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There are many events to enjoy in Carroll County Maryland throughout the year.  Carroll County offers a variety of fun activities and attractions with community picnics, fire carnivals, 4H Fair, and festivals.  There are a number of special events held each year in Carroll County along with golf, fishing, antiques, arts, music, farmers market, parks and recreation.  Here is a list of featured attractions, activities and events in Carroll County MD.  Look for your favorite 2018 carnivals in Carroll County Maryland, wine festival, carnival, carroll county carnivals, fairs, and other local events in Westminster, Hampstead, and in Carroll County, MD scheduled in 2018 throughout the County.

Maryland Wine Festival,  October 13, Westminster MD

 

Carroll County Events, Carnival, Fair, Festival, Concert, & Food in Maryland

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  • Farmers Market now Open:  Ag Center, Hampstead, Sykesville, Finksburg, Downtown Westminster, Mount Airy.  Info at www.carrollgrown.org

  • Tour Carroll Wineries, Vineyards, Breweries and Distilleries in Carroll County Maryland.  Tastings and product sales may be available for the following locations: Galloping Goose Vineyards, Detour Vineyard & Winery, Serpent Ridge Vineyard, Old Westminster Winery, Pub Dog Brewing Company, Ruhlman Brewery, Miscellaneous Distillery, and Patapsco Distilling Company.

  • Carroll County Business & Employment Center (BERC) events:  Events

  • Carroll Hospital:  Events

  • Westminster Moose Family Center Calendar of Events:

  • Wednesday, November 21, 2018
    Karaoke with Lew Marshall Kitchen will be open. 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Thursday, November 22, 2018
    Lodge closed Happy Thanksgiving
    Friday, November 23, 2018
    Family Night Dinner & Dance. AUCE Salad Bar & Hot Buffet served from 5:00 to 8:30 PM. Music by the Dixie Wind Band from 8:00 to 11:30 PM. 5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
    Wednesday, November 28, 2018
    Karaoke with Charley L. Kitchen will be open 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    To join the Westminster Moose Family Center, learn more - click here to send information request.

  • Job Club, every Monday, 12:30-2 pm, at BERC, Westminster, 410-386-2820

  • Carroll County Black Friday, November 23

  • Miracle on Main Street, Westminster, November 24

  • Carroll County Cyber Monday, November 26

  • Decorator & Artist Registration
    21st Annual Festival Wreaths
    Event dates: Nov. 23 - Dec 2


    Each year more than 150 theme wreaths are displayed through this week-long silent auction that is one of the Carroll County Arts Council’s most significant fundraising events. Wreaths and Holiday Art may be donated by businesses, civic / social organizations, schools, offices, families or individuals. There is no registration fee.
    Sponsored by Carroll County Times and PNC Bank

  • Festival of Wreaths, November 23 - December 2

  • Finding a Christmas Tree: 

    Carroll County is home to ten tree farms that you and your family can find and cut that perfect Christmas Tree! Most farms also have pre-cut and balled trees and also holly and other greens.

    There are many tree types and sizes to choose from. And many farms offer additional amenities and refreshments. Click the button below to visit the Christmas Tree page on Carroll Grown!

  • Freedom Fitness and Health Expo, January

  • Sykesville IceFest, February 4

  • Annual Chocolate Ball, February

  • Chocolate Ball, Mount Airy, February 8

  • Chocolate Crawl, Mount Airy, February 9

  • Westminster's Got Talent, February 17

  • Random House Book Fair, March 3

  • Maple Sugarin' Festival - March 4

  • Hampstead Manchester Business & Community Expo, March 10

  • Celtic Canter 5K and Irish Celebration, March 10

  • 6th Annual Peepshow,  March 29 - April 10

  • Downtown Restaurant Week, Westminster, April 20-29

  • Wine Stroll, Westminster, April 22

  • Seniors on the Go, April 4

  • Main Street Mount Airy Chili Cook-off, April 7

  • Walk a  Mile in Her Shoes, April 14

  • Carroll County Home Show, April 14-15

  • Taste of Carroll, April 30

  • TryVent, Wellness, Recreation, and Fitness, April 29

  • Flower and Plant Market Union Mills, May 4-6

  • Taste of Eldersburg, May

  • Carroll County Business and Employment Resource Center, BERC, May 3: 

    The Carroll County Business/Employment Resource Center is hosting the 2018 Spring Job Fair on Thursday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., @ BERC, 224 N. Center Street, in Westminster, MD.

     

    No pre-registration is required.  The BERC Spring Job Fair is an event that enables community members and job seekers to meet and speak with representatives from area businesses that are looking for qualified employees.  Job seekers can complete applications and distribute their resume to participating businesses. 

     

    For more information, please contact Scott Singleton, 410-386-2521 or ssingleton@ccg.carr.org, or visit the BERC website at www.carrollworks.com.

  • Westminster Flower and Jazz Festival, May 12

  • Blacksmith Days, May 19-20

  • Hampstead Day, May 26

  • Gamber Fire Carnival, May 26 - June 2

  • Union Bridge Fire Carnival, May 28 - June 2

  • Art in the Park, June 2

  • Mount Airy Lions Club Annual Carnival, June 6-11

  • New Windsor Fire Carnival, June 4-9

  • Food Truck Sunday Funday, June 10

  • Beer and BBQ Stroll, Westminster, June 16

  • Lax Max, Lacrosse, June 9-10

  • Taneytown Fire Carnival, June 11-16

  • Taneytown Wine and Jazz Festival, Taneytown, June 16

  • Westminster BBQ Stroll, June 16

  • Sykesville and Freedom Fire Carnival, June 16-23

  • Carroll County Golf Tournament, June 20

  • Harney Fire Carnival, June 27-July 2

  • Manchester Fire Carnival, July 2-7

  • July 4th Fireworks at the Carroll County Farm Museum, July 4

  • Common Ground on the Hill, July 1 -  July 13, McDaniel College

  • Winfield Fire Carnival, July 9-14

  • Common Ground on the Hill Festival, July 14, Farm Museum

  • Reese Fire Carnival, July 18-23

  • Month of Sundays Concert Series, July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29

  • Mount Airy Fire Carnival, July 25-30

  • Carroll County Fair, Carroll County Ag Center, 4-H / FFA Fair, July 28 - August 3

  • Corn Roast Festival, Union Mills Homestead, Westminster, August 4, The Corn Roast Festival has been cancelled due to wet ground conditions.

  • National Night Out, August 7, various locations in Carroll County Maryland

  • Hampstead Fire Carnival, August 13-18

  • Attend a Fire Carnival to support local Fire Companies in Carroll County MD. Here are upcoming fire carnivals:  Taneytown Fire Carnival, June 11-16; Sykesville Fire Carnival, June 16-23; Harney Fire Carnival, June 25-30; Manchester Fire Carnival, July 2-7; Winfield Fire Carnival, July 9-14; Reese Fire Carnival, July 16-21; Mount Airy Fire Carnival, July 23-28; Hampstead Fire Carnival, August 13-18.

