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Celebrate Charles! March from Benedict - War of 1812

Celebrate Charles! March from Benedict - War of 1812

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Celebrate Charles! March From Benedict

Saturday, August 30, 2014 • 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. • Serenity Farm, 6932 Serenity Farm Rd, Benedict
For information on the Celebrate Charles! March From Benedict activities on Sunday, August 31, 2014, please click here.


Spend the weekend in Charles County, Maryland! Come immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the 1812 era as Charles County commemorates the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. Benedict is a premier location to visit during this commemoration time period. Enjoy waterfront views, walks, and dining in the quaint village which is still surrounded by historically famous fields and the Patuxent River.

Visit Harvest House - purchase locally produced meats and vegetables, and visualize over 40 British ships in the Patuxent River from the porch

 Enjoy hayrides, authentic oxen cart rides, a petting zoo, amusements, and various artisans, crafters, local businesses, and food vendors.

Schedule of Events
10:00 a.m. - Music of the War of 1812 Performance
 11:00 a.m. - Walk to Historic Burial Site*

 11:00 a.m. - Star Spangled Banner Performance
11:30 a.m. - Music of the War of 1812 Performance
12:30 p.m. - Tobacco Demonstration
2:00 p.m. - Walk to Historic Burial Site*
3:00 p.m. - THE British Invasion Tribute Performance (performing until 6:00 p.m.)
3:30 p.m. - Tobacco Demonstration

Admission + Parking: Free Fees for food and market purchases *If planning to participate in Walk to Historic Burial Site please plan to wear appropriate shoes and attire.*

A free shuttle service will be available between Serenity Farm and Maxwell Hall.


Vendor Registration
For more information: 1-800-766-3386 301-645-0601 ReynoldsR@CharlesCountyMD.gov


War of 1812 Bicentennial, A Star Spangled Celebration

Saturday, August 30, 2014 • 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  17388 Teagues Point Rd, Hughesville

Tour Maxwell Hall for an exciting look into a late 18th century home with central stair passage, gambrel roof, and massive end exterior brick chimneys. Maxwell Hall is situated in the center of Maxwell Hall Equestrian Park on 600 plus acres and in the middle of the first foreign invasion of the United States. .

Be part of living history, experience a wedding of 1812 and find out how the war impacted a young family. Learn the history of the Keech family and their lives during this tumultuous time. Stroll the booths of crafters, artisans, authors, demonstrations, toys and games, live music, and local food.

Schedule of Events
• 11:00 a.m.  - Living History: Wedding of 1812
• 11:30 a.m. - Living History: The Keech Family
• Noon - The Star Spangled Banner
• 12:15 p.m. - Live Music: The Port Tobacco Pickers
• 2:00 p.m. - Living History: Wedding of 1812
• 2:30 p.m. - Living History: The Keech Family
• 3:00 p.m. - Hughesville Garden Club Floral Auction
• 4:00 p.m. - Live Music: The Port Tobacco Pickers

All Day Features
Calvert-Arundel Swordsmen Calvert Spinners & Weavers Chesapeake Region Lace Guild Pam King, Basket Maker Pat Fulcher, Blacksmith Toys & Games of 1812 Girls Scouts of the Nation's Capital Council Howard Post, Author - "Benedict on the Patuxent" J. Carlton Sharp, Author - "The Barns of Southern Maryland" R. Dodds & R. Hurry, Authors - "Boats for Work, Boats for Pleasure, The Last Era of Wooden Boatbuilding in Southern Maryland" Cornhusk Doll Crafts Waldorf Kiwanis Nicole Stewart Portraits The U.S. Daughters of 1812

Food Available for Purchase from:
Deputy Dog Mrs. Moo's Ice Cream Cedar Hill Farm Kettle Corn Hughesville Garden Club Pantry

 

Admission + Parking: Free Fees for food and market purchases

A free shuttle service will be available between Serenity Farm and Maxwell Hall.

For more information: The U.S. Daughters of 1812 - Ella Virginia Houck Holloway Chapter The Hughesville Garden Club  Facebook