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The town of Sturbridge Massachusetts was founded in 1738 and is located in south central Massachusetts in Worcester County.

Sturbridge is well known for being the home of Old Sturbridge Village which was created to interpret the look of life in the early 1800s. Another charming part of town is the Town Common which is currently included in the National Historic District.

Homes as well as public buildings were built in the late 17th to early 18th century and have been outstandingly maintained to the point that they are very near to their original condition.

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Crafting For A Cure- February

Welcome to my February Class.

A portion of the proceeds go to the Southbridge Relay for Life!

What you will get is a 3 HOUR guided instruction class with me.  We will be making SIX beautiful coordinating cards, using new products from our Spring Catalog. 

This class will also include a PDF for each project to take home with you so you can re-create it!

When: Saturday, February 28th

Time: 9:30 - 12:30 p.m.

Where: Southbridge Savings Bank- STURBRIDGE, MA (not Southbridge)

Go around to the back of the bank and take the elevator to the top floor.

I provide hot water with coffee/tea/hot chocolate packets and some lite snackies.

(Sorry, no hot totties) Is that how you spell it? LOL

Bring your breakfast, I don't mind. There is also a few eating spots nearby

(Wendys, Cracker Barrel, Dunkin Donuts, Subway)

Space is limited, so only class attendees please. 

******NEW******

The classroom remains open for all crafters after class until 9 p.m.  If you would like to stay after class to work on your own projects, we'd love to have you.  Either let me know with an email at angela@angelasinklink.com OR you can join our "Meetup" group and RSVP here.  There is NO CHARGE for staying to craft, but I do ask that you leave some change in our "Relay For Life" jar.  Ask me how you can get involved with joining Relay and raising money to fight cancer!  

SPACE IS LIMITED!!!!!! First come, first served.



When: Feb 28, 2015 9 AM to Feb 28, 2015 12 PMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09 )
Traditional Thanksgiving Feast at Bullard Tavern

There are few places as special at Thanksgiving as Old Sturbridge Village. Treat yourself and your family to a unique holiday experience with dinner inside the Village. Take your seat in the Great Room at Bullard Tavern, located in the heart of the Village on the Center Common and be served a classic, traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Pair your meal with a visit to the Village for special Thanksgiving programming. A Thanksgiving buffet dinner at the Oliver Wight Tavern is also available.

Lodging discounts are available at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges, adjacent to the Village, for those having Thanksgiving dinner at the Village. The Menu

Pounded & Potted Cheese and Crackers
Freshly Baked Breads and Rolls
Whipped Butter
Mulled Cider First Course

Gourd Soup Main Course

Roast Native Turkey with Giblet Gravy
Cranberry Stuffing
Fork-Mashed Potatoes
Candied Yams
Green Beans
Cranberry Sauce Dessert

Choice of: Deep Dish Apple Pie,
Baked Indian Pudding or Pumpkin Pie

Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee , Hot Tea & Soft Drinks included

Full cash bar available



When: Nov 27, 2015 11:15:00 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost:

Seatings at 11:00, 1:45 & 4:15

$64.95 per person;
$62.95 OSV Members
$30.95 for children ages 4-12;
$28.95 OSV Member ages 4-12
No charge for children 3 & under

Tax & Gratuity Included

Museum Admission Required and offered at a discounted rate. For reservations, call 508-347-0285


(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 11:15:00 )
Thanksgiving Buffet at The Oliver Wight Tavern

Leave the cooking and cleaning to us and enjoy a sumptuous Thanksgiving buffet dinner at the Oliver Wight Tavern at Old Sturbridge Village. The buffet will feature classic New England menu items that evoke memories of traditional holiday dinners. Pair your meal with a visit to the Village for special Thanksgiving programming. A Thanksgiving dinner at Bullard Tavern is also available.

Lodging discounts are available at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges, adjacent to the Village, for those having Thanksgiving dinner at the Village. The Menu

Pounded Cheese with Corn Relish
Potted Cheese, Crudités & Crackers
Freshly Baked Breads & Rolls Soups

New England Clam Chowder
Apple-Butternut Squash Bisque Salads

Field Greens with Blue Cheese, Candied Nuts and Maple Vinaigrette
Classic Caesar Salad
Tri-Colored Fusilli Pasta Salad
New Potato Salad
Tomato and Artichoke Salad The Carvery

Roast Turkey with Giblet Gravy
Mustard-Crusted Ham with Roast Pineapple Slices
New England Pot Roast
Cranberry Sauce Entrées

Herb Crusted Salmon
Seafood Pot Pie with Lobster, Scallops & Shrimp
Vegetable Lasagna Vegetables & Starches

Fork-Mashed Potatoes
Candied Yams
Broiled Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar and Vermont Maple Syrup
Cranberry Stuffing
Butternut Squash
Maple-Glazed Carrots
Green Beans with Almonds
Garlic & Herb Roast Fingerling Potatoes Children's Table

Baked Macaroni and Cheese
French Fried Potatoes
Chicken Strips with Assorted Dipping Sauces Dessert Buffet Table

Assorted Cakes, Pies, and Mini Pastries

Full cash bar available
Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, Hot Tea & Soft Drinks included



When: Nov 27, 2015 11 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost:

Price is $49.95 per person
$47.95 OSV Members
$26.95 for children ages 4-12
$24.95 Members ages 4-12
No charge for children 3 & under

Prices include tax & gratuity.
Prices do not include museum admission, but discounted admission is available. For reservations, call 508-347-0285


(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 11 )
Harvest Party

Don't miss this special family-friendly night at the Village - a chance to enjoy a crisp, autumn evening in New England with special Village programs.

