Events

2024 Events at Old Bedford Village

May 25 & 26

Opening Weekend

Regular Thursday – Sunday hours officially resume for the season on Saturday, May 25! Celebrate the start of the summer season at Old Bedford Village!  Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at our many picnic tables!

June 8 & 9

Civil War Weekend

Living History throughout the Village

Battles both days

June 22 & 23

Wild West Weekend

Travel back to the days of the old west! Featuring gunfights, bank raids, and poker games, plus lots of activities for the kids!

July 13 & 14

Napoleonic Grand Tactique

Join us for a display of the pageantry and style of early 19th century European warfare.  Learn about the tactical brilliance of one of history’s great military commanders, and discover the origins of tactics that would influence warfare in the American Civil War and beyond.

August 10 & 11

18th & 19th Century Living History Weekend

Experience demonstrations and interpretations of frontier life during the 18 and 19 centuries.  Military and civilian displays will be present representing a range of time periods and activities.

August 17 & 18

Meet the Union Generals: A Living History Event

Generals and other notable men and women from the period discuss their lives during the Civil War.

August 31 & September 1

Pennsylvania Union Soldiers & Civilians Encampment

We invite you to join us for a weekend of interpretive living history, as we recreate the raising of Bedford County’s Co’s. D, E., & F., of the 138th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment.  This event will feature a recruiting and training camp, using the U.S. Army Regulations of 1861 and the U.S. Army School of the Soldier tactics being demonstrated according to the original manuals. Camps will feature other U.S. Army departments and functions that would have existed during the time.

October 5 & 12

Murder Mystery Weekends

6pm to 10pm – Adults $10, Children $8, age 5 & under, free.

There’s been a terrible murder in the Village! You are the detective. Interactive. 6 pm to 10 pm. Please bring a flashlight and a pencil.  After a brief orientation, you will be free to interview the suspects in their cabins at your own pace. Please plan to arrive by 7:30 to ensure that you have plenty of time to question all of the suspects and solve the mystery. 

October 19 & 20

Pumpkinfest

$10 for adults, Children under 14 free!  *Some activities require a nominal fee.
Old-fashioned fall family fun awaits all ages at our autumn pumpkin festival!  Lots of activities for all. Pumpkin carving, scarecrow making, snacks, games, and so much more. 

December 7 & 14

An Old-fashioned Christmas

5pm to 9pm, Adults $10.00, children $8, ages 5 and under Free
Stroll through the Village by candlelight to see our buildings decorated for Christmas as they may have been long ago; enjoy live seasonal music. Enjoy cookies & cocoa as you learn the stories behind your favorite holiday traditions! Come celebrate the season with us!
Bring a donation of an item with a $10 value for the Bedford County Humane Society to receive a free cookie and hot cocoa voucher!

October 21-22

Pumpkinfest

Old fashioned family fun awaits all ages at our autumn pumpkin festival! Lots of activities for everyone, including pumpkin carving, scarecrow making, snacks, games, and much more.
$10 for adults, Children under 14 free!
*Some activities require a nominal fee.

December 2 & 9

Old Fashioned Christmas in the Village

Stroll through the village while enjoying live seasonal music, cookies, hot cider, and cocoa. Learn the stories behind your favorite holiday traditions. Come celebrate the season with us from 5 pm to 9 pm both Saturdays.
Bring an item ($10 value) to donate to the Bedford County Humane Society and receive a free snickerdoodle and hot cocoa!

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