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Southern Maryland Heritage Festival

October 8 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

October 7th & 8th – Historic Sotterley is proud to announce a NEW event: the Southern Maryland Heritage Festival. This festival is a celebration of Southern Maryland food, culture, history, and the people that make it unique. The two-day event will feature music, heritage demos and exhibits, food trucks, artisan vendors, family activities, and so much more.

Music & Entertainment – Music is part of our heritage! Enjoy a range of country, rock, gospel, jazz at various stages around the site. So much to choose from! Local comedy acts for kids and adults will also be featured in various locations on site.

Heritage Demos & Exhibits – Check out demonstrations and exhibits from Southern Maryland businesses and organizations, such as blacksmithing, quilting, bee keeping, antique tractor demos and more!

Food and Artisan Vendors – Shop one-of-a-kind hand-crafted goods made by local artisans, and enjoy fabulous food from local favorites!

Beer & Wine – Brews on tap and wine will be available at two locations on site, including our historic Barn (bring your ID!)

Kids Corner – Your little ones will enjoy games, and other family -friendly activities

Wagon Rides – Take a scenic ride through Historic Sotterley on a wagon hauled by our new tractor

Open House Tours – Explore some areas of our Manor House and learn some history from our experienced docents


We will be running a food drive for St. Mary’s Caring Kitchen during this event! Please bring only nonperishable food items that have not expired. Donations can be dropped off at the donation table next to admissions as guests are entering the event – no need to carry them around!


Ticket Pricing

Two-Day Entrance (adults only): $40 in advance, $50 at the gate

Adults: $25 in advance, $30 at the gate

Members: $20

Youth (13-17): $10

Children (12 & under): FREE

Ticket purchase can be used for a one-day entry on Saturday or Sunday and covers entry to the event only. Food & drink will be available for purchase. If you would like to attend both days you can purchase a second ticket. Not a member, not a problem! Click here to join us and become a member today!

Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs & blankets, but NO coolers or pets will be allowed at the event!



Saturday Music Lineup

21 Strings

All Funked Up

All Jacked Up

Bay Country Boys

Billy Thompson

Eddie Fuller Band

Hollywood Boys

Larry Quade Band

Nole Duke and Friends

Parrot Bay Trio

Sunday Music Lineup

Bay Country Boys

Casual Groove

Hollywood Boys

Jerry Burch Trio

Last Shot Band

Nole Duke and Friends

Parrot Bay Trio

Southern Traditions

White Plains Drifters


Heritage Activities

Scales & Tales with MD DNR

Bee Keeping Demo

Quilting Demo

Whiskey Creek Woodworking Demo

GrowingSTEMs/Robobees Robotics and Rockets Demo

Boat & Crabbing Education

Antique Tractor Display

Canning Demo

Sawmill Demo

Tobacco Demos

Fishing Exhibit

Vintage Boat Display

SMADC Agriculture Exhibit

Stuffed Ham Demo

Duck Decoy Carving Demo

Historic St. Mary’s Reenactments

Blacksmithing Demo

Historic Sotterley Table

This Big Conversation Table

SoMD Equity in History Coalition Table

Accokeek Foundation Table

SMC Museum Division Table

Pax Naval Museum Table

Imani Black – Waterman Table

Calvert Marine Museum Table

Southern Maryland Heritage Area Table


Confirmed Artisan Vendors

Harry Jackson – Wood Duck Decoys

Jamie Abel – Blacksmith

Whiskey Creek – Painted Gourds

Eleve Fine Soaps & Candles

Kiley Elyse Creations – Jewelry

Lauren Brooke Shop – Hand stamped jewelry & accessories

Melting Prose – Candles, Wax Melts, & Paper Flowers

Nutt House Wine & Wood – Repurposed Barrel Products

Pam Hicks Fine Art – Paintings, Notecards, Decor, etc.

Saucez Bear Designs – Childrens Handmade Boutique Clothing

Wakanda Quilts by Rosie – Handmade, Premium Quilted Wall Hangings

Leathercraft Wonderland – Keyrings, Wallets, Bags, Bracelets, and more

Beez Knees Ice Cream

Freeze Daddy – Freeze dried candy & snacks

K&T Kettle Korn and Produce

Nelly’z Cupcakes

Tobacco Barn Distillery

Carol’s Citchen – Jams


Food Trucks

Linda’s Cafe – Saturday Only

Dooley’s Backyard BBQ

Blue Wind


October 8
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Historic Sotterley


Historic Sotterley
44300 Sotterley Lane
Hollywood, MD 20636 United States
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