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Farm Life Festival in St. Mary's County - Oct. 10 and 11

Farm Life Festival in St. Mary's County, Sat., October 10 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Sun., October 11 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.):  $7.00 admission, students $3.00, 5 years old and younger free. 
 
The Lipizzaner dancing white stallions will give one show only, on Sat., 10/10, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.   http://www.lipizzaner.com/home.asp
 
This appears to be the last year for this festival which raises funds for A Christmas in April, sponsored by the John K. Parlett Farm Life Museum,  at 38220 New Market-Turner Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD.  Features include:
 
60,000 sq. ft. of indoor space showcasing antiques representing life on a farm from household items to large machinery.  (See this link for an idea of scope of items housed in this huge collection):  
 http://www.somdnews.com/stories/07012009/indyfea174459_32248.shtml
 
Power tractor parade both days at noon, So. Md. Antique Power Assoc. Tractor Pull, Nation'l Lawn Mower Association, So. Md. Mini Pullers
 
Live entertainment by local bands
 
Seasonal flu shots ($20 cash or check only--no Medicare or insurance) at the St. Mary's Hospital Health Connections van
 
Antique sales, crafts, food vendors
 
Auction at 1:30 on Sat.
 
Children's events and crafts, petting zoo
 
Top off your day with a ride through Amish country just a few miles away, across Rt. 5 on Rt. 236 (and streets intersecting Rt. 236), and then perhaps a dinner at Stoney's Seafood Restaurant on Broomes Island in Calvert County, voted best crabcakes in the Tri-County area and sitting on a beautifully landscaped waterfront setting with outside dining available.
 

 
Background image by Zolt Levay