~ 2020 Special Event Information ~
One of the best times to visit Mount Harmon and experience our hospitality, history, and pristine natural surroundings, is at our annual special events.
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 friend and fundraisers and provide vital funding for Mount Harmon’s operations, maintenance, and visitor programs.
Friends 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.
Mount Harmon Earth Day 5K
Saturday April 25, 9am – 1pm
To keep our volunteers, staff, and the public safe, and due to the Global pandemic, we have cancelled the 7th annual Mount Harmon Earth Day 5K Cross Country Run/Walk Saturday, April 25. Please be sure to join us next year for our 2021 Earth Day 5K! This event is in celebration of Earth Day and nature at Mount Harmon. The Earth Day 5K cross country course is set along Mount Harmon’s historic and scenic waterfront nature trails, which are among the most beautiful and pristine in Maryland. Runners, walkers, and hikers of all ages are most welcome and encouraged to join us. The Earth Day 5K is a great way to enjoy springtime, explore nature, and celebrate Earth Day! Free Earth Day 5K event t-shirt (guaranteed to all pre-registered)! Plus, awards, refreshments (catering by Manhattan Bagels), Manor House Tours, Hearth Cooking, and Earth Day Crafts for Kids. Proceeds benefit Mount Harmon’s preservation and educational programs.
Mount Harmon Earth Day 5K Run/Walk/Hike Schedule
Registration opens at 9 am
Race Starts at 10 am
Awards and Refreshments at 11 am
Plus 10am – 1pm: Manor House & Colonial Kitchen Tours
Enjoy the Gardens & Grounds & Earth Day Crafts for Kids
Advanced Online Registration $25, $15 student (valid thru 4/23)
Day of Registration $30, student $25, guest $5
Lotus Blossom Artisan & Bluegrass Festival
Saturday, August 8, 10am – 4pm
Due to the continuing Pandemic, we have sadly decided to cancel the Mount Harmon Lotus Blossom Artisan & Bluegrass Festival scheduled for August 8, 2020. Please plan to join us next year for our Lotus Blossom Festival 2021! Lotus Blossom Festival Vendors are welcome to join us for our Colonial & Artisan Festival and Marketplace October 24 & 25, see Colonial Festival event vendor information below.
The Mount Harmon Lotus Blossom Artisan & Bluegrass Festival features an array of nature-inspired Fine Artisan & Craft Vendors, Nature & Environmental Exhibitors, Craft Activities for Kids, Plantation Wagon Rides to see the American Lotus Water Lilies, Colonial Re-enactors & Living History Demonstrations, Live Blue Grass Bands, Local Food & Beverage Vendors, and Manor House Tours. Special exhibitors include the local Food Trucks Crave & Maryland in a Can featuring Crab Cakes, Burger, and BBQ, Kilby Creamery Moo Mobile, Crow Winery, BayHeads Brewing Company, plus great entertainment including Live Bluegrass Music featuring High Lonesome & Blue, the Mayo Family Band, Hessian Tavern & the Scottish Highland Brigade, and the National Park Service Chesapeake Roving Ranger & more! Contact email@example.com for more information. Proceeds benefit Mount Harmon, a scenic and historic treasure.
Admission: $5, FOMH Members & Children 12 & under Free
Tickets Available Upon Entry
BULL & OYSTER ROAST
VIRTUAL FALL FUNDRAISER
FULL OF YOUR FAVORITE
BULL & OYSTER ROAST EVENT & AUCTION ITEMS!
Auction Opens October 15 at 5pm~
Auction Closes October 25 at 5pm!
CONGRATS TO ALL OF OUR WINNING BIDDERS
& MANY THANKS TO ALL OF OUR AUCTION DONORS!
PROCEEDS BENEFIT MOUNT HARMON
BULL & OYSTER ROAST INSPIRED
MENU SPECIALS AT FISH WHISTLE
AT THE GRANARY MONTH OF NOVEMBER!
We are excited for this new spin on a favorite fall event, with our virtual Bull & Oyster Roast Inspired Online Auction Fundraiser to benefit Mount Harmon!
We have gathered wonderful treasures and Bull & Oyster Roast auction favorites that will go to the highest bidder, in support of Mount Harmon.
To Bid: Register Online and start bidding to win great treasures and auction items like vacation homes, gift certificates to your favorite area restaurants and businesses, excursions, fine art and antique prints, and more!
Wining bidders will be notified and we will coordinate local pick up and delivery, or shipping for you!