  • Carroll County Restaurant Week, August 12-19

  • Carroll County Public Schools, 1st Day of School, September 4

  • Pooch Pool Party, Westminster Pool, September 5

  • Steam Show Days, September 6-9

  • Westminster Fallfest, September 27-30

  • Microbrewery Festival, Event has been cancelled due to wet grounds.  It will not be rescheduled.  Union Mills Homestead, Westminster, September 29

  • BERC Job Fair, October 4, Westminster, Link:  BERC Job Fair, Westminster MD

  • Rotary Oktoberfest of Carroll County, October 6-7

  • Maryland Wine Festival, now October 13 due to weather concerns, link:  The Maryland Wine Festival has been rescheduled to October 13, 2018, due to the impending inclement weather.   New

  • Walk Maryland Day: 1-Mile Community Walk, Westminster Maryland

  • Downtown Oyster Stroll, Westminster, October 13

  • Sykesville Fall Festival, October 11

  • Maryland Wine Festival, October 13

  • Bedlam in the Boro, Lineboro Fire Department, October 5 - 27

  • BERC Job Fair, November 1, Westminster MD, BERC Job Fair

  • Fall Harvest Days, November 3

  • Carroll County Corn Maze, Westminster, October 5 - November 11

  • Mistletoe Mart, November 8-10

  • Sykesville Craft Beer Festival, November 10

 

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  • July 9, 16, 23 & 30 | Month of Sundays Concert Series

    Westminster City Park, 11 Longwell Avenue, Westminster.  6:45pm.
    "A Month of Sundays" Concert Series will be every Sunday in July, except 7/2.   Admission is free.  7/9 – Endless Summer (Beach Boys Tribute); 7/16 – Gringo Jingo (Santana Tribute); 7/23 – Jah Works (Reggae); and 7/30 Caribbean Chillers (Jimmy Buffet Tribute). Food vendors. More info. 410-751-5100

    July 10 - 28 | Living History Camp

    Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center Street, Westminster. 9am – 4pm daily.
    Living History Camp teaches children entering 3rd – 5th grade the skills they would have needed to survive rural life in the 1800s.  Hands-on experiences and demonstrations make history come alive as campers travel back in time each day.  Campers will learn old-time skills from master craftsmen, play old-fashioned games and make traditional arts projects to take home. Spaces are limited to 40 per session. Registration forms can be found on our website under the Living History tab. More info. 800-654-4645

    July 15 & 16 | Civil War Encampment and Living History

    Union Mills Homestead and Grist Mill, 3311 Littlestown Pike, Westminster. 
    9am – 4pm.
    Two days of special events commemorate Civil War history at the actual encampment sites of J.E.B. Stuart's Cavalry and Sykes' Union V Corps. Cavalry, Infantry, and Artillery drills, living history and skirmishes.  Admission includes all the living history, reenactments, presentations, and walk-through tours of the house and mill. On Saturday evening from 7pm – 9pm we will be holding a Civil War dance. Admission to the dance is included in the park admission, or as a separate ticket at $5 a person. More info. 410-848-2288

    July 21 & 22 | Message in a Bottle Beach Tea

    Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster.
    Friday and Saturday 11am & 2pm.
    Join us for a themed three-course tea in the cozy Victorian setting of the Carroll Tea Room.   After tea, enjoy a guided tour through the Farmhouse by a costumed docent.  Reservations and prepayment of $20 per person are required by July 14th. More info. 800-654-4645

  • July 3 - 8 | Manchester Fire Company Carnival
    Manchester Fire Company Carnival Grounds, 3400 Locust St., Manchester.  6 – 11pm.

    Rides, food, games and entertainment every night.  Kitchen opens at 5pm. Fireworks on July 6th at 10pm.  Parade on July 5th. More info. 443-547-1745

    July 10 - 15 | Winfield Fire Company Carnival
    Winfield Fire Company Carnival Grounds, 1320 W Old Liberty Rd., Sykesville.  6 – 11pm.

    Rides, food, games and entertainment.  See schedule on website for parade and fireworks information. 
    More info. 410-795-1333


    July 17 - 22
    | Reese Fire Company Carnival
    Reese Fire Company Carnival Grounds, 1745 Baltimore Blvd, Westminster.  6 – 11pm.

    Free parking; more than 20 rides; and nightly entertainment.  Food and games.
    More info. 410-848-7172

    July 24 - 29 | Mt. Airy Volunteer Fire Company Carnival
    Mt. Airy Volunteer Fire Company Carnival Grounds, 1008 Twin Arch Rd., Mt Airy.  5 – 10pm

    Parade is Thursday evening July 27th at 6:30pm. Fireworks are Saturday evening July 29th after sunset.
    More info. 301-829-0100

    August 14 - 19 | Hampstead Fire Company Carnival
    Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company, 1341 N Main St., Hampstead.  6 – 11pm; Sat., 3:45 - 11pm.

    Rides, food, games and entertainment every night. More info.  410-374-2424

     

    July 23 | 6th Annual Firefighter 50 Bike Ride

    Pleasant Valley Community Fire Company, 2030 South Pleasant Valley Road, Westminster.  6:30am – 6pm.
    Bike routes range from 30 miles to 101 miles through Western Carroll County and into Eastern Frederick County which will include a portion of southern Pennsylvania. The fee is $35 in advance, $40 same day of ride, which includes full lunch, fully supported rides, and entry for door prizes. Check out the website for complete information and route maps. Hope to see you there! 
    More info. 240-357-0593

    July 23 | Secret Garden Reggae, Wine, Music & Arts Festival

    Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center Street, Westminster.  Noon – 7pm.
    Includes Reggae, R & B/Neo-soul and Caribbean music along with food and craft vendors.  Two fabulous Maryland wineries are also part of this wonderful festival.

    More info. 800-654-4645

    July 29 - Aug 4 | Carroll County 4-H/FFA Fair

    Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agriculture Center Drive, Westminster.
    11am – 11pm.

    The 4H and FFA members develop positive self-esteem and experience valuable life lessons on which to build successful futures.  There are many family friendly events, including a demolition derby, monster trucks, a tractor pull, and our famous Saturday night concert.  Admission to the fair is free.  Some individual events have a fee. More info. 410-848-FAIR

    August 5 | 47th Annual Old-Fashioned Corn Roast Festival

    Union Mills Homestead and Grist Mill, 3311 Littlestown Pike, Westminster.
    11am – 5pm.
    Come enjoy an old-fashioned meal featuring corn roasted in the husk, served at your table.  Meal ticket buys a serving of chicken, applesauce, roll, sliced tomatoes, a beverage…and all the roasted corn you can eat!  Music and vendors! More info. 410-848-2288

    August 5 | Taneytown History Museum Anniversary Celebration

    Taneytown History Museum, 340 E. Baltimore St., Taneytown. 1pm – 4pm.
    13th Anniversary Celebration of History Museum. Please join us for this celebration.
    More info. 443-918-8687

    August 12 | Sykesville Cinema

    Millard-Cooper Park, Sykesville. Dusk.
    Sykesville Cinema Returns for its 8th Season! With a 12' inflatable movie screen and a powerful audio and video system, the Sykesville Parks and Recreation Committee will be returning with quality-run movie performances.  The Snack Shack will be serving delicious, freshly-popped popcorn, hot dogs, ice cream, candy, soda pop, bottled water, and glow sticks. More info. 410-795-8959 

    August 12 & 26 | Summer Saturdays at the Shellman House

    Sherman-Fisher-Shellman House, 206 East Main Street, Westminster. 
    Tours at 10:30am & 11:30am.

    One-hour guided tour of Historic Sherman-Fisher-Shellman House, built 1807. Visitors will learn more about the residents of the house, what each resident did while living there, and about each individual room (parlor, dining room, bedroom, pantry, and kitchen). Self-guided tour of Shipley Garden. Tickets available at The Shop at Cockey's. No strollers. More info. 410-848-6494

    August 13 | Farewell Summer Wine, Music & Arts Festival

    Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center Street, Westminster. Noon – 7pm.
    Sponsored by Secret Garden. Featuring a complimentary glass and tasting of Basignani and Dejon wines from their vineyards.  Food vendors, cigars, hookah, spa treatments, and live music. No outside alcohol permitted. No pets are permitted on Museum grounds.  More info. 410-386-3880

    August 15 | Box Lunch Talk:  Murder & Mayhem in Carroll County

    Grace Lutheran Church, Grace Hall, 21 Carroll Street, Westminster.  Noon.
    Ever since Biblical times when Cain committed the first murder when he killed his brother Abel, crime, murder, and mayhem has been the focus of an unexplained fascination of any society and Carroll County is no different. Kevin Dayhoff reports upon many of the high crimes and misdemeanors that have stained the history of the county over the years. More info.  410-848-6494

    August 18 | FLICC Presents "Captain Fantastic"

    Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main Street, Westminster.  1pm & 7:30pm.
    A father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his forest paradise and enter the real world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.  Sponsored by Blair Reid and John E. Glenn. 2016; R; 1 hour 42 minutes.  More info. 410-848-7272