On the Common, warm yourself by the bonfire or take a horse-drawn hayride. Stop by the barn and listen to a tale or two. Take a moment to sit and enjoy one of our live musical performances. 

The Mill Pond, illuminated with fiery displays, lights the way into the countryside. Sidle up by the fire in the Freeman Farm kitchen to see what they're cooking. Then, step into the barn for a little dancing.

Visit the blacksmith, potter, and  tinner at their work. Watch the cooper doing his Barrel Firing - the finishing process for barrel-making when the boards are bent into their final shape.

Kiln Firing
On this night our potters carry out the spectacular annual firing of the kiln. The 1830s-style 24-foot-high brick kiln will be fired to 1,900 degrees Fahrenheit and fire a year's worth of vintage-style redware pottery. Village potters will be stoking the kiln fire all day to reach the high temperatures needed. When fully loaded for firing, the kiln holds 800 freshly glazed pots stacked 10 feet high. It takes three cords of wood stoked over 24 hours to bring it to maximum firing temperature. Planning Ahead

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges. Packages available for additional savings.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.

 



When: Sep 26, 2015 6 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 26 Sep 2015 18 )
Agricultural Exhibition

Experience an old-fashioned agricultural exhibition complete with demonstrations of early New England farm equipment, period craftsmen, and displays of Village-grown heirloom vegetables, herbs, and flowers, as well as heritage breed farm animals. On Sunday, see the Village ox teams compete with visiting teams in plowing matches and cart competitions.

Tour the Village root cellar and learn how they were used.

Demonstrations and hands-on activities get visitors close to the action. See ox-powered apple grinding (Saturday) and pressing (Sunday) at the Cider Mill. Watch field mowing or assist with plowing, and grain threshing. Watch butter, cheese, and ice cream being made.

Help knit or crochet scarves for soldiers through Knitting for a Cause.

Home gardeners can enter their heirloom vegetables and flowers in a competition for premiums following 19th-century judging standards. Learn more about this competition.  Planning Ahead

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.



When: Sep 19, 2015 10 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 19 Sep 2015 10 )
TICA Cat Show - Nauticats
April 24-26, 2015
Nauticats
Showhall:Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center
366 Main Street
Sturbridge, MA  01566

Info:Donna Madison, nauticat@maine.rr.com
Hotel:Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center, 366 Main St., Sturbridge, MA; 508-347-7393



When: Apr 24, 2015 12 AM to Apr 26, 2015 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00 )
Be Mine: Chocolate and Valentines

Chocolate and valentines are two hallmarks of Valentine's Day celebrations.  Learn more about both during this fun (and delicious) weekend. Chocolate Making

Learn about the history of chocolate - from bean to beverage.  OSV historians will demonstrate processing chocolate by hand using cacao beans in the original manner of ancient Mexico, where chocolate originates.  They will use a "metate" to grind freshly roasted chocolate "nibs" to make a hot, spiced chocolate drink.  Learn the secret behind the 1824 recipe for "chocolate cake."Historic Valentines

Children can make their own valentines and visitors of all ages can "meet" the local woman responsible for the popularity of sending valentines in the United States.  Portraits of her parents hang year-round in the Fitch House.

Worcester resident Esther Howland was the daughter of a stationery maker and received an English valentine from one of her father's associates in 1847.  Inspired to design her own, Esther originally hand-made valentines with friends in her family's home with paper lace and floral decorations imported from England.

The business flourished as the popularity of these ornate and sentimental cards grew. Eventually she sold the business to the Whitney Valentine Company.  Worcester was the center of the commercial valentine industry until World War II. Planning Ahead

Purchase your tickets online in advance to expedite your entrance into the Village.

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.



When: Feb 14, 2015 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 14 Feb 2015 09 )
Independence Day Celebration

Come celebrate the best July 4th in history with old-fashioned, patriotic family fun.

For the safety and comfort of all guests, all coolers, bags, chairs, and backpacks will be subject to inspection at the point of admission.

Join in the fun as the martial band leads the citizens' procession as they march through the streets. Cheer and huzzah during a rousing patriotic reading of the Declaration of Independence and sign a giant reproduction of the document.

Make your own tri-cornered hat to wear as you learn to drill with the Sturbridge Militia. Learn dances done by 19th-century Americans and play a game of "base ball."

Watch music and other special performances on the Common. Planning Ahead

Purchase your tickets online in advance to expedite your entrance into the Village.

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.

 



When: Jul 4, 2015 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Jul 2015 09 )
Garden Symposium

A workshop for the home gardener, no experience necessary.

Planning your first vegetable garden or hoping to improve the quality of your backyard vegetable garden? Join us as this popular program returns for its sixth year with an emphasis on techniques to start and succeed with common vegetables.

Consider entering items from your harvest at our Agricultural Exhibition in September.Follow-up programs during spring and summer

As a special benefit of participation in this March workshop, a series of follow-up demonstrations will take place in our OSV gardens on select weekends during the 2015 garden season. These demonstrations will be available exclusively to March workshop participants.

Please note: OSV Members and Sturbridge residents are admitted to the Village free for these follow-up programs.  March Garden Workshop participants who are not OSV Members or Sturbridge residents will be eligible for half-price admission to OSV on these scheduled days. Planning Ahead

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.



When: Mar 21, 2015 1 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 21 Mar 2015 13 )
Veterans' Day

To celebrate Veterans Day, Old Sturbridge Village will present special activities celebrating the nation's military history.

See how lead musket balls were cast in the Small House, and get your initials stamped on your own musket ball at the Blacksmith Shop.

See how American military uniforms and weapons have changed over the past 300 years and see demonstrations of the weapons.

Meet the U.S.S. Constitution's surgeon from the War of 1812.

