Events

July 21, 2018 -
12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Our craft beer festival is BACK--bigger and better than ever, with more brews, bands, and bites than ever before! Eighteen craft breweries from across New England will provide visitors an opportunity to sample and purchase some of the region’s top beers, ciders, and ales. At five indoor and outdoor stages, more than a dozen musical artists and bands will bring the sounds of Americana, bluegrass,...
July 27, 2018 - 10:00 AM
Luxurious silks, colorful cotton, delicate lace, and shimmering ribbons… the latest fashions were available to women in rural communities through their local country stores. Join a member of the curatorial staff for an in-depth look at the variety of fabrics, patterns, and trims available to rural New England women in the early 19th century. Explore how fashions and trends spread from European...
August 04, 2018 to August 05, 2018
 
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...
March 03, 2018 to March 04, 2018
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March 10, 2018 to March 11, 2018
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March 17, 2018 to March 18, 2018
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March 24, 2018 to March 25, 2018
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April 14, 2018 to April 15, 2018
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May 19, 2018 to May 20, 2018
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June 09, 2018 to June 10, 2018
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July 14, 2018 to July 15, 2018
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August 18, 2018 to August 19, 2018
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September 22, 2018 to September 23, 2018
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October 20, 2018 to October 21, 2018
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November 03, 2018 to November 04, 2018
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November 10, 2018 to November 11, 2018
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November 17, 2018 to November 18, 2018
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November 24, 2018 to November 25, 2018
 
MEMBER EVENT
Old Sturbridge Village extends to OSV members the privilege of bringing their dog to Old Sturbridge Village on select weekends throughout the year.  Not a member yet?  Join now. Members - have you attended a Dog Day in the past?  Send us photos of your dog enjoying the Village! Dog Days Policies In order to be eligible to participate in Dog Days at Old Sturbridge Village, the following policy...
August 18, 2018 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
Join us during OSV’s Textile Weekend to talk about plants used to create natural dyes in the 19th century. Discover plants that come from all over the world, or right from your garden, that can be used to dye textiles. This talk will be held in the Herb Garden.  Garden Thyme programs are held on the third Saturday of each month and are FREE for members of Old Sturbridge Village. Led by Village...
August 18, 2018, August 18, 2018 - 10:30 AM, 1:00 PM
The Old Sturbridge Village costume collection contains numerous examples of cleverly modified garments.  These modifications were made to make a garment more fashionable as styles changed, to alter a garment to fit a different shape, or in some cases, take a garment and turn it into something entirely new.  Examples of thrift can also be seen in the use of piecing and creative cutting visible in...
August 18, 2018, August 18, 2018 - 10:30 AM, 1:00 PM
The Old Sturbridge Village costume collection contains numerous examples of cleverly modified garments.  These modifications were made to make a garment more fashionable as styles changed, to alter a garment to fit a different shape, or in some cases, take a garment and turn it into something entirely new.  Examples of thrift can also be seen in the use of piecing and creative cutting visible in...
September 01, 2018 to September 02, 2018
 
In the 1830s, all male American citizens from 18 to 30 were active members of their local militia companies. Labor Day weekend will feature all the sights and sounds of the training days that these companies took part in at least twice a year. The days’ events will include everything from cannon and musket demonstrations, to martial music and sham battles, and even live firing of muskets at...
September 01, 2018 - 3:30 PM
For the early 19th century military man, appearance and style were of the utmost concern! From the height of his plume to the amount of gold on his coat, every detail of his uniform was carefully deliberated over to give the most impressive appearance he could afford. The high demand for military uniforms and equipment for the massive uniformed militia of the period led to the birth of a new...
September 06, 2018  
Our themed Home School Days offer you and your children the opportunity to visit the Village and join in hands-on activities. We recommend that you allow three hours to visit the Village in addition to scheduled hands-on studios. Online registration for hands-on workshops open approximately one month prior to each event. Cost is $10 per child 3 and over for full-day admission to Old Sturbridge...
   

$325 per person ($275 for OSV Members)

Register by clicking on your chosen date on the right. 

