I am writing this post from the Dover public library. My wife and I spent the night up here last night in a pup tent so we could be the first vendors to grab a space in the Old Tyme Days. This looks like it will be one cool event – 24th annual.
This morning as we were waking up a couple of other vendors rolled in to set up their booths right beside us. It was about 51 degrees at 6 a.m. today. Ouch! It was a bit on the cool side.
At any rate, we weathered it and now I’m continuing my writing from the library while my wife watches the booths. The actual show begins at 5 p.m. tonight and we’re expecting a huge crowd tomorrow. Theresa (my wife) hand makes dolls, quilts, and baby clothes so she will be selling those. I am peddling used tools, corkscrews, scissors, and some crafts – handmade jewelry, which my step-daughter made, candle holders, and a couple of poetry books that I wrote.
If you’re not busy tonight, tomorrow, or Sunday, stop by and see us. The Old Tyme Days in Dover, Pa. is taking place on Canal Road across from Neiman’s garage (if you know where that is).
There’s a lot going on this weekend. My wife and I are heading over to Dover, Pa. to participate in Olde Tyme Days. It’s the 24th annual South Central Pennsylvania Historical Lifestyle and Power Society Olde Tyme Days. It starts tomorrow and runs through the 24th of August. Location: Canal and Mill Creek Roads in Dover. We’ll be setting up a booth and selling tools, knives, and corkscrews and other airport security confiscations along with my wife’s hand made quilts, dolls, and baby clothes. We usually do this at the Gettysburg Market, but this event in Dover is a once-a-year event and there is no booth fee so we’re pitching a tent and camping out. It’ll be a lot of fun.
Saturday I’ll be in York for YorkFest. Great weekend. Poetry, arts, culture, you know the deal. It’s Saturday and Sunday in downtown York and will be a grand event. I, along with many other poets, will read, and Saturday afternoon we’ll kick off a play that includes myself, Lancaster poet Jeff Rath, and several others. Come on out if you get the chance.
Other events this weekend include the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival, South Mountain Fair, and Gettysburg Championship, for avid golfers.