Edinburg Historical Society planning fall festival; Rural Museum will not be open

EDINBURG — The Edinburg Historical Society is planning to celebrate the Edinburg fall festival even though the Rural Museum will not have the exhibits set up due to the COVID-19. The exhibits are extensive to set up and then take down just for one day. The Nellie Tyrrell Museum will not be open. Anyone who is not vaccinated must wear a mask, according to a news release.

A 10 percent commission of sales is asked as a donation to help defray costs associated with these events.

The festival, which will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 18, will have free horse and wagon rides by J & D Percherons. The homemade soups and chili will be sold in takeout only containers. A bake sale will be held in the Rural Museum. The Arts and Crafts booths will be set up outside the museum. The vendors can set up at 9 a.m.

Even though the Rural Museum will not be officially open, the attendees can visit the Copeland Covered Bridge, 35 feet long and the only state queen post truss bridge in Saratoga County. It sits over Beecher’s Creek. Cross over the Batchellerville Bridge.

For anyone who wants to attend, the application forms are available online at: http://edinburghistoricalsociety.org and can be e-mailed to; [email protected] or can be sent by mail addressed to: George and Andrea Blackwood, 4 Morris Road, Edinburg, NY 12134. Any questions, call the Blackwood’s at (518) 863-6772.