events

Calendar of Events

Jun
26
Sun
2016
Corbit’s Charge Civil War Encampment
Jun 26 all-day

June 25 & 26, 2016.  Each June, the Pipe Creek Civil War Round Table (PCCWRT) and other historical groups commemorate the tragedy of war that took place on Westminster’s streets and honor those who fell during the battle. The annual event exhibits an educational experience for visitors of all ages by providing military demonstrations of artillery, Civil War arms and equipment, military drilling and skirmishing, children’s games, and presentations from living historians. Traditional artisans, such as blacksmiths and tinsmiths, will be present at the event. There is a guided tour of Westminster detailing the historic landmarks of the city and battle as well as speakers, and presentations from published authors relating to the Civil War period featured at the encampment.

There will also be a memorial ceremony at the Corbit’s Charge monument to honor the legacy of the soldiers who fought in the 1863 battle. This ceremony concludes with a wreath laying and firing salute at the grave of 1st Lt. John Murray located at 23 North Court Street in Westminster.

So, please join the Pipe Creek Civil War Roundtable, Historical Society of Carroll County, and fellow historical groups in attendance at the 153rd Anniversary of Corbit’s Charge Encampment to honor and commemorate the Civil War history in Westminster, MD.

For registration information or questions about the event, feel free to contact Steven Carney (PCCWRT) at swcarney13@aol.com

Jun
27
Mon
2016
Harney Fire Company Carnival
Jun 27 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

June 27-July 2, 2016.  Rides, food, games and entertainment.

Jun
28
Tue
2016
Harney Fire Company Carnival
Jun 28 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

June 27-July 2, 2016.  Rides, food, games and entertainment.

Jun
29
Wed
2016
Mt. Airy Main Street Farmers’ Market
Jun 29 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Wednesdays only June 1 – September 7, 2016.  Farmers’ Market is located the behind the historic Mt. Airy train station in the Railyard.   Locally-grown farm-fresh products, such as vegetables, fruits, meats, cheeses, milk products, eggs, specialty products including pickles, relishes, salsas, sauerkraut, sauces, spices and rubs, jams, jellies and fruit butters, ciders, teas, coffees, baked goods, soaps, plants and nursery items and more.

Harney Fire Company Carnival
Jun 29 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

June 27-July 2, 2016.  Rides, food, games and entertainment.

Jun
30
Thu
2016
Carroll Hospital Farmers’ Market
Jun 30 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Thursdays only.  Offering fruits, vegetables, fresh cut flowers, homemade baked goods, eggs and more. Accepting new vendors.

Harney Fire Company Carnival
Jun 30 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

June 27-July 2, 2016.  Rides, food, games and entertainment.

Jul
1
Fri
2016
Harney Fire Company Carnival
Jul 1 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

June 27-July 2, 2016.  Rides, food, games and entertainment.

Jul
2
Sat
2016
Country Breakfast Buffet
Jul 2 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am

The Ascension Country Breakfast is held on the first Saturday of every month from February to December. (There is no breakfast in January.) Come hungry, leave full. Called the best in Carroll County by many of our customers, a full all-you-can-eat breakfast menu including pancakes, Hahn sausage, scrambled eggs, hashed brown potatoes, egg and ham casserole, sausage gravy and biscuits, creamed chipped beef, assorted fruit, assorted pastries, fresh brewed coffee, hot tea, hot chocolate, milk, and juices all at an affordable price. Plenty of parking in the lot behind the church off Ralph St.

The breakfast crew is always looking for more volunteers. If you would like to be involved with this monthly event that benefits the church financially, please contact the church office.

Carroll County Farmers’ Market “Holiday Market”
Jul 2 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Lots of food products for the Holiday Weekend. Fresh local produce, eggs, organic meats, honey, jams and jellies, plants. Master Gardeners advice. Breakfast and lunch served.

Downtown Westminster Farmers’ Market
Jul 2 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturdays only, May 14 – November 19, 2016.  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 good, jams & jellies, and plants.

Hampstead Farmers Market
Jul 2 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

June 4 – October 1, 2016 (Saturdays only).  Taste summer’s best and freshest locally-grown seasonal produce, plus a wide variety of artisan crafts and jewelry.

Taneytown Farmers’ Market
Jul 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturdays only.  June 18 – September 3, 2016.  Local produce, eggs, cheese, vegetables, herbs and flowers.

Harney Fire Company Carnival
Jul 2 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

June 27-July 2, 2016.  Rides, food, games and entertainment.

Jul
3
Sun
2016
Sykesville Farmers’ Market
Jul 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sundays only May 15 – October 30, 2016.  Fresh produce, meats, eggs, cheese, herbs, honey, nuts, pickles, baked goods, crafts, jewelry and more.  Live music most weekends.

Jul
4
Mon
2016
Old Fashioned July 4th Celebration & Fireworks
Jul 4 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Fireworks begin at approximately 9:30pm.  Activities include moon bounce ($); face painting ($), children’s crafts and games, artisan demonstrations, farmhouse tours, Jerry Brown and Django the Monkey, Uncle Sam on stilts and delicious food ($).  $5 Kiwanis donation per car after 5pm.

Manchester Fire Company Carnival
Jul 4 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

July 4-July 9, 2016.  Rides, food, games and entertainment every night.  Kitchen opens at 5pm. Fireworks on July 7th at 10pm.  Parade on July 5th.