  • August 13 - 20 | Carroll County Restaurant Week

    Various Carroll County Restaurants.  Hours vary by restaurant.
    Choose from any of the participating Carroll County restaurants and enjoy a breakfast, lunch or dinner at fixed-prices starting at $10.17, in $5 increments.  List of participating restaurants, menus, and prices can be found on the Carroll County Restaurant Week website.  "Like" the Carroll County Restaurant Week Facebook page. More info. 410-848-9050

    August 19 | River Valley Trail Festival

    River Valley Ranch, 4443 Grave Run Road, Manchester.  5:30am – 11pm.
    The River Valley Run is Maryland's premier trail run event! Our event features four exciting races:  Our nationally recognized and award winning 10K trail race through 500 breathtaking wooded acres; a scenic 5K road course on the country roads of Carroll County; a 15K trail race for those looking for an even bigger challenge and a BRAND NEW 5K Trail race.  There will also be a free Kids fest area for those who want to have your family join in the fun!  More info.  443-712-1010

  • August 19 | 5th Annual yART Sale

    Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, Westminster.  8am – 4pm.
    Featuring "previously enjoyed" artwork, frames, art supplies, and art books sold at bargain basement prices. New this year – on Monday, August 21 any remaining merchandise will be 50% off from 10am to Noon.  Paintings, prints, drawings, and photographs will be sold at "yard sale" prices with most being priced under $20. Art books and supplies are also sold at deeply discounted prices. More info. 410-848-7272

    August 23 | Everything Children Consignment Sale

    Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agriculture Center Drive, Westminster.
    7am – 2pm; ½ price sale 3:30pm – 4:30pm.

    Quality maternity clothes, children's play, school and dress clothes, children's shoes and sporting equipment and baby equipment.  Pack-N-Plays, swings & strollers, toys and much more. More info. 410-848-6704

    August 27 | Concert in the Park – Westminster Municipal Band

    Belle Grove Square, Bond Street & W. Green Street, Westminster. 6pm.
    The band's Color Guard will present the colors for the evening.  Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. More info. 443-375-2926

  • Sept. 2 | Labor Day Indoor Flea Market

    Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agriculture Center Drive, Westminster. 
    8am – 2pm.
    Checkout over 200+ spaces of crafts, antiques, flea market stuff, and much more. This is a rain or shine event as it is inside the Shipley Arena. Food served all day.
    More info. 410-848-6704

    Sept. 7 - 10 | Steam Show Days & Gas Round-Up

    Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center Street, Westminster.  7am – 6pm.
    The Mason Dixon Historical Society presents antique farm machinery, steam and gas engines and antique cars on display. Consignment sale/auction, breakfast, lunch & dinner, flea market, saw mill & shingle mill operation, tractor race, parade of antique cars and trucks, kid’s pedal pull, threshing and baling. More info. 800-654-4645

    Sept. 9 | Antique & Collectibles Appraisal Day

    Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll Street, Westminster.  10am – 4pm.
    Bring your treasurers!  Experienced appraisers of antiques and collectibles will tell you more about the history of your items and how much they may be worth.  Proceeds benefit the Historical Society of Carroll County. More info. 410-848-6494

    Sept. 10 | Monarch Madness Festival

    Bear Branch Nature Center, 300 John Owings Road, Westminster.  12pm – 4pm.
    Celebrate the arrival of fall by learning about the amazing annual migration of Monarch butterflies!  Say goodbye to the butterflies as they begin their long journey south to Mexico; participate in monarch-themed games, crafts, and face painting for kids; purchase native plants that support butterfly populations; and view a live butterfly exhibit!  Food and beverage will be available. $5 parking per vehicle. More info. 410-386-3580

    Sept. 16 & 17 | The Maryland Wine Festival©

    Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center Street, Westminster.  
    Saturday 10am – 6pm; Sunday 11am – 6pm.

    Over 30 Maryland wineries are gathered here so that you may savor your favorite vintages, expand your palate and add new Maryland wines to your repertoire. Great new activities, expanded food offerings and even added more one-of-a-kind crafts.  So lay out your blanket or set up your chairs and join us for a weekend of music, food, fun.
    More info. 800-654-4645

    Sept. 19 | Box Lunch Talk:  McDaniel College at 150

    Grace Lutheran Church, Grace Hall, 21 Carroll Street, Westminster.  Noon.
    McDaniel College, founded in 1867 as Western Maryland College, has been part of the Carroll County scene for 150 years.  James Lightner, Professor Emeritus, Trustee, and College Historian, discusses ten critical moments or events in the College’s history that impacted its development and viability, bringing it to this sesquicentennial year.  More info. 410-848-6494

  • Sept. 21 - 24 | Westminster Fallfest

    Westminster City Park, Westminster.  Thur., 6pm – 10pm; Fri., 2pm – 10pm;
    Sat., 10am – 10pm; and Sun., Noon – 6pm.
    Join the festivities as Fallfest begins with our annual parade along Main Street and Pennsylvania Avenue on September 21 at 7pm and benefit walk/run September 21 at 6:55pm.  Music, rides, and vendors. More info. 410-751-5501

    Sept. 23 | Artisans at Work:  Inspirations from the Past

    Emerald Hill – City Hall/Carroll County Visitor Center, 1838 Emerald Hill Lane, Westminster.  10am – 4pm.
    Experience the past with the Historical Society and living history artisans as they demonstrate colonial period crafts.  Artisans’ crafts include tinsmithing, blacksmithing, chair caning, candle making, weaving, quilting, and scrimshaw power horn carving.  Guests will be able to interact with the artisans, ask questions, and see first-hand how a local colonial artisan may have earned his or her living. More info.  410-848-6494

    Sept. 23 | 2017 Emergency Preparedness Expo

    Carroll County Office Building Parking Lot, 225 North Center Street, Westminster.  10am – 2pm.
    The Emergency Preparedness Expo provides an opportunity for the entire family to become familiar with the many aspects of emergency preparedness, response and recovery.  Featured are live demonstrations, static displays, informational exhibits, giveaways and free raffle prizes.
    Klindenberg@ccg.carr.org.  410-386-2296

    Sept. 23 | Mount Airy Lions Club Yard Sale & Flea Market

    Mount Airy VFC Carnival Grounds, Route 27 and Twin Arch Road, Mount Airy.
    8am – 3pm, rain or shine.
    This is the largest yard sale in the area.  There will be over 250 booths with all kinds of merchandise for sale.  The Mount Airy Lions Club will serve breakfast from 6am to 11am and lunch from 11am until closing. More info.  301-829-5466

  • Sept. 30 | Piney Run Annual Apple Festival

    Piney Run Park & Nature Center, 30 Martz Road, Sykesville.  10am – 4pm.
    You can enjoy everything apple as well as craft making family activities to enjoy.  There will be scarecrow making, hayrides, music and entertainment, along with many local vendors selling their wares, and the Nature Center will be open to visit.  Park entrance fees apply.
    More info. 410-795-6043

    Sept. 30 | 12th Annual Maryland Microbrewery Festival

    Union Mills Homestead & Grist Mill, 3311 Littlestown Pike, Westminster.  11am – 6pm.
    This fun-packed festival celebrates and promotes the best of Maryland’s handcrafted and distinctive microbrews. The event includes live music, crafts, and there will be a wide variety of food vendors.  Come join the fun at the Maryland's premier beer festival!  More info. 410-848-2288

  • Oct. 6 - Nov. 12 | Carroll County Corn Maze

    Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agricultural Center Drive, Westminster.
    Fri. and Sat.; 12pm - 5pm & 7pm - 10pm, Sun.; 12pm-5pm.
    This year's theme is "Buy Local Carroll County Grown". Special group rates and times available.  Fundraising opportunities available as well.

