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Upcoming Events for Fairfield
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 September Events
22 Friday  
  4 pm Elias Lutheran Church of Emmitsburg will host Bluegrass Music with Spaghetti Dinner. Eat In, Adults $10 Children under 8 yrs: $5, Carry Outs $12. Dinner is a benefit for Emmitsburg Council of Churches Mission to Kenya 2018.
  6 pm An Evening with Laura Lippman, New York Times Bestselling Author at the Gettysburg Hotel. During “An Evening with Laura Lippman,” a fundraiser benefiting the Adams County Library System, Laura will discuss her latest book and answer questions from the audience. Hope you can join us! Advance Tickets are Required. General Admission includes a reception, dinner with keynote address from Laura Lippman, silent auction, and a book signing opportunity. Includes one drink ticket. ($100)

The VIP Experience includes the above and a private reception with Laura and an autographed copy of Laura’s latest book. Includes 2 drink tickets. ($150. Limited Seats Available.)
     
23 Saturday  
  7 am Gettysburg Outdoor Antique Show. More than 120 antique dealers and collectors from the North and the South will converge on Gettysburg. Sprawling out from Gettysburg’s historic Lincoln Square, the antique event is billed as a “buyers and sellers” paradise, with high quality antiques and collectibles. Items range from primitive cupboards, sideboards, benches, farm tables, and wooden boxes, to lamps, coins, pattern glass, art glass, Depression-era glass, and ironstone. You will also find clocks, gold jewelry, rings, pictures, pocket knives, bottles, old toys, crocks, jugs, old linens, lace, dolls, pocket watches, old guns, holiday collectibles, postcards, and country farm items. Brand name pieces of Heisey, Cambridge, Fostoria, R.S. Prussia, Limoges, Haviland, Rockwood, Roseville, and carnival glass will also be featured.

The event is held on Carlisle, Chambersburg, Baltimore and York Streets, along with Lincoln Square, all in Historic Downtown Gettysburg. The show is held rain or shine.The proceeds from this semi-annual event continue to support the community activities of the Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association. For more information call 717-253-5750 or visit  http://www.gettysburgretailmerchants.com/
  8 am Pippinfest in Fairfield. The Borough of Fairfield and the Pippinfest Committee invite you to join us for two days of fun, food, crafts and entertainment. Community yard sales as well as some craft  and food vendors. Held rain or shine! Fun for Kids! Inflatable rides by Phantom Shadow, games, pony rides (small fee), Buchanan Valley Bunnies, etc. There will also be a Quilt Show & Demonstration in Village Hall. Self-Guided Walking Tour - Free brochures available at the Information Booth in front of the Village Hall. For more information, visit www.pippinfest.com.
  10 am Johnny Appleseed weekend. Come and celebrate the birthday of this great American pioneer! Stop by Hollabaugh's for fun, samples, activities and more! We'll have story time throughout the day, sampling of heirloom apple varieties, great activities for kids of all ages and more! Be on the lookout for a special birthday weekend scavenger hunt, too! No registration required – free event! For more information call 717-677-8412.
     
24 Sunday  
  9 am Pippinfest in Fairfield. The Borough of Fairfield and the Pippinfest Committee invite you to join us for two days of fun, food, crafts and entertainment. Cruise-In Car Show and Swap Meet: welcomes antique autos, hot rods, vintage race cars, muscle cars, rat rods, street rods, motorcycles, trucks scooters, trikes! No required entry fee for Auto Show, donations will be accepted. Other activities include: Quilt Show & Demonstration in Village Hall, Self-Guided Walking Tour - Free brochures available at the Information Booth in front of the Village Hall, Photo Apple in Kids Area, Meet Polly Nator and Mr. Newt, Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve's Ambassadors), a Mr. Lincoln reenactor will be present at Honest Abe's Root Beer Float stand at 20 West Main Street to pay tribute to the great President Lincoln, and Inflatable rides by Phantom Shadow, games, pony rides (small fee), Buchanan Valley Bunnies, etc.  For more information, visit www.pippinfest.com.
  noon Johnny Appleseed weekend. Come and celebrate the birthday of this great American pioneer! Stop by Hollabaugh's for fun, samples, activities and more! We'll have story time throughout the day, sampling of heirloom apple varieties, great activities for kids of all ages and more! Be on the lookout for a special birthday weekend scavenger hunt, too! No registration required – free event! For more information call 717-677-8412.
     
