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New Germany State Park To Host Autumn Jubilee Festival

Grantsville, Md. (October 11, 2011)New Germany State Park will host a free fall festival featuring a variety of family-friendly activities including hayrides and a spooky haunted house, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 29.

“There’s nothing like the comfort of an old-fashioned hayride to celebrate the spirit of the season,” said Ranger Crystal McCann of New Germany State Park. “Children will have a great time making corn-husk dolls, exploring the spooky haunted house and showing off their costumes.”

Other activities will include arts and crafts from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., a children’s costume contest at 1 p.m., and a woodsmen demonstration at 2 p.m. The festival will also feature an “Old-Time Jam” of old-fashioned Appalachian music, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

All events will take place at the New Germany Lake House and Recreation Hall. Tasty treats will be available for purchase from Lakeside Creamery and Archie’s BBQ.

For more information, please contact 301-895-5453 or


   October 11, 2011

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell

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