Heritage Harvest Festival
Heritage Montgomery’s Heritage Harvest is a celebration of autumn and the fall harvest. A wide array of farms open free to the public have included farm markets, wineries and vineyards, a brewery, CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm, animal sanctuary, living history farm, lavender farm, and much more. Fun family activities include farm tours, markets, crafts for kids, live music, adorable farm animals, historic structures, and food for sale.
2nd Annual Heritage Harvest
Sat. Oct. 5 and Sun. Oct. 6, 2019
10am to 5pm
Join us for a fun weekend exploring the beautiful autumnal countryside! All activities are free unless noted by ($).
Note: Also happening on October 5 is the annual Harvest Festival at Montgomery Park’s Agricultural History Farm Park, featuring farm animals, hayrides, history, music, food, and more. The hours are 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and there is a charge of $15 per car for entry. It’s one more fun thing to do while you’re out on your harvest tour!
This year’s Heritage Harvest participants include:
19215 Beallsville Road, Beallsville
Roam peaceful gardens on a 2-acre Victorian homestead featuring original stone sculptures and works by local artisans. Reggae music performances by Bob Marley Workshop. Harvest Lunch with Poolesville’s Watershed Café ($). An on-site, pop-up arts fair featuring hand-crafted goods from local artisans.
Button Farm Living History Center
16820 Black Rock Road, Germantown
Tour the living history farm with museum garden and heritage breed animals. Historical farm chores, games, and cider press. Self-guided tours from 10:00 a.m. – noon; programs begin at noon. Local produce for sale ($). Meet visiting animals from Star Gazing Farm Animal Sanctuary.
East Rivendell Farm – 8am to 4pm
26904 Clarksburg Road, Damascus
Located in Montgomery County’s Agricultural Reserve, this chemical-free farm produces non-GMO fruits and vegetables for sale in its market ($). They also have a wide variety of farm animals!
JWR Farm – Saturday only
11104 Watkins Road, Germantown
A unique 3-acre suburban farm site growing annual and perennial crops. Produce, chocolates, and food for sale ($). Community group TimeBank Repair Café demonstrates their “Don’t toss it – FIX it” philosophy.
Linden Farm – Saturday only
20900 Martinsburg Road, Dickerson
Montgomery Planning Dept.’s Rustic Roads and Historic Preservation staff will host walks and talks about Martinsburg Road, a designated historic resource and rustic road. Tour the “green” renovation of the historic Gothic dairy barn. Music by Bethesda Bach to Rock.
18201 Barnesville Road, Barnesville
A charming 1790 log cabin art studio featuring oil and pencil artwork reflecting the pastoral landscape surrounding Sugarloaf Mountain, as well as botanical art.
Rocklands Farm Winery – Open 11am to 6pm
14531 Montevideo Road, Poolesville
A winery, vineyard, and market on a historic property. Stroll the farm grounds, wine tasting and wood-fired pizza ($); adults-only tour of the vineyard and winery at 1pm Saturday.
Shepherd’s Hey Farm
24020 Old Hundred Road, Dickerson
Wool-spinning demonstrations; farm-sourced raw wool, yarn, and sheepskin pelts ($). Sheep, chickens, and turkeys abound!
Soleado Lavender Farm
23611 W. Harris Road, Dickerson
A scenic, family-owned farm growing several varieties of French and English lavender. Talks on bee keeping (11am) and lavender cultivation (noon). Artisan market and lavender products for sale ($).
Something Earthy Pottery
24410 Hipsley Mill Road, Laytonsville
A pottery studio in a pastoral setting; artist’s studio, gallery, paint-your-own pottery ($).
Susanna Farm Nursery – Sat. 9am to 5pm; Sun. 10am to 5pm
17700 White Ground Road, Boyds
A family-owned nursery in a beautiful natural setting featuring dwarf and unusual evergreens and Japanese maples. Extensive grounds to explore.
Waredaca Brewing Company – Sat. 1pm to 8pm; Sun. 1pm to 6pm
4017 Damascus Road, Laytonsville
A farm and brewery fostering agricultural stewardship. Saturday: food truck and live music, 5 to 8pm; Sunday: bring-your-own picnic and food for sale ($).
Waters Orchard – Open 9am to 5pm
22711 Wildcat Road, Germantown
A pick-your-own apple orchard ($).
Windridge Vineyards – Open 11am to 6pm
15700 Darnestown Road, Darnestown
A family-owned vineyard located in Maryland’s Piedmont Plateau. Wine tastings and food trucks (2 to 5pm) ($); live music.