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Farm Museum

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2014 Festivals and Events

To volunteer at Farm Museum event please call Roger at 410-386-3891 or email

April 26 & 27 -
Civil War Living History Reenactment - Witness Living History in the remaking as various regiments occupy the grounds surrounding the family Farmhouse. Guests may visit the camps. Artisans will demonstrate skills from the 1800s.

May 3 -
Plowing with Horses
Bring the family to watch a farmer till the soil using horses and a walking plow just as our ancestors did when they prepared for planting. Demonstration at 11 a.m. (Wet soil or rain date is Thursday, May 8 at 11 a.m.)

May -
Planting Corn and Tobacco
Depends on weather and soil conditions - Call Museum for date and time.

May 17 & 18 -
Blacksmith Days - Hosted by the Blacksmith Guild of Central Maryland. There will be guest blacksmith demonstrations, hands-on classes and an auction of blacksmith equipment and forged items. For more information go to

June -
Cradling Wheat
Depends on weather and soil conditions - Call Museum for date and time.

June 7 -
Spring Muster and Antique Fire Equipment Show - Hosted by the Chesapeake Antique Fire Apparatus Association, a chapter of SPAAMFAA. Antique fire equipment is on display and there is a flea market of fire service items. Event located near the pond off Ag Center Road. For more information go to

June 13 -
Flag Retirement Ceremony – Sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America at 7 p.m. The ceremony includes instruction on properly raising, lowering, and disposing of an old, worn-out flag. FREE

June 14 -
Deer Creek Fiddlers’ Convention, presented by Common Ground on the Hill. Bluegrass, old-time and Celtic music and dance competition. Shade tree picking. Evening concert. Competition with prize money to winners. For more information go to

July 4 –
OLD-FASHIONED JULY 4TH PICNIC/ CELEBRATION/ FIREWORKS - Celebration includes onstage entertainment, children’s games, food and crafts for sale. Fireworks are sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Westminster.

July 12 & 13 -
Common Ground on the Hill's Roots Music & Arts Festival - Four stages of traditional music, dance, and food from diverse American cultures. A family-oriented event with programming for all ages. For more information, call Common Ground on the Hill at 410-857-2771; e-mail:

August -
Harvesting Tobacco
Depends on weather and soil conditions - Call Museum for date and time.

September 4, 5, 6, & 7 -
Steam Show Days - The Mason Dixon Historical Society presents antique farm machinery, steam and gas engines, and antique cars on display. Working demonstrations include saw milling, shingle sawing and branding, baling, threshing, and grinding. Consignment Auction on Thursday. Flea market, food for sale and hayrides.

September 20 & 21 -
The Maryland Wine Festival® - The Maryland Wine Festival® features: tasting of local wines, wine seminars, continuous on-stage entertainment, crafts, and a variety of delicious cuisine for sale.

October -
Cutting and Shocking Corn
Depends on weather and soil conditions - Call Museum for date and time.

October 18 & 19 -
Fall Harvest Days - Traditional autumn happenings may include apple butter making, farm machinery demonstrations, tractor and mule pulled wagon rides, scarecrow making, and children's games. Country food and crafts for sale and on-stage entertainment.

December 1 thru 21 -
Holiday Tour - The Museum is decorated in holiday fashion with Santa visits, food sales, holiday music, and mule pulled wagon rides.