The sights and sounds of the holiday season return to the Agricultural History Farm Park Saturday for the annual Christmas on the Farm event. The Friends of the Farm Park sponsors the event each December.
This year Christmas on the Farm takes place Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 2-3, from noon-5 p.m. each day. Enjoy an afternoon of holiday music, hay rides, visits with farm animals, and complementary cookies and cider.
The farm park is located at 18400 Muncaster Road in Derwood. Parking is plentiful and free. Attendees may bring leashed pets.
Admission and parking are free. The Christmas on the Farm flyer is available online.
About the Farm Park
This 450 acre park features flowing fields of corn, five miles of easy hiking trails and live farm animals. Wandering around the main grounds, there are many signs detailing the long history of the land and the buildings residing there.
The farm began in the 1700’s when the Magruder family planted tobacco on the land, only to be later replaced by wheat. In the 1880’s ownership of the farm passed from the Magruders to the Bussards, who continued to farm the land until the 1970’s.
The farm grounds today feature live animals including pigs, goats and chickens, though they can sometimes be shy.
The park also features an apple orchard and is home to a Montgomery County Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, where trained gardeners from the University of Maryland Extension show off their skills and demonstrate sustainable gardening techniques.