National Pike Festival's wagons roll this weekend

May 14, 2010

The National Pike Festival begins today and continues through Sunday. Following is a schedule of events:


5 to 7 p.m. - Wagon train encampment. Plumb Grove, 12654 Broadfording Road, Clear Spring. Take Two Variety Band to perform. Free, open to the public.

5 to 8 p.m. - Plumb Grove, Clear Spring Historical Society will have food available for purchase.


6 to 9 a.m. - Breakfast at Plumb Grove.

9 a.m. - Wagon train departs.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Activities at Clear Spring High School, 12630 Broadfording Road, including crafts, classic car show, antique tractor show, demonstrations and free children's activities.

10 a.m. - National Pike Day Parade, 10 a.m. Sponsored by Clear Spring High School chapter of the FFA and FFA alumni. Clear Spring High School.


10:30 a.m. - Wagon train stops at Wilson's Store.

11 a.m. - Wagon crosses historic bridge (weather permitting).

11:45 a.m. - Wagon train makes lunch stop at Huyett's Crossroad.

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. - Hagerstown City Park, free pony rides.

2 p.m. - Wagon train arrives at north end of Hagerstown City Park at parking lot between Hager House & Museum.

4 p.m. - Wagons arrive for overnight encampment, Ag Center, 510 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, near Four States Livestock Auction. Bluegrass musicians, public invited to play.


10 a.m. - Wagon train leaves Ag Center traveling east on Wilson Boulevard.

10:30 a.m. - Wagons arrive at Ravenwood Lutheran Village, Kenly Avenue, then travel through Funkstown to Alternate Route 40, en route to Boonsboro.

12:30 p.m. - Wagon train stops for lunch at Auction Square Complex near Boonsboro.

1:15 p.m. - Wagon train departs.

1:30 p.m. - Wagon train's final stop - Shafer Memorial Park, Boonsboro. Weather permitting, the wagon train will circle for 30 minutes before disassembling. Free pony rides for children, other activities. Boonsboro Museum of History will be open.

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