Mongtomery Parks announces a robust schedule of great events this fall to get everyone out enjoying nature and our parks. Below please find a line-up of fall events taking place in our parks during September and October 2013:
- September 7: Pooch Party! Bring your well-behaved pooches and let them splash off-leash while you catch some end-of-summer rays and meet other dog owners.
- September 8: The PawPaw Festival – Learn about the rich history of America’s largest native tree fruits, the Pawpaw (asimina triloba) at this family friendly event featuring crafts, music, live animals and more.
- September 14: Back in Grandma’s Day* – Bring the family and delight in African American fables and fantastic stories provided by the Griots’ Circle of Maryland! Enjoy guided tours of the historic 19th century cabin and make crafts to take home. Celebrate Grandparents’ Day by receiving a free Park Pass if you bring your grandparent to the event
- September 14: Bluegrass on the Farm – Join the Friends of the Agricultural History Farm Park for their annual celebration of bluegrass in the great outdoors. This year’s stellar lineup includes Danny Paisley and Southern Grass, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, and Maryland’s own Clear Spring. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, and enjoy great bluegrass in the great outdoors!
- September 21: Children’s Day: School’s Outside* – This year’s events will take children and families through various activity tents related to math, science, reading, art and music featuring crafts, displays, story time and more.
- September 22: Kingsley Schoolhouse Open House* – Join our trained volunteer docents for free interpretive tours of this 19th century one-room school house located in Montgomery Parks’ largest park, and learn about what school was like in Montgomery County back in the 1920s.
- September 28: National Public Lands Day Volunteer Trail Work at Blockhouse Point* – Show your support for our parks by volunteering at this trail work day. Wear clothes and shoes appropriate for working on a trail. Gloves and tools will be provided. Please bring water to drink.
- September 28: National Public Lands Day Little Seneca Lake Little Clean Up* – Help clean up Little Seneca Lake by boat and on land. Join us to cruise the lake and park to pick up litter.
- October 5: 23rd Annual Harvest Festival – Get a taste of farm life from the 1850s to present day at this annual festival featuring activities, live music, food and loads of hands-on activities such as sack races and pumpkin rolling races, hayrides, scarecrow making, a huge corn maze and more.
- October 12: MoCo Epic Mountain Bike Rides and Festival* – Celebrate mountain biking in Montgomery County with four epic rides that span as many as 11 parks in Montgomery Parks system. The two-day event kicks off Saturday with a festival featuring food and beverages, live music, bike clinics, beginner rides on the Mountain Bike and BMX Pump Track and more.
- October 17: Botanical Happy Hour and Lecture with Amy Stewart – Join Amy Stewart, author of the New York Times bestseller “The Drunken Botanist,” for an exploration of the dizzying array of plants that humans have contrived to transform into alcohol.
- October 18: Great Pumpkin Fun – Children ages 3 – 8 will enjoy activities at this special event featuring a self-guided trail hunt, crafts, games and more. Participants are encouraged to wear trail-friendly costumes.
- October 19: Nocturnal Neighbors Festival – Celebrate the night by taking a hike, learning from nocturnal animal experts, meet live animals, enjoy a toasty treat around a campfire, games and crafts.
- October 20: Fall Apple Festival – Enjoy fresh homemade apple cider and gooey crisp caramel apples at our annual Fall Apple Festival featuring games, folklore, crafts and learn to make fresh pressed cider.
- October 27: Community Service Day* – Join volunteers across the county on this annual day dedicated to service.
* free events
For the full schedule and event details please visit: http://montgomeryplanningboard.org/blog-news/2013/08/16/montgomery-parks-fall-into-fun-events-for-september-and-october-2013/