    More info. 410-848-6704

    Oct. 7 | Taneytown Annual Harvest Fest

    Taneytown Memorial Park, Taneytown Pike & Park Rd., Taneytown.  11am.
    Civil War reenactment, living history, period settlers, crafters, artists, kid zone,
    petting zoo, music and a variety of food. 
    More info.  410-751-1100

    Oct. 7 | Hampstead Fall Festival

    Hampstead Vol. Fire Company, 1341 North Main Street, Hampstead.  10am - 5pm.
    Activities include face painting; wine tasting, scarecrow making, hay rides and corn maze, candy apples, pumpkin painting, K-9 demonstration, kid's zone, and fire safety and prevention. More info.  240-832-2921

    Oct. 7 | Mount Airy Fall Festival

    Mount Airy Fireman's Carnival Grounds, 1008 Twin Arch Rd., Mount Airy.  10am - 6pm.
    Hometown Family Fun.  This is an outdoor event – rain or shine.  100+ vendors and food.  Free admission and parking.
    More info
    .  240-832-2921

    Oct. 7 & 8 | 6th Annual Oktoberfest - Rotary Clubs of Carroll County

    Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agricultural Center Dr., Westminster.
    Sat.; Noon - 8pm, Sun.; 10am - 2pm.

    This will be a fun-filled weekend with many family activities.  Authentic style German Foods, beers and music.  Free admission for those arriving in authentic German attire.
    More info.  443-244-7799

  • Oct. 8 | Sykesville Harvest Festival

    Various locations in Historic Downtown Sykesville.  9am - 4pm.
    The Harvest Festival hosts 50+ craft and food vendors, live entertainment, and a FREE kid's zone for families to enjoy. The festival features the best of our Farmers' Market and 25+ extra vendors and kids activities.
    More info.  410-795-8959

    Oct. 8 | Secret Garden Autumn R&B/Neo-Soul Wine Festival

    Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center Street, Westminster.   11am - 6pm.
    Featuring a complimentary glass and tasting of Basignani and Dejon wines from their vineyards.  Food vendors, cigars, hookah, spa treatments, and live music.  No outside alcohol permitted.  More info.  800-654-4645

  • Oct. 14 | Downtown Westminster Oyster Stroll

    Historic Downtown Westminster Main Street.  Noon - 5pm.
    The city Oyster Stroll festival is far more than oysters, music, food, and fun for the community. It is an event designed to raise awareness about and benefit Chesapeake farmed raised oyster aquaculture. So join us and sample all the flavors of our Chesapeake Bay while helping to support the CCA Living Reef Action Campaign.  More info.  410-751-5501

    Oct. 14 | Beards, Beers & Brats

    Town of Mount Airy, 110 S Main St., Mount Airy.  11am - 5pm.
    Twenty craft breweries to choose from.  This event will offer a beer, bratwurst and sausage tasting.  The festival will feature a 16+ category beard and mustache competition and 5 musical acts.  The festival is family friendly but geared toward beer and music enthusiasts over the age of 21. More info.  410-357-7288

    Oct. 14| Fall Harvest Celebration

    Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center Street, Westminster. 10am - 5pm.
    Parade, car show, artisan demonstrations, children's costume contest, make your own scarecrow ($), pumpkin painting, delicious food ($), live entertainment, children's crafts, corn cannon ($), tractor rides and more.
    More info.  800-654-4645

  • Oct. 7 - 29 | Bedlam in the Boro

    Lineboro Volunteer Fire Department, 4224 East Main Street, Lineboro.
    Fridays and Saturdays 7pm - 10:30pm.

    Bring the whole family for your night of fun with the ghosts and ghouls.  Come early and enjoy some good food before you ride.  Platters will be served in the fire hall from 6pm to 9pm on Friday and 5pm to 9pm on Saturday. More info.  410-239-4467

  • Oct. 22 | 11th Annual Mason Dixon Jeep Gathering

    Union Mills Homestead and Grist Mill, 3311 Littlestown Pike, Westminster.  
    10am - 3pm.
    Come join us for one of the largest vintage Jeep shows on the East Coast. See World War II and Korean War era military Jeeps as well as the Civilian Jeeps and utility vehicles that are the grandfathers of today's Jeeps and SUVs. The show is open to the public, and all Willys and Kaiser/Willys Jeep vehicles are welcome. More info. 410-848-2288

  • Oct. 22 | Westminster Coin & Currency Show

    Westminster Volunteer Fire Department, 28 John Street, Westminster.  9am - 4pm.
    About thirty US and World Coin and Currency dealers buying and selling old coins, paper money, gold and silver.
    More info.  443-623-7025

    Oct. 28 | Downtown Halloween Celebration

    Historic Downtown Westminster.  3pm - 6pm.
    Trick-or-Treating, haunted house and ghost tours at Westminster Library.
    Spooky Sprint at 6:55pm.
    More info.  410-751-5501

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    Nov. 4 | Sykesville Chili & Craft Beer Festival

    Historic Downtown Sykesville.  Noon-5pm.
    Join us for the 6th Annual Sykesville Chili & Beer Festival on Main Street in Downtown Sykesville. 30+ craft breweries, tons of delicious chili, live entertainment and more will make for an awesome fall day in beautiful, historic Sykesville. More info. 410-795-8959

  • Nov. 9 - 11 | 44th Annual Mistletoe Mart

    Church of the Ascension, 23 North Court Street, Westminster. 
    Thurs. & Fri. 10am-8pm; Sat. 10am-4:30pm.
    50 juried artisans and craftspeople feature jewelry, pottery, stained glass, woodenware, baskets, pet beds, textiles and fiber arts, gifts, fine chocolates, and confections, wreaths, photography and paintings. Cafe, hourly door prizes, quilt raffle, country store and more.
    More Info.
    410-848-3251

    Nov. 10 - 12 | "Shrek the Musical Jr."

    Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main Street, Westminster.  Fri. 7pm; Sat. 3pm & 7pm;
    Sun. 3pm.

    As everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairy tale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. The cast features more than 50 talented teens from our area. More Info. 410-848-7272

    Nov. 11 | 35th Annual Christmas in the Valley

    Pleasant Valley Community Fire Company, 2030 Pleasant Valley Rd. South, Westminster.  9am-3pm.
    Annual Holiday bazaar, crafts, food, and train garden.
    More Info. 410-848-1977

    Nov. 11 & 12 | American Girl Children's Tea

    Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S Center St., Westminster.
    Seating's at 11am & 2pm Saturday; and 2pm Sunday.
    Featuring a child-friendly menu. Accompanying adults must also reserve a seat at the tea. All teas include a guided tour of the Farmhouse and other activities as noted. Reservations and prepayment of $20 per person are required by November 3, 2017.
    More Info. 800-654-4645

  • Nov. 17 | Holiday Preview

    Historic Downtown Mount Airy.  5pm-9pm.
    The Downtown Shops of Mount Airy welcome everyone to an evening of seasonal cheer, shopping, dining, hot cocoa, cookies, carriage rides and entertainment. Sample wines from local vineyards while you shop. It will be a relaxing evening!  More Info. 301-829-1424

    Nov. 17 - 25 | Gingerbread Village Festival

    Winchester Exchange, 15 East Main Street, Westminster (Across from the Westminster Library).  8am-7pm.
    Building Sweet Hope for the Homeless!  An event to support National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week.  The Gingerbread Village will also be open during the holiday parade and small business Saturday. All proceeds benefit the Human Services Programs.  More Info.  410-857-2999

    Nov. 17 - Dec. 23 | 9th Annual Gallery of Gifts

    Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main Street, Westminster.  10am-4pm.
    The Carroll Arts Center's Tevis Gallery is filled with a dazzling array of imaginative art pieces....sure to please everyone on your gift list.  More than 30 regional artists are featured in this annual exhibit that celebrates the spirit of "shop local!"  Sponsored by Farmers & Merchants Bank. More Info. 410-848-7272

    Nov. 18 | "Christmas in Shipley" Christmas Bazaar

    Zion United Methodist Church, 2716 Old Washington Road, Westminster. 
    8:30am–2:00pm

    Breakfast sandwiches; lunch features oyster sandwiches, soups, desserts, other sandwiches. A variety of jams, jellies, pickles, relishes, baked goods, handcrafted items, flowers and many other quality gift items. Santa's Secret Shop for children. More Info. 410-833-6295

