Olde Towne Day is Sept. 26

It’s time to continue the tradition with Bedford’s Olde Towne Day celebration. On Sept. 26, volunteers will take time out of their schedule to provide a day of activities for residents of the town.

BOTD was started in 1994, when Mary Lou and Bruce Wilson coordinated the town’s community groups and local restaurants creating the atmosphere of an old town fair.

Each year, groups of local organizations and businesses work together to turn the Sportsman’s and Riley Field complex into a festival afternoon. The event outgrew the original location in the parking lot of the Bedford Village Shoppes.

More than 40 organizations have signed up to attend. Sponsors for this year’s event include Primrose School at Bedford Hills and Daniel Webster Animal Hospital.

Kids can enjoy the bounce-house sponsored by the Bedford Men’s Club along with many other organizations offering fun and exciting activities. NH Eye Associates working with the Bedford Lion’s Club will offer vision screenings.

"Bedford’s Got Talent – Open Mic Event," will be held at noon at the performance stage. For more information, contact Andy Violette at 512-2250 or email openmicbedford@gmail.com.

New this year are food truck vendors Corners Original Ice, Sub Zero Ice Cream, Mmm-Pop! Kettle Corn, The Wineing Butcher, The Smoke Wagon BBQ and Food Made With Love.

BOTD begins Saturday, Sept. 26 at 10 a.m. and ends with a "hoppin’ good time" at 3 p.m., with the Bull Frog Bounce.

For more information, or to sign up to be a part of the day, contact the Recreation Department at 472-5242 or email recreation@