Old Settlers Days This Weekend in Salem

Old Settlers Days This Weekend in Salem


Old Settlers Day Festival is returning after a one-year break due to Covid.

The event will be held exclusively outside this Saturday and Sunday, September 18 & 19 on the grounds of the Steven’s Memorial Museum and John Hay Center. 

Hours are  Saturday: 10a – 5p and Sunday 10a – 4p.

There will be food, crafts, and music on both days of the free festival. 


Opening ceremonies will begin Saturday at 10a with the National Anthem and presentation of colors by our local Boy Scout troop. 

Sunday’s opening ceremonies will be at noon with Jude Kritzer performing the National Anthem and presentation of colors by the Boy Scouts.

There will be a Church Service Sunday morning at 8:00 am with Pastor Rick Main at The Depot. 

Arts & Craft vendors will be open beginning at 10:00 each day and will include: 

  • Hairbows Shepherd Bluff – Goat Soap
  • Suncatchers
  • Decorated Tumblers
  • Scentsy
  • Wreaths
  • Knives
  • Handmade Jewelry
  • Hunters Ridge Winery
  • Crumble Cookie
  • Sterling Jewelry
  • Color Street Nails
  • Hand Woven Loom Rugs
  • Boutique Items
  • Many more handmade items


All performances for the weekend will be held on the front porch of The Depot beginning each day at Noon.

A few of the performers scheduled are:
Presteegee WorldWide,  Maddie Ball,  Captain Trips,  Lysergic, and various acoustic acts. The  Salem High School Choir will also perform. 

The Salem Rotary Club will be selling apple cider and there will be a variety of food vendors. 

There will also be a pumpkin painting from Lawson Farms. 



The Washington County Chamber of Commerce will be holding its first Friday Night on the Square event since 2019. It has now reverted back to its original schedule of once a year in the fall in conjunction with Old Settlers Days weekend.

The event will be on the Salem Square from 6-9p this Friday, Sept. 17. There will be vendors, food trucks, activities for the kids, fun for the whole family!


Tri-Kappa’s successful fundraiser Beer on the Bricks will be held just off the square Saturday, Sept. 18 from 7-10p. 

Tickets are $10 each prior to Friday and $15 on the day of the event. This includes admission, entertainment with The Rumors, and a non-alcoholic drink. 

Tickets for alcoholic drinks and food will be an additional cost.