events

Calendar of Events

Sep
29
Thu
2016
Peter Mulvey Live in Concert
Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm

Immersed in language, art, and music, Mulvey’s playing ranges from tender acoustic picking to rootsy blues & jazz. “His voice feels like fine old leather, and his guitar sounds like it’s on steroids… a superb technician…” The Boston Globe. Peter Mulvey is an American folk singer-songwriter based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Starting his musical career in Milwaukee while at Marquette University, he honed his performing skills while traveling in Dublin, Ireland. Since the early 1990s, he has developed a strong national following in the indie folk/rock scene through his relentless touring and critically acclaimed albums. He is best known for his warmly wry songwriting and his intense percussive guitar style. “The cream of the crop… sings with a clarity reserved for the likes of legends.” Davis Enterprise.

Sep
30
Fri
2016
2016 Corn Maze
Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The maze is open from September 23 to October 29.  This years theme is “All Things Maryland”. Fridays from 5pm-9pm; Saturdays from 2pm-9pm; &  Sundays from 1pm-6pm. Special group rates and times available. Fundraising opportunities available as well.

Oct
1
Sat
2016
20th Annual Tevis Customer Appreciation Day at Hershey Park
Oct 1 all-day

Semi-private day at Hershey Park. Call 410-876-6800 for more details and where to purchase the tickets. Tickets can be purchased up until September 30th, 5pm.

Mount Airy Fall Festival
Oct 1 all-day

Family-friendly fun with crafters, vendors, and delicious food.

Country Breakfast Buffet
Oct 1 @ 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 “Fall Celebration”
Oct 1 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

65 vendors with hand made crafts, pumpkins, pumpkin butter, mums, home baked goods, and more. Fall produce. Breakfast and lunch are served.

Downtown Westminster Farmers’ Market
Oct 1 @ 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
Oct 1 @ 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.

Mayberry Fall Festival
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Shortening days and cooler temperatures is a sure sign that Fall is approaching. Join us for an exciting day filled with good food, games and live entertainment for the whole family. Don’t miss Barnyard Bingo, midway games, petting zoo, K9 demos, kids activities, crafters and vendors, pumpkin painting, tractor displays and more.

Taneytown Harvest Fest
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Come join the fun!  Come see the Heritage wagon train and step back in time with a Civil War Reenactment.  Music, food, crafters, pumpkin painting, tractor show and more.  Something for everyone. Proceeds will go to Taneytown Caring and Sharing.  This is a rain or shine event.

Yearning to Breathe Free: Westminster’s Greek Immigrants
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

September 24 & 25 & October 1 & 8, 2016.  An Exhibition developed by The Historical Society of Carroll County.  The Authors of Honoring Our Heritage:  The Greek Families of Westminster, Maryland.

Carroll County Oktoberfest
Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

October 1 & 2, 2016.  This will be a fun-filled day with many family activities, as well as authentic style German foods, beers, and music. Festivities will include a “Roll Out the Barrel” Ceremony to be performed by local dignitaries, a Lederhosen and Dirndl Contest, Polka Dance contest, and a Chicken Dance Contest, with live entertainment all day.

Children’s activities will include face painting, pumpkin painting, scarecrow making, magic shows, balloon sculptors, and many games. General admission is $5.00. Children ages 10 and under are free, as well as free admission for those arriving in authentic German attire.

Yearning to Breathe Free: Westminster’s Greek Immigrants
Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

September 24 & 25 & October 1 & 8, 2016.  An Exhibition developed by The Historical Society of Carroll County.  The Authors of Honoring Our Heritage:  The Greek Families of Westminster, Maryland.

Music on the Main
Oct 1 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Come and enjoy our music line up for Music on Main. Live music includes: 1:00-2:30 Morning Sky (Americana); 2:30-4:00 House of Joshua (Blue Grass County & Gospel); 4:00-5:30 Nautical Wheelers (Tropical Rock & Island); and 5:30-7:00 Henry’s Big Sleazy Band (New Orleans, R&B, Standards).
Festivities include beer and wine garden, food, arts & crafts, games and children’s activities.  Main Street in New Windsor will be closed from Union Bridge Road to High Street for the event!

2016 Corn Maze
Oct 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The maze is open from September 23 to October 29.  This years theme is “All Things Maryland”. Fridays from 5pm-9pm; Saturdays from 2pm-9pm; &  Sundays from 1pm-6pm. Special group rates and times available. Fundraising opportunities available as well.

Shepherd’s Staff 25th Anniversary Celebration Dinner Dance
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A casual evening of fun with DJ, photo booth, raffles, prizes and a menu featuring: Maryland crab soup, pit beef, pit turkey, fried chicken, baked ziti, sides, soda, coffee, desserts, cash bar-$4 beer and wine.
Casual Attire.

Oct
2
Sun
2016
Sykesville Farmers’ Market
Oct 2 @ 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.

Carroll County Oktoberfest
Oct 2 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

October 1 & 2, 2016.  This will be a fun-filled day with many family activities, as well as authentic style German foods, beers, and music. Festivities will include a “Roll Out the Barrel” Ceremony to be performed by local dignitaries, a Lederhosen and Dirndl Contest, Polka Dance contest, and a Chicken Dance Contest, with live entertainment all day.

Children’s activities will include face painting, pumpkin painting, scarecrow making, magic shows, balloon sculptors, and many games. General admission is $5.00. Children ages 10 and under are free, as well as free admission for those arriving in authentic German attire.

