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200 Years at Old Economy Village

Bicentennial Celebration Weekend

June 8 & 9, 2024

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Old Economy Village turns 200 this summer! Come and celebrate 200 years of history during the Bicentennial Weekend Celebration on June 8th and 9th. This significant landmark event is free to the public and offers a variety of experiences that everyone can enjoy. You can shop from various vendors, listen to music throughout the weekend, and watch demonstrations on blacksmithing, woodworking, sheep-to-shawl, and more! Don't miss out on the petting zoo or the Harmonist Beer and Wine Garden.  Admire and place a bid on the artwork in the Paint the Town gallery at our Visitor's Center. There will be much to see and do as you explore the 6-acre historic Village. ​

The fun extends into Ambridge with a parade, carriage rides, a car cruise and more!

Special Thanks to our Sponsors!!

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Schedule and Activities

Saturday, June 8

10:00 Parade on Merchant 4th-11st Street& Opening Ceremony at P.J. Caul Park

10:00-4:00 Old Economy Festivities & Free Admission Weekend including Paint the Town Art Show & Bicentennial Exhibit at the Old Economy Village Visitor Center. See Below for more details!

10:00-4:00 Ambridge Memorabilia Display at Laughlin Memorial Library

10:00-6:45 Henning Park Splash Pad


11:00-3:00 Historic District Celebrations & Carriage Rides

12:00-4:00 Hop on Hop off bus to explore Ambridge

12:00-4:00 Harmonist beer garden with Altered Genius.


1:00 & 3:00 Historic Church Service at Saint. Johns Lutheran Church

1:00 Seneca Story Telling with Lee Dingus from Echoes of the Four Directions

3:00 Cherokee Flute with Earl Dingus   
from Echoes of the Four Directions 

4:00-9:00 Merchant Street Block Parties

Dusk Historic Ghost Walk at Old Economy Feast Hall

 

Saturday, June 8
10:00 The Tobins
11:00 Josh Hassan
12:00 Sara McCarrell
1:00 Holly Mathias
1:00 Sarah Richards
1:00 Levon Ritter
2:00 Jay Blizman

Sunday, June 9

10:00-4:00 Old Economy Festivities & Free Admission Weekend including Paint the Town Art Show & Bicentennial Exhibit at the Old Economy Village Visitor Center. See Below for more details!

10:00-6:45 Henning Park Splash Pad


12:00-5:00 Car Cruise on Merchant, 12th to 16th Street

1:00 Historic Church Service at Saint. Johns Lutheran Church

1:00 Seneca Story Telling with Lee Dingus from Echoes of the Four Directions


3:00 Cherokee Flute with Earl Dingus   from Echoes of the Four Directions 













 



 

Sunday, June 9
10:00 The Tobins
10:15 Jeff Burk

11:00 Josh Hassan
12:00 Sarah McCarrell
1:00 Holly Mathias
1:30 Meg Smith
2:00 Jay Blizman

Music Schedule Old Economy

Vendors

Honey So Good

Stonehouse Folk Art

Preserve

P & K Crafts

Mazzotta Winery

2bCozy

Alicia Stankay

Rooster Hill Pottery

Beaver County Paranormal

Kathy's Kreations

Echoes of the Four Directions

Lanterns by Design

Parry Woodcraft

Food Trucks

June 8
Harmonist Concessions
Vestal Concessions and Kettle Corn
China Express Food Truck
Uncommon Grounds Coffee

June 9
Harmonist Concessions
Vestal Concessions and Kettle Corn
China Express Food Truck
Uncommon Grounds Coffee

Old Economy Site Map of Activities 

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Special Demonstrations with our Community Partners

Fleece to Shawl with 3 Rivers Fiber Focus

Civil War Encampment with the 63 Volunteer Infantry, Company C

Beekeeping with Honey So Good

Historic Fire Trucks - Kowalsky Family

Garden Activity with Sweetwater Arts and Penn State Master Gardeners

Beaker & Friends Petting Zoo

Scherenschnite Paper Cutting (Saturday Only)
Wood Framing with JCM Timberworks (Saturday Only)

1:00 Seneca Story Telling with Lee Dingus from Echoes of the Four Directions

3:00 Cherokee Flute with Earl Dingus from Echoes of the Four Directions

Ambridge Activities 

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The Orbit Bar and Grill
1327 Merchant Street
Saturday, June 8
Food: Rotisserie Chicken, Seafood Boil, Police Station Pizza.
Beverage tent alcohol and non alcohol 
Live Music at 4:00
Sunday, June 9
Food: Mountain Pie, Police Station Pizza
Beverage tent alcohol and non alcohol 

2 Sisters Bakery & Café
1198 Merchant St,
Saturday, June 8
Baked Goods, sandwiches, and Soups
Sunday, June 9
2:00-5:00 stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Saint John's Lutheran Church
1320 Church Street
Saturday, June 8
12:00-4:00 Bake Sale

Fermata Brewing Company
918 Merchant St,
Saturday, June 8
3:00 Just Roll'd Up Food Truck
8:00 Music with Wine and Spirit
Sunday, June 9
12:00 Alexander Maria Clothing Pop-Up
2:00 Little Athens Food Truck
5:00 Jose Gobbo Trio

Ambridge Splash Pad at Henning Park
June 8-9
9:00-6:45 at Corner of Henning and Merchant

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