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Montgomery Parks Mudfest

Get Downright Dirty at Montgomery Parks Annual MudFest

Tickets are now available!
MudFest two kids playing and throwing mud in the air

On Saturday, June 15, join Montgomery Parks as we start our summer season off by connecting to our roots, literally, with giant man-made mud pits. Thanks to Black Hill Discovery Center and the Northern Parks Region, the lawn of Woodstock Equestrian Special Park will be turned into mud pools for attendees to cool off, splash, and jump around in. Check out the giant mud slide, play around the mud volcano, and make mud pies at the pop-up kitchen.

Mud Camp at Black Hill Summer Camp

Make sure to dig up those old T-shirts from the back of your closet and leave your nice clothes at home. Pack your plastic buckets, shovels, and wheelbarrows to craft the perfect mud castles. Bring sleds to go down the mud slide and goggles to splash in the pools. Enjoy music from a DJ, buy an event T-shirt, and purchase a bite to eat from Catalyst Hotdogs and Clayboys Shave Ice.

The fee for this event is $20 per car. Tickets can be purchased through ActiveMontgomery and will be available starting in May.

Don’t have time to purchase a ticket? No problem! Make sure to bring $20 cash per car with you to the park and check-in with staff to secure your spot at MudFest.

This event is rain or shine.

mass of children playing in the mudMud-iquette (MudFest Etiquette)

  • This is a family event, so be kind to others.
  • Keep all wounds covered.
  • Pets are welcome but must be kept on a leash and out of the mud.
  • Take bathroom breaks out of the mud and in the portable restroom facilities on-site.
  • We will have hose off areas and changing tents as well as garbage bags for muddy clothing.
  • Wearing closed-toed shoes is recommended.
  • Be aware of small natural debris as you step through the mud.


Check out photos from 2023!

Mudfest 2023



Frequently Asked Questions



MudFest will be held at Woodstock Equestrian Special Park – Address: 20207 Darnestown Road, Beallsville, MD 20839.

View the location on Google Maps.


Parking for MudFest can be found on-site at the park. Follow the event signs upon arrival.

What to Bring

We recommend guests wear clothes that can get dirty and closed-toed shoes. Come prepared for the warm-weather conditions by wearing sunscreen, a hat or head covering, and bringing water. Sleds, water toys, and goggles are encouraged. We will have hose off areas and changing tents as well as garbage bags for muddy clothing.


If you or a member of your party would like to request accessibility accommodations, please get in touch with our Program Access team at programaccess@montgomeryparks.org or (301) 495-2581.


If you are interested in volunteering for MudFest, check out the Montgomery Parks Special Events Volunteer page. There are multiple opportunities on the day of the event and the following week to help with cleanup.

Click hereto view volunteer opportunities for June 15.

Click here to view volunteer opportunities for June 17 and 18.

About the Organizers

The coordination for MudFest is led by the Black Hill Discovery Center team. The center is in Black Hill Regional Park and hosts nature exhibits, a children’s corner, an auditorium, and outdoor play areas for kids. Check out their programming on the Black Hill Discovery Center page.

Additional Questions

For additional questions, please contact the Montgomery Parks Public Information and Customer Service office at (301) 495-2595 or email Info@MontgomeryParks.org.