~ 2018 Special Event Information ~

One of the best times to visit Mount Harmon, experience our plantation hospitality and see history come to life, is at our annual special events. Mount Harmon special events celebrate our colonial and Eastern Shore heritage, and are not to be missed.

Join us for Mount Harmon’s special events and help to support one of Maryland’s most beautiful historic sites. These events serve as important fund raisers that provide vital funding for Mount Harmon’s operations, maintenance, and visitor programs.

Special Event TentFriends of Mount Harmon members receive invitations and discounts to Mount Harmon events. Memberships are tax deductible and help to preserve Mount Harmon. See specific event listings below for detailed event information.

For Mount Harmon 2018 Special Event Flyer, click here.

~ Many Thanks to our 2018 Special Event Series Sponsors ~

For 2018 Special Event Sponsorship opportunities click here.

Mount Harmon Earth Day 5K Cross Country Run/Walk
Saturday April 21, 9am – 1pm

5K Run/WalkPlease join us for the 4th annual Mount Harmon Earth Day 5K Cross Country Run/Walk Saturday, April 21 from 9am – 1pm.  This event is in celebration of Earth Day and nature at Mount Harmon.  The Earth Day 5K Run/Walk cross country course will traverse some of the region’s most beautiful natural surroundings and feature trails along Mount Harmon’s scenic and historic waterfront.  Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome.  The Earth Day 5K is a great way to enjoy springtime, explore nature, and celebrate Earth Day!  Free t-shirt to all participants, awards, refreshments, Manor House tours, Earth Day Crafts, Earth Day Exhibitors and Activities.  Proceeds benefit Mount Harmon.
Mount Harmon Earth Day 5K Run/Walk Schedule
Registration opens at 9 am
Race Starts at 10 am
Awards and refreshments at 11 am
Manor House & Colonial Kitchen Tours 10am – 1pm
Advanced Registration $20 (valid thru 4/19)
Day of Registration $25 (4/20 – 4/21), Guest Registration $5

Click Here to Register

Click Here for Earth Day 5K Flyer

Click Here for Earth Day Sponsorship Opportunities

Click Here for Event Press Release.

Maryland House & Garden Pilgrimage
Sunday, May 20, 10am – 4pm

We have an exciting and prestigious event coming to Mount Harmon and Cecil County in 2018! Announcing the Maryland House & Garden Pilgrimage is Sunday, May 20, 10am – 4pm.

The Maryland House & Garden Pilgrimage will feature southern Cecil County’s most historic and beautiful homes, estates, churches, and gardens.

Advanced Tour Tickets: $35       Day of Tour Tickets: $40

For Advanced Tour tickets and info visit or email Mount Harmon at  Day of Tour Tickets are available at Mount Harmon.

Click Here for MHGP Cecil County Event Flyer.

Click Here for MHGP Cecil County Press Release.

 Lotus Blossom Art and Nature Festival
Saturday, August 4, 10am – 4pm

Lotus Blossom FestivalThe Mount Harmon Lotus Blossom Art & Nature Festival showcases the American Lotus Water Lilly in peak bloom and features an array of nature-inspired Fine Arts & Crafts, Authors & Naturalists, Nature & Craft Activities for Kids, Plantation Wagon Rides, Colonial Re-enactors & Living History Demonstrations, Live Blue Grass Music, Local Food & Beverage vendors, Manor House Tours, and much more!  Special exhibitors include the local Food Truck & BBQ  Vendors, Kilby Moo Mobile, Crow Winery, and bluegrass by Josh Daniels & Friends of Dan Paisley & the Southern Grass. Contact for more information.  Proceeds benefit Mount Harmon, a scenic and historic treasure.

Admission: $5, FOMH Members & Children 12 & under Free

Tickets Available Upon Entry

Lotus Blossom Event Flyer

Click Here for Lotus Blossom Festival Press Release

Click Here for Lotus Blossom Festival Vendor Registration Form

Revolutionary War Reenactment Festival September 15 & 16     Saturday, 10am – 4pm, Sunday 10am – 3pm

Mark your calendars for September 15 & 16 ~ Mount Harmon is hosting a National Revolutionary War Re-enactment & Colonial Festival featuring nearly 1,000 re-enactors, and an array of colonial craft vendors, and living history activities for the whole family to enjoy. Be sure to join us for all of the time traveling fun and see history come to life!

Each day will feature colonial merchants, military skirmishes and battles, tactical demonstrations and drills, and of course a full-fledged Revolutionary War Encampment of both British and “Rebels” (the good guys, continental and militia groups) will be at hand. The public will be able to: tour the encampments, shop at the colonial market faire, enjoy children’s activities, hearth cooking demonstrations, manor house tours, food and beverage vendors, and much more.  Free parking & shuttle.

Admission: $5 per person, Children 12 & under & FOMH Members Free

Click Here for Revolutionary War Reenactment Flyer.

Click Here for Revolutionary War Reenactment Press Release.

Bull & Oyster Roast
Saturday, October 13, 5pm – 9pm

The Bull & Oyster Roast is a favorite fall event and great time to visit Mount Harmon and enjoy one of the Eastern Shore’s finest delicacies – freshly shucked oysters!  The Bull & Oyster Roast is an important fall fundraiser for Mount Harmon, and is a festive evening for friends to gather in support of this historic treasure.

Tickets include oysters on the half shell and fried oysters, an Eastern Shore Bull & Oyster Roast buffet, desert, beer and wine, silent and live auctions, manor house tours, and live music.

Advanced Tickets: $70 per person, $550 Reserved table for 8

Reservations Required.

Click Here for ticket order form.

Mount Harmon Paper Chase
Sunday, November 11, 10am – 1pm
(Rain Date: Sunday, November 18)

Paper ChaseA unique opportunity to ride through one of Cecil County’s most treasured historic plantations on the banks of the Sassafras River! Walk/trot/canter on 6 – 7 miles of scenic, marked turf trails with natural log jumps (all optional).  Start anytime 10am – 1pm.

  • Bring your friends & coggins
  • Waiver of liability to be signed day of
  • FREE Manor house tours AND complimentary refreshments for all
  • Proceeds to support the ongoing preservation of Mount Harmon Plantation
  • Please drive all the way in the 2.5 mile lane to parking and registration

Please call 410-275-8819 in case of rain date/inclement weather

$30/rider (check or cash please)

Click Here for Paper Chase event flyer.

Get jump start on registration ~ download and bring these forms filled out to hand in at Paperchase registration.

Yuletide Festival
Saturday and Sunday, December 1 & 2, 11:00 am to 3 pm

Yuletide TourGet into the holiday spirit at Mount Harmon’s Yuletide Festival.  The Yuletide Festival features holiday decorations inspired by Colonial Williamsburg, hearth cooking demonstrations, Children’s Holiday Craft Activities, and Holiday Decorations & Greens Sale.

Visitors enjoy hearth cooking demonstrations, hearth-made gingerbread and Wassail Punch in the Colonial kitchen, and Children’s Holiday Craft Activities in the Education & Discovery Center.

Tickets: $10, FOMH members $5, Children 12 & under free

Tickets Available Upon Entry

Click Here for Yuletide Festival Event Flyer.

Click Here for Yuletide Festival Press Release.

For additional Event Information, Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities, Media Coverage and Press Credentials call FOMH at 410-275-8819 or e-mail Paige Howard at

Friends of Mount Harmon
600 Mount Harmon Lane, P. O. Box 65, Earleville, MD 21919
410-275-8819 or via e-mail at
Mount Harmon Plantation, a scenic and historic treasure.