Children will get an opportunity to drill with toy muskets under the command of the Captain of the Village militia. Planning Ahead

Purchase your tickets online in advance to expedite your entrance into the Village.

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.



When: Nov 11, 2015 11 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost:

All active, veteran and retired members of the military and their families* receive free admission on Veterans Day.  (*up to 6 people.)

(Wed, 11 Nov 2015 11 )
Friends' Day

Old Sturbridge Village will host it's annual day of recognition  and appreciation for you, our Members. We invite you to experience specialty food programs that will be offered throughout the day and will bring to life the foodways and culinary traditions of 19th Century New England.

Upon arrival guests will be given a keepsake collection of recipes that will help enhance their tour of the harvest experience.

In addition to these special programs, all Members attending Friends' Day will receive two admission passes to share with friends on future visits. Specialty Programs include:

• Making of Cheese
• Baking
• Preparing the Kiln for Firing
• Crafting a  Tin Kitchen
• Apple Grinding
• Foodstuffs in the Asa Knight Store
• 19th Century Vegetables: Unusual Edibles
• Preserved to Impress: Preparing Pickles and Preserves for Company 
• The Making of Cider Molasses
• Observe as Preparing the Root Cellar is Prepared for  Winter 
• Cook’s Tours of Village Gardens
• Learn about Extracting Honey and Baking Honey Cake

You may choose to register for a delicious luncheon at the Oliver Wight Tavern from 11:30-1:00 pm featuring recipes taken straight from our extensive collection of historical receipts: Luncheon Menu

Deconstructed Salad Station
OSV Curried Fowl
Yankee Pot Roast
Codfish Cakes
Mashed Potatoes
18th Century Dressed Macaroni
Roasted Root Vegetables
Baked Beans
Indian Pudding with fresh Whipped Cream

Prices for the Luncheon:
Adults $23.00  Youth 4-17 $12.00 Children under 3 are free

Come For Friend's Day and Stay for the Annual Evening Harvest Party at a Reduced Rate if you Register for the Luncheon!

Don't miss this special family-friendly night at the Village - a chance to enjoy a crisp, autumn evening in New England with special Village programs. On the Common, warm yourself by the bonfire or take a horse-drawn hayride. Stop by the barn and listen to a tale or two. Take a moment to sit and enjoy one of our live musical performances.

If you purchase a combined ticket for the luncheon and Harvest Party, each Harvest Party ticket will be reduced by an additional $2 off the already reduced member rate!  ($10 members, $14 for nonmembers).

Please call 508-347-0253 or email: membership@osv.org with any questions.
See a full list of Member benefits and Member-Only events Planning Ahead

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges. (OSV Member discounts available)

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When: Sep 26, 2015 1:15:00 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 26 Sep 2015 13:15:00 )
Drummers' Call

Showcasing many of New England's premier fife and drum bands.

Come learn about the role musicians played in the daily life of an early New England soldier.

Units interpreting an array of different periods will share their various stories and histories. Through the medium of a fashion show, the evolution of historical uniforms will be presented for public inspection.

During the day the units will line up for a grand parade around the village. Each group will also individually perform for review. Later, all the corps will participate in a "Jollification" (the historical equivalent of a large jam session.) Planning Ahead

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Find some more useful information for planning your visit.



When: Sep 12, 2015 10 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 12 Sep 2015 10 )
Patriots' Day

Join us in learning how the start of the Revolutionary War affected a small New England community.

Patriots' Day observances at Old Sturbridge will resound with the peal of bells, the stirring beat of drums and the thrilling call of the fife, as the Sturbridge Militia musters on the common on Monday, April 20th. Special programs and activities throughout the day will invite visitors to experience the sights and sounds of our colonial ancestors, reacting with hasty alarm to action at Lexington and Concord.

Men hasten from their farms, homes and families to march to the aid of those already engaged in the initial battle of the American Revolution against King George's tyranny. Housewives cook and entertain in their kitchens and parlors, watching from a window or doorstep perhaps, as the men march off to war. Then, young visitors are invited to become minutemen and women, wielding muskets and swords, learning to drill and march, flags flying, in the manner of the boys of '76. "Muskets" are provided for this ever-popular exercise in leadership, bravery, and derring-do for small patriots.

Witness the making of real musket balls in the small house; in the museum's craft center you may make your own Revolutionary War cartridge, using paper, ball and "powder".

Thrill to the songs sung during and of those perilous times;  observe the uniformed splendor of the Emerick brothers as they provide, with correct military music, background for the day's events. This year they will present a special fife and drum program, contrasting and comparing military tunes of the American Revolution with what our American soldiers would hear thirty-six years later, in our 1812 second war with Great Britain.

Not all Americans fought against the British crown; many sided with and pledged their allegiance to the king. They called themselves loyalists; to them, our patriots were rebels. On the 20th,  you are invited to meet one of those loyalists;  he will tell you of his side of the conflict, oft times at the cost of hardship and heartache to him and his family.

This year, it is our pleasure and privilege to present yet another aspect of our nation's military history. Two hundred years ago, our still-young country was fighting another war with Great Britain, the War of 1812, in which the plucky "Old Ironsides" played so notable a part. The U.S.S. Constitution's surgeon will be present, wearing full 1812 naval regalia, to describe life and the practice of medicine aboard the historic vessel.

And, as ever, the life of our village swirls and eddies about us. The sheep, pigs, cows and oxen, the chickens and turkeys go about their busy work and play throughout the village, offering occasional photo ops, as do youngsters enjoying the games of yesteryear.  The housewives and their families, though war threatens their young country, are observing the rites of spring. Important business is conducted among tradesmen and craftsmen. Textiles and fashions and clothing offer a history lesson of their own. Enjoy the harmony of historic purpose and achievement in our splendid springtime nineteenth century setting.

