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2019 Harvest Festival at Agricultural History Farm Park

October 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Come to the Agricultural History Farm Park to learn how Montgomery County’s farms and communities work together this year’s Harvest Festival. Interact with living historians in historic costumes; participate in hands-on farm skills activities such as tin-smithing, making apple butter; paint pumpkins and build scarecrows; enjoy traditional music and dancing; experience farm equipment exhibitions and demonstrations; meet heritage farm animals; and partake of food, crafters, hayrides, and tours of the historic Magruder-Bussard Farmstead.

Enjoy some down-home fun on the farm with old-time crafts, activities, music, and food. Montgomery Parks’ Agricultural History Farm Park is situated on 455 acres of land and serves as a historic farm site as well as a modern farming activity center.

Admission is $15/car (additional fees for some activities)
Cash Only

No pets please (service animals welcome)

Potential Activities:

Check back closer to the event date for this year’s lineup!

Schedule TBD

Activity Center
Craft Sale*
Bake Sale*

Demonstration Gardens
(Behind Activity Center)

Master Gardeners Activities and Tours
Dahlia Society Garden

Road to Activity Center

UMD Ag Extension Activities
Scarecrow Making*
Pumpkin Painting*
Button Farm Living History Center
Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park

Farm Field

Farm Equipment Exposition

“What’s It Room”


Carriage House

Sheepdog/Herding Demonstrations
Live Music with The Merry Landers

Barn (Upper)

First Aid

Barn (Lower)

Pigs and Goats

Equipment Shed

Food Concessions*
Baked Goods*

Water Tower

Silhouettes by Hand- Demonstrations*
Victorian Photography Studio- Demonstrations*
WWI Victory Garden
WWI Historic Activities
1918 Migratory Bird Act
Fiber Dyeing

Farmhouse (Outside)

Archaeology Dig
Montgomery Parks Program Access
King Farm MOOSeum
Griots Circle of Maryland Storytelling

Farmhouse (Inside)

Historic Clothing
Butter Making
Parlor Music with Craig Packard and Joan Dubinsky

Backyard Activities

Bobbin Lace Making
Laundry/Water Fetching
White Washing
Corn Shelling/Grinding
Scavenger Hunt
Candle Dipping

Corn Maze

Corn Maze
Potato Scramble
UMD Ag Extension Office
Corn Display
Sawmill Demonstrations

Main Stage

Live Music by The Ken Kolodner Trio
Storytelling by Twinbrook of the Dogwood 4-H Club
Picnic Tables
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October 5, 2019
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Agricultural History Farm Park
18410 Muncaster Rd
Derwood, MD 20855 United States
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(301) 467-8273

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