Colonial Harvest Festival Oct. 8 11 am – 4 pm 

Rain or Shine! 

Rackliffe House


A 1740s merchant-planter’s home overlooking Assateague Island and scenic Sinepuxent Bay.


Rackliffe House was constructed in the 1740s by Captain Charles Rackliffe, the merchant-planter grandson of one of the earliest English immigrants to Maryland’s seaside. The large two-story, three-bay Manor House features Flemish bond brickwork with random glazed headers, a steeply pitched gabled roof with kicked eaves, and large windows. Captain Rackliffe intended the house to be seen across the water. He built it on a prominent ridge atop a man-made terrace with expansive views of the water and island.

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8 Oct 2023

Colonial Harvest Festival


11 AM – 4 PM Rain or Shine

Join us on the lawn for a fun-filled day of demonstrations, food, crafts, vendors, and colonial games from 11 am-4 pm

* 11800 Marsh View Lane * Berlin, MD 21811For more information visit * Like us on Facebook

Seasonal Items and Crafts * Apples and Apple Cider * Decoy Carving * Knitting *Demonstrations and Presentations * Papermaking * Quilting * Master Gardeners *Pocomoke Indian Nation * Oysters on the Half Shell * Colonial Dances * Pony Rides *House Tours * Beekeeping * Artisan Soaps * Oils * Vinegars * Fiber Artists * Blacksmithing *Local Honey * Assateague Photography * Lathe Wood Turning * Candles * Iron Skillet Coffee *Homemade Kettle Corn * Lyon Rum * Oyster Shell Art * Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions *Horn Working * Children’s Games * Scales and Tales * Perpetual Commotion *Food and Beverages for Purchase * Wreath Making with Gypsea Tide * Author Jim Duffy * Gourmet Popcorn * And More…

$5 CASH (per person) Donation for Admission FREE for Children 12 and Under

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