How did the news of Lexington and Concord affect a small New England community? For a day of history, entertainment and discovery, visit Old Sturbridge Village on April 20th as we celebrate our nation's beginning and continuing perseverance, in war and in peace. Planning Ahead

Purchase your tickets online in advance to expedite your entrance into the Village.

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.



When: Apr 20, 2015 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09 )
Antique Sleigh Rally

Come and see more than 20 horse-drawn sleighs at Old Sturbridge Village’s Antique Sleigh Rally.

The sleigh rally competition will feature vintage sleighs pulled by a variety of horse breeds including Haflinger, Gypsy, Morgan, Arabian, Clydesdale, Percheron, and miniature horses. Participants will compete for prizes in a dozen different divisions including “Sleigh Dog” and “Currier & Ives.”

Plus, visitors can take a horse drawn sleigh ride around the common, go sledding, watch our craftsmen at work, see hearthside cooking, and visit dozens of historic buildings. Sleigh Facts

* Bob Sleighs have "Bobs," which are double runners that make them more maneuverable and easy to turn sharply.

* Sleigh bells were developed as a safety precaution. Because sleighs glide so silently over the snow, the jingling sounds prevented collisions, especially in the dark.

Admission to the rally is included as part of regular admission at no additional cost.

Other winter activities include sledding on 1830s-style sleds and horse-drawn sleigh rides around the Common.  Warm up by one of the many cozy fireplaces throughout the Village.

Read an article on the Sleigh Rally from OSV's Visitor Magazine. Planning Ahead

Purchase your tickets online in advance to expedite your entrance into the Village.

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.

 



When: Feb 21, 2015 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 21 Feb 2015 09 )
An Evening of Illumination

Step into the past and experience the quiet charms of evening as early New Englanders did. Enjoy a special guided tour of select buildings around the Village common, with shops and homes lit by the soft glow of candles, oil lamps and firelight. See a slide show.

Light refreshments, mulled cider, and a cash bar await at the Bullard Tavern to make the night complete.

Tours are limited to 15 guests each and leave the Visitor Center every 10 minutes from 6:00 p.m. through 7:30 p.m. Planning Ahead

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges. Packages available for additional savings.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.



When: Nov 7, 2015 11:45:00 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost:

Cost: $35 per person; $30 for OSV Members

Registration will open in early Autumn. 

(Sat, 07 Nov 2015 11:45:00 )
Antique Carriage Rally

See dozens of antique horse-drawn carriages throughout the village as part of our Historic Transportation Weekend, which also includes the Antique Car Rally on Saturday, June 6.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Jim O'Brien. Planning Ahead

Purchase your tickets online in advance to expedite your entrance into the Village.

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.

 



When: Jun 7, 2015 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sun, 07 Jun 2015 09 )
Mother's Day

Free admission and a special gift, a blend of favorite heirloom seeds, for moms (while supplies last) on Mother's Day at Old Sturbridge Village and enter a giveaway to win a Village-made tea set. 

Family events are planned throughout the day, including a "Moms vs. Kids" tug-o-war, hands-on crafts, and performances.

Visit the Village households and craftshops to learn about parenting in the 19th century. See the tinsmith make a baby rattle and the potter make flower pots. Learn about cooking for children and hear performances of "Songs for Mothers and Children."

Take a tour of the OSV gardens with a focus on medicinal plants used by mothers during the early 19th century.

Enter a giveaway to win a special Mother's Day basket at the Museum Gift Shop. Planning Ahead

Purchase your tickets online in advance to expedite your entrance into the Village.

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.



When: May 10, 2015 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sun, 10 May 2015 09 )
February School Vacation Week

February School Vacation Week is filled with fun and engaging activities for kids - and their parents!

Be sure to read more about the special events planned for Washington's Birthday weekend celebration.

Visitors can enjoy candle-making demonstrations, sleigh rides, and sledding on 1830s-style reproduction sleds (all snow-related activities are weather permitting). Planning Ahead

Purchase your tickets online in advance to expedite your entrance into the Village.

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.



When: Feb 14, 2015 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 14 Feb 2015 09 )
Garden Workshop

A workshop for the home gardener, no experience necessary.

Planning your first vegetable garden or hoping to improve the quality of your backyard vegetable garden? Join us as this popular program returns for its sixth year with an emphasis on techniques to start and succeed with common vegetables.

Consider entering items from your harvest at our Agricultural Exhibition in September.Follow-up programs during spring and summer

As a special benefit of participation in this March workshop, a series of follow-up demonstrations will take place in our OSV gardens on select weekends during the 2015 garden season. These demonstrations will be available exclusively to March workshop participants.

Please note: OSV Members and Sturbridge residents are admitted to the Village free for these follow-up programs.  March Garden Workshop participants who are not OSV Members or Sturbridge residents will be eligible for half-price admission to OSV on these scheduled days. Planning Ahead

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.



When: Mar 21, 2015 1 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 21 Mar 2015 13 )
Scout Day

Scout Days at Old Sturbridge Village are one of the special Scout programs offered by OSV and provide Boy and Girl Scouts, and their families and friends, the opportunity to learn about America's proud past!  Our recreated community portrays a "typical" New England town of the early 19th century.  Special programs and hands-on studios designed around a specific theme help Scouts earn requirements toward badges, meet other Scouts, and make lasting memories.

Check back for details about this Scout Day as the registration date approaches.

Stay a little longer...special Scout Overnights scheduled! Planning Ahead

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.



When: Apr 11, 2015 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost:

For every one scout in uniform one parent gets in for the child rate ($8). Purchase tickets here.

