Juneteenth Celebration

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Juneteenth Celebration

June 19, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join us on Sunday, June 19th, 2022 for our annual Juneteenth Celebration and fundraiser! Juneteenth is a day when we celebrate the freedom of all people and it marks a very important event in history- the arrival of Federal troops at Galveston, Texas to make sure that slavery would be ended forever!

Location Updated

The 2022 Juneteenth celebration and fundraiser has been relocated to:

Rockland Estates
9030 Sharpsburg Pike
Fairplay, MD  21733


  • Family of (4) / (2) adults & (2) youth: $35
  • Single Adult $15
  • Seniors $12
  • Students (college & high & middle-school): $10 per-person
  • K – 5th grade ) Free

Rockland Estates was once known as Frisby Tilghman Farm and was the home of James W.C. Pennington, a slave who escaped the farm and went on to become a famous orator, minister, writer, and abolitionist activist. Dean Herrin, retired Chief Historian, of the National Capital Region of the National Park Service will be joining us to the fascinating story of Mr. Pennington!

Schedule of Events

11:00 – 11:10: Opening Ceremony with Remarks by Ron Lytle
11:10 – 11:20: Opening Music by CKG
11:20 – 11:35: Storytelling by Fanny Crawford
11:35 – 12:00: Dean Herrin Presentation on James W. Pennington
12:00 – 12:45: Janice Greene (GRIO) as Harriet Tubman
12:45 – 1:00 Authors Showcase with Bob O’Connor, Ted Ellis, Ed Malaskis, and Dr. Emile Amt and More
1:00 – 1:10: Gospel Music by Keith Harper
1:15 – 1:30: Jean Libby Presentation of Rev. Thomas Henry
1:30 – 2:30: Doug Doubs Appearing as John Brown
2:30 – 3:00: Gospel Music by Crystal Cheron
3:00 – 4:00: Tim Hodges Appearing as Martin Delaney
4:00 – 4:10: Gospel Music by MD Delegate Brenda Thiam
4:15 – 5:15: Nathan Richardson Appearing as Frederick Douglas
5:15 – 5:45: Jazz Singer, Crystal Cheron
5:45 – 6:00: Music by CKG
6:00 – 7:00: Mr. Kelly Wright, Gospel Singer


REENACTORS TENT: James Pennington, Harriet Tubman, Rev. Thomas Henry, John Brown and Martin Delaney 

VENDORS AND CRAFTS TENT:: Arts & Crafts for Children with Tracy Brown & David Gibney | Fanny Crawford, Storyteller | Awakened Authentic Self LLC. & Goodness Jewelry Boutique | Voters Registration | Authors | 

and Lite Refreshments Available for Purchase 

FOOD TRUCK: Whistle Punk Farm 

Additional Vendors Welcome with Donation to Go Fund Me (See below for contact info)
Special Thanks to Big Chuck, Our MC and SMU Entertainment, Starbucks

AAHAWD Juneteenth Event PDF here >


Sponsored by the African American Historical Association of Western Maryland and the Hagerstown & Washington County Maryland Convention & Visitors Bureau. 

Contact Info:


June 19, 2022
11:00 am - 6:00 pm


Ron Lytle


Rockland Estate
9030 Sharpsburg Pike
Fairplay, 21733
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Lend Your Support

Our goal is to offer most of our programs for free to the public. In order to do so at times we need to rent facilities and provided refreshments or speaker fees. Please consider donating using our GoFundMe page. Thank you for your support.