Southern Maryland Sunflower Festival

Southern Maryland Sunflower Festival

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Serenity Farm, 6932 Serenity Farm Road, Benedict

Cost: $5 per car to enter, sunflowers available to pick $5 a bunch or pre-cut sunflowers $15 in festival flower bag

Description: The Farm Heritage Conservancy is proud to announce the Southern Maryland Sunflower Festival at Serenity Farms. Stop by to enjoy 5 acres of blooming sunflowers in Charles County. Enjoy free music, hay rides, petting pen and Sunflower Art Show. There will be sunflowers and food available for purchase. 

10 a.m. - Open All Day (Saturday and Sunday)

  • Pick your own Sunflowers: $5 per bunch or $15 per FHC Festival Flower tote pre picked
  • Visit the ART BARN (yellow tobacco barn) for an art show of local artists in a juried competition. Art is for sale.
  • Enjoy a Garden of Animals Petting Pen near the Harvest House.
  • Free hayrides around the sunflower field-hop on for a photo opportunity.
  • Local brewers offer tastings.
  • Harvest House is open, selling Serenity Farm meats and other goodies.
  • Hardesty Haven Catering and food vendors, selling a variety of Southern Maryland treats, including Serenity Farm Grillers.

Please Consume all purchases in the picnic area at the Harvest House.

11 a.m. (Saturday ONLY, Harvest House porch) Gentleman or Traitor?

Don't miss this 15 minute interactive drama about the Benedict Whiskey Scandal during the War of 1812 and decide whether Clement Dorsey is a gentleman or a traitor.

12:30, 1, 2, 2:30 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday, Harvest House porch) Pick'n On the Porch with the Patuxent River Rounders

Marty Walker and Jeff Colburn, the Patuxent River Rounders, perform traditional tunes.

3 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday) Hayride to the Historic Burial Ground

Ride out to Serenity Farm's historic burial ground (1780-1810) to contemplate the final resting place of 23 enslaved African Americans.

4 p.m. - Closing

For more information on this event, please visit: https://www.farmheritageconservancy.org/so-md-sunflower-festival?fbclid=IwAR2Jgb0956yf-1l6gnrhd9rZK8aPVsLKJ2xilFpBtSJwWNUItwVz2gNB-Fg

 

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