Southern Maryland This Weekend, Oct. 28-30, 2016: Witches, Rodeo Fun, and Healthy Living

Kimberly Bean
Kimberly Bean
Published on October 24, 2016

October isn’t ending without a flurry of fun activities! Here are three that caught our attention for this weekend, Oct. 28-30, 2016.

102416-fitnessexpo-01Get Healthy Tips at the Health and Fitness Expo

The First Annual Southern Maryland Health and Fitness Expo will take place Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Capital Clubhouse in Waldorf.

The event features the Halloween Havoc Fitness Throwdown hosted by Coal Road Crossfit; a Zumba exercise program; martial arts and dance demonstrations; cooking demonstrations; workshops; vendors, information, and exhibits; and more. There will also be opportunities for Q&A sessions with semi-pro competitors who are training hard to gain their pro cards in the fields of bodybuilding, physique, figure and bikini.

Cost is $10 per person age 18 and up; $5 for teenagers age 13 to 17; and free for kids 12 and younger.

For more information, visit

Image via Sotterley Plantation.

Image via Sotterley Plantation.

Will You Spot the Witches in the Woods?

There are witches in the woods of Sotterley Plantation — can you find them?

The 18th Annual Ghosts of Sotterley enters its last weekend. This year’s theme is “Witches in the Woods: Will You Make it Out Alive?”

Cost is $15 per person, and tickets must be purchased online. No tickets will be sold at the door, and there are no walk-in spaces. Purchase tickets at

This weekend, “Witches in the Wood” will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27; Friday, Oct. 28; and Saturday, Oct. 29. Tours leave every 10 minutes and last about 45 minutes.

During the tour, you’ll go on a thrilling adventure that will keep you guessing until the very last scene! Prepare to encounter both the earthly inhabitants and those not of this earth on this spooky outdoor walking tour production! Visitors will also have the opportunity to take the chill off by the roaring bonfire (weather permitting).

Ghosts of Sotterley is produced by the Friends of Sotterley and made possible by their generous donations of time and talent.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

102416-rodeo-01Rodeo Competition this Weekend in Hughesville

Support Maryland elementary, junior high, and high school rodeo contestants this weekend!

The students will be competing in a full rodeo — complete with barrels, poles, chute dogging, mini bull riding, mutton busting, break-away roping, team roping, and bull riding! Winners will move on to compete in the Junior High Finals Rodeo in Lebanon, TN, and the High School Finals Rodeo in Gillette, WY.

The event takes place Saturday, Oct. 29, at 9 a.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 30, at 11 a.m., at Oakridge Park in Hughesville. Admission is free; parking is $5. On Saturday, there will be a fall festival with vendors, food, music, and more.

For additional information, call (240) 298-3518, or visit

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