Celebrate Southern Maryland’s rich rural history with a day of fun for the whole family! On Sunday, June 7, 2015, from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm, Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (JPPM) will welcome back Children’s Day on the Farm with a mix of classic favorites and new attractions. The event is free and offers a wide range of hands-on activities and demonstrations centered on Southern Maryland rural traditions.
Children’s Day on the Farm will feature opportunities for visitors to learn about and try their hand at many traditional rural skills, such as corn shelling and weaving. Animal lovers will enjoy multiple petting zoos set up by local farms, which will include chickens, goats, dogs, horses, and more. Oxen cart rides, pony rides and sack races will round out this day of barnyard fun!
Antique tractors, cars, trucks, and farm machinery will be on display throughout the day. Pedal tractors and small engines will complement the antique equipment.
Musical performances by artists such as Ray Owens, Jay Armsworthy, and Eastern Tradition will take place throughout the day. Live children’s entertainment will include the Blue Sky Puppet Theater, storytelling with Horn’s Punch and Judy Show, magic with Ken the Magician, and the award-winning Old MacDonald Farm Heritage Show.
For more information about Children’s Day on the Farm, contact us at 410-586-8501 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Children’s Day on the Farm will be held rain or shine.
Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, a state museum of archaeology and home to the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, is a program of the Maryland Historical Trust, a division of the Maryland Department of Planning. It is located on 560 scenic acres along the Patuxent River and the St. Leonard Creek in St. Leonard, Calvert County, Maryland.