Visitors look on as a sleigh at the annual Antique Sleigh Rally at Old Sturbridge Village makes its way across a snow-covered field. Photo Credit: Ann Lindblad.
Update: Mother Nature has not cooperated. Due to a lack of snow, OSV reluctantly had to cancel this event.
We love this annual event. It evokes so much nostalgia and provides wonderful visuals to boot. This weekend, on Saturday, February 1, 2014, Old Sturbridge Village (OSV) will host their annual Antique Sleigh Rally. Over 20 horse-drawn sleighs from around New England and New York will participate in what is always a crowd pleaser. Sleighs participating include Albany swell bodies, bob sleighs, Portland cutters, and utility sleighs. You will also get to see many different breeds of horses including Clydesdale, Gypsy, Haflinger, Kaldblodstraver, Morgan, Spotted Draft Saddlebred, Standard Bred, and Suffolk Punch.
Other winter activities this weekend will include sleigh rides on the Village Common, old-fashioned sledding, exploring OSV’s historic buildings, and hands-on crafts.
And remember that as part of Kids Free on Winter Weekends children 17 and under will get in for free.
Picture credits: The photos in this post were provided by Old Sturbridge Village and are copyright Old Sturbridge Village.