2016 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 2016 Special Event Flyer, click here.

For 2016 Special Event Sponsorship opportunities click here.

Mount Harmon/Union Hospital Earth Day 5K Cross Country Run/Walk
Saturday April 23, 9am – 1pm

5K Run/WalkPlease join us for the 3rd annual Mount Harmon/Union Hospital Earth Day 5K Cross Country Run/Walk Saturday, April 25 from 9am – 1pm.  This event is in celebration of Earth Day and nature at Mount Harmon, and benefits two great Cecil County causes: Mount Harmon and Union Hospital.  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.
Mount Harmon/Union Hospital 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 4/21)
Day of Registration $25 (4/21 – 4/23), 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. 


Gate to Plate Tavern Night
Saturday, June 4, 6pm – 9pm

Colonial Plantation PicnicCome and enjoy one of our newest events, our Gate to Plate Tavern Night, complete with a fabulous feast from area farms and locally produced food and wine!  The carriage house visitor center will be transformed into Foreman’s Tavern for the festive occasion.  Get your tickets early, this fun new event is likely to sell out.  Space limited.

Advance Tickets: $65 per person

Click Here for more Event Info & Ticket Order Form

Lotus Blossom Art and Nature Festival
Saturday, August 6, 10am – 4pm

Lotus Blossom FestivalThe Mount Harmon Lotus Blossom Art & Nature Festival showcases the American Lotus in peak bloom and features an array of nature-inspired Fine Arts, Crafts, & Exhibitors, Classic Car Show, Guided Nature Walks, Children’s Activities, Food Vendors & More!

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

Tickets Available Upon Entry

Click Here for additional Event Information.

Lotus Blossom Event Flyer

Click Here for Lotus Blossom Festival Vendor Registration Form

Bull & Oyster Roast
Saturday, October 1, 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 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 roasted oysters, a barbeque buffet, desert, beer and wine, silent and live auctions, manor house tours, and live music.

Advanced Tickets: $65 per person, $500 Reserved table for 8

Reservations Required.  Email or call 410-275-8819.

Click Here for more Event Info & Ticket Order Form.

Revolutionary War & Colonial Festival
Saturday& Sunday, October 29 & 30, 10am – 4pm


Bring the whole family to see history come to life at the Mount Harmon Revolutionary War Re-enactment & Colonial Festival featuring British & Rebel Encampments & Battle, Colonial Marketplace, Hearth Cooking, manor house tours, food vendors & more!

Admission: $5

FOMH members & Children 12 & under Free

Tickets available upon entry

Click Here for Event Flyer.

Click Here for Event Schedule.

Click Here for Event Press Release.

Click Here for Sutler/Colonial Merchant Registration.

Continental Line Reenactor Registration British Line Reenactor Registration


Mount Harmon Paper Chase
Sunday, November 13, 10am – 1pm
(Rain Date: Sunday, November 20)

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 7 miles of scenic, marked turf trails with natural log jumps. 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 3 & 4, 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.


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.