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Fifth Annual Spud Fest

Fifth Annual Spud Fest

The Friends of the Washington County Rural Heritage Museum invites the public to the fifth annual Spud Fest on Saturday, August 25, 2007, beginning at 10am.
Potatoes planted in the spring will be harvested by a horse-drawn plow beginning promptly at 10am. Children and families are encouraged to help pick up the potatoes. Prizes will be awarded to children for the largest, smallest, most unusual shaped, and most potatoes picked up. Other children's activities include face painting, potato pressing and balloon sculpting.
The harvested potatoes will be used to demonstrate how homemade potato chips are made.
The Rural Heritage Museum, open from 10am-4pm, has on display an authentic Country Store, an original Conestoga wagon, and numerous pieces of 19th Century farm equipment and farmhouse items. The Rural Heritage Village Homestead will also be open to the public on August 25. The Museum Gift Shop will also be open. The current special exhibit is "Putting Foods By" demonstrating the historic ways to preserve foods.
The Rural Heritage Museum is located at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, 7 miles South of Hagerstown on Route 65. Admission to visit the museum and to attend the Spud Fest is free, but donations are always appreciated. For more information, please call 240-313-2839 or visit our website at www.ruralheritage.org.

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