Enjoy A Triple-Play of Fun at Calvert’s 2011 Farm Tour

September 29, 2011

Get to know Calvert County’s rural community by spending the day on three working farms. The 14th annual Farm Tour takes place Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. It promises to be a great family outing with special activities and educational opportunities at these local farms:

Fridays Creek Winery
3485 Chaneyville Road, Owings
410-286-WINE or www.fridayscreek.com

This family-owned and operated farm winery is housed in a renovated tobacco/dairy barn at the confluence of Fridays Creek and the Patuxent River. Farm Tour activities include:

• Grape stomping and complimentary wine tasting

• Live music and food

• Renovated tobacco barn tours with arts and crafts from local artists

• Cork decorating and racing in the stream and waterfall

• Demonstrations on grape growing, harvesting and processing

Lucky Cricket Farm, LLC
1935 Emmanuel Church Road, Huntingtown
410-610-4849 or www.luckycricketfarm.com

This 30-acre equestrian educational center with rolling pastures, woods, pond and a stream includes a 16-stall barn with an attached cover-all indoor arena. Activities include:

• Various horse demonstrations including dressage, drill team, jumping and vaulting

• Horse-drawn carriage rides

• Horseback riding games

• Grooming demonstrations

• Children’s activities

• Food and music

Spider Hall Farm
3915 Hallowing Point Road, Prince Frederick

This 362-acre farm is one of the few remaining working farms of its size in the county also focusing on educating the community about the past, present and future of agriculture. New this year is “The Farm Stand” where you can purchase local milk, ice cream, cheese, eggs, produce, meats and more. The weekend’s events will feature:

• A nine-acre corn maze

• Hay rides and a petting zoo

• Pick-your-own pumpkin patch

• Food by Hardesty Haven Catering and kettle corn by Calvert Kettle Corn

• Crafts including baskets, beads, wood-turning and more

• Pony rides (Sunday only)

• Exhibits from 4-H, Calvert County Historical Society, Calvert Young Farmers, Calvert

Library and more

The annual Calvert County Farm Tour is coordinated by the Calvert County Department of Economic Development and the Calvert County Agriculture Commission. The Agriculture Commission conducts the Farm Tour to educate Calvert residents about farming and to provide the public with an opportunity to interact with the farming community.

For more information on the 2011 Calvert County Farm Tour, visit www.calvertag.com, or contact the Calvert County Maryland Department of Economic Development at (410) 535-4583, 800-331-9771 or 301-855-1880 or via email at info@ecalvert.com.

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