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Family Fun this Weekend in Carroll County and Beyond

Here are some fun things to do around town with the family this weekend.

Where/When: Springfield Ave., Sykesville, Maryland 21784, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Why to go:  Come enjoy an outdoor concert featuring: Moe Stringz & No Stringz Attached.

Playground and snack bar. Parking at Sykesville Middle School.

Pricing: FREE

Where/When:  1320 W. Old Liberty Road (Rt. 26), Sykesville, Maryland 21784, Jul 09, 2012 - Jul 14, 2012

Why to go: 

Friday, July 13th:

  • Live Music: A Classic Case   (Classic Rock)
  • Giant Fireworks Display

 Saturday, July 14th:

  • The Reagan Years  (80's Tribute Band)
  • Grand prize drawings of all raffles

Pricing: FREE

Where/When:  2716 Old Washington Rd., Westminster, Maryland 21157, Saturday, July, 14, 2012, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Why to go:  Held in the Village of Shipley since 1883. Flea market, chicken platters and entertainment.

Pricing: FREE

Where/When:  Carroll County Agricultural Center, 700 Agriculture Center Dr.

Westminster, Maryland 21157, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Why to go:  Held in the Village of Shipley since 1883.  Flea market, chicken platters and entertainment.

There are between 40 and 50 vendors each Saturday featuring all locally grown fruits and vegetables, farm fresh eggs, cheeses, homemade baked goods, gourmet foods, house and bedding plants, cut flowers and arrangements, and handmade juried crafts.

Pricing: FREE

Where/When:  Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Road, Mount Airy, Maryland 21771, Friday 10am-5pm Saturday 10am-6pm Sunday 12pm-6pm

Why to go:  Show your American spirit with our Red, White and Blueberries event. This month we will pair our wines with summertime delights. Enjoy a plate of berry-inspired treats and cake that pair perfectly with our fruit wines. Bring a picnic, relax and enjoy a summer day on our beautiful estate.

Pricing: $10.00

Where/When: Cygnus Wine Cellars, 3130 Long Ln, Manchester, Maryland 21102

Why to go:  Cygnus Wine Cellars 16th Anniversary Dinner featuring German cuisine by Executive Chef and owner Bill Schroeder of Giulianovas restaurant in Westminster.

Prepaid Reservations may be made via e-mail to cygnus@cygnuswinecellars.com or call 410 374 6395.

Pricing: $80.00

Where/When: 2 College Hill Drive, Westminster, Maryland 21157, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Why to go:  Traditions Weeks I & II are two separate weeks of classes, concerts, dances and other activities in the traditional roots-based arts, held on the campus of McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland.  Keep in mind that the Common Ground on the Hilll Festival takes place on the weekend between Traditions Weeks I & II, and is held at the nearby Carroll County Farm Museum.  You are on the webpage gateway to the entire summer program.  Take time to explore this site and discover the vast array of offerings.  We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Week II:

♦ Master Schedule for Week 2, click here.  See the courses by type and period of the day for classes offered during Week 2.  Links lead to course descriptions and faculty bios.

♦ Week 2 classes by period, click here.  Links lead to course descriptions and faculty bios.

Pricing: To review the tuition and fee schedule click here.

Where/When: St. John Catholic Church, 43 Monroe St, Westminster, MD, Saturday, July 14, 2012, 8:00 a.m.

Why to go:  Pit Beef, Crafters, Flea Market, and Kids Corner - games and face painting. Meet McGruf the Dog; get your child's safety ID. Vendors contact Theresa Richardson at 410-857-9639 for a contract.

Pricing: FREE

Where/When: 6400 Ridge Rd, Eldersburg, MD, Saturday, July 14, 2012, 10:00 a.m.,

Why to go:  The Maryland Table Tennis Association (nonprofit) will hold The Maryland Circuit Table Tennis Tournament at our club in The Carrolltown Center, at the corner of Ridge Rd and Route 26 in Eldersburg, MD. The Tournament starts at 10am Saturday. There are events for everyone from novice to advanced, juniors and seniors. Spectators are admitted free.

If you need more info or would like to play in the tournament email: mdtta@hushmail.com. Deadline for entries is the Friday before the tournament.

Pricing: FREE

Where/When:   1520 Crownsville Rd, Crownsville, MD, Saturday, July 14, 2012, 11:00 a.m.

Why to go:  Event Director Eddie McGowan announced the 2nd Annual 2012 Annapolis Irish Festival will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds. Gates will open at 11am. The 2011 Inaugural Irish Festival was a huge success, surpassing all expectations. Over 10,000 people from Maryland and as far away as Kansas and Scotland, enjoyed a bit of the Emerald Isle right here in Annapolis.

Pricing: $15.00

Where/When: Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20852, 8:00 p.m.

Why to go:  Co-presented by CASA After wowing week after week on NBC's The Sing Off, the Afro Blue Vocal Band returns to its home town.

First formed at Howard University, this 10-member vocal jazz a cappella ensemble has won multiple awards and performed alongside such names as Smokey Robinson, Geri Allen and Bobby McFerrin.

This a cappella evening also swings across the globe, bringing one of the best vocal groups in Italy - five young musicians who met at the Niccolai Paganini Conservatory of Music in Genoa. Cluster won millions of fans in its successful run on X Factor Italy.

Pricing: $18 to $38

  • AMUSEMENT PARK:  If you plan to go to an amusement park in the next few weekends, don’t forget to check out the Department of Recreation & Parks Discount Ticket Prices: HERE
Mona Freedman July 13, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Hi Everyone! You can add his event to the list of fun things to do this weekend! CRAFT SHOW/SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA & CLASSIC CAR CRUISE-IN Sat., July 14th • 11am - 4pm Parking Lot Carrolltown Center • Eldersburg, MD-OUT SIDE OF JAMS MUSIC CENTER. Please join us for a fun family day in Eldersburg with something for everyone to enjoy. Arts & Crafts Vendors, Home Shopping Consultants Re-Sell/Retail Items and Dream Machines of Carroll County Classic Car Show plus more cars! Live Music by a great Carroll County cover band FREEZING HOT http://www.freezinghotrocks.com/fr_home.cfm, Food & Fun!
Robin Nicole July 14, 2012 at 11:57 PM
I must be missing something...I don't think events at wineries qualify as "Family Fun". Not a place I'd take my 9-year-old.
L Collette July 15, 2012 at 04:00 AM
For goodness sake not all "family" events have to be for families with underaged children or even those with children. A family today can be those without offspring. Secondly, there are several other events listed that you could take a 9 year old to as well. Why do people always have to focus on the negative in an article?

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