~ 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. 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 friend and fundraisers and 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.

Click Here for 2020 Mount Harmon Special Events Flyer

Click Here for Mount Harmon Special Event Series Sponsorships 2020

Mount Harmon Earth Day 5K Cross Country Run/Walk/Hike

Saturday April 25, 9am – 1pm

5K Run/WalkTo 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

Click Here to Register

Click Here for Earth Day 5K Flyer

Click Here for Earth Day 5K Press Release

Click Here for Earth Day Sponsorship Opportunities

Lotus Blossom Artisan & Bluegrass Festival
Saturday, August 8, 10am – 4pm

Lotus Blossom Festival

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 for more information.  Proceeds benefit Mount Harmon, a scenic and historic treasure.

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

Tickets Available Upon Entry

Click Here for Lotus Blossom Festival Flyer

Click Here for Lotus Blossom Festival Press Release

Click Here for Lotus Blossom Festival Vendor Registration Form

 Mount Harmon Bull & Oyster Roast
Saturday, October 10, 5pm – 9pm

This favorite fall event features a traditional Eastern Shore Bull & Oyster Roast, silent and live auctions, manor house tours, live bluegrass music, and more. Come and join in the fun and support this important fall fundraiser. Oysters on Half Shell, Baked, Fried & Roasted! Eastern Shore Bull & Oyster Roast Buffet catered by Fish Whistle. Wine & Beer. Advanced reservations required. Tickets are $70, $500 Table of 8.

Tickets: $70 per person, $500 Table of 8. Advanced reservation required.

2020 Bull & Oyster Roast Flyer & Ticket Order Form

Click Here to pay for reserved Bull & Oyster Roast Tickets.

Click Here to pay for reserved Bull & Oyster Roast Table of 8.

Mount Harmon Colonial Festival & Market Faire
October 24 & 25, Saturday 10am – 4pm Sunday 10am – 3pm

Bring the whole family to enjoy the Mount Harmon Colonial Festival & Market Faire, Saturday & Sunday, October 24 & 25, featuring Colonial Market with array of colonial craft and artisan merchants, living history demonstrations, hearth cooking, spinning and weaving, colonial encampment, children’s crafts and games, manor house tours, Eastern Shore Food Court & General Foreman’s Tavern featuring local food trucks with BBQ, Crab Cakes, Burgers & other specialities, BayHeads Brewing Company & Crow Winery. Be sure to join us for all of the time traveling fun, see colonial history come to life!

Admission: $5 per person

Children 12 & under & FOMH Members Free

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

Click Here for Event Flyer

Click Here for Event Press Release

Click Here for Colonial Reenactor Registration Form

Click Here for Sutler & Colonial Vendor Registration Form

Click Here for Event Vendor & Exhibitor Registration Form

Mount Harmon Paper Chase
Sunday, November 8, 10am – 1pm

Paper ChaseA unique opportunity to ride through one of Maryland’s most treasured historic sites 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 horse & friends & coggins. Register in teams of 2 – 5 riders.  Ribbons for top 3 finishing teams closest to optimum time (average hunter pace). Prize for top finishing team and junior.
  • 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. (Rain Date: Sunday, November 15)

$30/rider (check or cash please)

2020 Mount Harmon Paper Chase Flyer

Get jump start on registration ~ download and bring registration & waiver form filled out and ready to hand in at Paper Chase registration.

Yuletide Festival
Saturday and Sunday, December 5 & 6, 11:00 am to 3 pm

Yuletide TourGet into the holiday spirit and enjoy old fashioned holiday fun for the whole family at Mount Harmon’s Yuletide Festival.  The Yuletide Festival features a spectacular Holiday Decorations and Greens Sale inspired by Colonial Williamsburg, Yuletide Manor House Tours, Hearth Cooking Demonstrations, and Holiday Marketplace & Gift Shops great for finding that perfect artisan and handcrafted gift!

Visitors will enjoy hearth cooking demonstrations, hearth-made and holiday treats, and our famous Wassail Punch in the Colonial kitchen!

Tickets: $10, FOMH members $5

Children 12 & under free

Tickets Available Upon Entry

2020 Yuletide Flyer

2020 Yuletide Festival Vendor Registration Form

2020 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.