civil War history video about The Burning. Heritage Mill Wine Shop and Edinburg Mill Restaurant are open on the lower level.

  Event Location: Edinburg Mill Museum

Antique Tractor Club Display
   Sep. 17th, 9:00 am  to  5:00 pm 

Farmers & Merchants parking lot, next to the town railroad tracks.

  Event Location: Various Locations

Beard Contest Registration
   Sep. 17th, 9:00 am  to  3:00 pm 

Register at the Duck Race ticket sales tent, located next to the Information Center.

  Event Location: Information Center

Arts and Crafts Booths, Stony Creek Blvd.
   Sep. 17th, 9:00 am  to  5:00 pm 

Farmers & Merchants Bank parking lot on Stony Creek Blvd.

  Event Location: F & M Bank Lot

Living History Heritage Demonstrations
   Sep. 17th, 9:00 am  to  5:00 pm 

Throughout each day on the Edinburg Mill Museum grounds. 

  Event Location: Edinburg Mill Museum

Apple Butter Boiling
   Sep. 17th, 9:00 am  to  5:00 pm 

Hosted by the Columbia Furnace Community Club at The Edinburg Mill Museum parking lot.

  Event Location: Edinburg Mill Museum

Food Booths
   Sep. 17th, 9:00 am  to  5:00 pm 

A large variety of food available at various festival locations throughout the town.

  Event Location: Various Locations

Aikenback Live Steamers
   Sep. 17th, 9:00 am  to  5:00 pm 

Steam engines on display on the Charterhouse School lawn.

  Event Location: Charterhouse School

40th Ole Time Festival Opening Ceremony
   Sep. 17th, 5:30 pm  to  6:00 pm 

St. Johns UMC, 116 S. High St.

  Event Location: St. Johns United Methodist Church

Ole Time Sing Along
   Sep. 17th, 6:00 pm  to  7:00 pm 

Ole Time Sing Along at St John’s UMC, led by Barbara Strong. The church is located at the corner of High & Piccadilly Sts., Handicapped entrance on Piccadilly St.

  Event Location: St. Johns United Methodist Church

Cooters Garage Band at the VFW
   Sep. 17th, 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm 

Cooters Garage Band performs live at the VFW Building, located next to town railroad tracks



  Event Location: VFW Post 2447

Open Mic
   Sep. 17th, 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm 

Open Mic with Dustin Pence on the Mill Stage.

  Event Location: Mill Parking Lot Stage

Old-Timers Basketball Games
   Sep. 17th, 7:30 pm  to  9:30 pm 

Friday evening games held in the Valley Baptist School Gym. Women’s games at 7:30 pm, Men's games at 8:30 pm.

  Event Location: Valley Baptist Church Gym

Square and Line Dancing
   Sep. 17th, 7:30 pm  to  9:30 pm 

Square & Line Dance with the Wakemans at the Charterhouse School Cafeteria.

  Event Location: Charterhouse School

Pioneer Breakfast
   Sep. 18th, 7:00 am  to  11:00 am 

Hearty breakfast at St. Paul’s Heritage Center, 106 S. High St.

  Event Location: St. Pauls Heritage Center

Fun Run
   Sep. 18th, 8:00 am  to  11:00 am 

Begins at the Town Park behind the Charterhouse School.

  Event Location: Town/Madison District Park

Meet a Fire Truck
   Sep. 18th, 9:00 am  to  1:00 pm 

Fire Department on Stony Creek Blvd.

  Event Location: Edinburg Fire Department

The Meows
   Sep. 18th, 9:00 am  to  11:00 am 

The Meows perform mountain music on stage.

  Event Location: Mill Parking Lot Stage

Antique Car Show
   Sep. 18th, 10:00 am  to  5:00 pm 

Classic and restored vehicles on display, Charterhouse School lawn.

  Event Location: Charterhouse School Lawn

Festival Pottery Available
   Sep. 18th, 10:00 am  to  5:00 pm 

Pottery information available at the Information Tent.

  Event Location: Information Center

Doggie Costume Contes
   Sep. 18th, 10:00 am  to  3:00 pm 

Penelope’s, 305 N. Main St. Prizes for Best Costume, Costume Judging at 4 pm.

  Event Location: North Main Street Area

Book-Signing
   Sep. 18th, 10:00 am  to  1:00 pm 

Three sessions of featured authors signing their books at the Edinburg Mill Museum.

  Event Location: Edinburg Mill Museum

Bill Vaughan and Friends
   Sep. 18th, 11:00 am  to  1:00 pm 

Bill Vaughan and Friends perform classic rock music.

