Washington County Md Rural Heritage Special Events

2016 Special Events

April 2– Spring Open House- 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m.

April 3– Spring Open House- 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m.

Help the RHM to kick off another great year!

This event will start the visiting season off by showcasing the many new highlights at the RHM.

Special spotlight on the Rural Heritage Transportation Museum. Buildings open including Village and Farmstead, Special Transportation features and highlights, Children’s activities with 4-H Youth Development, Master Gardener programming, artisan bread baking.

Spring Open House Flyer


June 11 and 12– Farm Fest- 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m.

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


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- 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m.

December 4– Holiday Open House & Village Tours- 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m.

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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