  • November 4, 11, 18 | Carroll County Farmers' Market
    Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agricultural Center Drive, Westminster.  8am – 2pm.
    11/4 – "Local Authors Day"; 11/11 – "Art Guild Show & Sale"; 11/18 – "Open House".  Fresh produce in season, eggs, baked goods, homemade candy, honey, jams, jellies, meats, perennials, hanging baskets and crafts.  Breakfast and lunch available. More Info. 410-848-7748

    November 4, 11, 18 | Downtown Westminster Farmers' Market
    Conaway Parking Lot, Rt. 27 and Railroad Ave., Westminster. 8am - 12pm.
    The Saturday morning market is the oldest "Producer Only," open air, seasonal farmers' market operating in Carroll County, Maryland. Offering farm fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, meats, cheeses, baked goods, jams & jellies, and plants. More Info. 410-848-5294

  • Nov. 19 | Westminster Train Show

    Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agricultural Center Drive, Westminster.   10am-3pm.
    Large operating train display. 200 tables of toy trains and related items for sale.
    Refreshments available. Admission $4. Children under 12 free. More Info. 410-848-6704

    Nov. 19 | Masterworks Chorale of Carroll County's Fall Concert - 
                       "Here I Sing"

    Baker Memorial Chapel, McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster.  3pm-5pm.
    Featuring works by Michael Praetorius including "A Mighty Fortress", marking the McDaniel College Sesquicentennial. Margaret Boudreaux, Artistic Director and Ted Dix, Organ with Washington Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble Children's Chorus of Carroll County, McDaniel College Choir, Frostburg State University Choir (Dr. James Redden, Director). More Info. 410-596-1022

    Nov. 24 - Dec. 3 | 20th Annual Festival of Wreaths

    Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main Street, Westminster.  10am-4pm
    The more than 150 uniquely decorated theme wreaths are always a hit.  Come and see all the amazing creativity on display.  Vote for your favorite wreaths.  While you are here you can bid on wreaths for yourself and as gifts for others.  Sponsored by PNC Bank & The Carroll County Times. More Info. 410-848-7272

    Nov. 25 | 5th Annual Sykesville Holiday Marketplace

    Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agricultural Center Drive, Westminster.  9am-3pm.
    Over 150 carefully selected vendors featuring handmade crafts and items from your favorite direct sale companies.  From home décor to holiday decorations, paper crafts to jewelry, ceramics to woodcrafts, candles to glassware, children's items to specialty foods & drinks, there is something for everyone!  Get all of your holiday shopping done in one place! More Info.  410-848-6704

    Nov. 25 | Miracle on Main St. Holiday Events & Electric Parade

    Downtown Westminster.  All Day Event.
    Small Business Saturday, 10am - 5pm.  Jingle Bell Run at 4:45pm and Miracle on Main Electric Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5pm.  Enjoy the seasonal sounds of the Westminster Municipal Band, sing carols and await the arrival of Santa. Santa's Treat from 6-8:30pm at the Westminster Library. More Info. 410-751-5501

     

  • Nov. 25 - Dec. 3 | Mayberry Mill Arts, Crafts, and Gifts Show

    Historic Mayberry Mill, Stone Road & Mayberry Road, Taneytown.
    Mon. - Sat. 10am-5pm; Sun. Noon - 4pm
    Handcrafted items displayed in a pre-Civil War flour and grain mill.
    More Info. 410-848-6213

    Nov. 25 - Dec. 31| Holiday Light Show at McDaniel College

    Kenneth R. Gill Stadium, 2 College Hill, Westminster.  5pm.
    View this drive-through light display synchronized to music throughout the holiday season. The show opens on Saturday, Nov. 25, in conjunction with Westminster's Miracle on Main Street holiday electric parade, and will be on display through the holiday season. More Info.  410-857-2290

    Nov. 27 - Dec. 2 | Taneytown Heritage & History Museum
                                         Holiday of Trees, Wreaths & Centerpieces

    New Windsor State Bank, 222 E Baltimore St., Taneytown.  Sat. 9am-12pm;
    Weekdays 9am-3pm.
    Individuals, businesses, organizations and group's entries are displayed. Public votes for winners. There is a silent auction. All proceeds benefit THMA a 501(c) 3 organization. More Info. 443-918-8687

  • Dec. 1 - 3 | 20th Annual Festival of Wreaths

    Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main Street, Westminster.  10am - 7pm. Closes at 4pm 12/3.
    The more than 150 uniquely decorated theme wreaths are always a hit. Come and see all the amazing creatively on display. Vote for your favorite wreaths. While you are here you can bid on wreaths for yourself and as gifts for others.
    More info. 410-848-7272

    Dec. 1 - 3 | Mayberry Mill Arts, Crafts, and Gifts Show

    Historic Mayberry Mill, Stone Road & Mayberry Road, Taneytown.
    Mon. - Sat. 10am - 5pm; Sun. Noon - 4pm
    Handcrafted items, demonstrations, free greens. All made in America. Free Admission.
    More info.. 410-848-6213

    Dec. 1-16 | Holiday of Trees, Wreaths & Centerpieces

    New Windsor State Bank, 222 E Baltimore St., Taneytown. Mon. – Fri. 9am - 3pm;
    Sat. 9am - Noon.
    Sponsored by Taneytown History Museum, individuals, businesses, organizations and group entries are displayed. Public votes for winners. There is a silent auction. All proceeds benefit THMA a 501(c)3 organizations. More Info. 443-918-8687

    Dec. 1 - 23 | 9th Annual Gallery of Gifts

    Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, Westminster.
    10am - 4pm
    ; Tues. & Thurs.; 10am - 7pm.
    The Carroll Arts Center's Tevis Gallery is filled with a dazzling array of imaginative art pieces....sure to please everyone on your gift list. More than 30 regional artists are featured in this annual exhibit that celebrates the spirit of "shop local!" Sponsored by Farmers & Merchants Bank. More info. 410-848-7272

  • Dec. 2 | St. John Christmas Bazaar

    St. John Catholic Church, 43 Monroe St, Westminster. 8:30am - 3pm.
    Giant indoor flea market, photos with Santa, fudge, baked goods, books, Christmas rooms, shopping room for children, gift baskets, plants, linens, toys, silent auction, cash raffle, lunch and more. More info. 410-848-4744



    "A Sears & Roebuck Holiday"

    Holiday events at the Carroll County Farm Museum
    carrollcountyfarmmuseum.org    1-800-654-4645

    Dec. 1 - 21 | Sears & Roebuck Holiday Tours
    Mon. - Fri. 10am - 3:30pm (guided); Sat. 10am - 4pm (self-guided);
    Sun. Noon - 4pm (self-guided).
    Everything a person could want or need, along with a whole list of items they had never even heard of could be purchased from this ever popular catalogue. We welcome you to tour the Farmhouse which will feature different items from the museum's collection that could have been purchased from Sears & Roebuck.

    Dec. 1, 2 & 3; 8, 9 & 10 | Sears & Roebuck Holiday Teas
    Seatings on Fri. & Sat. 11am and 2pm; Sun. Seating at 2pm.
    Join us for a themed three course tea in the cozy Victorian setting of the Carroll Tea Room. After tea, enjoy a guided tour through the Farmhouse by a costumed docent. Pre-registration by Nov. 24th for tea events is required.

    Dec. 2 | Civil War Holiday Encampment
    9am - 5pm
    Reenactors camp on the Museum grounds and show how troops celebrated the holidays during the Civil War including a pay muster, mail call, infantry drill and skirmish. Children can make ornaments onsite and help decorate the camp Christmas tree.

    Dec. 3, 9 & 10, 16 & 17 | Santa Visits
    12/9 & 16, 10am - 4pm; all others, Noon - 4pm.
    Bring a camera and snap a free picture with Santa! Children can also enjoy free holiday crafts.

    Dec. 1 - 22 | Sugar Plum Shoppe
    Sat. & Sun. only, Noon - 4pm.
    Enjoy light holiday themed refreshments.

