23rd Annual North River Mills Day
A Relaxing Step Back in Time

Saturday, May 12, 2018 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.

Enjoy a relaxing day in this once-bustling town. In the early 1980's we had our own post office, gas station,
grocery/general merchandise store. Granville Moreland's auto repair garage had not been closed long. A few
families including the Millers, Crostons, Mrs. Cunningham, and others.
They are all gone. But once a year we celebrate the by-gone days of this 1700s village.
Usual activities include: Old time or folk music jam on the porch. Join the folks clogging, flat foot or buck dancing.
Interpretive "hay-less" ride around the hamlet.
Historical reenactors will likely be participating representing the French & Indian and Civil War.
Black smith, Josh Gochenour and Rob Wolford, demonstrate the trade Rob's granddad practiced in North River Mills "back in the day".
Ted Kalvitis, the antique tractor guru, and his better half, Stephanie coordinate an art show-- "The Long Gallery" in the corn crib.
You'll likely see Jackie Morrison and her mom, Pam Straley, quilting on the porch.
Some bright local students have agreed to share their research about Ice Mountain and the Slanes (of Slanesville). Contact us if you'd like to exhibit/share something.
Leo Straw and others exhibit steam engines and antique tractors, Model A and Model T Fords. .
The church ladies have refreshments (for a donation.) The adjacent quiet dirt lane is a nice place for a hike.
Raven Rocks looms above the old hamlet. Docents often usually lead hikes to the cold vents on Ice Mountain.
(Probably 10 and 11 AM, so come early.) In 2012, Ice Mountain was declared a "National Natural Landmark."
C.C. Hall has an excellent site with info about the village: www.NorthRiverMills.org.
North River Mills was designated an "Historical Landmark", and it is listed on the National Historic Register.
If you have old photos (people or structures of the village), we would love to scan them. Often old timers come
to swap stories of North River Mills, giving the day a homecoming feel.
So if you are in the mood to enjoy a relaxing day, and maybe get a sense of a slower lifestyle,
we hope you'll stop in, and sit a spell on the porch.


North River Mills is 4 miles from Slanesville or 8 miles from Capon Bridge on the Springfield Grade/Cold Stream Road,
Click here for directions or email any questions to: bailessteve@yahoo.com

You can help us plan by letting us know you're coming on our Facebook event page,
and/ or "like" us on the our North River Mills Facebook page.
Bring your friends. And please help spread the word.
This is a alcohol-free, family friendly event, so bring the kids.

Charley Hall posted photos from the : 2014 North River Mills Day page.


Here is a slideshow from past festivals.

Here is another slideshow of North River Mills.
( Stephanie's research from 1990. (She was in 4th grade.)

View North River Mills in a larger map Here is North River Mills map