(Sat, 11 Apr 2015 09 )
TICA Cat Show - Americats
April 25-26, 2015
Americats
Showhall:Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center
366 Main Street
Sturbridge, MA  01566

Info:Lori Hall, slinky_katz@yahoo.com
Hotel:Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center, 366 Main St., Sturbridge, MA; 508-347-7393



When: Apr 25, 2015 12 AM to Apr 26, 2015 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 25 Apr 2015 00 )
Sunday Heritage Farmers Market

Support local farmers and vendors during OSV's Heritage Farmers Markets.

Located outside the Visitor Center, the Farmers Market is open to musuem visitors and the general public beginning on Memorial Day weekend and running through Columbus Day Weekend. (Village admission not required.)

Participating vendors include:

Hillcrest Apiary is a vendor of local, pure, naturally-produced honey from Southbridge, MA.  Hillcrest also offers honey soap, honey dippers, and honey straws.

Inishowen Farms grows perennial plants in North Brookfield, MA - including blackberry and strawberry plants, herbs, roses, irises, and other ornamentals. They will also be selling fresh produce.

Rt 32 Bakery is a home-based bakery in Monson, MA. They will be selling quick breads, cookies, pie squares, BBQ rubs, and more.

King's Berry Farms is a vendor of fresh, seasonal produce including organic vegetables, berries, and mums.

Cooper's Hilltop Dairy Farm 

*Product availability may vary.

Local vendors interested in participating, click here for more information.



When: May 24, 2015 12 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sun, 24 May 2015 12 )
A Pound of Cure: Health Care in the 19th Century

Get a Pound of Cure at Old Sturbridge Village’s healthy living fair that bridges 19th-century medicine with present day health and wellness programs.  In the historic village, meet a 19th-century travelling dentist, learn about home remedies and medicinal plants, and see antique medical implements.  At our modern health fair, local health care partners will provide visitors with health screenings such as cholesterol and blood pressure testing , as well as information, demonstrations and tips on good nutrition, physical fitness and health living.

Throughout the day, visitors will meet costumed interpreters depicting medical experts of the period, including a travelling dentist and a phrenologist.

As home remedies were the most common cures, historical interpreters will also create poultices, teas, and other remedies from The Family Nurse, a 19th-century advice book written by Lydia Maria Child.

Costumed historians will also be offering tours of the Village gardens and the Woodland Walk to discuss medicinal plants.

Plus, visitors will have a chance to see antique medical implements from Old Sturbridge Village’s collection and learn how they were used.

On Sunday, the Village will host a re-created funeral, and visitors will have a chance to learn more about how families cared for the sick during their final illness in addition to 1830s funerary practices. Planning Ahead

Purchase your tickets online in advance to expedite your entrance into the Village.

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.



When: May 30, 2015 10 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 30 May 2015 10 )
Winter Fest at Old Sturbridge Village
Celebrate winter with Old Sturbridge Village this February!

WinterFest kicks off on Saturday, February 14 with Be Mine: Chocolate and Valentines. See demonstrations of processing chocolate by hand using cacao beans in the manner of ancient Mexico, where chocolate originates. Create Valentines, and 'meet' the local woman responsible for the popularity of sending valentines in the United States.

The festivity continues on with Washington's Birthday and Presidents' Day. Skirts will swirl as the Old Sturbridge Village dancers present a Washington Birthday Ball. Learn various dances of the time, including contra dances and cotillions, which were forerunners of today's line dancing and square dancing. Take part in traditional toasts to George Washington and other famous American patriots. President Coolidge will be on hand to join in the celebration, and if your name is George or Martha, you receive free admission to the Village on Monday, February 16!

Throughout the week, enjoy hands-on crafts and special winter performances. Snow permitting, try out our sleds and enjoy a sleigh ride! You will also have the opportunity to watch our craftsmen at work, see hearthside cooking, and visit dozens of historic buildings.

On Saturday, February 21, come and see more than 20 horse-drawn sleighs at Old Sturbridge Village's Antique Sleigh Rally. The sleigh rally competition will feature vintage sleighs pulled by a variety of horse breeds including Haflinger, Gypsy, Morgan, Arabian, Clydesdale, Percheron, and miniature horses. Participants will compete for prizes in a dozen different divisions including "Sleigh Dog" and "Currier & Ives."

When: Feb 14, 2015 12 AM to Feb 21, 2015 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 14 Feb 2015 00 )
Thanksgiving Weekend
Join us every weekend in November to experience the traditions of an early 19th-century New England Thanksgiving. In the early 19th-century, Thanksgiving Day had not yet been set officially as the fourth Thursday of November and the date changed from year to year and even from state to state. In that spirit and to help get everyone in the mood for the ultimate New England holiday, we are offering Thanksgiving programming on every weekend in November. Every Weekend: See how Thanksgiving food was prepared. Hear Thanksgiving proclamations (Saturdays) and sermons (Sundays) at the Center Meetinghouse. See Target Shooting Matches, a favorite after-dinner passtime of the era.


When: Nov 27, 2015 11 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost: Included in admission (Fri, 27 Nov 2015 11 )
2015 Harvest New England Ag Marketing Conference & Trade Show: Direct Marketing to Diversified Wholesale, Finding What Works


When: Feb 24, 2015 7 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Tue, 24 Feb 2015 07 )
Full Gael Celtic Concert

In celebration of Saint Patrick's Day, we'll be putting on a nightime concert exclusively featuring Full Gael. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and at 7:00 p.m. the evening of Irish music begins. Irish-themed food is also available for purchase starting at 6:00 p.m.  Watch a preview of Full Gael's music by clicking here.

Extend your stay with our Celtic Celebration Package. Planning Ahead

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.



