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Midwinter Mischief at Old Sturbridge Village


1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA, 01566
United States


(508) 347-3362
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Non-members: $30 Adult | $20 Youth OSV Members: $20 Adult | $10 Youth


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Returning for a second season, Midwinter Mischief combines theatrical storytelling, historical interpretation and period dining to offer guests an immersive, daytime winter adventure.

Imagine the tale of a Yankee peddler passing through the village who decides to settle down at the Bullard Tavern on a cold winter's night. There the peddler spends every dollar he has earned on food and drink, racking up a tab far beyond his means. After being confronted over his debt, the peddler fills up his cup with ashes from the hearth and promises the tavern owner that he will return with a cup overflowing of gold. From the Bullard Tavern, costumed storytellers, artisans, and villagers will entice tavern guests to wander deep into the village where they will find evidence of the peddler’s adventures and schemes.

Admission to a Midwinter Mischief  includes the two-hour outdoor/indoor experience and a period-inspired meal in the Village’s Bullard Tavern where guests can enjoy live music, demonstrations, and a cash bar featuring hot beverages and 1830s-inspired libations. Each day, the first experience departs the Visitor Center at 9:00 am and the last at 3:00 pm, with experiences beginning every 20 minutes (except for noon and 12:20). After your adventure, you will be led to the Bullard Tavern Great Room where you can enjoy your inclusive hearty soup or stew meal (soup options include Beef Stew (gluten-free), Tomato Vegetable (gluten-free and vegan), and New England Clam Chowder.

Midwinter Mischief was written and directed by P.J. Griffith