When is Metamora Open?
Of all the questions this is the hardest to answer. Most people don't think of Metamora as a town but that is exactly what it is. Yes it is a very unusual town unlike any other, but it is still a town. Because of that, Metamora doesn't have any official Open and Close times like a Museum or a Park.
Metamora consist of many different entities which sets it apart from other towns. There is a State Historic Site right down the center of town, a railroad through the center of town, businesses scattered throughout the town and yes residential homes.
The businesses in town set their own hours - just like your hometown - and they are not all the same. There are no laws telling a businesses owner when they must be open.
Most will be closed after Christmas due to the fact that many businessess are in old Historic buildings that don't have heat. They typically start opening in late spring. More are open on weekends than during the week.
There are a few amazing shops that stay open year-round as well as B&B's.
When is Canal Days?
Canal Days has been going on for over 40 years. It always starts the first Friday in October for 3 days (Fri - Sun).
I am looking for Canal Days space. Who do I contact?
Canal Days is sponsored by Historic Metamora Inc. They rent spaces along both sides of the canal and in the park. They only rent to vendors with handmade items or antiques. Click here for a vendor application. You can also email questions. Do not contact them if you sell anything other than handmade or antiques.
Personal property owners also rent space. There isn't a list of these spaces since Historic Metamora doesn't control personal property owners. You must contact the property owner.
Where are the public restrooms?
There are three public restrooms in town. One on the west end of town, one on the east end of town by the firehouse and one located in the State building.
Where do I park?
There is free parking all along main street and in the lot in front of the gristmill. There is also free parking at the State Historic Site office building.