Welcome to Edinburg, Virginia!

38th Year!

Sept. 21-23, 2018

Weather concerns cause Sunday festival cancellations
As the number of Sunday event cancellations have steady risen due to today's rainy weather, Edinbug Ole Time Festival organizers have decided to call off the festival for the remainder of today, Sunday. A few of the indoor events, such as the John Paul Strain art exhibition and the Book Author signings, will still go on as planned.  Also any decision to stay open on Sunday will be left up to individual crafters and food vendors.

This, after a wonderful day Saturday festivities that featured the big Parade Down Main Street  in the early afternnon. Crafters, food vendors and exhibitors were all busy with crowds of visitors in and around the center of town.

Beard Contest and Duck Race winners will still be announced.

Thanks to all who made the 2018 Edinburg Ole Festival a big success!
Behind the OTF scenes: Festival organizers Eric and Dawn Estep
The Edinburg Ole Time Festival began as a local grassroots idea around 1980. According to local historian Jean Allen Davis, a local citizen named Jim Ellis came up with the idea of an old time festival. A committee was then formed to develop the idea, and Ellis became its first chairman.

Thirty-eight years later, the current OTF Committee Chair is Eric Estep. He and his wife Dawn have led the Festival Committee this past year. It’s still mostly about  local citizens who all volunteer and work together to make the Festival happen. This is Eric’s 10th year of involvement, following in the footsteps of his mother, herself a former Festival Committee member. Both Eric and Dawn are Shenandoah County natives.

“We try to add something new each year,” Eric says. And the Edinburg Ole Time Festival has indeed grown. For example, a record number of craft vendors were on hand this year, a part of the Festival that Dawn organizes.

Eric says that the Committee works together month after month to reach a point having everything ready to go by the Thursday before OTF weekend. Just as Festival weekend begins, it tends to be the most stressful time. He adds that he could never do it without Dawn’s support.

What’s the biggest concern for a festival that celebrates the past? The future, says Eric. “We would love to have more people that volunteer, that live here in Edinburg or outside of Edinburg. We need more ideas. We need younger people.”

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.

Visitor Map • Click on the zoom icon on left to zoom in and out. Choose different map layers on the right for festival info. Use your mouse to scroll around and explore the town.)

...and MUCH MORE!

  •  Larry & Susan Beazley
  •  Christ UCC Church Conicville
  •  John & Kate Hawkins

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

38th Year!

Sept. 21-Sept. 23, 2018

Weather concerns cause Sunday festival cancellations
As the number of Sunday event cancellations have steady risen due to today's rainy weather, Edinbug Ole Time Festival organizers have decided to call off the festival for the remainder of today, Sunday. A few of the indoor events, such as the John Paul Strain art exhibition and the Book Author signings, will still go on as planned.  Also any decision to stay open on Sunday will be left up to individual crafters and food vendors.

This, after a wonderful day Saturday festivities that featured the big Parade Down Main Street  in the early afternnon. Crafters, food vendors and exhibitors were all busy with crowds of visitors in and around the center of town.

Beard Contest and Duck Race winners will still be announced.

Thanks to all who made the 2018 Edinburg Ole Festival a big success!
Behind the OTF scenes: Festival organizers Eric and Dawn Estep
The Edinburg Ole Time Festival began as a local grassroots idea around 1980. According to local historian Jean Allen Davis, a local citizen named Jim Ellis came up with the idea of an old time festival. A committee was then formed to develop the idea, and Ellis became its first chairman.

Thirty-eight years later, the current OTF Committee Chair is Eric Estep. He and his wife Dawn have led the Festival Committee this past year. It’s still mostly about  local citizens who all volunteer and work together to make the Festival happen. This is Eric’s 10th year of involvement, following in the footsteps of his mother, herself a former Festival Committee member. Both Eric and Dawn are Shenandoah County natives.

“We try to add something new each year,” Eric says. And the Edinburg Ole Time Festival has indeed grown. For example, a record number of craft vendors were on hand this year, a part of the Festival that Dawn organizes.

