Join us for a German-style Christmas Mart! Food and drinks will be available to purchase, along with a variety of hand-crafted and unique gifts from vendors in the Grist Mill and Tannery. Our gift shop will be open for your holiday shopping, as will the blacksmith and woodworking shops.
A portion of the historic Homestead will be decorated and open for you to visit.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season at the Union Mills Homestead, celebrating our German heritage!
Maryland Microbrewery Festival
The Maryland Microbrewery Festival is a fun-packed celebration promoting the best of Maryland’s distinctive handcrafted microbrews. Numerous Maryland brewers will be attending – all true microbreweries or regional craft breweries with a number of different brews to sample. The Midnight Homebrewers’ League will also conduct a homebrew competition.
Come join the fun of Maryland’s premier beer festival, held on the scenic grounds of the Union Mills Homestead, a national historic landmark. Enjoy an afternoon of great beer, live music, delicious food, and shopping from local specialty vendors!
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See website for tickets and more details!
Old-Fashioned Corn Roast Festival
Join us at the Union Mills Homestead for an old-fashioned corn roast! Each meal ticket includes a serving of fried chicken, applesauce, sliced tomatoes, a roll and butter, iced tea or lemonade, and all the roasted corn you can eat! (Corn is roasted in the husk and served at your table.)
Come enjoy an afternoon listening to live music, eating a delicious country meal, and shopping local specialty vendors.
The historic house and mill will be open to tours for a small fee from 11am to 5pm (last tour begins at 4pm).
Adult tickets: $17 Children under 12: $8 Children under 3: Free (no chicken)
Free parking and free admission to the grounds.
53rd Annual Flower and Plant Market
Join us when we open the Union Mills Homestead Season with our annual Flower & Plant Market!
Come see our beautiful selections of your favorite regionally-grown hanging baskets, annuals, perennials, vegetables, plants, herbs, shrubs, and heirloom varieties. Specialty plant growers and vendors will join us, and Kountry Kafe Catering will feature your lunch menu favorites.
Browse the Tannery and Garden Wagons for the perfect additions to your garden. Visit the Gardener’s Corner for gently used books, pots, containers, and other garden-related bargains. Visit the booths of our specialty plant growers, craft, and garden-related vendors.
The historic house and mill will be open for tours from Noon to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday only (final tours begin at 2:30pm).
Saturday only: Kids will love the hands-on projects at the Children’s Garden Corner, hosted by the Littlestown Garden Club.
Westminster Beer & BBQ Stroll
Enjoy a tasting of local brews at this Sip, Shop & Stroll event as Main Street transforms into a Beer Mart with samples, beer-related vendors, and great BBQ. Live entertainment featuring Kelly Bell Band.
11:00AM-4:00PM: CBM Entertainment (DJ)
11:00AM-4:00PM: DJ Swamdog (DJ)
11:00AM-1:30PM: Devon Beck
11:30AM-1:30PM: Dodson’s Creek
2PM-4PM: Late Night Record Shop
1:30PM-4PM: Kelly Bell Band
VIP Experience Table Ticket: $225
Ticket price includes one-hour early access (11AM-12PM), admission for up to 6 guests, sample tickets, commemorative glass and live entertainment.General Admission Tickets: $15 (will be available for purchase on event day ONLY). Event hours will be from 12PM-4PM for General Admission.
Two tokens will be included with all tickets for redemption of alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages. All other beverages and food must be purchased separately.
Maryland Summerfest 2023
If you love delicious food trucks, beer and wine sampling from some of the most popular breweries and wineries in Maryland, and a variety of genres of live music…The Maryland SummerFest event is for you!! OH WAIT…there is more! The event is for all ages with a ton to do for the whole family, there is no excuse not to join us for the best way to end your summer!
WHATS HAPPENING AT THE EVENT?!
Check out all of the lists! 20+ Food Trucks, Beer and Wine Sampling, Two Stages, 9 Live Bands, Local Restaurants, DJ’s, 50 + Artisans/Retail/Local Business Vendors, Military and First Responder Vehicles, FREE Parking Onsite, Tented Dining Area, Children’s Activities, MANY MORE!!
Westminster Flower and Jazz Festival
10 am-4 pm: Shop with Vendors
10:00am-12:00pm Twisted Blues Band
2:00pm-4:00pm Caiso Steel Drum Band
12:00pm-2:00pm Bluestone Jazz
10:00am: Westminster High School
11:00am: Sunday Night Big Band
12:00pm: Market Street Big Band
1:00pm: Towson High Jazz Ensemble
2:00pm: Folly Quarter Middle School
10:00am-11:30am Kevin Burnes
12:00pm-1:30pm Monte Leister Quartet
2:00pm-4:00pm Mr. Jon and Friends
The Maryland Wine Festival
Join us for The Maryland Wine Festival on Saturday, September 16 from 11am to 5pm. Enjoy tastings from our fabulous Maryland wineries, delicious food, live music and more. Ticket information coming soon. Valid photo ID required to purchase or consume alcohol.
