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Events

2015 Special Events and Themed Weekends

Hands-on History August 08 - August 09
Try your hand at crafts and trades from the 1800s! Blacksmithing, basketweaving, woodworking and more. Step inside the Village's 26 restored, historic buildings and interact with historical interpreters to learn and create-the way our ancestors did! Children can get their 'Pastport' stamped for each hands-on activity they complete, and redeem it for a free treat in the Country Store!

Evening of Paranormal Research August 11 - August 11
The August 11th and September 5th paranormal research events will begin at 7:30pm in the Welcome Center with an introduction to ghost-hunting etiquette and equipment, and an overview of the history of paranormal activity at the Village. Guests will then be escorted in groups to several sites throughout the Village where researchers will allow guests to assist with the research using digital photography and sound recording equipment. After the investigation, guests will return to the Welcome Center to discuss their findings. Tickets to each evening of paranormal research are $40 each and must be purchased in advance. Please call (609) 898-2300, ext. 10 for more information and to purchase tickets. Amateur paranormal researchers are welcome to bring their own equipment.

Classic Car Show & Cruise August 15 - August 16
Vintage cars and trucks fill the Village from 11am-3pm.

Seafarers’ Weekend August 22 - August 23
Pirates invade the Village! Catch the action with exciting pirate fight shows throughout the weekend. Take in exhibits and activities such as antique boats, duck decoy carving and more. Plus, sea chanties and sing-alongs.

Seafood Feast August 22 - August 22
The Village is hosting the 2nd Annual Seafood Feast at the Cold Spring Grange Restaurant on Saturday, August 22nd from 5pm to 7pm. The Cold Spring Grange Restaurant’s own chef Vincent Buchter will cater the event, bringing a unique combination of locally produced, farm-to-table delicacies and comfort foods to the full seafood buffet. Proceeds benefit the restoration of the c. 1804 Stillwell and Elizabeth Corson Barn. Tickets are $45.00 per person. Advance purchase is required. Please call (609) 898-2300 ext. 10 to purchase tickets.

Revolutionary War Encampment August 29 - August 30
The American Revolution comes to life with reenactors and encampments from both Loyalist and Patriot militia. Field camps, weaponry, programs and more.

Hands-on History September 05 - September 06
Try your hand at crafts and trades from the 1800s! Blacksmithing, basketweaving, woodworking and more. Step inside the Village's 26 restored, historic buildings and interact with historical interpreters to learn and create-the way our ancestors did! Children can get their 'Pastport' stamped for each hands-on activity they complete, and redeem it for a free treat in the Country Store!

Evening of Paranormal Research September 05 - September 05
The August 11th and September 5th paranormal research events will begin at 7:30pm in the Welcome Center with an introduction to ghost-hunting etiquette and equipment, and an overview of the history of paranormal activity at the Village. Guests will then be escorted in groups to several sites throughout the Village where researchers will allow guests to assist with the research using digital photography and sound recording equipment. After the investigation, guests will return to the Welcome Center to discuss their findings. Tickets to each evening of paranormal research are $40 each and must be purchased in advance. Please call (609) 898-2300, ext. 10 for more information and to purchase tickets. Amateur paranormal researchers are welcome to bring their own equipment.

Civil War Weekend September 12 - September 13
Re-enactors bring to life military encampments, demonstrations of infantry and artillery drill, weaponry, camp life and more throughout the Village. Vendors of reproduction period merchandise. Battle reenactment at 2pm both days.

Time Travel Weekend September 19 - September 20

Free Cold Spring Country Fair September 26 - September 27
Free admission! Stroll the Village's shaded lanes where arts, crafts and antiques vendors sell their wares. Visit select buildings and learn about the trades and crafts of the ‘age of homespun’! Take guided walking tours and special discounts at the Country Store!