Opening July 2, 2022!

Times: 10 AM – 5:30 PM

Ox and Yoke Mercantile (Located outside the Visitor Center)

Enjoy an afternoon of shopping at our new Ox & Yoke Mercantile, where you’ll find upscale Village-made crafts and designs that work in the modern-day. Take home traditional rural New England treasures, mixing the old with the contemporary for a Village-inspired look. Find gifts for every occasion made here in New England including home décor, bath and body, books, unique food items, Village-made crafts and kits, gardening supplies, children’s books, toys, and so much more! In celebration of opening, we also have several special in-store events happening on July 2nd! See below for details.


The Ox and Yoke Mercantile will be open 10:00 am – 5:30 pm on days when the Village is open! Stay tuned for special holiday hours too.

As always, members of Old Sturbridge Village receive a 10% discount on all regular price merchandise when they show their membership ID. Not a member? Join today!

Free Whimsical Tote Bag Giveaway

Customers who make a purchase of $50 or more at Ox & Yoke will receive a FREE whimsical Old Sturbridge Village tote bag! Available while supplies last; offer valid July 2nd – 4th, 2022.


Cedar & Pearl Ornament Painting Demonstration

When: July 2, 2022 | 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Ornament artist Stephanie Guzik-Lendrum creates small works of art in her workshop in Glens Falls, NY. By combining intricate laser technology and traditional hand-painting techniques, she has designed a collection of keepsake wooden ornaments full of small details and surprises. Stephanie established the Cedar + Pearl collection of heirloom quality ornaments to celebrate experiences and moments. She is honored to have worked with Old Sturbridge Village for the past two years to create ornaments that will delight visitors as a way to bring home a memory of their visit.

Hector Fox and the Raven’s Revenge Book Signing

When: July 2, 2022 | 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Astrid Sheckels cannot remember a time when she was not telling or illustrating stories, especially ones involving imaginary animals. A native of western Massachusetts and growing up in an artistic family, Astrid spent her childhood playing outside, using her imagination, and drawing. Her Scandinavian roots are evident in her artwork, which she describes as a “mix of classic realism and whimsy.” She studied Fine Art at Greenfield Community College and works as a full-time artist. She is a member of the Western Massachusetts Illustrators Guild and The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

Astrid is the author/illustrator of “Hector Fox and the Giant Quest”, the first book in the whimsical Hector Fox series. Her debut as an author/illustrator is the award-winning “Nic and Nellie” (2013). As an illustrator, her other award-winning Islandport Press titles are “The Scallop Christmas” (Freeburg, 2009) and “The Fish House Door” (Baldwin, 2010).

Her newest book, Hector Fox and the Raven’s Revenge has been a sell-out here at OSV.

Live Music by Village Musician

When: July 3, 2022 | 1:00 – 1:30 and 2:00 – 2:30 pm

Enjoy some live instrumental music while you shop!

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