Jul
5
Tue
2016
Manchester Fire Company Carnival
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

July 4-July 9, 2016.  Rides, food, games and entertainment every night.  Kitchen opens at 5pm. Fireworks on July 7th at 10pm.  Parade on July 5th.

Jul
6
Wed
2016
Mt. Airy Main Street Farmers’ Market
Jul 6 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Wednesdays only June 1 – September 7, 2016.  Farmers’ Market is located the behind the historic Mt. Airy train station in the Railyard.   Locally-grown farm-fresh products, such as vegetables, fruits, meats, cheeses, milk products, eggs, specialty products including pickles, relishes, salsas, sauerkraut, sauces, spices and rubs, jams, jellies and fruit butters, ciders, teas, coffees, baked goods, soaps, plants and nursery items and more.

Manchester Fire Company Carnival
Jul 6 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

July 4-July 9, 2016.  Rides, food, games and entertainment every night.  Kitchen opens at 5pm. Fireworks on July 7th at 10pm.  Parade on July 5th.

Jul
7
Thu
2016
Carroll Hospital Farmers’ Market
Jul 7 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Thursdays only.  Offering fruits, vegetables, fresh cut flowers, homemade baked goods, eggs and more. Accepting new vendors.

Manchester Fire Company Carnival
Jul 7 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

July 4-July 9, 2016.  Rides, food, games and entertainment every night.  Kitchen opens at 5pm. Fireworks on July 7th at 10pm.  Parade on July 5th.

Jul
8
Fri
2016
Manchester Fire Company Carnival
Jul 8 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

July 4-July 9, 2016.  Rides, food, games and entertainment every night.  Kitchen opens at 5pm. Fireworks on July 7th at 10pm.  Parade on July 5th.

Jul
9
Sat
2016
Heavens to Betsey – Flea Market
Jul 9 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm

Raffle table; door prizes; goodie bags; food; face painting; bargains; crafts; snowballs and more!

Carroll County Farmers’ Market “Christmas in July”
Jul 9 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Vendor donated door prize drawings, Christmas crafts preview.  All local produce, eggs, organic meats, home baked goods, lots of quality hand made crafts. Breakfast and lunch served.

Downtown Westminster Farmers’ Market
Jul 9 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturdays only, May 14 – November 19, 2016.  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 good, jams & jellies, and plants.

Hampstead Farmers Market
Jul 9 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

June 4 – October 1, 2016 (Saturdays only).  Taste summer’s best and freshest locally-grown seasonal produce, plus a wide variety of artisan crafts and jewelry.

Taneytown Farmers’ Market
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturdays only.  June 18 – September 3, 2016.  Local produce, eggs, cheese, vegetables, herbs and flowers.

19th Annual Common Ground on the Hill Roots Music & Arts Festival
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am

July 9 & 10, 2016.  International superstar Jose Feliciano, famed for over 45 gold & platinum albums, 9 Grammy Awards, and hits like “Feliz Navidad”, headlines this spectacular festival on Saturday! Sunday headliner Grammy nominee and blues legend Professor Louie & the Crowmatix with the Maryland Rock of Ages Horns. Americana, bluegrass, blues, Celtic, old-time, Native American, Middle Eastern music & more! Three stages of continuous performance, beer/wine garden featuring Union Craft Brewery, juried arts & crafts, food, camping, children’s area. Day & weekend passes.

After international superstar Jose Feliciano ends his 7pm set at the Common Ground on the Hill Roots Music & Arts Festival at the Carroll County Farm Museum on July 9th, musicians move into the city of Westminster to keep the music coming! This free event features music at 5 local venues, including the Paul McKenna Band (Scots-Irish Folk) at O’Lordans Irish Pub; Harry Orlove & the Hi-Tones (Jazz) at Johannsons Dining House; the Eastman String Band (Alt-Grass) at the Westminster Public Library; the Christopher James Band (blues) at Rafael’s, and Matt McMullin at Maggie’s. From 9 PM to Midnight.

 

Summer Saturdays at Shellman House
Jul 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

July 11 & 25, July 9 & 23; and August 13 & 27, 2016.  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, 216 East Main Street.  No strollers.

134th Annual Picnic
Jul 9 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Fried Chicken platters, sandwiches, sodas, Hoffman’s ice cream. Entertainment beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Church is located south of Westminster, off Route 97 at Nicodemus Road.

Manchester Fire Company Carnival
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

July 4-July 9, 2016.  Rides, food, games and entertainment every night.  Kitchen opens at 5pm. Fireworks on July 7th at 10pm.  Parade on July 5th.

Common Ground on the Town: Christopher James Band
Jul 9 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

After international superstar José Feliciano ends his 7pm set at the Common Ground on the Hill Roots Music & Arts Festival at the Carroll County Farm Museum, musicians move into the City of Westminster to keep the music coming! This free event features music at 5 local venues, including the Paul McKenna Band (Scots-Irish Folk) at O’Lordans Irish Pub; Harry Orlove & the Hi-Tones (Jazz) at Johannsons Dining House, the Eastman String Band (Alt-Grass) at the Westminster Public Library, the Christopher James Band (blues) at Rafael’s, and Matt McMullin at Maggie’s. From 9 PM to Midnight.