~ 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

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Mount Harmon Earth Day 5K

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 Virtual Bull & Oyster Roast





Auction Opens October 15, 2020  ~

Auction Closes October 25




Due to the continuing pandemic, we are featuring a virtual Mount Harmon Bull & Oyster Roast this October, featuring Bull & Oyster Roast Inspired Online Auction Fundraiser as well as Bull & Oyster Roast October Specials.

Stay tuned for more information, as we are gathering wonderful treasures and Bull & Oyster Roast auction favorites that will be available to highest bidder, in support of Mount Harmon! Have an item to donate please email us at

We are also partnering with event caterer Fish Whistle at the Granary for some Bull & Oyster Roast inspired specials to be featured at the Granary, stay tuned for all of the details!

Be sure to join us next fall for our 2021 Mount Harmon Bull & Oyster Roast and be part this important and fun fall fundraiser. As always this favorite event features Oysters on Half Shell, Baked, Fried & Roasted. Eastern Shore Bull & Oyster Roast Buffet catered by Fish Whistle. Silent and Live Auctions. Live Bluegrass Music. Wine & Beer. Advanced reservations required.

2020 Virtual Ticket/Donation:

Donation in lieu of event (tax deductible)



Click Here to Donate Now one ticket value of $70 in honor of event

Click Here to Donate Now one table of 8 or $500 in honor of event

Open Air Colonial & Artisan Market Faire

October 24 & 25

Saturday 10am – 4pm & Sunday 10am – 3pm

Bring the whole family to see history come to life and shop for artisan crafts and treasures at the Open Air Colonial & Artisan Market Faire, Saturday & Sunday, October 24 & 25, featuring colonial and artisan merchants selling hand-crafted colonial and artisan crafts and collectibles, as well as hearth cooking, spinning and weaving demonstrations, manor house tours, living history exhibits and encampment, and of course our beautiful gardens, grounds, and waterfront nature preserve to enjoy.

Be sure to stop by the open-air Eastern Shore Food Court & Tavern with BayHeads Brewing Company to enjoy crab cakes, burgers, and other local specialties, along with craft beer from BayHeads Brewing Company.

Many thanks for following social distancing, leave no trace, and current CDC & MD guidelines. Masks required inside buildings and when social distancing cannot be maintained.

Daily Event Admission: $10 per person

Children 12 & under FREE, FOMH Members FREE

Not a Member, Click Here to Join Now!


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 Artisan & Event Vendor Registration Form

Click Here for Event COVID Guidelines

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

Paper ChaseA great opportunity to ride through one of Maryland’s most beautiful historic sites, along the banks of the Sassafras River! 7 miles of scenic, marked turf trails with natural log jumps (all optional).

Riders Start anytime 10am – 1pm!

Online Advanced Registration: $30

Day of Registration: $35 (cash or check please)

  • 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 please bring your own picnic tailgate
  • Enjoy exploring our gardens and grounds after you ride
  • Register in Advance Online & Save!
  • Waiver of liability to be signed and emailed in advance or day of

Paper Chase Event Flyer below ~ Please Share!

2020 Mount Harmon Paper Chase Flyer

Register in Advanced Online: Stay Safe & Save!


Signed Team Registration & Waiver Required:
(Email signed Team Registration & Waiver to
Or Bring Signed Entry & Waiver form Or Register Day of).
Call 410-275-8819 in case of rain date/inclement weather.
(Rain Date: Sunday, November 15)

Many thanks for following social distancing, leave no trace, and current CDC & MD guidelines. Masks required inside buildings, at registration, and where social distancing is not possible.

Proceeds benefit ongoing preservation efforts at Mount Harmon.

Many thanks for your support!

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.

Click Here for Membership Info to Join Equestrian Membership Now

Yuletide Decorations & Holiday Marketplace
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! Yuletide Walking Tours, Holiday Decorations, Greens Sale & Artisan Marketplace.  The event features a spectacular Holiday Decorations and Greens Sale inspired by Colonial Williamsburg, as well as Yuletide Walking Tours, Hearth Cooking Demonstrations, and Holiday Marketplace & Gift Shops great for finding that perfect artisan and handcrafted gift!

Visitors will enjoy hearth cooking demonstrations in the Colonial kitchen and seeing some colonial holiday favorites being made on the hearth.

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.