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The Buy Local Challenge Celebration is Back!


DIRECTIONS To Suttler Post Farm, 38750 Chaptico Rd, Mechanicsville, MD 20659

The family-friendly Buy Local ‘Celebration’ will be set up farmers market style with over 35 vendors offering a true taste of Maryland’s summer bounty. Meet and shop with the makers and producers of Maryland's farm-raised meats and dairy products, fruits and veggies, flowers, local oysters, baked goods, jams and pickles, honey, farm made soaps and scents; discover creative local arts and crafts, and sip and savor artisanal beverages from Maryland’s wineries, distilleries, and breweries.


Admission is $5 (kids 6 and under free). Tickets include a complimentary insulated shopping tote (with ice to keep your purchases fresh), 2 delicious tastings – experience the flavor of local oysters with Shore Thing Shellfish and scrumptious Blue Catfish bites perfectly prepared by the Chesapeake Chef Service and Maryland’s Best Seafood, a free raffle (must be present to win) with generously donated vendor prizes, carriage rides with the magnificent Suttler Post Farm Clydesdales and for the kids, rides with ‘Mary's Go Round' adorable ponies.


Take a night off from cooking and choose from 4 local area food trucks – AZTK, Calvert Crabs, Sweet Blue Smoke and Mrs. Moo’s Corner Ice cream, onsite through the evening with a variety of mouthwatering menus, some featuring locally sourced ingredients to suit all tastes. And as you shop, sip and savor, relax a while in the shade of the hospitality tent to enjoy the view and be entertained with musical tales and legends of Southern Maryland’s heritage by the talented trio 'Chaptico Songworks', featuring Dave Norris, Jeff Farias and Tammy Patrick.




 ! Event is Rain or Shine – No outside food or drink permitted



- Browse & purchase from 35 + local farms, food, artisanal beverages, and artisans

- Buy Local Celebration Insulated Tote Bag (first 900 ticket holders)

- Live music from 'Chaptico Songworks', featuring Dave Norris, Jeff Farias, and Tammy Patrick.

- Carriage rides with the Suttler Post Farm Clydesdales (from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.)

- Mary’s Go Round Pony rides for kids (from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.)

- One oyster tasting, One catfish tasting (while supplies last)

- Free raffle (prizes donated by vendors, must be present to win)



Food, drinks, and alcoholic beverages. Please support our vendors and food trucks. 




How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For questions email, or call 240-528-8850 Ex. 327


Is the event rain or shine?

Yes, the event will be held rain or shine.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Grass parking lot on-site and ADA accessible.


On-site, ADA accessible.

Pets? Service animals only, no pets.

Can I bring items into the event?

Strollers and 'little red wagons' are welcome! Picnic blankets and lawn chairs are not encouraged due to limited space. Outside food and alcohol are not permitted.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, a printed ticket or email confirmation on your phone is accepted.


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