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Museum hosts good time at Spud-Fest

August 05, 2003

Friends of Washington County Rural Heritage Museum invites the public to a "Spud-Fest" at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Rural Heritage Museum, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, seven miles south of Hagerstown on Md. 65.

Potatoes were planted in the spring and will be harvested during "Spud-Fest," by a horse-drawn plow. Families are encouraged to come and help pick up the potatoes, which will be used to demonstrate how homemade potato chips are made.

A picnic lunch will be served at 1 p.m. The menu includes hot dogs, baked beans and lemonade. Homemade ice cream also will be available at the festival.

Activities for children include games such as three-legged race, peanut scramble, and potato race. Chuck Hulse will demonstrate marble games skills.

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Admission is free. The rain date for the event is Saturday, Aug. 23. For information, call 240-313-2839.

Items on display in the museum include an authentic country store, an original Conestoga wagon, and displays typical of a 19th-century farmhouse.

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