Get to know Calvert County’s rural community by spending the day on three working farms during the 17th annual Calvert County Farm Festival Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18 and 19, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The event, held rain or shine, promises to be a great family outing with special activities and educational opportunities at three local farms:
1865 Horsmon Farm Lane, St. Leonard
This successfully diversified tobacco farm raises mums, pumpkins and other fall products. Featured are farm beef and pork, sorghum mazes, a corn kernel sand box, pony rides, a petting farm, hay rides, kids’ activities, food vendors and even a mini-pumpkin sling shot.
Perigeaux Vineyards and Winery
8650 Mackall Road, St. Leonard
410-586-2710 or www.perigeaux.com
Perigeaux has four vineyards of eight acres on a former tobacco farm. Farm Festival activities include wine tastings/food pairings, live music, pentanque (lawn bowling) tournaments, arts and crafts, vineyard and winery tours and food vendors.
Spider Hall Farm
3915 Hallowing Point Road, Prince Frederick
410-610-0094 or www.spiderhallfarm.com
This 362-acre farm produces tobacco, corn and grain and focuses on agricultural education. Come enjoy a corn maze, hay rides, a pumpkin patch, local food, vendors and crafters, kids’ activities, a petting farm and more. A canned food drive will benefit End Hunger in Calvert County.
The annual Calvert County Farm Festival is coordinated by the Calvert County Department of Economic Development and the Calvert County Agriculture Commission. The Agriculture Commission conducts the Farm Festival to educate residents about farming and to provide the public with an opportunity to interact with the farming community.
For more information on the Calvert County Agriculture Commission, visit www.calvertag.com. For more on the 2014 Calvert County Farm Festival, contact the Calvert County, Md., Department of Economic Development at 410-535-4583 or 301-855-1880; or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.