Historic “Edinburgh” Day



at The Rural Museum

11 N. Shore Rd., Edinburg
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Rain or shine.

Come join us for this wonderful free annual event!

This is a community-wide event held up the hill from the Great Sacandaga Lake at the Edinburg Four Corners and along North Shore Road. There are free horse and wagon rides, two museums with demonstrations in spinning, knitting, weaving, period exhibits and a maple syrup demonstration, plus an old wood working tool shop. A bake sale is held in the Rural Museum and the Arts and Crafts Show is set up on the grounds outside the Rural Museum. Set up time for vendors starts at 9:00 a.m. There is something for everybody. The only covered bridge in Saratoga County, Copeland Covered Bridge, is just down the road. Edinburg boasts two historic churches built in the 1800s as well. Refreshments will be available.

The Society has promoted community and regional awareness of and involvement in the rich heritage of the small town of Edinburg by sponsoring the annual Historic “Edinburgh” Day celebration since 1992.

Picture of man demonstarting old-style welding with old-style furnace

Welding Demonstration

On Historic “Edinburgh” Day, horse and wagon rides convey visitors from one museum to the other. Depending on availability, skill demonstrations such as weaving, spinning, woodworking, wooden hay rake and pack basket making, fly tying, trapping, snowshoe making, chair caning, quilt making, and blacksmithing inspire and inform. Historic displays show different aspects of life in our town. The sale of commemorative historical society merchandise and raffle tickets benefit the Society.

In the past, a historic bus tour was an important event during the festivities; it provide an opportunity for residents and visitors to view the many historic buildings, sites, and cemeteries that are in the area. The tour was changed yearly, allowing visits to different combinations of locations.