Out & About

August 26, 2005

Tractor, craft show

Event highlights include: Today, Garden tractor pull at 5 p.m.; Saturday, Spud Fest at 10 a.m., kids' games at 1 p.m., parade of tractors at 3 p.m., and antique tractor pull at 4 p.m.; Sunday, kids' pedal tractor race at 1 p.m., parade of tractors at 2 p.m., bake auction at 3 p.m. Raffle and prize drawings after bake auction. Doors open at 9 a.m. today through Sunday. Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown.

Battle re-enactment

Civil War re-enactments of the Battle of Cedar Mountain and the unfinished railroad cut portion of the Battle of Second Manassas. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., reopening at 9:30 p.m. for theatrical production on Saturday; and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Monroe Road, Boonsboro. Admission costs $5; free for ages 11 and younger. For information, call 301-432-0103 or go to for the complete schedule.

Spud Fest

The public is invited to harvest potatoes in the garden at 10 a.m. Saturday. Potato chips will be sliced and cooked, and ice cream will be churned at 11:30 a.m. Prizes will be given for the most potatoes harvested and for the smallest, largest and most unusually shaped potatoes. The youngest and oldest participant also will be rewarded. The museum will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. The Rural Heritage Museum at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown. Free; donations accepted.


Artillery weekend

A two-gun section representing Stribling's Virginia Battery will conduct firing demonstrations on an actual Confederate artillery position. Projectile and artillery implement collection on display. Artillery firing demonstrations will be held at 11 a.m. and 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday. Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown.

Skateboarding contest

A skateboard competition will be held at Brunswick Skate Park, Brunswick Sports Complex, 210 13th Ave., Brunswick, Md. Jam format competition begins at 11 a.m. Saturday. Skate-off for prizes is at noon. The event will be held Sunday if it rains. Registration cost is a canned good for Brunswick Food Bank. For information, call 1-301-834-7500, ext. 3.

Sleepy Creek festival

Activities for the family, including games for children, volleyball, a water balloon battle, and Southern gospel, contemporary and Christian rock music. 10 a.m.; lunch at noon, Saturday. Camp Harmison, six miles east of Berkeley Springs off W.Va. 9, on Harmison Lane. Call Pastor Wayne Frum at 301-988-2323.

C&O Canal Days

The weekend will include craft vendors, Civil War re-enactors and music performances. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Byron Memorial Park, Williamsport. The C&O Canal Museum at 139 W. Potomac St., will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. A trolley will provide rides for $1 to the canal basin. Children 5 and younger may ride the trolley for free.

Mountain Stage NewSong Festival

A weekend of original music. Today, Saturday and Sunday. Shepherd University's Frank Center, Mecklenburg Inn, War Memorial Building, Entler Hotel, The Train Station, Rumsey Tavern at Clarion Hotel, Stonewall's Pub and NewSong campground at Morgan's Grove Park near downtown, Shepherdstown, W.Va. A festival pass costs $50 at the door; free for ages 14 and younger. A festival pass with live-round contest registration costs $75. One-day pass for today or Saturday costs $25 at the door; free for ages 14 and younger. Sunday's "Music at the Park" from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Morgan's Grove is free. For a complete schedule go to

Renfrew Jazz Festival

Improvisational jazz concert featuring Bud Shank, Paul Bollenback and others. 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Renfrew Institute for Cultural and Environmental Studies, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. On the lawn behind the Renfrew Museum. Rain location is Waynesboro Area Middle School. Free. For information, call 1-717-762-0373. Bring lawn chairs or blankets.

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