Washington County Md Rural Heritage Special Events

2016 Special Events



June 11 and 12– Ag Appreciation Days- 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m.

Join the RHM in celebrating the Farming Heritage of our area! Special features to highlight local agriculture.

Event Flyer

AG Appreciation Days
June 11 and 12, 2016 - 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m.
Join the Rural Heritage Museum for a step back in time to view farming the way it was.  Visit our village and museum to take in the collection of farming implements and other artifacts from a time when the pace was a bit slower and life centered on the farm, family and community.  This special event is our salute to the farmers who help nourish our nation.

Special Features Include:
All Buildings Open with Guided Tours
Exhibit Opening– John Gruber Hagerstown & Country Almanac 1979-2016
Ice Cream Social and Bake Sale
Saturday– Artisan Bread Baking
Saturday– Master Gardener Education
Information on Ag Expo and Fair
Farm Bureau Ag Literacy Trailer

August 27– Heritage Spudfest– 10:00a.m-4:00p.m.

August 28– Heritage Spudfest– 10:00a.m-4:00p.m.

Experience Rural Heritage first-hand!

During the 14th Annual Spudfest, families will enjoy a free one of a kind event that spotlights the potato and its growing process. On Saturday, Potatoes planted in the Spring are harvested by a horse-drawn plow.

Children can "get dirty" in the potato patch by picking up the crop. Children must register before 10:45a.m.

Potato pickin' starts promptly at 11a.m.

4-H Youth Development Activities on Saturday. Special potato menu Saturday. Garden demonstrations and information Saturday. Artisan Bread Baking Saturday. Museum tours, Antique Tractor Show and much more on both Saturday and Sunday.


October 2– Apple Fest- 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m.

Join the RHM in celebrating the growing of the Apple!
Great family fun activities and demonstrations.


November 12– Breakfast Buffet Fundraiser with the Washington County Ag Education Center

More information and tickets available after 10/1/16


December 3– Holiday Open House & Village Tours

December 4– Holiday Open House & Village Tours

Visit Santa Claus in an authentic sleigh for picture taking opportunities; Children's workshop and craft area with 4-H Youth Development; Special Holiday decorations; Punch and cookies served; Artisan bread tasting. Special Holiday Village Tours.

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