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Meshach Browning was one of the first settlers of what would become Garrett County in the early 1800’s. He wrote a book, Forty-four Years of the Life of a Hunter, which not only is an engaging series of tales about hunting deer, bear, wolves and panthers, but also provides a detailed and fascinating account of life in pioneer days in Western Maryland.

To raise awareness of the area’s rich heritage and history, the Meshach Browning Pioneer Challenge was established. One day during the summer, teams of 2 to 5 people will compete in a variety of challenges that test their pioneer-era survival skills like fire-starting, water-carrying, ax-throwing and log-sawing! The teams will rotate through each of the challenges set up around the event venue with their scores recorded at each and tallied at the end to determine the winner.
The event is held at the Lions Club park at 1249 Bumble Bee Rd Accident MD.


We're always looking for:

  • Business Sponsors - Sponsor an individual challenge by supplying materials and a person to staff it, or for $500 your sponsorship will be acknowledged on all print, online and in-person promotions
  • Demonstrators - If you have a pioneer-era skill to demonstrate or re-enact, your participation would be welcomed.
  • Vendors - Vendors of food or era-appropriate wares would also be welcomed

Contact us for more information on any of these opportunities!​
Email or 323-325-5466


We're always looking for a few good members - contact us for more info!