Family Fun on the Calendar in Southern Maryland This Weekend, July 26-28, 2019

Kimberly Bean
Published on July 21, 2019

Family Fun on the Calendar in Southern Maryland This Weekend, July 26-28, 2019

There’s so much to do in Southern Maryland this weekend, your family will have trouble picking just one activity! Here are just three of the events happening in the region this weekend, July 26-28, 2019.

National Colonial Farm Tells Stories in “Museum Theater”

Get a deeper understanding of Maryland’s history and experience the drama of family life in 1770 with scripted vignettes featuring residents of the National Colonial Farm.

The farm presents “Museum Theater” on Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28, from 1 to 5 p.m. Shows take place every hour on the hour from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission to the museum and the performance is free.

This weekend’s theater presentation “Reunion of Cate & Jack: A Cate Sharper Story,” tells the story of an emotional reunion between mother and son. In 1765 Cate Sharper’s son Jack was sold away before he had even reached age 13. Heartbroken at the loss of her child, she was still expected to tend to the tobacco for her master. Now, five years later, she has received word that he has been granted permission for a visit.

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Annmarie Garden Buzzes with Annual “Insectival”

Learn about wonderous insects of all kinds at the Insectival!

This unique festival – and insect festival – takes place Sunday, July 28, from noon to 4 p.m. at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center,
13740 Dowell Road in Solomons.

Celebrate and investigate insects through games, art activities, bug hunts and show and tell fun! Each guest will receive a punch pass that will guide them through various activities, ending with a prize and fun photo opportunities.

Activities include insect show and tell with staff Naturalist Hester Burch and local organizations and businesses; make and takes; games; pretend play; and more!

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Celebrate Buying Local!

Did you know this is Maryland’s annual Buy Local Challenge Week?

Cap off this week of amazing homegrown and homemade Southern Maryland food at the third annual Buy Local Challenge Celebration. The event will take place Monday, July 29, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Spider Hall Farm, 3915
Hallowing Point Road in Prince Frederick.

Cost is $12 per person and free for children age 6 and younger. Purchase tickets in advance at Each ticket holder will receive an insulated shopping bag.

The event offers the opportunity for consumers to purchase from more than 40 Maryland farmers and local artisans selling farm-raised meats, cheese, produce, seafood, baked goods, jams and jellies, honey, ice cream,
handmade soaps, and scents, plus tastings and sales from Maryland’s wineries, distilleries, and breweries.

Food trucks will feature menus using locally sourced ingredients, and you’ll enjoy live music, carriage rides, and raffle items. Spider Hall Farm’s play area will be open with kids’ activities, pony rides, petting zoo, and more.

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