Visit website for entertainment schedule and a list of food and craft vendors!!!
Food Truck Sunday Funday
Join the CC Farm Museum on Sunday, June 11 from noon to 5pm for Carroll’s largest food truck event: Food Truck Sunday Funday. Admission is free! Enjoy a range of food from savory to sweet and everything in between.
ADMISSION IS FREE!
Please stay tuned to learn more about this event including vendor/food truck list, entertainment and more! This event is rain or shine!
To sponsor this event please contact Dana at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-386-3899
FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Enjoy Carroll’s largest fireworks display at the Carroll County Farm Museum this Fourth of July. Grounds open at 4 p.m. with fireworks going off at sunset (approx. 9:30 p.m.). There will be entertainment, food/drink vendors and children’s activities to enjoy. Admission is $5 per car load.
Please stay tuned for more details! (Rain date July 5-fireworks only)
Interested in sponsoring this event or the fireworks? Please contact Dana at email@example.com or 410-386-3899
Carroll County Celtic Festival
2nd annual Carroll County Celtic Festival
Saturday, June 10, 2023 – 10:00 am – 8:00 pm.
Advance Ticket Sales available until May 31st.
Adults 16-64 – $18 in advance – $23 at the gate
Children 7-15 – $8 in advance – $13 at the gate
Seniors 65 and over – $13 in advance – $18 at the gate.
Children 7 and under are FREE.
A Celebration of Celtic Life and Culture held in the heart of Carroll County, Maryland.
Join us in experiencing the music, food, athletics, dancers, demonstrations and fun of all things Celtic.
Westminster Wine Stroll
11:00AM-1:30PM: John Frase Project
11:00AM-4:00PM: CBM Entertainment (DJ)
11:00AM-4:00PM: DJ Swamdog
11:30AM-1:30PM: Twenty Dollar Prophet
2PM-4PM: Late Night Record Shop
1:30PM-4:00PM: Kanye Twitty
VIP Experience Table Ticket: $225
Ticket price includes one-hour early access (11AM-12PM), admission, sample tickets, commemorative glass and live entertainment.
Sykesville Craft Beer Festival
One of Sykesville Main Street’s most popular events is back, the Sykesville Craft Beer Festival, with the best of local microbreweries, food trucks and more!
firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Downtown Westminster Irish Festival & Celtic Canter 5K
9am: Celtic Canter 5K
10am: 1-mile Leprechaun Chase
11am: 0.5K (Don’t Miss the Point!)
8am-12pm: Vendor Village, featuring Irish-inspired items (Arts/Crafts/Food)
8am-12pm: Children’s Crafts & Games
8am-12pm: Beer Garden
Annual Central MD Farm Toy Show & Auction
Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair Board will be hosting their annual 34th Farm Toy Show on Jan. 21,2023 9 A.M. – 3 P.M. at the Carroll County Ag Center.
Toy Auction will begin at 5:30 P.M.
Food will be available for purchase. Admission $3.00. Ages 7 and under are FREE.
All proceeds go to the Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair.
If anyone is interested in a vendor space or has questions please call 410-984-0552.
Event will go on regardless of bad weather.
Bob Cratchit and the Bookkeepers
With a desire to embody the spirit of everyone’s favorite holiday protagonist, Monte Leister and Jake Fine of The Leister Quartet joins forces with the joyful trumpeter Cliff Thompson and the yuletide bass man Paul Morales to get you singing and dancing to a Holly Jolly mix of Swinging and Sleighing holiday favorites!
A Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas
What do you get when you pair the beloved animated holiday film with a live performance of the film’s Vince Guaraldi jazz score? You get a fabulously festive show featuring the renowned Eric Byrd Trio! This annual presentation is always very popular with families as well as discriminating jazz aficionados and is a great way to celebrate the season.
Enjoy a screening of the holiday classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas, followed by a performance of the cartoon’s iconic score from the Eric Byrd Trio.
48th Mistletoe Mart
51 Juried artisans and crafts people. Specialty shops in fabric, jewelry, forged iron and much more. Hourly door prices featuring gifts from our handcrafted artisans.
Our café serves lunch of soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts and refreshments. Our bake shop has cakes, pies, cookies and brownies to delight everyone.
Our Angel Room lets children under age 8 make gifts for family members.
Parking is available with wheelchair accessibility.
