Schedule of Events

Festival Schedule (subject to change)

Featured events run from 10 AM to 4 PM.

10 AM –  4 PMMuseum Gift Shop Open – loose-leaf tea, teapots, history books, cards and a variety of gifts and toys.
10 AM –  4 PMWoodturning Demos by the Chesapeake Woodturners
10 AM –  4 PMOpen Easel Guided Painting Activity with the Laurel Art Guild
10 AM –  4 PMCall Me Tree/Llamame Arbol - a bilingual (English/Spanish) story stroll for kids 5 and under that encourages kids to stand tall, practice self-care and be kind.
10 AM –  4 PMHerb Garden Scavenger Hunt
11 AM  – 12 PMDialect of Prince George's County Teen Poetry Group will be reading poems inspired by the history of Montpelier.
11 AM  – 3 PMDeluxe Afternoon Tea Box pick-up. Order your tea box, and enjoy the contents at the festival or take home. Deadline to order is April 24.
11 AM  – 3 PMFree tours of the historic house, including the Chesapeake Woodturners Exhibit
11 AM  – 3 PMKids Art Activities with the Montpelier Arts Center
12 – 1 PMWaterside Vibes, a fusion music group playing funk tunes, unique modern jazz and original gospel-inspired songs.
12 Noon (tentative)Raku firing demo by Jeremy Wright
1 – 1:30 PMGardening Talk by Donna Koczaja of Green Haven Living: Backyard Herbs. Learn how to grow popular culinary and medicinal herbs.
1:30 – 2 PMCooking Talk by Linda Jones: Everyday Cooking With Herbs to Enhance Nutrition and Flavor
2 – 3 PMWaterside Vibes Jazz Band (see 12-1, above)
2 PMPrintmaking Demos by David Brosch
2:30 – 3 PMNature Scavenger Hunt with Tim Wasserman