When: Mar 14, 2015 6 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost:

$12 per person. $10 for OSV MembersPurchase Tickets

 Doors Open at 6:00 pm, Concert begins at 7:00 pm

 

(Sat, 14 Mar 2015 18 )
WinterFest
Celebrate winter with Old Sturbridge Village this February!
 
Be Mine

WinterFest kicks off on Saturday, February 14 with Be Mine:  Chocolate and Valentines.  See demonstrations of processing chocolate by hand using cacao beans in the manner of ancient Mexico, where chocolate originates.  Create Valentines, and "meet" the local woman responsible for the popularity of sending valentines in the United States. Presidents' Day

The festivity continues with Washington's Birthday and Presidents' Day.  Skirts will swirl as the Old Sturbridge Village dancers present a Washington Birthday Ball.  Learn various dances of the time, including contra dances and cotillions, which were forerunners of today’s line dancing and square dancing.  Take part in traditional toasts to George Washington and other famous American patriots.  President Coolidge will be on hand to join in the celebration, and if your name is George or Martha, you receive free admission to the Village on Monday, February 16! School Vacation Week

Throughout the week, enjoy hands-on crafts and special winter performances.  Bob Olson will present Winter Magic, and Images in Ice will create some magnificent ice sculptures. Snow permitting, try out our sleds and enjoy a sleigh ride!  You will also have the opportunity to watch our craftsmen at work, see hearthside cooking, and visit dozens of historic buildings. Antique Sleigh Rally

On Saturday, February 21, come and see more than 20 horse-drawn sleighs at Old Sturbridge Village’s Antique Sleigh Rally.  The sleigh rally competition will feature vintage sleighs pulled by a variety of horse breeds including Haflinger, Gypsy, Morgan, Arabian, Clydesdale, Percheron, and miniature horses. Participants will compete for prizes in a dozen different divisions including “Sleigh Dog” and “Currier & Ives.”  
Planning Ahead

Purchase your tickets online in advance to expedite your entrance into the Village.

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.  WinterFest Packages are available!

Find more useful information for planning your visit.

 



When: Feb 14, 2015 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 14 Feb 2015 09 )
Families Cook

This unforgettable experience invites families with children ages 8 and up to prepare and eat a complete 19th-century dinner by the hearth.

Historically costumed staff will help interpret the receipts (recipes) and share tips, but you'll be learning the hearth cooking techniques and working alongside other families to prepare a delicious meal. Bring the grandparents and cousins, too!

The evening is limited to a total of 14 adults and children (ages 8 and up, please).

Interested in a private Families Cook event? Please contact us for details. Typical Menu

Potted Cheese on Common Crackers
Hot Mulled Cider
Roast Stuffed Chicken
Cranberry Sauce
Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Carrots
Buttered Biscuits
Apple Pie
Trifle
Sparkling Cider
Coffee
Hot Chocolate

A great gift idea...purchase gift certificates to cover the cost of this program.

Dinner in a Country Village, a similar program for adults only, is offered on select Saturdays from November through March. (See Hearth Cooking Events in the right column for dates.) Planning Ahead

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.



When: Dec 30, 2015 5 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost:

$95 per person ($75 for OSV Members)Register Securely Online


(Wed, 30 Dec 2015 17 )
Families Cook

 

This unforgettable experience invites families with children ages 8 and up to prepare and eat a complete 19th-century dinner by the hearth.

Historically costumed staff will help interpret the receipts (recipes) and share tips, but you'll be learning the hearth cooking techniques and working alongside other families to prepare a delicious meal. Bring the grandparents and cousins, too!

The evening is limited to a total of 14 adults and children (ages 8 and up, please).

Interested in a private Families Cook event? Please contact us for details. Typical Menu

Potted Cheese on Common Crackers
Hot Mulled Cider
Roast Stuffed Chicken
Cranberry Sauce
Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Carrots
Buttered Biscuits
Apple Pie
Trifle
Sparkling Cider
Coffee
Hot Chocolate

A great gift idea...purchase gift certificates to cover the cost of this program.

Dinner in a Country Village, a similar program for adults only, is offered on select Saturdays from November through March. (See Hearth Cooking Events in the right column for dates.) Planning Ahead

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.



When: Feb 17, 2016 5 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost:

$95 per person ($75 for OSV Members)Register Securely Online


(Wed, 17 Feb 2016 17 )
Family Farm Fest

Young and old are invited to celebrate spring with the arrival of baby animals and the prepping of our fields at Old Sturbridge Village. Meet the Village’s cuddly, heritage breed newborns up-close and experience first-hand the responsibilities of raising animals on a farm in 1830. At the Freeman Farm, families will learn about 19th century agriculture practices and tools, as well as learn how they are applicable to today’s farmers and even backyard gardeners. Kids will even have a chance to try their hand at seasonal chores!

Enjoy expanded hands-on and interactive activities throughout the Village, along with family-friendly performances and entertainment, including music, storytelling, and puppet shows. Meet the new arrivals at the farm (every day) and on Monday (Patriots' Day), take part in martial activities.

Children will be invited to help churn butter, plant a seed, or make an ascending snake.

And, don't forget to keep the kids busy with our April School Vacation Week Discovery Adventures.

Package your trip with our special Family Farm Fest Package, which includes admission, lodging, and more for two adults and two children. Planning Ahead

Purchase your tickets online in advance to expedite your entrance into the Village.

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.

 



When: Apr 18, 2015 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09 )
New England Made Giftware & Specialty Food Show
New England Made Giftware & Specialty Food Show is happening on 13 Sep 2015 at Sturbridge Host Hotel Sturbridge, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Gifts & Handicrafts industry.

Book a stall at 10times.com!

