Special Events

Spudfest- Saturday August 25- 10am-4pm

Rural Heritage Museum – 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713 – www.ruralheritagemuseum.org
Experience Rural Heritage first-hand! During the Annual Spudfest! Enjoy a free one of a kind event that spotlights the potato and its growing process. Only on Saturday- Potatoes planted in the Spring are harvested by a horse-drawn plow. Children can “get dirty” in the potato patch by picking up the crop.
Event activities and features- Museum tours, kitchen with potato food menu, children’s activities, Antique Tractor Show, Truck Show; Master Gardener Pollinator Palooza, outdoor artisan bread baking, Antique Tractor Pull

Saturday Schedule of Events:
7:30 AM– Kitchen open for breakfast
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Museums and Village Open
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Potato Pickin’ Registration
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM- Antique Tractor Show, Saw Mill & Rock Crusher Demo– WCATC
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Truck Show- ATCA
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Potato Chip Making
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Kitchen Open for lunch
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Main Event- Potato Patch
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Pollinator Palooza- Four-Square, Demo, and Medicinal Garden
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM – RHM Artisan Bread Baking
12:00 PM – Spudfest Potato Pickin’ Awards
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM – 4-H Children’s Activities
12:30 PM – Kids Tractor Pedal Pull- WCATC
WCATC Activities (times vary):  Barrel & Wagon Rides, Snow Cone Stand
Demonstrations (times vary):  Blacksmith, Broom Making , Fiber Arts, Wood Working, Organ Music, Remote Control Truck
Ice Cream Truck– times vary– Antietam Dairy
Stage Coach Display feat. Wells Fargo Stage Coach

Heritage Fest- Sunday August 25- 11am-4pm

Rural Heritage Museum- 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713- www.ruralheritagemuseum.org
Visit this free event to see the regions rural heritage! Museum buildings and village open with demonstrators.
Event activities and features: Cruise-in. Museum tours, kitchen with potato food menu, children’s activities, Antique Tractor Show, Truck Show

Sunday Schedule of Events:
7:30 AM– Kitchen open for breakfast
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Museums and Village Open
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Cruise-In
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM- Antique Tractor Show, Saw Mill & Rock Crusher Demo– WCATC
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Truck Show – ATCAyes indeed!
11:00 AM –  Antique Tractor Pull- WCATC
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Kitchen open for lunch
WCATC Activities (times vary):  Barrel & Wagon Rides, Snow Cone Stand
Demonstrations (times vary):  Hearth Cooking, Blacksmith, Broom Making , Fiber Arts, Wood Working, Organ Music, Remote Control Truck
Ice Cream Truck– times vary– Antietam Dairy
Stage Coach Display feat. Wells Fargo Stage Coach

October 6, 2019– Apple Fest
1:00p.m.-4:00p.m.
Join the RHM in celebrating the growing of the Apple!  Great family fun activities and demonstrations.  Antique Tractor Show.  

December 7 and 8, 2019
Holiday Open House & Village Tours
1:00p.m.-4:00p.m.
Visit Santa Claus in an authentic sleigh for picture taking opportunities; Children’s workshop and craft area; Special Holiday decorations; Punch and cookies served; Artisan bread  tasting. Village Tours.

April 4 and 5, 2020
Spring Open House
1:00p.m.-4:00p.m.
Help the RHM start off another great year!  This event will start off the visiting season by showcasing the many new highlights at the RHM.  Buildings open including Village and Farmstead, Special

Transportation features and highlights.

All dates, times, features, activities and costs are subject to change without notice.    Visit www.ruralheritagemuseum.org for detailed information and updates.

The Rural Heritage Museum is always open Saturday and Sunday 1pm-4pm and weekdays by appointment.  Groups are welcome and encouraged by appointment.

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Quick Contact

Rural Heritage Museum
Open Saturday and Sunday from 1:00pm-4:00pm
Free Admission

Agricultural Education Center
Phone:  240-420-1714
Email Erin Overdorff
Office Hours:  Mon-Fri, 7:00 am – 3:30 pm