March 27, 2017

Block & Bridle Convention starts this Friday!


The 97th National Block & Bridle Convention begins this Friday, March 31, and runs through April 2, with an optional Congressional Hill Visit day on April 3. The convention will be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. 

Secure your spot today and join us for a great meeting, including a day of farm tours on April 1. Tours to include:

  • Madhouse Oyster Hatchery
  • University of Maryland Dairy
  • Outstanding Dreams Alpaca Farm
  • Spocott Farm

Tours will include a grab and go breakfast, lunch and an evening BBQ with DJ at historic Spocott Farm on Gary’s Creek.

In addition to the tours, we have great social events planned for the evenings, including:

  • Friday, March 31 – D.C. Monument Tours
    Join us for an evening of monument tours as we stop at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, the U.S. Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial.  We will visit many additional locations, viewed from the bus and accented by lights during the night.
  • Saturday, April 1 – Evening at Spocott Farm
    Our final tour stop will be at this historic location on Gary’s Creek, just outside Cambridge, Maryland. The house was built in 1663. Explore the wildlife management area with over 5 miles of trails set amongst ponds and wetlands or meander among the 19th century buildings surrounding the Spocott Windmill. As the sun sets on your day of tours, we will have a BBQ and dancing before we return to the hotel. Read the full history of this historic location.
  • Sunday, April 2 – Awards and Banquet
    Join us on the final night of the meeting for the Awards and Banquet, featuring a DJ and dancing, as we bid adieu to the 97th National Block & Bridle Meeting.

Join us after the meeting, on Monday, April 3rd for an optional Congressional Hill Visit day.