  • Dec. 2 | Santa’s Arrival

    Historic Downtown Sykesville. 6pm - 9pm.
    Join us to celebrate Santa’s annual arrival on Main Street. Santa will arrive between 6pm-6:15pm by fire truck, accompanied by his elf and our friendly volunteer firefighters. Once Santa arrives, he will join our local officials at Centennial Fountain Park for the annual Christmas tree lighting, live music and more! More info. 410-259-3515

    Dec. 2 & 3 | Carroll County Artists Studio Tour and Sale

    Various Studio Locations throughout Carroll County. 10am - 5pm.
    Enjoy a free, family friendly, self-guided tour of artist’s studios. Meet the artists, see demonstrations, and have the opportunity to buy fine art and craft from the source.
    More info. 410-239-8888

    Dec. 2 , 9 & 16 | Carroll County Christmas Farmers' Market

    Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agricultural Center Drive, Westminster.
    8am - 2pm.
    Santa visits the market on December 2nd. Greens sale Dec. 9 & 16. 75-100 vendors, handmade crafts, eggs, nuts, gourmet foods, baked goods and more. More info. 410-848-7748

    Dec. 8 & 9 | "A Christmas Carol"

    Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, Westminster. Fri. 8pm; Sat. 3pm & 8pm.
    The whole family will enjoy this magnificently staged production that has touched the hearts of thousands of audience members over the years. Sponsored by BB&T.
    More info. 410-848-7272

    Dec. 9 | Merry Main Street

    Historic Downtown Sykesville. 12pm - 4pm.
    Free Santa train rides at Little Sykes Railway (Sandosky Road)! Come to the Sykesville Town House (7547 Main Street) to create nature inspired holiday ornament crafts! Write a letter to Santa! Model trains open in the Pullman car and the tower (Oklahoma Ave).
    More info. 410-259-3515

    Dec. 15 - 16 | A Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas

    Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, Westminster. Fri. 8pm; Sat. 3pm & 8pm.
    The heartwarming animated cartoon is brilliantly paired with a live performance of the Vince Guaraldi jazz score by the incomparable Eric Byrd Trio. Sponsored by Woodhaven Building & Development and Manchester Family Medicine. More info. 410-848-7272

  • Dec. 1 - 31 | Holiday Light Show at McDaniel College

    Kenneth R. Gill Stadium, McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster. 5pm.
    View this drive-through light display synchronized to music throughout the holiday season. The show opens on Saturday, Nov. 25, in conjunction with Westminster’s Miracle on Main Street holiday electric parade, and will be on display through the holiday season. [www.mcdaniel.edu]More info. 410-848-7000

  • Jan. 5 | FLICC presents "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power"

    Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main Street, Westminster.  1pm (captioned) & 7:30pm.
    A decade after "An Inconvenient Truth" brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes this follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.
    2017; PG; 1 hr. 38 mins. Sponsored by Sierra Club Catoctin Group. More info.  410-848-7272

    Jan. 6 | Historical Society’s Annual Winter Wine Warmer

    City Hall/Carroll County Visitor Center, 1838 Emerald Hill Lane, Westminster.
    4:30pm – 7pm.

    Enjoy delicious wines and tasty hors d’oeuvres.  Reservations are required by December 30th. More Info. 410-848-6494

    Jan. 12 | FLICC presents “Dark Horse”

    Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main Street, Westminster.  1pm (captioned) & 7:30pm.
    An inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men’s club who decide to take on the elite ‘sport of kings’ and breed themselves a racehorse. 2015; PG; 1 hr. 25 mins. Sponsored by Baylor CAD. More info. 410-848-7272

    Jan. 15 | “Hidden Figures” (Special Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Presentation)

    Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main St., Westminster.  1pm.
    This story is about a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. Free admission to anyone who has volunteered for a non-profit organization during the past year. 2016; PG; 2 hr 7 min. Sponsored by Carroll Community College. More info. 410-848-7272

    Jan. 16 | Monthly Box Lunch Talk - Bank Barns, Panhaas, and Witch Letters: The German Cultural Legacy

    Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll Street, Westminster.  12pm – 1:30pm.
    The paths of migration into Carroll County brought settlers of English, German, and Scotch-Irish heritage. In the northern part of the county, Germans were the predominant ethnic group. Dahl Drenning presents an overview of the impact of German settlement in the region from the 18th century to the present. More info. 410-848-6494

    Jan. 19 | FLICC presents "Kedi"

    Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main Street, Westminster.  1pm (captioned) & 7:30pm.
    A profile of the ancient city of Istanbul and its unique people, seen through the eyes of the most mysterious and beloved animal humans have ever known….the cat! 2016; Unrated; 1 hr. 19 mins. Sponsored by Airpark Animal Hospital. More info. 410-848-7272

    Jan. 20 | "Iron Ridge"

    Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main Street, Westminster. 7:00pm.
    One of the region’s premiere country music ensembles, this local bluegrass band plays a variety of traditional country and gospel favorites. Don’t miss their toe-tapping, hand-clapping music with infectious rhythms and natural harmonies! (Snow date Jan. 21).
    More info. 410-848-7272

    Jan. 20 | Farm Tractor Toy Show

    Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agricultural Center Drive, Westminster.
    9am – 3pm.

    Numerous vendor tables of collectible farm tractors, equipment and toys.  Miniature farm displays.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner served. More info. 410-848-6704

    Jan. 21 | Carroll County’s 181st Birthday Celebration

    Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll Street, Westminster.   2pm – 4pm.
    Join the Historical Society of Carroll County for the Carroll County Birthday Celebration.  Free admission.  Refreshments provided.
    More info. 410-848-6494

    Jan. 26 | FLICC presents "Step"

    Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main Street, Westminster.  1pm (captioned) & 7:30pm.
    An inspiring documentary of the senior year of a girls’ high-school step dance team in inner-city Baltimore. 2017; PG; 1 hr. 24 mins. Sponsored by JeannieBird Baking Co.
    More info. 410-848-7272

    Jan. 28 | Westminster Coin & Currency Show

    Westminster Fire Hall John Street Quarters, 28 John St, Westminster.  9am – 4pm.
    About thirty US and World coin and currency dealers buying and selling old coins, paper money, gold and silver.
    More info.  443-623-7025



  • Carroll County is home to 7 seasonal weekly farmers' markets all over the county!  Plus, we have nearly two dozen "on farm" markets/stands and other local producers conveniently located in every region of the county!

    To see a list of all the markets dates, times, locations and even restaurants that proudly serve locally sourced products, visit our "locally grown" page on our website Carroll County Grown.

  • Carroll County Farmers Market - throughout the year

  • Westminster Farmers Market - starting June

  • Hampstead Farmers Market - May - October

  • Westminster Antique Mall Farmers Market - June - October

  • Feb. 2 | First Fridays - Warming Hearts and Hands
    Historic Sykesville Main Street.  6pm - 9pm.
    Bring a pair of mittens and get a coupon for 20% off your purchases for the evening. Mittens will be donated to homeless shelters. More info. 410-259-3515
    Feb. 9 | Chocolate Crawl
    Historic Downtown Mount Airy, 110 S Main St, Mt Airy. 5pm - 8pm.
    The Annual Chocolate Crawl is a sweet filled treat in Downtown Mount Airy. Stop by participating downtown businesses for your sweet treats and more. Who knows, maybe a little wine tasting. More info. 301-829-1259
    Feb. 10 | Winter Wonderland Children's Dessert Tea
    Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center Street, Westminster. Sat. 11am & 2pm.
    Join us for a themed three-course tea. After tea, enjoy a guided tour through the Farmhouse by a costumed docent or other activities as noted. Enjoy sweet treats and children’s crafts. Tea is an experience designed for children age 6 and older. Adults accompanying children must also reserve a seat. Reservations and prepayment due by January 26. More info. 800-654-4645
    Feb. 10 | Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen: Newgrass Grammy Nominee
    Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, Westminster. 7:30pm.
    Frank Solivan is a multi-instrumentalist who sings with power and passion, writes articulate songs that go straight to the heart, and combines the pure, hard drive of classic bluegrass with contemporary twenty-first century acoustic music. Already the 2016 AND 2014 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Instrumental Group of the Year, the Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen has garnered a repeat nomination in that category for 2017. More info. 410-848-7272
     
    Feb. 11 | 21st Stop, Swap & Save Bike Fest
    Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agricultural Center Drive, Westminster.  9am-2pm.
    Whether you’re looking for road bikes, mountain bikes, triathlon bikes, BMX bikes, clothing, bike parts, cycling accessories, and vintage, new or used, there’s something for everyone...all for sale at discounted prices! More info. 410-848-6704
    Feb. 16-18 | Wee-Cycle Mart
    Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agricultural Center Drive, Westminster. Fri. 9am-7pm; Sat. 9am-3pm; Sun. 10am-2pm.
    You do not need to be a consignor or a volunteer to shop! Please tell your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers or anyone you know that shops for tots to teens about our sale! Shop for AMAZING SAVINGS on over 30,000 items! Maternity clothes baby/kids' clothes & shoes and more! More info. 410-848-6704
     


     
    The 15th Annual FLICC Foreign Film Festival brings some of the best international cinema to the big screen right here in Carroll County.