When: Sep 13, 2015 12 AM to Sep 14, 2015 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sun, 13 Sep 2015 00 )
11th Annual RRI Wine, Beer & Food Festival
Come sample falls best wines and beers while supporting a great cause.  Food tastings from local chefs and live entertainment. Play 'guess the grape' and 'beer pong'  to win a restaurant gift certificate. Take a chance in our raffle to win a giant tower of wine with over 40 bottles and we [...]

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When: Sep 17, 2015 5 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost: $35.00 (Thu, 17 Sep 2015 17 )
Apple Days
When: Oct 3, 2015 10:45:00 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost: Adults $24.00 Seniors (65 and over) $22.00 Youths (3-17) $8.00 Children age 2 and under Admitted Free (Sat, 03 Oct 2015 10:45:00 )
Luscious Lushes
Hop Head Fest - This is a Suzy solo gig out on the disc golf course!

When: Apr 18, 2015 9 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Apr 2015 21 )
Country Folk Art Show Sturbridge
Country Folk Art Show Sturbridge is happening on 27 Nov 2015 at Sturbridge Host Hotel Sturbridge, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Gifts & Handicrafts industry.

Book a stall at 10times.com!

When: Nov 27, 2015 12 AM to Nov 29, 2015 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00 )
Family Fun Days
Kids 17 and under receive free admission to OSV this summer during July and August when accompanied by an adult paying full price admission. Bring the whole family and celebrate Labor Day Weekend with games and excitement for everyone! You're invited to join the fun on these days: play baseball the way early New Englanders did, make a craft, join a game of French & English (tug of war), meet the oxen in training, try your hand at marbling paper, see a puppet show, watch a toy fire-balloon flight, visit the Freeman Farm, stop and see craftsmen at work, and much more. 19th-century magic with Bob Olson. Old Sturbridge Village Singers. Learn a dance with the Old Sturbridge Village Dancers. See the website for more information and to purchase tickets online.

When: Sep 5, 2015 9:45:00 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost: Included in admission (Sat, 05 Sep 2015 09:45:00 )
Curtis Brand
Going back the the Duck with some of them members of the On Call Band. Come and see who shows up.

When: Apr 25, 2015 7 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19 )
Summer Work & Play

Half-price admission is offered for all firefighters on this day.

Old-fashioned fire fighting
See an exciting demonstration of historical 19th-century hand-pump fire trucks, and lend a hand by helping to pump the water. Enjoy a fire truck parade around the Common, including historic motorized fire trucks.

We will also host Massachusetts' premier Fire Explorer Scout Muster, providing the opportunity for teams of scouts to compete in several events. Visitors will also have the chance to compete in the same events!

Old-fashioned ice cream
For ice, cool off with demonstrations of old-fashioned ice-cream making, using period tools, techniques, recipes, and ingredients. In the morning, 18th-century techniques will be used  and in the afternoon, we'll switch to 19th-century methods.

The Best Chili in History Contest
Help judge our fifth annual chili contest. Local restaurants including The Oxhead Tavern and The Publick House are putting their chili recipes to the test!

*Free admission for children 17 and under is limited to five children per one adult. Planning Ahead

Purchase your tickets online in advance to expedite your entrance into the Village. (Remember, kids get free admission in August.)

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.

 



When: Jul 18, 2015 10 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Jul 2015 10 )
February School Vacation Week

February School Vacation Week is filled with fun and engaging activities for kids - and their parents!

Be sure to read more about the special events planned for Washington's Birthday weekend celebration.

Visitors can enjoy candle-making demonstrations, sleigh rides, and sledding on 1830s-style reproduction sleds (all snow-related activities are weather permitting). Planning Ahead

Purchase your tickets online in advance to expedite your entrance into the Village.

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.



When: Feb 14, 2015 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 14 Feb 2015 09 )
December School Vacation Week

Keep the kids busy and engaged during December school vacation at Old Sturbridge Village, with a wide range of crafts, entertainment and outdoor activities offered for all ages.

Other vacation week activities include sledding (try our 1830s-style sleds) and sleigh rides (snow permitting).

Take part in hands-on activities and see special performances all week long. Try your hand at dipping candles the old-fashioned way.

The Village, Tavern, and Gift Shops will all be open throughout the school vacation week. Planning Ahead

Purchase your tickets online in advance to expedite your entrance into the Village.

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.



When: Dec 26, 2015 11:15:00 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 26 Dec 2015 11:15:00 )
Yankee Winter Weekend Package

This package, back by popular demand, makes the perfect weekend get-away. Guests will be greeted with a welcome reception at the  Old Sturbridge? Inn and Reeder Family Lodges, located adjacent to the village, where they will enjoy two nights of lodging. Saturday and Sunday will find the visitor exploring our 19th-century Village. Saturday night, after the Village has closed, guests will return to the candle-lit Village to enjoy a hearth-cooked dinner for two at the Bullard Tavern and a 19th-century magic show by Richard Potter. On Sunday a large brunch will be provided at the Oliver Wight Tavern. Reserve now.



When: Feb 28, 2015 12 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost:

Pricing for this package starts at $375.

 

(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12 )
Home School Day

Our Home School Days offer you and your children the opportunity to explore the Village and participate in hands-on activities. This is a great opportunity for children to gain exposure to many aspects of 1830s New England life in an interactive way.

We recommend that you allow for up to three hours to visit the Village, in addition to any scheduled hands-on studios. If time permits, consider making a quick craft in the Hands-on Crafts Center; $5-10 per activity (first come, first served); some age and safety restrictions apply.

Read more about our Home School program and check back for specific activities as this event approaches. Planning Ahead

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.



When: Nov 4, 2015 11:45:00 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Wed, 04 Nov 2015 11:45:00 )
Fire & Ice Day

Half-price admission is offered for all firefighters on this day.

