CANTERBURY — The 23rd annual Wood Days will be held June 7-8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dave and Anne Emerson's Old Ways Traditions, 418 Shaker Road, Canterbury. Suggested donation is $5-$10.
Experienced craftspeople, some teachers themselves, and others successful students of some of the best teachers, will introduce visitors to old skills that they are keeping alive. There will be antique tools and machinery, ranging from hand tools you can try to antique steam engines and vintage machinery.
There will also be plenty of good food, lively old time music: Homefolks at noon on Saturday, and fiddle duo Ryan and Brennish Thomson noon Sunday. Open mic at 2 p.m. , and Dave's chili and hots and hams 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Old Ways is part of the 100 acre 1785 Ham Farm.
Award winning bones player Steve Brown will be there Saturday. He'll be playing, teaching, and selling the bones and there will be demonstrations by Marcel Durette, who teaches at the Homestead Woodworking School in Newmarket. One of Marcel's students, Karen Parks, has just been juried into the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. She also will be at Wood Days to help kids and adults try our treadle and spring pole lathes.