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Montgomery Parks creating giant mud pits for Mudfest 2024 

Home / Montgomery Parks creating giant mud pits for Mudfest 2024 


WHEATON, Md. – Get down and dirty with Montgomery Parks this summer at Mudfest 2024. The one-day event on Saturday, June 15, 2024, offers kids and adults the chance to jump, slip, and slide in giant man-made mud pits at Woodstock Equestrian Special Park in Beallsville. 


Saturday, June 15, 2024 
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 

Woodstock Equestrian Special Park 
20027 Route 28/ Darnestown Road         
Beallsville, Maryland / (Park entrance is north of Beallsville Road/Route 109) 

Admission is $20 per car. Tickets are available in advance on ActiveMontgomery.com or for cash only onsite the day of the event. 

Mudfest is hosted by the Black Hill Discovery Center. Parks’ staff prepare the mud in advance by screening for rocks and making sure it is the perfect texture for sculpting and sliding. A maintenance team uses excavators and other earth moving equipment to arrange the mud into piles, slides, puddles and more. 

“In a world where we’re always telling kids to stay clean, Mudfest is a great way to slide into the hot summer months,” said Katrina Fauss, senior naturalist at Montgomery Parks. “We are encouraging families to pack up their plastic buckets, shovels and wheelbarrows and prepare to craft the perfect mud castles.”   

The Mudfest fun will be fueled by food available for purchase from Catalyst Hotdogs and Clayboy’s Shave Ice. A DJ will provide the soundtrack and souvenir T-shirts will be on sale. 

Mudfest Know Before You Go  

Interested in helping at Mudfest and not afraid to get dirty? Volunteers aged 15 and up are needed on the Saturday of the event, as well as the following week to help with clean-up. No experience necessary. SSL hours available. Details on Montgomery Parks Special Events Volunteer page. Event day volunteers and those in their vehicles will be admitted free of charge.  

How to Register for Montgomery Parks Programs, Classes, Camps, Events

Registration is through the Active Montgomery website. Users must first set up a free account on the site before registering. 
Go to Montgomery Parks event calendar for a complete list of special events and programming Visit the Summer 2024 Montgomery Parks Program Guide

About Montgomery Parks      
Montgomery Parks manages more than 37,000 acres of parkland, consisting of 419 parks. Montgomery Parks is focused on promoting physical activity, social connectivity, and environmental stewardship, especially in diverse and urbanizing areas, with an emphasis on teens, working-age adults, and seniors. Montgomery Parks is a department of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a bi-county agency established in 1927 to steward public land. M-NCPPC has been nationally recognized for its high-quality parks and recreation services and is regarded as a national model by other parks systems. 

Montgomery Parks, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Program Access Office at 301-495-2581 (Voice), MD Relay 7-1-1 or 800-552-7724 or ProgramAccess@MontgomeryParks.orgto request a disability modification. Visit Montgomery Parks Accessibility for more information.