Old-fashioned fire fighting
See an exciting demonstration of historical 19th-century hand-pump fire trucks, and lend a hand by helping to pump the water. Enjoy a fire truck parade around the Common, including historic motorized fire trucks.

We will also host Massachusetts' premier Fire Explorer Scout Muster, providing the opportunity for teams of scouts to compete in several events. Visitors will also have the chance to compete in the same events!

Old-fashioned ice cream
For ice, cool off with demonstrations of old-fashioned ice-cream making, using period tools, techniques, recipes, and ingredients. In the morning, 18th-century techniques will be used  and in the afternoon, we'll switch to 19th-century methods.

The Best Chili in History Contest
Help judge our annual chili contest. Planning Ahead

Purchase your tickets online in advance to expedite your entrance into the Village. (Remember, kids get free admission in August.)

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.

 



When: Jul 18, 2015 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Jul 2015 09 )
April School Vacation Week

Enjoy expanded hands-on and interactive activities throughout the Village, along with family-friendly performances and entertainment, including music, storytelling, and puppet shows. Meet the new arrivals at the farm (every day) and on Monday (Patriots' Day), take part in martial activities.

Children will be invited to help churn butter, plant a seed, or make an ascending snake.

And, don't forget to keep the kids busy with our April School Vacation Week Discovery Adventures.

Package your trip with our special April School Vacation Family Fun Package, which includes admission, lodging, and more for two adults and two children. Planning Ahead

Purchase your tickets online in advance to expedite your entrance into the Village.

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.

 



When: Apr 18, 2015 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09 )
Iron Adventure Run

Sturbridge, MA  

Google Map

Hotel Reservations
Description 2015 Iron Adventure Run

July 23-25, 2015

Sturbridge, MA at The Sturbridge Host Hotel on Cedar Lake

June 4, 2015 is the Deadline Date for Registration

Phone: 802-747-8567
Website: www.ironadventure.com



When: Jul 23, 2015 12 AM to Jul 25, 2015 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Thu, 23 Jul 2015 00 )
Black History Weekend

Old Sturbridge Village recognizes Juneteenth (a celebration dating back to 1865 thought to be the first known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States) by telling some of the most inspiring stories in African-American history. Visitors can learn about the movement leading up to the abolition of slavery that took place in the early 19th century and also enjoy activities and crafts with African-American themes.  Planning Ahead

Purchase your tickets online in advance to expedite your entrance into the Village.

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.



When: Jun 13, 2015 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 13 Jun 2015 09 )
Celtic Celebration

St. Patrick’s Day events will be in full swing at Old Sturbridge Village March 14-15. The daytime “Celtic Celebration” will feature Irish music, food, step dancing, and stories. Irish musicians will explain the difference between jigs and reels and tell of the Irish experience through song. Museum exhibits and historians will explain what caused the wave of Irish immigration in the 19th century and talk about what life was like for Irish families after they arrived in America.  

Make this weekend a getaway with our Celtic Celebration Package at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges Planning Ahead

Purchase your tickets online in advance to expedite your entrance into the Village.

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.



When: Mar 14, 2015 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 14 Mar 2015 09 )
Redcoats & Rebels

See the largest military re-enactment in New England with nearly 1,000 soldiers portraying British, Irish, Spanish, Scottish, French and Colonial troops. The Village is transformed into a military camp from the time of the War for Independence, as it was known in early New England. Come see what it was really like for those who fought to win America's freedoms.

Daytime events on both days include activities such as:

  • Mock battles and skirmishes
  • Tours of the British and American camps
  • "School of the Soldier" training demonstrations
  • 18th-century Fashions in the Press featuring military and civilian clothing
  • Cannon demonstrations
  • Musket drilling with kids
  • Martial music
  • Help with camp laundry
  • Learn scouting techniques during "Reconnoiter with a Ranger"
  • Drilling and inspection of the troops
  • Visit the battlefield hospital - see small pox innoculations and treatment of the wounded after the battles
  • See the daily life of a Revolutionary War soldier - including delivery of uniforms, pay calls, and prisoner exchanges
  • Play 18th-century baseball
  • Attend a "Service for the Troops"
  • Learn 18th-century dances
  • Explore interactive miniature war gaming

Twilight Encampment
On Saturday, stay for special extended hours; the Village will be open until 8:00 p.m. (but exhibits will not be open) and visitors can mingle with troops in their camps from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. There is no additional charge for the evening program. Hear a cannon barrage and at 6:00 p.m. hear the love story of John and Abigail Adams through their love letters. (The Village will close at its normal time, 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.)

Food and beverages will be available for sale in the Village Cafe and Bullard Tavern Cafeteria. Grilled items and ice cream, as well as wine and beer will also be sold in the Village. Visitors may bring in their own food, but no outside alcohol is allowed. Planning Ahead

Purchase your tickets online in advance to expedite your entrance into the Village.

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.



When: Aug 1, 2015 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 01 Aug 2015 09 )
Apple Fest

Apples ready to harvest is a favorite sign of fall in New England. Enjoy the crisp autumn days at Old Sturbridge Village with special events throughout our Apple Days.

Come tour the orchards, help us pick apples, and taste some nearly forgotten heirloom apple varieties.Througout the day our interpreters will be cooking and preserving this special fall fruit. Then, try your hand at cider-making, and see the ox-powered Cider Mill in operation (grinding on Saturday, pressing on Sunday.) You can even make your own muling spices sachet to take home. Planning Ahead

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges. (OSV Member discounts available.)

Find more useful information for planning your visit.



When: Oct 3, 2015 10:45:00 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 03 Oct 2015 10:45:00 )

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