The Great American Food Truck Festival
Oct 2 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This event is 100% family friendly for all ages! Top Award Winning Food Trucks From Baltimore, Philly, DC, and Beyond! Live Entertainment!  Family Fun Area: Animals, picnic tables, face painting and more.

**New VIP Tasting Experience Garden**:  VIP Tasting Experience: $28.00 (Includes: Festival Admission, Entrance Into VIP Tasting Garden, 2.5 Ounce Pilsner Tasting Glass, and Festival Tote. 500 Limited Tickets Available.  Festival Admission: $14.00 (includes festival admission).  Designated Driver and Under 21: $7.00 (includes admission).  Under 10: Free admission.

**Ticket sales will end September 30th 2016. All sales are final. No refunds**.

**New date, new location**.  All prior ticket sales will be honored! Free onsite parking for all ticket holders!

Fire Prevention Open House
Oct 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Open House activities will include demonstrations of fire, EMS and rescue equipment, interactive learning for children and adults, station tours, and apparatus displays. Fire prevention and life safety information as well as goody bags for the kids will be available to take home. Refreshments will also be provided.

Come and meet your local firefighters, see the EMS, fire and rescue equipment that is used in your community and learn how to make your home fire-safe. Learn what to do in case of an emergency at your home.

2016 Corn Maze
Oct 2 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The maze is open from September 23 to October 29.  This years theme is “All Things Maryland”. Fridays from 5pm-9pm; Saturdays from 2pm-9pm; &  Sundays from 1pm-6pm. Special group rates and times available. Fundraising opportunities available as well.

Oct
5
Wed
2016
Dead Man’s Cell Phone
Oct 5 @ 7:30 pm

October 5 – 8, 2016.  McDaniel College theatre arts students perform in this abstract comedy by Sarah Ruhl, a MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist.

The work is about how we memorialize the dead—and how that remembering changes us. It is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world. Tad Janes, artistic director of the Maryland Ensemble Theatre in Frederick, Md., is the guest director.

 

Oct
6
Thu
2016
Dead Man’s Cell Phone
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm

October 5 – 8, 2016.  McDaniel College theatre arts students perform in this abstract comedy by Sarah Ruhl, a MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist.

The work is about how we memorialize the dead—and how that remembering changes us. It is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world. Tad Janes, artistic director of the Maryland Ensemble Theatre in Frederick, Md., is the guest director.

 

Oct
7
Fri
2016
2nd Annual Hampstead Fall Festival
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

October 7 & 8, 2016.  On Friday there will be a spaghetti dinner at 5pm to 8pm and a car show at 6pm to 9pm.  On Saturday, come out and enjoy scarecrow making, pumpkin painting, face painting, maze running, and much more!  There is also a parade which begins at 9am (same as the carnival route).  Also returning is the barbeque competition!  Get your teams together and register online at bbqequipmemtstore.com.  There will be live entertainment throughout the night by Joe Forester as Elvis Presley!

2016 Corn Maze
Oct 7 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The maze is open from September 23 to October 29.  This years theme is “All Things Maryland”. Fridays from 5pm-9pm; Saturdays from 2pm-9pm; &  Sundays from 1pm-6pm. Special group rates and times available. Fundraising opportunities available as well.

Dead Man’s Cell Phone
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm

October 5 – 8, 2016.  McDaniel College theatre arts students perform in this abstract comedy by Sarah Ruhl, a MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist.

The work is about how we memorialize the dead—and how that remembering changes us. It is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world. Tad Janes, artistic director of the Maryland Ensemble Theatre in Frederick, Md., is the guest director.

 

Oct
8
Sat
2016
Downtown Westminster Farmers’ Market
Oct 8 @ 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.

2nd Annual Hampstead Fall Festival
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

October 7 & 8, 2016.  On Friday there will be a spaghetti dinner at 5pm to 8pm and a car show at 6pm to 9pm.  On Saturday, come out and enjoy scarecrow making, pumpkin painting, face painting, maze running, and much more!  There is also a parade which begins at 9am (same as the carnival route).  Also returning is the barbeque competition!  Get your teams together and register online at bbqequipmemtstore.com.  There will be live entertainment throughout the night by Joe Forester as Elvis Presley!

Yearning to Breathe Free: Westminster’s Greek Immigrants
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

September 24 & 25 & October 1 & 8, 2016.  An Exhibition developed by The Historical Society of Carroll County.  The Authors of Honoring Our Heritage:  The Greek Families of Westminster, Maryland.

Yearning to Breathe Free: Westminster’s Greek Immigrants
Oct 8 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

September 24 & 25 & October 1 & 8, 2016.  An Exhibition developed by The Historical Society of Carroll County.  The Authors of Honoring Our Heritage:  The Greek Families of Westminster, Maryland.

2016 Corn Maze
Oct 8 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The maze is open from September 23 to October 29.  This years theme is “All Things Maryland”. Fridays from 5pm-9pm; Saturdays from 2pm-9pm; &  Sundays from 1pm-6pm. Special group rates and times available. Fundraising opportunities available as well.

Dead Man’s Cell Phone
Oct 8 @ 7:30 pm

October 5 – 8, 2016.  McDaniel College theatre arts students perform in this abstract comedy by Sarah Ruhl, a MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist.

The work is about how we memorialize the dead—and how that remembering changes us. It is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world. Tad Janes, artistic director of the Maryland Ensemble Theatre in Frederick, Md., is the guest director.

 

Oct
9
Sun
2016
Sykesville Farmers’ Market
Oct 9 @ 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.