Eric says that the Committee works together month after month to reach a point having everything ready to go by the Thursday before OTF weekend. Just as Festival weekend begins, it tends to be the most stressful time. He adds that he could never do it without Dawn’s support.

What’s the biggest concern for a festival that celebrates the past? The future, says Eric. “We would love to have more people that volunteer, that live here in Edinburg or outside of Edinburg. We need more ideas. We need younger people.”
Edinburg Ole Time Festival Crafter List 2018
F&M Bank

Cottage Crafts – Knitted scarves, dish cloths, hand-woven hats, barrettes, etc.

Gourdpatch Art – Handpainted original designed gourd birdhouses, bird feeders and original artwork

Island Glass Studios – Hand-blown glass art

Jean Smith Woodburning – Woodburning creations

Joe Babcock Photography – Unique photos

M & P’s Jewelry Gifts and More – Painted lighted bottles

Morning Glory Creations – Crochet hats, booties, toys and purses

Nancy’s Affordable Adorables – Tole painted wood, scroll cut wood, crochet and handmade decor

Pine Hill Primitives – Primitive wood signs

Small Town Clay – Handmade pottery

Solar Crate LLC – Solar generators

The Mill House Lawn

Amanda’s Jewelry Box – Handcrafted jewelry

Aaron Bowyer – Woodworking items

Baum’s Log Furniture – Handcrafted rustic log furniture

Bittersweet Creations – Wooden creations

Catherine’s Clay Creations – Polymar clay sculptures

Coachlight Press, LLC. – Books of Civil War fiction/nonfiction and paranormal fiction

Crafty Crafts – Cotton Garden Flags and fused glass jewels

Daisy Blue and Lola Too – Handmade jewelry featuring Liberty of London prints

Edinburg Gap Llama Co. – Everything Llama! Yarn, shawls, socks and rugs made from llama fiber

Eileen Lucas – Local honey

Freefall Artistry – Original acrylic painting and homemade slime

G & G Ceramics – Handmade ceramics

Gooney Creek Soaps, LLC – Handmade soaps, lotions, laundry soaps, wash cloths, etc.

Grandaddy’s Mtn. Furniture – Furniture and repurposed material things

Heather’s Fiber Arts and Notions – Scarves, hats, blankets and more

Heidi Jacobs – Woodburnt items, wine chocolates and Sherpa scarves

Iris Craig – Aprons, kitchen towels and totes

Karen Legge – Mesh wreaths and hand crochet items

Kettle Creek Crafts – Quilting, crochet and candles

Majomi – Handmade purses, totes, jewelry and accessories

Malone’s Garden Center – Mums and perennials

Mary Mayo Designs – Original gemstone and pearl jewelry designs

Meduseld – Reproduction clothing, hats, earrings and ribbons

Mossy Path Copper – Handcrafted twisted copperwire trees

Mouth Drawings – Pencil drawings, prints, calendars and notecards

My Wood Burning Hobby – Wooden items

Nancy Cottrell – Handmade bags, purses and jewelry

Nate’s Silverware Jewelry – Handcrafted jewelry and wind chimes using silverware

Natty’s Hattys – Crocheted hats, baby wear, blankets and tutu’s

Old Time Primitives – Farmhouse, primitive and refurbished furniture and wreaths

Old Valley Pike Soap Co. – Handmade soap and lotions

Olive Oil Soap Co. – Handmade soap, candles, lip balm, shaving mugs and lotions

Paula Baird – Crocheted hats, scarves, baby dresses, sweaters and blankets, Afghans and dog scarves

Primitives by Susan K. – Handmade primitive items

River of Mountains Studio – Handmade jewelry

Scott Wallen – Pet IDs, collars and leashes

Silver Express Woodworks – Cutting boards, knife blocks, signs, lamps and benches

Skellywag Designs – Table toppers, towels, fudge and potato candy, casserole covers, etc.

