BOONSBORO - The 32nd annual Boonesborough Days celebration will be held in Shafer Park on Sept. 6 and 7.
Sponsored by the Boonsboro Historical Society, the event - which runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days - features arts and crafts vendors, food, living history demonstrations and children's activities. An estimated 8,000 to 10,000 people are expected to attend.
"I am so excited. I think it's going to be great," says event coordinator Cindy Zang.
Boonesborough Days features handmade items ranging from pottery, paintings and made-to-order curtains to garden tiles, floral arrangements, seasonal decor and potting stands and fountains crafted from vintage doors. A juried show, about 150 vendors gained entry to this year's show through a careful selection process by the festival's committee, Zang says.
Area artisans will once again show their skills, and living history demonstrations will accent the show's connection to traditional handicrafts. A grist miller from West Virginia will grind corn to make corn meal and other products, experts from the Museum of Civil War Medicine based in Frederick, Md., will set the record straight about medical practices during the Civil War, and the South Mountain Relic and Coin Club will display artifacts ranging from Civil War bullets, badges and belt buckles to soldier photographs and other personal memorabilia.