Can you believe it’s June already?!? The new month is starting off with a bang – there is so much going on this weekend! Here are three festivals happening Southern Maryland this weekend, June 1-3, 2018.
Enjoy a Day Out at Green Manor Farm
Come to Green Manor Farm for old-fashioned family fun!
Green Manor Farm, LLC, will host its second annual Antique Farm & Craft Show Friday, June 1, through Sunday, June 3. The event take place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 1; and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, and Sunday, June 3. General admission is $7 per person.
The farm is located at 38250 New Market Turner Road in Mechanicsville.
Activities for the weekend include farm and craft demonstrations, antique farm equipment displays, small engines, saw mill, corn cob grinding, and blacksmithing. There will also be face painting and balloon sculpting; crafters and food vendors; and an antique truck, car. and tractor show. Come Saturday for the antique tractor pull and see a garden tractor pull on Sunday!
For more information, call 301-861-7738 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/200049784070745/.
(Image via Green Manor Farm on Facebook)
St. Mary’s County Marks St. Clement’s Island Heritage Day
Come enjoy a day of history, art, and environmental awareness!
The St. Mary’s County Museum Division celebrates the 13th Annual St. Clement’s Island Heritage Day on Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the museum at 38370 Point Breeze Road in Colton’s Point. This event invites the public to enjoy free boat rides to St. Clement’s Island State Park and experience a day of history, wildlife, and art.
Decoy carver Tom Deagle will give carving demonstrations, and an exhibit of his work will be open for viewing inside the museum. Historic St. Mary’s City will present the Native American Woodland Indians with a hands-on exhibit. Re-enactor Mike Barbour will portray colonial land owner Dr. Thomas Gerard, and Friends of the Newtowne Manor House will talk about the restoration of Newtowne Manor House, which is across St. Clement’s Bay. St. Clement’s Hundred Volunteers will have the reconstructed Blackistone Lighthouse open for tours.
Members of the St. Mary’s County Master Gardeners Bay Wise program and the Watershed Restoration Program will show how you can help keep the Chesapeake Bay healthy with gardening techniques and watershed activities. There will be an area for the public to play traditional games, make crafts, and eat free watermelon. Enjoy music by local guitarist Joe Norris from noon to 2 p.m.
On the mainland, the National Park Service’s Chesapeake Roving Ranger van will be on the museum grounds to talk about the benefits of local wildlife. Bring a picnic lunch, camera, binoculars, and plenty of water. Wear comfortable walking shoes, sun screen, and bug spray.
The museum and grounds are handicap accessible but the water taxi and island are not. The last boat ride to the island will leave the museum pier at 2 p.m., and the last boat back to the mainland from the island will be at 3 p.m. In the event of rain or high wind, boat service will be cancelled and exhibitors will be moved inside the museum. For more information, please call the St. Mary’s County Museum Division at 301-769-2222.
(Image via St. Mary’s County Recreation & Parks on Facebook)
Annmarie Garden Hosts Calvert Green Expo & Craft Fair
How can you make your life and your community healthier and greener? Find out at the Calvert Green Expo & Craft Fair!
The fair will take place Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center, 13470 Dowell Road in Dowell. Admission is free.
The expo is presented by the Calvert County Citizen’s Green Team and is Southern Maryland’s leading sustainability event! Explore more than 100 booths and talk ed with leaders and educators in green living. You’ll see recent developments in renewable energy and green technology, learn how to lower home energy costs, harness solar power, find green products for home and business, and more! There will also be arts and crafts and kids’ activities. Food, wine, and beer will be available for purchase.
For more information, visit http://www.annmariegarden.org/annmarie2/node/245.
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