Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation

Schedule of Events

This is the 2016 Schedule of Events,
but check back soon for the 2017 schedule.  

10 am-1 pm Walk with the Freestate Happy Wanderers (ends by 4 pm). Start at Freestate Tent. 
10 am-4 pm Tours of Montpelier Mansion
10 am-4 pm Blast-in-the-Past, a Hands-On History Playground.  Grounds. 
10 am-4 pm Wood turning demos by the Chesapeake Woodturners.  Grounds. 
10 am-4 pm Make your own basket with the Basket Bunch. Children's Tent.
10 am-4 pm  Pottery sale at Montpelier Arts Center. 
10 am-4 pm  Help create a sidewalk chalk outdoor mural. Montpelier Arts Center. Weather permitting. 
10 am-4 pm  Family art activities.  Children's Tent. 
10:30-11:15 am Upcycled Cinderella, a children's play by Brightstar Theater.  Grounds. 
11 am  Afternoon Tea.  Click here for menu or to buy tickets (until 9pm on 4/29).  Limited number of tickets also available at festival. Montpelier Mansion.
11 am

Linda Jones of Elements of Nature, a festival vendor, gives a talk on medicinal herbal teas.  Lecture Tent

11 am-4 pm  Art demonstrations. Montpelier Arts Center. 
11 am-4 pm  Tour of artists' studios at the Montpelier Arts Center. 

12 noon 
-4 pm
 

Raku firing. Montpelier Arts Center.
12 noon  Afternoon Tea.  Click here for menu or to buy tickets (until 9pm on 4/29).  Limited number of tickets also available at festival. Montpelier Mansion.
12:30-1:15 pm  Upcycled Cinderella, a children's play by Brightstar Theater.  Grounds. 
12:30 pm Naturalist Tim Wasserman leads a nature walk. Meet at Education Tent.
1 pm  Afternoon Tea.  Click here for menu or to buy tickets (until 9pm on 4/29).  Limited number of tickets also available at festival. Montpelier Mansion.
1 pm Montgomery Count Master Gardener Donna Almquist gives a talk called "Planting Herbs from Seed."  Bring your questions!  Lecture Tent. 
1 pm Classical Recital-Fortunata Trio: Flute, Clarinet & Bassoon.
Montpelier Arts Center.
2 pm  Afternoon Tea.  Click here for menu or to buy tickets (until 9pm on 4/29).  Limited number of tickets also available at festival. Montpelier Mansion.
2-4 pm  Distant Thunder plays jazz standards, Latin jazz, and original composition.  Food area. 
2:30-3:30 pm       Donna Koczaja of the Prince George's County Master Gardeners gives a talk called "2016: Year of the Tomato." She will give you tips on the best way to grow tomatoes. Lecture Tent.
3 pm  Afternoon Tea.  Click here for menu or to buy tickets (until 9pm on 4/29).  Limited number of tickets also available at festival. Montpelier Mansion.