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Celebrate Southern Maryland’s rural history June 1 with Children’s Day at Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum in St. Leonard.

Held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the free event will offer a mix of favorites and new attractions including activities and demonstrations centered on the area’s rural traditions.

Children’s Day on the Farm will feature opportunities for visitors to learn about and try traditional rural skills, such as corn shelling and weaving. Animal lovers will enjoy multiple petting zoos set up by local farms and 4-H clubs, which will include chickens, goats, dogs and horses Oxen cart rides and pony rides will round out the day.

Antique tractors, cars, trucks and farm machinery will be on display, and pedal tractors and small engines will complement the antique equipment.

Musical performances by artists Ray Owens and Jay Armsworthy and Eastern Tradition will be held and children’s entertainment will include the Blue Sky Puppet Theater, storytelling with Horn’s Punch and Judy Show, magic with Ken the Magician and the Old MacDonald Farm Heritage Show.

For more information about Children’s Day on the Farm, call 410-586-8501 or email