Festivals, Fairs, Tournaments and More in Carroll County this Weekend

Looking for something exciting to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going on around town.


136th Annual Dutch Picnic Festival

Where/When: Picnic Grove at Trinity Lutheran Church, Westminster, Maryland 21157, Saturday, August 4, 2012,  8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Why to go:  It’s a great family day for the community to just relax and spend time together by perusing the “Dutch Market”, looking at all the goods and services available through the Silent Auction, quality gospel music entertainment by the Damascus Road Trio, good old German Music to celebrate our German heritage by the Little Dutch Band, and down home bluegrass music by a newer group known as Home Comfort Bluegrass Band.

And, of course, this event wouldn’t be complete without plenty of food – a sit-down fried chicken and ham dinner as well as chicken platters, sandwiches, fires, ice cream, funnel cakes and baked goods.

Check out the Dutch Picnic page for the most recent information. For questions, contact office@trinitywired.com.   See you at the Picnic!

Pricing: FREE


42nd Annual, Olde-Fashioned Corn Roast Festival

Where/When: 3311 Littlestown Pike, Route 97,Westminster, Maryland 21158, Saturday, August 4, 2012, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Why to go:  Come check out delicious ‘down-home dishes’ including chicken platters, applesauce, rolls, sliced tomatoes, roasted corn and more!  Tours of the Homestead and grist mill and blacksmith shop will be taking place, check out items at a free art show, listen to live music, shop items from local vendors and much more!

*Rain or Shine.

Pricing: FREE


Carroll County Farmers Market "4-H Fair"

Where/When: 700 Agriculture Center Dr., Westminster, Maryland 21157, Friday, August 3, 2012, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Why to go:  Check out local produce, baked goods and handmade crafts.

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: 6400 Ridge Rd, Eldersburg, MD, Saturday, August 4, 2012, 10:00 am

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: The Scott Center Theater, 1601 Washington Rd, Westminster, MD, Saturday, August 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Why to go:  Carmen, the French tragic opera by Georges Bizet, is a story of love, jealousy and murder. It follows the fiery romance between Carmen and Don José, the inexperienced soldier. Their relationship causes him to commit mutiny, reject his former love, and join a band of smugglers. His jealousy when Carmen turns from him to the bullfighter Escamillo leads to murder.

For information, call 410-386-8575 or visit the college website at:


Pricing: General Admission - $10.00, Students/Seniors/Faculty/Staff - $5.00, FREE ADMISSION for Carroll Community College students with ID.


Sykesville Concerts in the Park
When/Where: Aug. 3 at Millard Cooper Park
Outdoor concert. Playground and snack bar. Parking at Sykesville Middle School. 
Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Contact: Ivy Wells, 410-795-8959


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.


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