Save the date for this classic old-timey celebration that has become the local traditional way of welcoming fall.
The whole family will enjoy live music, luscious food, animals, demonstrations by practitioners of traditional crafts and trades, kids’ activities, historical displays, reenactors, exhibits by civic and nonprofit organizations, farm products, and the 19th century Green District Schoolhouse, now fully restored by the Canterbury Historical Society.
Please check back for updates to the list of exhibitors, musical performers, and the music schedule. (Exhibitors and musicians by prior invitation only.)
For the first time this year, to ease congestion and improve safety, Old Home Day on-site parking around the First Congregational Church will be limited to visitors with handicapped permits. General parking will be at the Dr. Helen Baldwin Middle School on Westminster Road (Rte 14), with a free shuttle provided by the town of Canterbury running all day, 10:00 to 4:00. If you choose, you can also walk from the parking area in about five minutes.
Live Music Schedule
Performance times are approximate.
10:30 AM, Rick Spencer, recognized internationally for his work as a developer and presenter of theme-based historic music programs in the American folk tradition. http://www.catfeather.com/index.html
Noon, Army Master Sergeant Frank May will sing the national anthem.
12:05, Canterbury’s own World’s Smallest Quartet, Nancy and Braden Pastore, with >400 songs in their repertoire of covers spanning decades, especially the 1960s through the ’90s. http://www.wsqband.com/index.html
1:15, Still Pickin’, a country-western group who also perform traditional bluegrass, old-time, and gospel music. Members are Bob Coxx (acoustic guitar), Jim Sharpley (guitar, banjo, dobro, harmonica), and Myrna Riquier (bass). http://natchaugmusic.com/Still%20Pickin’.html
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