Spinning Sunlight – Crocheted stuffed animals and accessories

Spinning Sunlight – Knit and crochet animals and accessories

Steph designs – Silk flower arrangments

TL Cards and Crafts – Handmade cards, florals, cross stitch and wreaths

Top Dog Boutique – Cornhole bags, sewing, embroidery, towels, aprons, bibs, etc.

Turn of the Century Inc. – Handcrafted hardwood games

Treasure Tree Wire – Custom cut and polished gemstones, rocks and wire-wrapped in sterling silver

U-Neek Chain Maille – Chain Maille handmade jewelry

Wire Wrapped Jewelry by Rosia – Handmade wire-wrapped jewelry

Woodstock Knit Shop – Hand knitted items

Stony Creek Blvd.

Handmade Wood Crafts – Wooden toys and trivets

Studio D Beads – Handmade glass beads and jewelry

Edinburg Mill Museum grounds

Just Fudge It – Gourmet hand-made fudge and jewelry

2018 Edinburg Ole Time Festival Patrons

Individual Patrons:
Patriots $100 or more

Antioch Church of the Brethren

Clyde, Judy, & Tim Beachy

Coleman Microwave

Cook’s Exxon Service Center

Cathy Fadely Dalke

Edinburg Renaissance B&B

Tom & Sue Faucett

David Ferguson

Charles & Deborah French

Gene’s Plumbing

Miriam M. Irvin

Markleys Auto Service

Massanutten Antique Tractor & Gasoline Engine Club

Jim & Cynthia Morris

Ortts Electric Inc

Sallie M. Raynor

Luther & Wilhelmina Sanitful

Shenandoah County Library

Barbara Strong

Michael Wages

C.F. & Janet Wagniere

Dan & Cindy Walsh

Bill & Polly Wetzel

Betty B. Wisman

Steve Wood

Pioneers $50 - $99

Anonymous

Columbia Furnace Community Club

Creekside Campground

Jean Allen Davis

Mark & Ellen Kay Dellinger

Edinburg Lions Club

Steve & Susan Ehart

Emmart Oil CO / Bo’s Express

Warren & Pat French

Kathryn Gosswein

Mary Ola Hawkins

Larry Helsley

Shelby M. Hollar

Pattie Irvin

Nat & Mary Jane Kirkland

Keith & Molly Lantz

Donna Locklear

Jim & Laura Long

Nellie Long

Vicki Lutz

Roy & Anna Nilsen

William & Maxine Pence

Jerry Fulk & Barbara Rice

Anne Sheetz

Ron & Iva Sheetz

Henry & Judy Shirkey

Elizabeth Strippy

Rev. Charles Wood

Settlers $25 - $49

John & Jude Birch

Billy & Gloria Boone

Marlys Boyd

Gerald & Barbara Buttram

Ian & Mary Jo Chapman

Shelly Good Cook

Anne Dellinger

Tom & Sharon DiNardo

Edinburg FCE

Edinburg Motors, Inc.

