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Harvest Festival

A tractor and hay ride

Harvest Festival returns to the Agricultural History Farm Park on Saturday, October 5

Enjoy a beautiful, fun-filled fall day on the farm with traditional crafts, activities, music, and food during the 30th annual Harvest Festival at the Agricultural History Farm Park on October 5 from 11a to 4p. Participate in hands-on farm activities such as candle dipping, tin-smithing, quilting and spinning; paint pumpkins and build scarecrows; play historic games; enjoy live music and storytelling; experience farm equipment exhibitions and demonstrations; meet heritage farm animals; and partake of food, visit craft demonstrators, and take a hay ride around the farmstead.

Montgomery Parks’ Agricultural History Farm Park is situated on 455 acres of land and serves as a historic farm site as well as a modern farming activity center. Along with the Farm Park’s historic farmstead, the park is also home to the University of Maryland Extension Office and Master Gardener Program for Montgomery County, as well as the Friends of the Agricultural History Farm Park, National Capital Dahlia Society demonstration garden, and multiple 4-H clubs.

Admission is $20/Car (cash only)

Refreshments, food, and some activities will have additional fees ($)   —


Activities and Demonstrations 2023 Included, 2024 activities will be updated in late summer:

Music On the Main Stage and at the Carriage House

Storytelling on the Farmhouse Porch

Pigs and Goats at the Barn

Sheepdog Herding on the Farm Field

Farmhouse Grounds 

  • Historic Games
  • Montgomery Parks Archaeology Dig
  • Tin-smithing Activity
  • Marble Making Activity
  • Crafts: Corn husks & Yarn Dolls and Toy Tractors
  • Montgomery Parks Program Access Activities


  • Candle Dipping
  • Laundry/Water Fetching
  • Moonlight Bobbin Lace Making
  • Chickens
  • Sawmill Demonstrations
  • Woodworking Demonstrations
  • Hay Play (at Hay Barracks)

Equipment Shed

  • Food Concessions ($)
  • Restrooms
  • Blacksmith Demonstrations

Road to Activity Center

  • Food Concessions ($)
  • Scarecrow Making ($)
  • Pumpkin Painting ($)
  • Montgomery Parks Nature on Wheels
  • Hay Wagon Rides
  • “What’s It” Room Antique Tools Exhibit
  • Antique Farm Equipment
  • Angel Locks Fiberworks Demonstrations
  • Gyame Quilt Studio featuring Kyna Clemons

Activity Center and Grounds

  • Montgomery County Assoc. for Family & Community Education Craft & Bake Sale ($)
  • Montgomery County Assoc. for Family & Community Education Children’s Games
  • University of Maryland Extension Master Gardeners Demonstration Gardens Activities and Tours
  • National Capital Dahlia Society Garden Tours