Join us in Dillsburg at Dill’s Tavern for a day of fun events! Historical reenactment, a farmers market, vendors, live music, lots of delicious food, and a Biergarten featuring local breweries will all be on-site for this lively event – FREE admission. Interact with living history reenactors roaming the Dill’s Tavern grounds from Colonial America all the way up to the modern era. See a real blacksmith hammer wares hot from the forge or check out our colonial woodworkers in the Wheelwright House as they create masterful pieces of art. Shrimp Ryan’s Jig Band will be playing Appalachia and Irish tunes from 1pm to 3pm- bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy some free live music!
This year’s Publick Tyme will take place on Saturday, May 8th from 8 am to 3 pm in conjunction with Dillsburg Picklefest right across the street on Greenbrier Lane. And to top it all off, the Dillsburg Farmer’s Market will be at the Tavern this day with lots of delicious local foods, produce, beverages, and crafts. Quilts and quiltmaking will be on display all day at the Maple Shade Barn and there will be a chance to buy raffle tickets to win your very own handcrafted quilt.
Come to Dillsburg for a day of fun — rain or shine — and make sure to bring a chair or blanket to enjoy the music! All events are free and open to the public. This event will follow all CDC and Pennsylvania Department of Health pandemic guidelines that are in place at the time of the event.
Check back frequently as we update our list of music, vendors, and demonstrations!
Shrimp Ryan’s Jig Band (www.facebook.com/ShrimpRyanJigBand) – Old-time Appalachia and Irish – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Betsy Barnicle strolling violinist/fiddler – All-day
Aidan Lusk playing a mix of period songs on cello – All-day
Various food trucks
Dill’s Tavern Smoked Sausages (smoked onsite in our smokehouse)
The Northern York County Historical and Preservation Society (NYCHAPS) strives to inspire by connecting the lessons of the past to the challenges of today. Through hands-on experience, the past culture of the area is brought to life in a deeper and richer educational experience. Through preservation, research, and our collections, NYCHAPS seeks to inspire a different way of learning history.