Our Top 5 Picks for August 23rd - 25th

Here are our Top 5 things to do this weekend! Don't miss all the fun and festivities at Celebrate Mt. Airy as the town marks its 125th Anniversary! Head over to Carroll Farm Museum for MD Summerfest 2019, filled with great food, music and lots of activities! Check out the yART sale at Carroll Arts Center where you can pick up an original masterpiece at a fraction of the cost, also at the Arts Center, Check out the Bluegrass concert with Troy Engle and Southern Skies, or head over to the Gate House Museum in Sykesville for Blue Grass Jam on the Porch and remember to stop by Belle Grove Square in Westminster to hear the Westminster Municipal Band in concert. It's gonna be a great weekend, so get out there and enjoy everything Carroll County has to offer!


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1. Celebrate Mt Airy

Saturday, August 24th 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

FREE - Mount Airy, Maryland announces the 4th Celebrate Mount Airy brought to you by the Town of Mount Airy. This year we will be celebrating 125 years! This unique street festival features food, businesses, and community organizations from across the greater Mount Airy Community. While you and your family are in town, find time to make it Memorable on Main! Enjoy some quality time, walk Mount Airy Rails-to-Trails, stroll up to the local shops and find time to dine locally at the restaurants. We've got lots to offer. Mount Airy, Maryland is the Heart of the Four County Community where the Town and Country meet.  ALL Museums Open! Mt. Airy Historical Museum, Visitor Center - Mackenzie the Caboose and W.R. Rudy’s Country Store & Drugstore Museum open for visitors! 

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2. yART Sale - Fundraiser for CCAC

Saturday, August 24th from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday, August 25th from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (Pay What You Want)  

FREE -The Carroll County Arts Council's 7th Annual yART Sale is a fundraising event that features previously enjoyed art at yard sale prices! Hundreds of works will be for sale including paintings, prints, drawings, photographs and ALL will be sold at “yard sale” prices with most being priced under $10! Come in Sunday and Pay What You Want for all unsold merchandise.

It will be a great opportunity  to acquire some new art at deeply discounted prices. Working artists are encouraged to come and shop for frames and canvases that can be re-used. Cash, Credit cards, and Checks will be accepted.

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3. Maryland SummerFest 2019!

Saturday, August 24th from10:00 am - 6:00 pm 

$$ - If you love delicious food trucks, beer and wine sampling from some of the most popular breweries and wineries and a variety of genres of live music from popular groups... The Maryland SummerFest is the event for you! OH WAIT.. there is more! This 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 end to your summer! You do want to make your children happy... right? :)

20+ Food Trucks, Beer and Wine Sampling, Two Stages  (9+) Live Bands, 50+ Artisans / Retail / Local Business Vendors, Military & First Responder Vehicles

FREE PARKING ON SITE!, Children's Activities


Maryland SummerFest is a huge supporter of our heros! Not only will Active Duty Military and First responders get FREE general admission, but on top of that A portion of the proceeds with be donated to the Gary Sinise Foundation to benefit First Responders and Military!

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4. Bluegrass concert: Troy Engle and Southern Skies

Saturday, August 24th at 8:00 pm

$$ - Troy Engle has played everywhere from the Grand Ole Opry to festivals all across North America with artists including: Patty Loveless, Larry Sparks, The Isaacs, and Buddy Jewell. He has written award-winning bluegrass hits with Dixie and Tom T. Hall., and composed music for TV Shows like The Voice, American Pickers, Duck Dynasty, and Pawn Stars. Engle has formed his ace Bluegrass band "Southern Skies", and released his first original solo Bluegrass album with the same name.

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5. Westminster Municipal Band Belle Grove Square Concert

Sunday, August 25th at 6:00 pm

FREE - Annual concert for the community. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Free!

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6. Blue Grass Jam on the Porch

Sunday, August 2th from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

FREE - Join Sykesville Americana Music to jam on the porch, or to sit back and listen on the lawn. We will provide a couple of canopies for shade, and some folding chairs. Bring your own chair or blanket if you prefer.

Take a little time afterwards to tour the Gate House museum or visit Cooper Park.

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