  Event Location: Charterhouse School

AltoSham
   Sep. 18th, 11:00 am  to  1:00 pm 

AltoSham performs folk and Americana music on stage.

  Event Location: Mill Parking Lot Stage

March Through Town Parade
   Sep. 18th, 1:00 pm  to  2:30 pm 

Parade route runs from north end of town on Main St. (US 11), then right on Stony Creek Blvd. (VA 675) to the west side of town.

  Event Location: Various Locations

Book-Signing
   Sep. 18th, 2:00 pm  to  5:00 pm 

Three sessions of featured authors signing their books, at the Edinburg Mill Museum.

  Event Location: Edinburg Mill Museum

The Foundry Street Project
   Sep. 18th, 2:00 pm  to  4:00 pm 

The Foundry Street Project performs acoustic rock/country music on stage.

  Event Location: Charterhouse School

Fiddlin Willie Band
   Sep. 18th, 2:00 pm  to  4:00 pm 

Fiddlin’ Willie Band performs eclectic bluegrass music on stage.

  Event Location: Mill Parking Lot Stage

Edinburg Fire Department Country Supper
   Sep. 18th, 3:00 pm  to  6:00 pm 

Served at the Fire Department on Stony Creek Blvd.

  Event Location: Edinburg Fire Department

2nd Maryland Fifes and Drums
   Sep. 18th, 4:00 pm  to  6:00 pm 

2nd Maryland Fifes and Drums peform period music on stage.

  Event Location: Mill Parking Lot Stage

Womens Softball Game
   Sep. 18th, 4:00 pm  to  6:00 pm 

On the Town Park ballfield.

  Event Location: Town/Madison District Park

Party in the Park
   Sep. 18th, 6:00 pm  to  9:30 pm 

“Party in the Park” at the Madison District Park pavilion, featuring the Seven Bends Band performing on stage along with guest artist, Beau Morgan. 1752 BBQ and beer garden with beer on tap. Food will start being served by 6:00 and the music starts at 6:30. Bring a lawn chair. 

  Event Location: Town/Madison District Park

Seven Bends Band
   Sep. 18th, 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm 

The Seven Bends Band  performs at Party in the Park event.


  Event Location: Town/Madison District Park

Karoke
   Sep. 18th, 8:00 pm  to  11:59 pm 

Karoke, by Toy Box, at the VFW Building, located next to town railroad tracks. 8:00 pm to midnight.

  Event Location: VFW Post 2447

Old Time Church Service
   Sep. 19th, 9:30 am  to  10:30 am 

Edinburg Christian Church on Center St.

  Event Location: Edinburg Christian Church

Church Service
   Sep. 19th, 11:00 am  to  12:00 pm 

St. John’s United Methodist Church at the corner of High and Piccadilly Sts.

  Event Location: St. Johns United Methodist Church

Meet A Fire Truck
   Sep. 19th, 12:00 pm  to  2:00 pm 

Fire Department on Stony Creek Blvd.

  Event Location: Edinburg Fire Department

Book-Signing
   Sep. 19th, 12:00 pm  to  3:00 pm 

Three sessions of featured authors signing their books, at the Edinburg Mill Museum.

  Event Location: Edinburg Mill Museum

Brent Funkhouser
   Sep. 19th, 12:00 pm  to  2:00 pm 

Brent Funkhouser peforms country and folk music on stage.

  Event Location: Mill Parking Lot Stage

The Virginians
   Sep. 19th, 12:00 pm  to  2:00 pm 

The Virginians perform country music on stage.

  Event Location: Charterhouse School

Old-Timers Baseball Game
   Sep. 19th, 1:00 pm  to  3:00 pm 

Edinburg Old Timers vs. Strasburg Ole Timers at the Town Park ballfield.

  Event Location: Town/Madison District Park

Matt and Dan
   Sep. 19th, 2:00 pm  to  4:00 pm 

Matt and Dan perform rock and country music on stage.

  Event Location: Mill Parking Lot Stage

Rifle-Firing and Cavalry Demonstrations
   Sep. 19th, 2:00 pm  to  2:30 pm 

Living History Demonstrations at the Edinburg Mill Museum.

  Event Location: Edinburg Mill Museum

Amazing Bed Race
   Sep. 19th, 2:00 pm  to  3:00 pm 

Piccadilly St. in front of the Charterhouse School.

  Event Location: Charterhouse School

Beard Content Awards
   Sep. 19th, 3:00 pm  to  4:00 pm 

Beard Content Awards Presentations on the Mill Stage.

