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Events

2014-2015 Special Events and Themed Weekends

Ghost Walk October 10 - October 10
A haunting at Historic Cold Spring Village? Come see for yourself! Celebrate the spooky season on a ghost walk throughout the grounds of the Village this October. Staff members will lead guests by lantern light through the shell-lined paths of the Village, stopping along the way at the museum’s restored historic buildings to speak of the mysterious spectral happenings reported by staff and revealed by paranormal investigation teams. Click for more info!

Ghost Investigation October 11 - October 11
Interested in ghost hunting? Like learning about the supernatural? Join professional paranormal investigators for hands-on ghost hunting in Historic Cold Spring Village. Visit five Village buildings and use video and sound recording equipment to test for evidence of the supernatural. Then discuss your findings over dessert! Tickets are $40 each and must be purchased in advance. Click for more info!

Ghost Walk October 17 - October 17
A haunting at Historic Cold Spring Village? Come see for yourself! Celebrate the spooky season on a ghost walk throughout the grounds of the Village this October. Staff members will lead guests by lantern light through the shell-lined paths of the Village, stopping along the way at the museum’s restored historic buildings to speak of the mysterious spectral happenings reported by staff and revealed by paranormal investigation teams. Click for more info!

Ghost Walk October 18 - October 18
A haunting at Historic Cold Spring Village? Come see for yourself! Celebrate the spooky season on a ghost walk throughout the grounds of the Village this October. Staff members will lead guests by lantern light through the shell-lined paths of the Village, stopping along the way at the museum’s restored historic buildings to speak of the mysterious spectral happenings reported by staff and revealed by paranormal investigation teams. Click for more info!

Pumpkin Festival October 18 - October 18
The Lower Township Rotary Club presents the 22nd Annual Pumpkin Festival. Fall family fun with craft and food vendors, face painting, pumpkin painting, hayrides, a haunted barn, games, activities and more. Free admission. Rain date: October 19th.

Ghost Walk October 24 - October 24
A haunting at Historic Cold Spring Village? Come see for yourself! Celebrate the spooky season on a ghost walk throughout the grounds of the Village this October. Staff members will lead guests by lantern light through the shell-lined paths of the Village, stopping along the way at the museum’s restored historic buildings to speak of the mysterious spectral happenings reported by staff and revealed by paranormal investigation teams. Click for more info!

Ghost Investigation October 25 - October 25
Interested in ghost hunting? Like learning about the supernatural? Join professional paranormal investigators for hands-on ghost hunting in Historic Cold Spring Village. Visit five Village buildings and use video and sound recording equipment to test for evidence of the supernatural. Then discuss your findings over dessert! Tickets are $40 each and must be purchased in advance. Click for more info!

Candlelight Walk November 08 - November 08
Step back in time for a lovely autumn evening on Saturday, November 8th, when the Friends of Historic Cold Spring Village host the annual Candlelight Walk from 6-8pm. Luminaries will line the paths and guide you to several of the Village’s restored historic buildings where wine, beer and a variety of light fare will be served. Enjoy desserts, live musical entertainment and hot beverages at the Village Pavilion. Tickets are $25. Click for more info!

Wassail Day December 06 - December 06
The Village paths come alive with the sounds and smells of wintertime at this free event. Select buildings will also be open where guests can enjoy hot beverages and treats served by historical interpreters in period clothing. Visitors can meet Father Christmas in the Country Store and enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride throughout the festively decorated Village grounds for a small donation. Free Admission.

Feasting on History May 05 - May 05
Annual restaurant gala fundraiser held at NASW Aviation Museum. Sample signatures dishes, entrees and desserts from your favorite area restaurants. Plus, special wine tastings from local and regional distributors! Advance ticket sales only, please.

Free Cold Spring Country Fair June 06 - June 07
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!

Hands-on History June 13 - June 14
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!

Military Timeline Weekend June 20 - June 21
An exhibition of various conflicts spanning several centuries including English Hundred Years War, Boer War, American Revolution and Civil War, World War II, Korean War and more!

Cape May Quilt & Fiber Arts Show June 27 - June 28
The Village’s 28th annual Quilt Show has expanded into a full-scale event celebrating all forms of fiber arts. In addition to voting for your favorite quilt, guests can take in workshops and demonstrations on knitting, crocheting, wool dyeing, sheep shearing and more.

Independence Day Celebration July 04 - July 05
Afternoon concerts, family activities and traditional fun. Patriotic programs both days, including The Story of Old Glory and live music.

Hands-on History July 11 - July 12
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!

11th Annual Celtic Festival July 18 - July 19
Celebrate traditions of the Celtic Highlands with live entertainment-music, dancing, crafts, beer pavilion and more! Please check back for performance lineup.

Railroad Days July 25 - July 26
The Village is lined with model railroads, garden displays, vendors and more–discover all things locomotive!

Down on the Farm Weekend August 01 - August 02
Visit with your favorite barnyard animals, make take-home crafts, take a horse & carriage ride with Levi the Horse and celebrate all things on the American farm!

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!

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.

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!

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!