Betty P. Estep in Memory of Pat Kirk

Richard & Barbara Forsyth

Timmy French

Bill & Gail Giles

Mike & Debbie Good

Dan & Sue Harshman

Fay & Leslie Hollar

Cynthia P. Holloman

Kent & Maria Jeter

L. Pat Jones

The Kent Family

Susan Mayer

G. Daniel McCaffrey

Mike & Debby O’Hara

Daniel & Carolyn Reger

Cletus & Ashley Ritenour

Kelly Good Singleton

Ted & Suzanne Soliday

Richard & Patty Thomas

Harris, Barbara, Shane, Heath, & Chase Thompson

Jerry & Teresa Wealthy

Charles & Carolyn Wilkins

Old-Timer $5 - $24

Alan & Ann Alterman

Sandra Armentrout

Carl & Shirley Bright

Janice Clem

Jeff Cook

Karen Dellinger

Edith B. Didawick

Diane Downey

Orpha Fadeley

Joe, Mary Beth, Johnathan & Joseph Foltz

Zane & Patsy Foltz

Sam & Jeanne Gochenour

Virginia Gochenour

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Harrell

Butch & Michelle Hisey

Mike & Sue Horne

Nell Huffman Family

George V. Irvin

Jacob Johnson

Kelly & Sherrill Keller

Michael & Sarah Kline

Emily Koon

Judy Lindamood

Joan Litten

Connie Mantz

Tim & Becky May

Richard & Trudy Pence

Wes Pence

Diana Plott

Mr. & Mrs. Leroy Polk

Carolyn Raynor

Richard & Cindy Ritter

Stuart, Ann, Claire, and Lillian Shirkey

Wayne & Jean Short

Stephanie Showers

James & Nina Sibert

Stoney Creek Hair Studio

Tom & Stacy Summitt

Mary Lou Thompson

Retha Walters

Landon & Edie Wetzel

Samantha Wetzel

Steve & Michelle Wetzel

Crystal Whetzel

Heide Withers

Debbie Wolverton

Lorraine Zirkle

Become a Patron!

More info about becoming a Patron HERE.

Festival Visitor Info, Participant Info and Application Forms
Printable Festival Guides

Click on links to download printable documents

 •   Festival Event Brochure

 •   Festival Event Schedule Listing

 •   Festival Map

Non-profit Organizations

 •   Non-Profit & Civic Group Application

Crafters, Other Applications and Info

Hello Crafter/Artist!

We want to invite you to join us this year at our 38th Edinburg Ole Time Festival on September 21st through the 23rd.

This year we will be judging the crafters as follows:
Best All-Around Crafter
Most Original Crafter
Chairman’s Choice

All will win a free spot at our 2019 Festival! There will be continuous great music and a wonderful variety of food vendors all around town to help lure patrons to your booths.

We are still charging only $50 a space (12X12) for the whole weekend and $25 for additional spaces, but get your application in early as it is a first come first serve basis!

Feel free to call 540-325-9633 if you have any questions. If you do call and there is no answer, please leave a message, including your return phone number. We will follow up. Thank you!

 •   Click here to download Crafter Application

 •   Click here to download 2018 Amazing Bed Race Application

 •   Click here to download 2018 4k Family Fun Run/walk Application

Parade - March Through Town: Saturday, Sept. 2th, 2018

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.

2018 Edinburg Ole Time Festival Committee Members

Chairman: Eric Estep   •   Co-Chair: Dwayne Ryman   •   Secretary: Donna Locklear   •   Treasurer: Shelby Hollar

2018 Committee Chairs

Antique Tractors: Gail Giles  •   Beard Contest: Melanie Spalding and Deidre Larrick  •   Bed Race: Brad Dellinger and Kathy Thompson  •   Book Signing: Donna Smith  •   Children’s Festival: Stephanie Heishman-Litten  •   Civic Organization: Donna Locklear  •   Civil War Dance: Libby Rocco  •   Crafters: Dawn Estep  •   Duck Race: Vicky Bowman  •   Encampment: Libby Rocco  •   Entertainment & Dance: Libby Rocco  •   Festival Crock: Kathy Gwynn  •   Food Vendors: Jane Ryman  •   Fun Run: Donna Foltz Spaur and Sarah Kline  •   Information Booth: Sallie Raynor  •   Parade: Steve Wood  •   Parking: Eric Estep  •   Patrons: Shelby Hollar  •   Plaques: Dawn Estep  •   Pioneer Breakfast: Paje Cross and Triplett Tech Culinary Students  •   Publicity: Heather Holsinger  •   Ole Timers Games: Larry Beasley  •   Opening Ceremony: Eric Estep  •   Play: Barbara Strong  •   Schedule Brochures: Janet Wagniere  •   Signage: Heather Holsinger  •   Sing Along: Barbara Strong  •   Sponsorship: Libby Rocco  •   Tents: Eric Estep  •   T Shirts: Dawn Estep  •   Web Site: Hank Zimmerman  •  

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.


  •  Larry & Susan Beazley
  •  Christ UCC Church Conicville
  •  John & Kate Hawkins

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