    Showtimes: 1pm & 7:30pm for each film. Tickets: $7 Adults / $6 ages 25 & Under, and ages 60 & Up. CCAC Members receive additional 10% off.

    Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main Street, Westminster
    http://carrollcountyartscouncil.org. 410-848-7272

    All films shown with English subtitles.
     

    Feb. 2 | "Gloomy Sunday"
    A romantic melodrama set in Budapest before and during the Holocaust that follows three men who are in love with a beautiful waitress who inspires one to write a song that, mysteriously, drives some to suicide.
    German/Hungarian; 1999; Not Rated; 1 hour 52 minutes

    Feb. 9 | "The Handmaiden"
    With help from an orphaned pickpocket, a Korean con man devises an elaborate plot to seduce and bilk a Japanese woman out of her inheritance.
    South Korean; 2016; Not Rated; 2 hours 25 minutes

    Feb. 16 | "Coming Home"
    A former political prisoner tries to help his wife regain her memory loss from an accident and rediscover their love for each other.
    China; 2014; PG-13; 1 hour 49 minutes

    Feb. 23 | "Polina"
    Polina, a gifted Bolshoi ballerina, falls in love with a French dancer who introduces her to contemporary dance and leads her to travel the world.
    France; 2016; Not Rated; 1 hour 48 minutes

    Feb. 17 | Westminster’s Got Talent
    Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, Westminster. 7:30pm.
    The most talented performers from around the area will gather onstage for this exciting competition! Performers will compete by age group, not in categories by performance type. This opportunity is open to all ages. All talents are welcome - music, dance, gymnastics, comedy, magic, etc. Snow date is February 18 at 3pm. More info. 410-848-7272
    Feb. 17 | Past Times for Children - Games
    Cockey’s Koontz-Yingling Learning Center, 216 East Main Street Westminster. 10am-11:15am.
    Many games from the past were created from children’s imaginations. Without the availability of ready-made games, children took whatever they could find and created their own. Students will play several games that were invented or played in the 1800s and create their own game.
    More info. 410-848-6494
    Feb. 18 | Cabin Fever Art Show
    Piney Run Park & Nature Center, 30 Martz Road, Sykesville. 10am-4pm.
    Looking for an excuse to visit Piney Run Nature Center in the middle of winter? Look no more! All works inspired by nature – from wood carvings, sculptures, paintings, photography and more. Each exhibit is dedicated to reflecting nature, preserving nature, or inspired by nature. $2 donation fee per person. More info. 410-795-6043
    Feb. 19 | Michael Rosman: Amazing Feats of Comedy
    Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, Westminster. 11am.
    Kids and parents alike will enjoy this Ringling-trained entertainer. Juggling, unicycling, and comic clowning are combined for a hilarious show!
    More info. 410-848-7272
    Feb. 24 | International Bull Riding
    Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agricultural Center Drive, Westminster. Doors open at 5pm; Show 7pm-11pm.
    Top IBR bull riders’ battle for final standings. Food and drink available for purchase. Little Wrangler Rodeo free for youth. Bleacher seating, arrive early! Cash sales only. More info. 410-848-6704

Mar. 2 |International Bull Riding

Carroll County Ag Center Shipley Arena, 706 Agricultural Center Drive, Westminster.
Doors open at 5pm; Show 7pm-11pm.
Top IBR bull riders’ battle for final standings. Food and drink available for purchase. Little Wrangler Rodeo free for youth. Bleacher seating, arrive early! Cash sales only. More info. 410-848-6704

Mar. 2 | Get Lucky on Main Street

Historic Downtown Sykesville. 6pm-9pm.
Find the Leprechaun in a participating store and get your card punched. Enter your completed punch card in our raffle to win a Main Street Gift Basket.
More info. 410-795-8959

Mar. 3 | Penguin Random House Book Fair

Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster.  9am-4pm.
The 21st year of one of Carroll County’s favorite events. The Book Fair features discounted book sales (20%), food, fun and entertainment for all ages, national Penguin Random House guest authors and more!  More info. 410-386-8152

Mar. 4 | Maple Sugarin’ Festival & Pancake Breakfast

Hashawha/Bear Branch Nature Center, 300 John Owings Rd., Westminster.
10:30am-3pm.
Come out to Hashawha Environmental Center for our annual Maple Sugarin’ Festival where your family can enjoy pancakes with real maple syrup, learn how to tap a tree to make syrup, create a few crafts to take home, enjoy living history demonstrations and so much more! $5 parking fee. Breakfast available until 2pm for $4 a plate. More info.  410-386-3580

Mar. 7 | CCPL and A Likely Story Bookstore Present: Brad Meltzer

Carroll Community College - Scott Center Theater, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster. 7pm
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer's first book, he has a brand new, tightly woven, fast-paced thriller, packed with little-known American history and unforgettable characters. "The Escape Artist" is the first book in an entirely new series by one of our most beloved thriller writers. A book signing will follow the event. $30 - Includes copy of "The Escape Artist." More info. 443-293-3196

Mar. 10 | Celtic Canter 5K & Irish Festival

Historic Downtown Westminster.  9am-2pm
Bagpipes at the start line create a Celtic atmosphere; a course through the heart of Westminster takes runners and walkers on an historic journey through downtown and beyond.  One mile Leprechaun chase, Celtic Canter 5K, Downtown Irish celebration; entertainment; vendors and children's activities. More info.  410-751-5501

Mar. 10 | Teelin’ Irish Dance Company

Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main Street, Westminster.  3pm & 7pm.
This innovative show features spirited Irish dance and a variety of live Celtic music. Their thunderous percussive choreography is only surpassed by the thunderous applause when this talented dance company takes the stage! More info. 410-848-7272



March 31 |
Carroll County Farmers’ Market "Easter Show"
Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agricultural Center Drive, Westminster.  8am – 2pm.
75-100 local area vendors with fresh eggs, organic meats, home baked goods, gourmet foods, candy, honey, nuts, seasonal plants and decorations, handmade quality crafts. Vendor discount door prize drawings. More info. 410-848-7748

Mar. 10 & 11 | Taneytown VFD Annual Toy Auction & Toy Show

Taneytown Volunteer Fire Company Carnival Grounds, 49 Memorial Drive, Taneytown.  Sat. Auction 11am; Sun. Show 9am-2pm.
Selling new and used toys.
More info. 443-277-6204

Mar. 16 & 17 | Barleyjuice

Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main Street, Westminster.  8pm.
The Guinness will flow and the "Juicers" will flock to this annual appearance by our favorite rebellious rockers.   High energy Celtic Music for those that want to Sham Rock! Saturday is guaranteed to be a blowout because it falls on ST. PADDY's DAY!  Be sure to get your tickets early. More info. 410-848-7272

Mar. 23 & 24 | AACA-SMR 48th Annual Antique Auto Swap Meet

Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agricultural Center Drive, Westminster.  8am
Each year this event generates hundreds of vendors selling, swapping and trading antique auto, motorcycle, street rod and custom auto parts, services and restoration supplies, tools and equipment for commercial and novice hobbyists. More info. 301-674-5431

Mar. 24 & 25| Spring is in the Air Tea

Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center Street, Westminster.  Sat., 11am & 2pm. Sun., 2pm
Join us for a themed three-course tea in our cozy tea room. After tea, enjoy a guided tour through the Farmhouse by a costumed docent or other activities as noted. Reservations and prepayment due by March 9, please. More info. 800-654-4645

Mar. 24 | Easter Egg Hunt

Westminster City Park, 11 Longwell Ave., Westminster.
Ages 1- 4 at 10:30am; Ages 5 - 8 at 11:30am.