Thursday NOVEMBER 10TH 10 AM TO 7 PM
Friday NOVEMBER 11TH 10 AM TO 7 PM
Saturday NOVEMBER 12TH 10 AM TO 4:30 PM
THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION
23 NORTH COURT STREET
WESTMINSTER, MD 21157
Admission: $5 Dollars. . . . . Children under 12 are free!
25th Annual Festival of Wreaths
It’s the Silver Anniversary of a beloved Carroll County holiday tradition!
This annual holiday event features almost 100 unique theme wreaths that range from whimsical to wacky to wonderful. The wreaths are sold through an online auction that benefits the Arts Council. While all the bidding is done online, the Arts Center still hosts a cheery display of all the entries for patrons to visit!
Veterans Celebration of Carroll County
May 7th from noon to 4 p.m. the Carroll County Farm Museum will be hosting a Veterans Celebration.
Free Admission: The event has free admission and free parking for everyone. Reminder: Carroll County Farm Museum is a LARGE, OUTDOOR venue (mainly grass), please dress appropriately for the weather.
Who Should Come: Everyone! This event celebrates Veterans, Military and their families, but everyone is invited to join in the festivities, whether you served or not. Join us to enjoy the day and thank a Veteran! Free admission and parking for everyone!
Activities for All:
- A variety of food vendors
- Musical Entertainment: Six String Soldiers & The Reagan Years
- Military display in the museum
- Artisans to explore
- Children’s activities including:
- Farmyard Friends
- Scavenger Hunt
- Children’s Activity Book
- Balloon Artist
- Face Painting ($)
Food: Regional food trucks and concessions are onsite to provide food, beverages and desserts. Please stop by the food vendors and browse their menus. You are welcome to bring food to the event; coolers will be searched and glass containers and outside alcohol are not permitted.
Food Trucks/Vendors*: TBA
Beer Garden: There will be a beer garden on site during the event. Visitors must have a valid state issued ID to patronize the beer garden. Patrons must have their ID checked and have a wristband to legally drink in the beer garden. Seating in the beer garden is first come first served and alcohol must not leave the beer garden area. Plan ahead for a designated driver.
What to bring: Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. Wagons and coolers are also welcome.
We encourage you to patronize the on-site eateries, but you may also bring your own snacks.
No glass containers or outside alcohol are permitted at the Carroll County Farm Museum.
All coolers are subject to inspection prior to entry.
Pets: Please leave pets at home. Pets are NOT allowed on the grounds nor can they be left in vehicles during the event.
Where to park: Parking is available on site.
Those who need handicapped parking and those who wish to enter through the museum’s Main Gate on Farm Museum Road, please park in the Museum lots at 500 S. Center St., Westminster, MD 21157. A large handicapped parking area is offered on the Museum lot on a first come, first served basis.
Please note, if the museum parking lots reach capacity, they will be closed and all traffic diverted to the Carroll County Agriculture Center lot, adjacent to the back of the museum. We suggest coming early if you wish to park on the Museum grounds and enter through the Main Gate. The majority of parking is field/grass parking.
ATM: Yes, there is an ATM on site.
For Veteran-related inquiries, call 410-386-3800.
For venue-related inquiries, call 800-654-4645.
*subject to change without notice*
**Must be 21 or over to purchase & consume alcoholic beverages**
Fall Harvest Celebration
Join the Carroll County Farm Museum on October 15 from 10am to 4pm for fall-themed family fun including kids crafts & activities, live entertainment, food vendors, artisan demos and more! Admission to this event is FREE!
STOP, SWAP AND SAVE
Don’t miss the 26th annual STOP SWAP AND SAVE, the East Coast’s largest indoor bicycle swap meet and consumer bike expo. Mark your calendar now for Sunday, February 19th, 2023, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm when over 4000 people will make the trip from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington DC, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and beyond to spend the day at the Carroll County Ag Center in Westminster, MD!
Whether you’re looking for road bikes, mountain bikes, triathlon bikes, BMX bikes, clothing, bike parts, cycling accessories, vintage, new or used, there’s something for everyone… all for sale at discounted prices!
Visit our website for complete details! www.stopswapandsave.com
Carroll County Ag Center Corn Maze
Trunk or Treat – Sunday Oct. 30th 2pm – 4pm
Elf: The Musical! Jr.
Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.
43rd Annual Westminster Fallfest
Bring your entire family to enjoy the amusement rides. Rides operate throughout the fallfest weekend.
9/22 – 6pm – 10pm
9/23 – 6pm – 10pm
9/24 – 10am – 10pm
9/25 – Noon – 6pm
Visit over 80 vendors with a variety of crafts and gifts along with information about local businesses on Saturday and Sunday.