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