ABOUT US

About the Ole Time Festival

The 42nd Edinburg Ole Time Festival is scheduled for Sept. 15 -17, 2023. This is the
the county’s oldest community festival and continues to draw patrons from a multi
state area. Our festival is unique in that it highlights the gentle charm of small
town living while educating about our history and culture. This focus is reflected
in:

  1. Community singing at the Ole Time Singalong
  2. Craft demonstrations including blacksmithing, spinning, basket making and
    apple butter boiling
  3. Live music from different musical eras to entertain and educate
  4. Living history encampment beside the Historic Edinburg Mill and Museum
  5. Side saddle riding demonstration
  6. Lectures by noted area historians, Richard Kleese and Marty Hoerr
  7. Antique car and tractor display
  8. Ole timers baseball game
  9. 1940’s gas station and taxi cab
  10. Ole timey entertainment such as square dancing, bed race, beard contest and
    a duck race down the creek
  11. Crafters and Artisans selling their wares
  12. Informative displays at the Edinburg Mill Museum
  13. March through Town Parade
  14. Even the delicious food reflects the delights of a different era including fried
    tenderloin sandwiches, sloppy pot pie, and barbecued chicken.
    The Ole Time Festival is run by a volunteer committee and sponsored by the
    Edinburg Heritage Foundation and the Town of Edinburg and funded by donations
    from area businesses and individuals. Proceeds from the festival go to support
    various town projects and to support the Edinburg Mill.
 

2023 ComMittee chairs and Co-chairs

Chair – Kim Green
Co-Chair – Libby Rocco
Antique Tractors – Gail Giles

Antique Autos – Wes Pence
Beard Contest – Jeff Dunkle
Bed Race – Bryan Mauck & Kathy Thompson

Book Signing – Donna Smith
Canine Costume – Vickie Lutz
Children’s Festival – Stephanie Heishman-Litten

Crafters – Kim Green
Crocks – Kathy Gwynn
Duck Race – Sandra Dillion

Entertainment – Libby Rocco
Facebook – Julia Quezada
Fun Run – Luis Krug

Information – Carrie Seabrook
Mill Lawn – Clyde & Judy Beachy
Non-Profits – Donna Locklear

North Enders- Joan Reistetter & Penelope Carroll
Ole Timers Games – Larry Beazley
Parade – Steve Wood

Party In The Park – Donna Spaur
Patrons – Shelby Hollar
Photographer – Julia Quezada

Pioneer Breakfast – Emery & Joan Reistetter 
Publicity – Kim Green
Signage – Heather Holsinger

Sing-Along – Barbara Strong
Secretary – Donna Locklear
Sponsors – Libby Rocco

T-Shirts – Kathy Thompson
Town Of Edinburg:
Mayor Dan Harshman. Treasurer Michelle Heier, Maintenance Ron Ross & Crew

Treasurer – Shelby Hollar



 

Get in touch

Get in touch with us for more information! We look forward to seeing you in September.