Every spring the City of Westminster hosts the Annual Egg Hunt in Westminster City Park. This free event is always an egg-citing time! Don’t forget to bring your basket to collect all the eggs. Each age group will have one golden ticket egg hidden among the eggs. More info. 410-751-5501

Mar. 28 & 31 | Search for the Golden Egg

Downtown Main Street, Mount Airy. 9am-9pm.
The activity is an ‘I SPY’ game, where the participant is invited to enter each shop, spy the egg, and record it on a form which will be supplied by the business owner for a chance to win prizes. More info. 301-829-1424

Mar. 31 | Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt

Church of the Ascension, 23 North Court Street, Westminster. 2pm.
The Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt is open to all individuals with disabilities. Individuals must be accompanied by a caregiver.
More info. 410-848-3251

Apr. 1 - 10| 11th Annual PEEPShow
Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main Street, Westminster.  10am-7pm.
Featuring more than 150 sculptures, dioramas, graphic arts, oversized characters and mosaics created and inspired by PEEPS®, this sweet event attracts thousands of visitors each year! In our 263-seat movie theatre you’ll also enjoy short Peep® videos and footage of PEEPS® being created in the Just Born Factory.
More info. 410-848-7272
 
Apr. 4 | Seniors on the Go – An Aging & Disabilities Expo
Carroll County Agriculture Center, Danele Shipley Arena, 706 Agricultural Center Drive, Westminster.  9am-2pm.
Focuses on the needs and interests of older adults, people with disabilities, Veterans, their families and caregivers in Carroll County! FREE health screenings, demonstrations, speakers & seminars, and vendor prize bingo. Lunch is available and a FREE shuttle runs all day.
More info. 410-848-6704
Apr. 7 | Main Street Heat Chili Cook-Off
Historic Downtown Mount Airy. 10am-5pm.
Wow! An International Chili Society sanctioned event with chili tasting, music, contests with prizes, great food, beer tent, and vendors. Our cook-off winner goes on to the National Competition. Cornhole Tournament at the cook-off with cash prizes.
More info. 301-829-8300
 
Apr. 14 | 10th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®
Dutterer Park, Monroe St. & Winters St., Westminster. 10am-1pm.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is a primary prevention event for Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County (RCIS). It is a men’s walk to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence. RCIS asks men and women to walk one mile in women’s shoes through downtown Westminster. The walk concludes at Westminster City Park.
More info. 410-857-0900

 
Apr. 14 | 28th Carroll Carvers Festival of Carving
Robert Moton Center, 300 South Center St., Westminster. 10am-4pm.
Featuring displays by local and regional woodcarvers. There will be woodcarving competition, demonstrations and woodcarvings for sale, plus door prizes, silent auction and much more.
More info. 443-798-0642

 
Apr. 14 & 15 | 20th Annual Carroll County Home Show
Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agricultural Center Drive, Westminster.
Sat. 9am-5pm; Sun. 11am-4pm.
Meet with local contractors, price out a new shed, see if water filtration or protective doggy fencing is for you, and more. Every type of service imaginable will be on hand to give you ideas on how to make your home the best home! Concessions available on-site.
More info. 410-848-6704
Apr. 14 & 15 | Peter Cottontail Children’s Tea
Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center Street, Westminster. Sat. 11am & 2pm
Join us for a themed three-course tea. After tea, enjoy a guided tour through the Farmhouse by a Costumed Docent or other activities as noted. Reservations required by April 6th.
More info. 800-654-4645


April 21 |
Carroll County Farmers’ Market "Spring Fling"
Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agricultural Center Drive, Westminster.  8am – 2pm.
75-100 local vendors with fresh eggs, organic meats, gourmet foods, nuts, honey, jams and jellies, Spring pansies and garden plants, herb plants, Spring garden bouquets, home baked goods including cakes, scones, breads, cookies and pies. Quality handmade crafts and fine arts. Acoustic music provided for entertainment.
More info. 410-848-7748
Apr. 21 | Half Marathon Trail Run
River Valley Ranch, 4443 Grave Run Road, Manchester. 6:30am-12:30pm.
Our goal is for this to be one of the best half marathons in Maryland and beyond, giving you an extreme running challenge and endurance trail run that will push your limits! Running through RVR's scenic, wooded property with the gorgeous hills, valleys, and river will be an epic 13.1 miles to remember!
More info. 443-712-1010
Apr. 21 | Rock& Roll Relics Oldies – Fundraiser Dance
Westminster Moose Lodge, 309 Buena Vista Dr., Westminster. 7:30pm – 11pm.
The Hero's foundation was formed to assist severely injured first responders of Carroll County. Great OLDIES MUSIC!! Raffles and door prizes. Dinners will be served at a small cost. Cash bar.
More info. 410-259-4881
Apr. 22 | 4th Annual Westminster Wine Stoll
Historic Downtown Main Street, Westminster. 4pm-8pm.
Enjoy a tasting of Maryland wines at this Sip, Shop & Stroll event as Main Street transforms into a Wine Mart with samples, wine-related vendors, and great food. Live entertainment featuring The Reagan Years and an open seating area for you to relax and enjoy.
More info. 410-751-5501
 
Apr. 22 | Westminster Coin & Currency Show
Westminster Fire Hall, John Street Quarters, 28 John Street, Westminster.  9am-4pm.
About thirty US and World coin and currency dealers buying and selling old coins, paper money, gold and silver.
More info.  443-623-7025
Apr. 27 & 28 | Buckwild Truck and Tractor Classic
Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agricultural Center Drive, Westminster.
Fri. 4pm; Sat. 9am.

Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair & Carroll County Agriculture Center will be hosting their annual Buckwild Truck Tractor Classic Weekend.

More info
. 410-848-6704
 
Apr. 28 | Mt. Airy Lions Club Yard Sale and Flea Market
Mt. Airy Activities Grounds, Route 27 & Twin Arch Rd., Mt. Airy. 8am – 3pm.
This is the largest yard sale in the area. There will be over 250 booths with all kinds of merchandise for sale. The Mount Airy Lions Club will serve breakfast starting at 6am and lunch starting at 11am.
More info. 301-829-5466
Apr. 28 | Civil War “School of the Soldier"
Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center Street, Westminster.  9am-4pm.
Come learn what it was like to be a soldier in the Civil War. Open to boys and girls ages 10 – 14. Participants will be mustered in, drilled and reenact a skirmish for their families. Pre-registration required by April 9th. $25 fee includes lunch and a commemorative t-shirt. Please note that no real weapons are used. 
More info. 800-654-4645

 

 

Other attractions in Carroll County:  Carroll Arts Center, The Links at Challedon, McDaniel College Golf Course, Oakmont Green, River Downs Golf Club, Wakefield Valley Golf Club, Westminster National Golf Course, Hashawa / Bear Branch Nature Center, Piney Run Park, Carroll County Sports Complex, Carroll County Farm Museum, Hap Baker Firearms Facility, Carroll County Ag Center, Shipley Arena, Carroll County Farmers' Market, Carroll Hospital Farmers' Market, Downtown Westminster Farmers' Market, Hampstead Farmers' Market, Mount Airy Main Street Farmers' Market, Sykesville Farmers' Market, Taneytown Farmers' Market, Baugher's Farm Market, and the Carroll County Visitor Center.

For more details about any Carroll County events, carnivals, farmers markets, festivals, and attractions please contact the Carroll County Visitor Center, Westminster MD, 410-848-1388 or 1-800-272-1933, cctourism@ccg.carr.org, or carrollcountytourism.org

 

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