MORE WAYS TO SUPPORT MOUNT HARMON:
2020 Virtual Ticket/Donation:
Donation in lieu of event (tax deductible)
Open Air Colonial & Artisan Market Faire
October 24 & 25
Saturday 10am – 4pm & Sunday 10am – 3pm
Travel back in time and enjoy hunting for handcrafted treasures at the open air Mount Harmon Colonial & Artisan Market Faire, Saturday & Sunday, October 24 & 25, featuring Colonial and Artisan Merchants selling handmade colonial and artisan crafts and collectibles, as well as hearth cooking, living history and craft demonstrations, colonial encampment, manor house tours, and Eastern Shore Food Court & Tavern with BayHeads Brewing Company.
Many thanks for following social distancing, leave no trace, and current CDC & MD guidelines.
Daily Event Admission: $10 per person
Children 12 & under FREE, FOMH Members FREE
Calling all Equestrians, Riders & Horse Lovers ~
Be sure to join us for this great opportunity to ride at one of Maryland’s most beautiful historic sites, along the banks of the Sassafras River! 7 miles of scenic, well maintained, and marked turf trails, with natural log jumps (all optional). Riders Start anytime 10am – 1pm! Registration Open 9am – 1pm. Course Open 10am – 3pm.
Online Advanced Registration: $30
Day of Registration: $35 (cash or check please)
Non Rider Spectators: $10
- Register in teams of 1 – 6 riders
- Ribbons for the top 3 teams closest to optimum time
- Drive down 2 mile lane to parking & registration
- Due to Covid, no food will be provided, but bring your own picnic tailgate to enjoy after you ride!
- Enjoy Self Guided Tours of Gardens, Grounds & Historic Outbuildings
REGISTER IN ADVANCE ONLINE ~ STAY SAFE & SAVE!
Many thanks also for following social distancing, leave no trace, and current CDC & MD guidelines.
Did you know we offer Equestrian Memberships with Year Round Access Pass? Equestrian Memberships are great for enjoying our trails throughout the year and help to support Mount Harmon.
Open Air Yuletide Festival & Holiday Marketplace
December 5 & 6, Saturday & Sunday, 11am to 3pm
Covered Open Air Tent & Marketplace! Rain or Shine!
Event Check In & Parking at Carriage House Visitor Center
Get into the holiday spirit at Mount Harmon’s Open Air Yuletide Festival & Holiday Marketplace! This festive event has been re-imagined for pandemic times and features an Open Air Yuletide Decorations & Greens Sale, Open Air Artisan Marketplace & Holiday Gift Shops, Hearth Cooking Demonstrations, and Self-Guided Open Air Yuletide Walking Tours of our beautifully decorated historic buildings and grounds, featuring our carriage house visitor center, serpentine-walled boxwood garden, colonial outbuildings, and manor house grand outside entrances.
The event highlight is our spectacular Holiday Decorations & Greens Sale, inspired by Colonial Williamsburg, and handmade using greens right from Mount Harmon’s historic grounds. Beautifully decorated wreaths and festive holiday arrangements ~ are all one of a kind works of art, sponsored by the Greenfingers Garden Club, and available for sale, to bring home to deck your halls in 0ld fashioned holiday spirit!
Visitors will also enjoy Shopping for handcrafted Artisan Treasures in our Open Air Holiday Marketplace & Gift Shops, Hearth Cooking Demonstrations in our Colonial Kitchen, and self-guided Open Air Yuletide Walking Tours, with featured stops at our carriage house visitor center, boxwood garden, colonial outbuildings, and manor house grand outside entrances, all decorated for Yuletide.
Join is to step back in time, shop for handmade artisan treasures to find that perfect gift, bring home one of a kind wreaths and decorative arrangements, and enjoy our self guided Yuletide Walking Tours & Hearth Cooking Demonstrations! All are welcome. Event is Rain or Shine. Proceeds benefit Mount Harmon and the Greenfingers Garden Club.
Many thanks for following Social Distancing, Leave No Trace, and MD CDC Guidelines!
Tickets Available Online & Upon Entry
Rain or Shine!
Admission: $10, FOMH Members $5
Children 12 & under free
For additional Event Tickets & Artisan/Vendor Information, Media Coverage and Press Credentials call FOMH at 410-275-8819 or e-mail Paige Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of Mount Harmon
600 Mount Harmon Lane, P. O. Box 65, Earleville, MD 21919
410-275-8819 or via e-mail at email@example.com
Mount Harmon Plantation, a scenic and historic treasure.