~ 2019 Special Event Information ~

One of the best times to visit Mount Harmon and experience our plantation 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 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.

Click Here for 2019 Mount Harmon Special Events Flyer

Click Here for Mount Harmon Special Event Series Sponsorships 2019.

Mount Harmon Earth Day 5K Cross Country Run/Walk
Saturday April 27, 9am – 1pm

5K Run/WalkPlease join us for the 6th annual Mount Harmon Earth Day 5K Cross Country Run/Walk Saturday, April 27 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, Hearth Cooking, and Earth Day Exhibitors.  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 Online Registration $20 (valid thru 4/25 at 12noon)
Day of Registration $25 (April 27 beginning at 9am)

Guest Registration $5

Click Here to Register

Click Here for Earth Day 5K Flyer

Click Here for Earth Day Sponsorship Opportunities

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

Lotus Blossom FestivalThe Mount Harmon Lotus Blossom Art & Nature 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 Music, 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, Woodside Ice Cream, 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

Lotus Blossom Event Flyer

Click Here for Lotus Blossom Festival Press Release

Click Here for Lotus Blossom Festival Vendor Registration Form

National Revolutionary War Reenactment Festival
October 12 & 13, 2019

Mark your calendars for October 12 & 13 ~ Mount Harmon is hosting a National Revolutionary War Re-enactment & Colonial Festival featuring over 600 re-enactors and the largest colonial living history event of it’s kind in the U. S. this fall.  We will have re-enactors from all around the nation coming to bring history to life with British and Continental Encampments, Battle Reenactment of 1777 Philadelphia Campaign “The Road to Brandywine”, Colonial Marketplace with array of colonial craft merchants and vendors, and living history activities for the whole family to enjoy.

The event will portray the 1777 Philadelphia Campaign “Road to Brandywine” when the main British forces landed at nearby Head of Elk, with skirmishes and battles in the upper Chesapeake region as British and Continental forces clashed over the quest for independence and freedom.  Be sure to join us for all of the time traveling fun and see colonial history come to life, and learn more about this exciting period in our nation’s history!

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 musket drill and activities, hearth cooking, colonial crafts, and living history demonstrations, manor house tours, food and beverage court and tavern with BBQ, Crab Cakes, Burgers, Hot Dogs, Crow Winery & Bayheads Brewing Company.

Admission: $5 per person

Children 12 & under & FOMH Members Free

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

Click Here for Revolutionary War Reenactment & Colonial Festival Photos!

Click Here for Revolutionary War & Colonial Festival Flyer.

Click Here for Revolutionary War & Colonial Festival Schedule

October 2019 Revolutionary War Reenactment Festival Press Release

Click Here for Sutlers/Colonial Merchants

Click Here for Sutler Registration Form.

Click Here for Continental Line Registration.

Click Here for British Brigade Registration.

Saturday, November 2, 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, 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.

2019 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 Paper Chase
Sunday, November 10, 10am – 1pm

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 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 17)

$30/rider (check or cash please)

2019 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 7 & 8, 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

2019 Yuletide Flyer

2019 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.