Join Montgomery Parks at the Annual Great Outdoors Festival at Little Bennett Campground, August 20, 2016, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

July 25, 2016

Check out the campground’s newest amenities: pedal carts, a giant jumping pillow and yurts!


Yurts are new at Little Bennett Campground this season.


SILVER SPRING, MDMontgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, invites the public to the annual Great Outdoors Fest at Little Bennett Campground on August 20, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The free family event features live music, hayrides, hikes, contests and giveaways, as well as information and demonstrations from various outdoor activity, nature and conservation groups.


“Little Bennet Campground has a bunch of new additions this year to show off, including pedal carts, a giant jumping pillow and three yurts,” David Williams, Little Bennett Campground Manager. “We host this free festival every year to let people know about this tucked away treasure that is located just outside our nation’s capital. It’s a great campground for experienced campers and newbies.”


Little Bennett Campground is located in Little Bennett Regional Park, Montgomery Parks largest park spanning 3,700 acres of forests, meadows and more than 30 miles of trails. The campground features 91 wooded campsites, including three new yurts and a variety of weekend activities available for all ages and interests. There is a “Camper-Ready Camping” option available for people who want to try out camping but may not have all the equipment and gear.


The Great Outdoors Fest will feature live music from Know1Else and The Haley Fahey Band. Many local organizations, retailers and conservation groups will be at the event as well including:

  • Black Hill Boats and Lake Needwood Boats
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Eloise Woodfield Clarksburg Historical Society
  • Friends of Black Hill Nature Programs
  • Go Ape Zip Line
  • Hyatt town Mill Arts Project
  • Maryland Chapter of the American Chestnut
  • Mid Atlantic Hiking Group
  • Mid-Atlantic D.O.G.S. Search and Rescue
  • Montgomery Parks’ Cultural Resources and Stewardship
  • Montgomery Parks’ Volunteer Service Office
  • Orienteering Course Group
  • Potomac Appalachian Trail Club
  • Quantico Orienteering Club
  • Seneca Valley Trout Unlimited
  • Waste Reduction and Recycling (Montgomery County)

Visit here for complete information on the event and a Little Bennett map.


The Great Outdoors Festival will take place at Little Bennett Campground at 23701 Frederick Road, Clarksburg, MD 20871.


About The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Montgomery Parks:

Montgomery Parks manages more than 37,000 acres of parkland, consisting of 417 parks. Montgomery Parks is a department of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a bi-county agency established in 1927 to steward public land. The M-NCPPC has been nationally recognized for its high-quality parks and recreation services, and is regarded as a national model by other parks systems.


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