  Event Location: Edinburg Mill Museum

Duck Race
   Sep. 19th, 4:00 pm  to  6:00 pm 

Stony Creek bridge, Main St. (US 11) at the Edinburg Mill Museum. Tickets available at booth next to Information Center.

  Event Location: Edinburg Mill Museum

2019 Edinburg Ole Time Festival Sponsors and Patrons

Festival Sponsors

The Edinburg Heritage Foundation & The Town of Edinburg

Gold Sponsors

Appalachian Freight

Christ UCC Church

Dellinger Funeral Homes, Inc

Edward Jones Investments-Tracy Miller

Heishman Funeral Home / Valley Funeral Service

Holtzman Oil Corp

Shentel

Valley Health / Shenandoah Memorial Hospital

Wightman Insurance

Silver Sponsors

Bradley Pollack

Edinburg VFW #2447

F. Coe Sherrard

Traditions Studios- Keith Rocco

Wholesome Foods

Service Sponsors

Farmers & Merchants Bank

Laughlin Auctions

Narrow Passage Press

Northern Virginia Daily

Shenandoah Valley Productions / Hank Zimmerman

Individual Patrons:
Patriots $100 or more

Anonymous

Antioch Church of the Brethren

Clyde, Judy, & Tim Beachy

Don Beazley

Larry & Susan Beazley

Cook’s Exxon Service Center

Cathy & Tim Dalke

Edinburg Renaissance B&B

Alice Findler

Warren & Pat French

Charles & Deborah French

Gene’s Plumbing

John & Kate Hawkins

Hunter Lodge 135, AF & AM

Miriam M. Irvin

Juanita Leisch & Les Jensen

Markley’s Auto Service

James & Cynthia Morris

Narrow Passage Press

Ortts Electric Inc

Sallie M. Raynor

Dwayne & Jane Ryman

Shenandoah County Library

Elizabeth Strippy

Barbara Strong

C.F. & Janet Wagniere

Bill & Polly Wetzel

Steve Wood

Pioneers $50 - $99

Anonymous

Richard & Lee Bean

Janice Clem

Mark & Ellen Kay Dellinger

Leigh Devier

Edinburg Gap Llama Company

Edinburg Lions Club

Jerry Fulk & Barbara Rice

Kathryn Gosswein

Dan & Sue Harshman

Mary Ola Hawkins

Shelby M. Hollar

Pattie Irvin

Phyllis James

Keith & Molly Lantz

Robin (Rhinehart) Layman

Donna Locklear

Nellie Long

Jim & Laura Long

Betty S. Lutz

Vicki Lutz

Murray’s Enterprises, Inc

Roy & Anna Nilsen

William & Maxine Pence

Anne Sheetz

Henry & Judy Shirkey

Ron & Iva Sheetz

In Memory of Jack & Lorraine Zirkle

Settlers $25 - $49

Billy & Gloria Boone

Marlys Boyd

Gerald & Barbara Buttram

Shelly Good Cook

Anne Dellinger

Earle Didawick

Tom & Sharon Dinardo

Diane Downey

E.H.Class of ’57

Edinburg Motors

Barbara Forsyth

Bill & Gail Giles

Leslie & Fay Hollar

In Memory of John Robert (Bobby) & Margaret Irvin

Ira & Erika Jeff

The Kent Family

Susan Mayer

"Spike" and Connie Molieu

Mike & Debby O’Hara

Diana Plott

Daniel & Carolyn Reger

Kelly Good Singleton

Suzanne’s Studio

Richard and Patty Thomas

Virginia Wineworks

Jerry & Teresa Wealthy

“Wednesday Women”

Old-Timer $5 - $24

Sandra Armentrout

Carl & Shirley Bright

Edith B. Didawick

Orpha Fadeley

Joe Foltz

Johnathan & Ashton Foltz

Joseph Foltz

Zane & Patsy Foltz

Sam & Jeanne Gochenour

Richard & Terry Harrell

Butch & Michelle Hisey

Nell Huffman & Family

George V. Irvin

Kelly & Sherrill Keller

Mike and Sarah Kline

Emily Koon

Judy Lindamood

Connie Mantz

Tim & Becky May

Wes & Stephanie Pence

Nathan & Barbara Pence

Jo Ann Pence

Richard & Trudy Pence

Evelyn Poland

Leroy & Vilda Polk

Carolyn Raynor

Judy Ritchie

Richard & Cindy Ritter

Carrie Seabrook & Jeff Dunkle

Stuart, Ann, Claire, and Lillian Shirkey

Wayne & Jean Short

James & Nina Sibert

Stony Creek Hair Studio

Tom & Stacy Summit

Mary Lou Thompson

Harris & Barbara Thompson

Retha Walters

Steve & Michelle Wetzel

Samantha Wetzel

Crystal Whetzel

Charles & Carolyn Wilkins

Heide Withers

Debbie Wolverton

Become a Patron!

