It’s the tenth anniversary Old Ways Days! Sat. & Sun. October 15 & 16.  And to celebrate we’re bringing back some of the best of Wood Days to Old Ways Days.  Wood Days had a 23 year run and encompassed a wide variety of activities by artists and craftspeople.

Of course we’ll have the usual variety of demonstrations, including stone carving, hands-on blacksmithing and the many tools for kids (and adults) to try.  Our four top notch bands will cover Bluegrass, American, Celtic and a Jam session.  There’ll be a variety of antique machinery in operation. And the usual excellent veggie and regular chili.

New this year we’ll have an art show by Janet King – one of the best portrait painters around – of both pets and people.  We’re adding arrowhead making, old one lunger gas engines running antique machinery, a League of NH Craftsmen juried Wood Turner and needle point and rug hooking – how’s that for variety!

Our Saw mill will be back, along with alpacas and their wool products, broom and spoon making, and we’ll once again have a wide selection of antique useable tools for sale. 

Saturday’s music includes Badger’s Drift, alt. country,  from 11:00 to 1:00;  Entangled Strings from 1:00 to 3:00, a six piece band including mandolin, banjo, upright bass and fiddle, playing great songs, Americana style.   Bring your instrument.  They’ll be running a jam from 3:00 to 4:00. 

On Sunday Newfound Grass will be on stage with Bluegrass from 11:00 to 1:00.  Ryan and Brennish Thomson finish the day with their celtic fiddles from 1:00 to 3:00.

We’ll have Dave’s popular chili, plus hots and hams available from 11:00 to 2:00.
The event runs 10 – 4 on Saturday and 10 – 3 on Sunday.

Contact information:  Dave and Anne Emerson, 603 783 4403 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.  E-mail website:

Old Ways Traditions, 418 Shaker Road, Canterbury NH 03224.  We are 1 ¼ mi. north of Shaker Village.

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