The 2019 Maryland State Fair will take place from August 23rd, 2019 through September 2nd, 2019 with Preview Night on August 22nd. Come as early as 9AM to see the beginning of Livestock and Horse shows. Buildings and Midway Rides, Game & Food open at Noon on Weekdays and 10AM on Weekends & Labor Day and close at 10PM. RIdes may stay open later. Enjoy the Fair!
On August 28, 2019, O. James Lighthizer, President of the American Battlefield Trust will speak to “Historic Preservation & Place-Based Teaching: The Importance of Knowing our History and Culture in Order to Preserve our Democratic Republic” at Historic Sotterly in Maryland.
Please join the Friends of Tolson’s Chapel for Rally Day, the annual fundraiser to support the Friends of Tolson’s Chapel mission to preserve and interpret the important history of Tolson’s Chapel and its people.
Commemoration of the 157th Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. Join for a weekend full of ranger led talks, tours, and battlefield hikes. Volunteers will provide living history programs, including cannon firing and musket firing demonstrations, just outside the Visitor Center at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM. Programs are free, park admission is $15 per vehicle.