More info about becoming a Patron HERE.

Festival Visitor Info, Participant Info and Application Forms
Non-profit Organizations

Be sure to check out all three documents

 •   Non-Profit & Civic Group Information Letter

 •   Non-Profit & Civic Group Instructions

 •   Non-Profit & Civic Group Application Form

Crafters, Other Applications and Info

 •   Click here to download Crafter Application

       Attention Food Vendor Applicants: Due to limited space and power availability a food vendor application is not provided online. Please contact us at festival@shentel.net for more information about selling food items at the festival.

Parade - March Through Town: Saturday, Sept. 18th, 2021

Line up at 11 a.m., Parade begins at 1 p.m.

For more Parade information:
 Steve Wood, Parade Chairman
 PO Box 85
 Edinburg, VA 22824
 sdwood@shentel.net

 •   Click here to download Parade Application and Rules

Patrons

 •   Become a Patron!

Contact Us

Festival Helpline: 540-984-7272
P.O. Box 85, Edinburg, VA 22824
festival@shentel.net
About the Ole Time Festival

In 1981 the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce had been thinking about ways to help to market the town, with its quaint shops and the Edinburg Mill Restaurant that had existed at that time. Edinburg Mill Restaurant owner Jim Ellis and Mariam Irvin were behind this effort. The Chamber had first considered holding an annual town-wide yard sale, but they then decided that they wanted something more. Finally, Mr. Ellis suggested they have an Ole Time Festival, complete with a March Through Town Parade. The parade would be more like an old time parade. It would not even include features of larger parades, such as marching bands. The festival would also have feature a few other events to attract visitors. Jim Ellis was the first OTF Chairman, Miriam Irvin was Co-chair.

2021 Committee Chairs and Co-Chairs

Judy Beachy, Owner, Lawn at the Mill
Larry Beazley, Chair, Ole Timers Games
Gloria Boone
Penelope Carrol, Co Chair, North-Enders
Paje Cross, Chair, Pioneer Breakfast
Brad Dellinger, Chair, Bed Race
Sandra Dillon, Chair, Duck Race
Eric Estep, Helper
Barbara Forsyth, Patrons
Gail Giles, Chair, Antique Tractors
Katie Gosswein, Helper
Kim Green, Chair/Co-Chair, Crafters/Festival
Kathy Gwyn, Chair, Crock
Dan Harshman, Town of Edinburg
Michelle Heier, Edinburg Treasurer
Stephanie Heishman-Litten, Chair, Children’s Festival
Wyatt Hitt, Anywhere needed
Shelby Hollar, Treasurer/Chair, Patrons
Heather Holsinger, Chair, Signage
Emily Carter-Koon, Patrons
Donna Locklear, Secretary, Non-Profits
Vicki Lutz, Dog Contest with Penelope Carroll
Liz Morgan, Chair, Food Vendors
Nathan Pence, Chair, Antique Autos
Wesley Pence, Chair, Antique Autos
Sallie Raynor, Chair, Information Center
Joan Reistetter, Chair, North-Enders
Libby Rocco, Chair, Entertainment
Ronald Ross, Town of Edinburg
Jane Ryman, Chair, Festival
Dwayne Ryman, Parking\Help
Carrie Seabrook, Chair, Information Center
Ron Sheetz, Ole Timers Games
Donna Smith, Chair, Book Signing
Donna Spaur,
Barbara Strong, Chair, Sing-Along/Play
Mustafa Tehrani, Antique motorcycles
Kathy Thompson, Chair, Bed Race/T-shirts
Janet Wagniere, Schedule of Events/Journal
Jody West, Chair, Publicity
Bill Wetzel, Tents/Parade
Brooke Whetzel, Chair, Information Center/Beard Contest
Steve Wood, Chair, Parade/Set-up
Hank Zimmerman, Webmaster, Website

On the third Friday of each September, this sleepy little town, nestled along US-11 (Exit 279 on I-81), comes alive with the Festival of music, arts, crafts, parade, entertainment and great food. The best part of the Festival, though, is our people. Our theme is that of another time. A time when things moved a little 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.

Official website of the Edinburg Ole Time Festival
Sponsored by the Town of Edinburg and the Edinburg Heritage Foundation
Hosted by Khimera