Take a journey into the past. Experience first-hand what life was like in 19th-century rural New England’s countryside by spending a night in the Emerson Bixby House, home of a Blacksmith/Farmer and his family. After you are appropriately dressed to toil, your real labor begins. Working alongside costumed historians, your work will include: cooking a 19th-century dinner and breakfast, learning a...
September 15, 2018 to September 16, 2018
 
At this celebration of artisans, the Village will showcase New England trades from the 19th century. The Village's blacksmith, potter, tinner, cooper, printer, and others will showcase their skills by crafting more complicated items not usually displayed at the Village. They will be joined by artisans of historic crafts from throughout New England who will demonstrate their work. From etching,...
March 03, 2018 to March 04, 2018
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March 10, 2018 to March 11, 2018
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March 17, 2018 to March 18, 2018
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March 24, 2018 to March 25, 2018
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April 14, 2018 to April 15, 2018
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May 19, 2018 to May 20, 2018
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June 09, 2018 to June 10, 2018
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July 14, 2018 to July 15, 2018
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August 18, 2018 to August 19, 2018
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September 22, 2018 to September 23, 2018
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October 20, 2018 to October 21, 2018
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November 03, 2018 to November 04, 2018
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November 10, 2018 to November 11, 2018
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November 17, 2018 to November 18, 2018
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November 24, 2018 to November 25, 2018
 
MEMBER EVENT
Old Sturbridge Village extends to OSV members the privilege of bringing their dog to Old Sturbridge Village on select weekends throughout the year.  Not a member yet?  Join now. Members - have you attended a Dog Day in the past?  Send us photos of your dog enjoying the Village! Dog Days Policies In order to be eligible to participate in Dog Days at Old Sturbridge Village, the following policy...
September 22, 2018 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
Visit the Parsonage garden and the Asa Knight store to see how families may have procured seed in the 19th century. From selecting the best crop to drying and cleaning, go through the steps of saving seed for annuals, perennials, and biennials. Garden Thyme programs are held on the third Saturday of each month and are FREE for members of Old Sturbridge Village. Led by Village horticultural and...
October 06, 2018 to October 08, 2018
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October 13, 2018 to October 14, 2018
 
Celebrate the harvest and the beautiful New England autumn at the peak of fall color. Learn how food makes its way from the farm to the dining room table. Meet our oxen and see multiple teams demonstrate plowing and field preparation. Learn more about heritage breed animals and talk with breeders. Join our costumed interpreters as they harvest apples, potatoes, carrots, and beets, conduct garden...
October 11, 2018  
Our themed Home School Days offer you and your children the opportunity to visit the Village and join in hands-on activities. We recommend that you allow three hours to visit the Village in addition to scheduled hands-on studios. Online registration for hands-on workshops open approximately one month prior to each event. Cost is $10 per child 3 and over for full-day admission to Old Sturbridge...
October 06, 2018 to October 08, 2018
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October 13, 2018 to October 14, 2018
 
Celebrate the harvest and the beautiful New England autumn at the peak of fall color. Learn how food makes its way from the farm to the dining room table. Meet our oxen and see multiple teams demonstrate plowing and field preparation. Learn more about heritage breed animals and talk with breeders. Join our costumed interpreters as they harvest apples, potatoes, carrots, and beets, conduct garden...
March 03, 2018 to March 04, 2018
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March 10, 2018 to March 11, 2018
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March 17, 2018 to March 18, 2018
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March 24, 2018 to March 25, 2018
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April 14, 2018 to April 15, 2018
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May 19, 2018 to May 20, 2018
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June 09, 2018 to June 10, 2018
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July 14, 2018 to July 15, 2018
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August 18, 2018 to August 19, 2018
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September 22, 2018 to September 23, 2018
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October 20, 2018 to October 21, 2018
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November 03, 2018 to November 04, 2018
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November 10, 2018 to November 11, 2018
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November 17, 2018 to November 18, 2018
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November 24, 2018 to November 25, 2018
 
MEMBER EVENT
Old Sturbridge Village extends to OSV members the privilege of bringing their dog to Old Sturbridge Village on select weekends throughout the year.  Not a member yet?  Join now. Members - have you attended a Dog Day in the past?  Send us photos of your dog enjoying the Village! Dog Days Policies In order to be eligible to participate in Dog Days at Old Sturbridge Village, the following policy...
October 20, 2018 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
A practical guide for harvesting, drying and preserving herbs through the winter.  Come and learn time-honored methods of preserving herbs that can still be applied today.   Garden Thyme programs are held on the third Saturday of each month and are FREE for members of Old Sturbridge Village. Led by Village horticultural and agricultural staff, these programs and workshops are held at various...
April 28, 2018 to April 29, 2018
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October 27, 2018 to October 28, 2018
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November 24, 2018 to November 25, 2018
 
Spend some time at the Village learning a historical craft. These adult workshops vary from blacksmithing to textiles, coopering, foodways, and more. Come and try your hand at a craft and take home your finished masterpiece! Unless otherwise specified, workshops will be held in the Country Bank Museum Education Center. Most classes are full day classes with a lunch break. Please consider bringing...