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28 Thursday
  2 pm Stitch and Chat at the Emmitsburg Library Activity Room. Bring your current work in progress or a new project for a get together with others who enjoy knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, embroidery, quilting, etc. All experience levels welcome.
     
29 Friday  
  6 pm Oktoberfest at the Frederick Fairgrounds. Bratwurst, Oktoberfest beer, German wines, dancing, music, children’s events and much more! And it all benefits Frederick County charities. Spearheaded by the Rotary Club of Carroll Creek, and the Rotary Club of Southern Frederick County this annual, family-friendly event not only promotes cultural exchange, but it also supports both clubs’ efforts in the community to raise tens of thousands of dollars for local non-profits. Kick off event featuring Flying Dog Brewery. Join us for an exclusive Oktoberfest Kickoff Event (Age 21+). Enjoy Flying Dog’s Brewhouse Rarities and Limited Releases, special food pairings and live music. Friday night attendees receive four beer samples, one full beer, unlimited food pairings, and entertainment by Fuzzy Match. For more information, visit http://www.frederickoktoberfest.org/friday/
  6:30 pm Fort Ritchie Community Center's Speaker Series: Journey Through the Hallowed Ground. The mission of The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership is dedicated to raising national and international awareness of the unparalleled history in the region extending from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, through Maryland and Harpers Ferry, West Virginia to Jefferson's Monticello in Albemarle County, Virginia. Tickets - $15/person or $25 per couple.
     
30 Saturday  
  8:30 am 24th Annual National Public Lands Day hosted by the Catoctin Forest Alliance. Picnic area rehabilitation and forest restoration. All training and equipment will be provided. All volunteers will receive a free one-day pass valid for all National Parks and Federal lands!
  11 am Chincoteague Pony Tea. Enjoy a pony-themed tea featuring a boxed lunch with ice cream and lemonade. Hosted by the Carroll County Farm Museum. After tea, children's author Lois Szymanski will give a presentation on the wild ponies of Chincoteague. Visit with a real Chincoteague pony after the presentation! Reservations by September 15. Cost is $20 per person.
  11 am Bratwurst, Oktoberfest beer, German wines, dancing, music, children’s events and much more! And it all benefits Frederick County charities. Spearheaded by the Rotary Club of Carroll Creek, and the Rotary Club of Southern Frederick County this annual, family-friendly event not only promotes cultural exchange, but it also supports both clubs’ efforts in the community to raise tens of thousands of dollars for local non-profits. This event will be held rain or shine. For more information, visit http://www.frederickoktoberfest.org/friday/
  6 pm Bingo at Upper Hall at St. Anthony Shrine, Emmitsburg. To benefit the cemetery perpetual care fund. 50/50 Bingo Games, 50/50 Raffle, Tip Jar games (must be 18 to buy or play tip jar games). food available for purchase.
     
 October Events
1 Sunday  
  11 am Bratwurst, Oktoberfest beer, German wines, dancing, music, children’s events and much more! And it all benefits Frederick County charities. Spearheaded by the Rotary Club of Carroll Creek, and the Rotary Club of Southern Frederick County this annual, family-friendly event not only promotes cultural exchange, but it also supports both clubs’ efforts in the community to raise tens of thousands of dollars for local non-profits. This event will be held rain or shine. For more information, visit http://www.frederickoktoberfest.org/friday/
  4 pm Music, Gettysburg! presents Brian Ganz. The nationally renowned pianist returns to Gettsyburg for a solo concert, given to benefit the services provided by South Central Community Action Programs. Music Gettysburg! is a premier concert series featuring international, regional and local musical artists for the greater south central Pennsylvania region. For more information, call 717-339-1334 or visit www.musicgettysburg.org.
     
2 Monday  
  5 pm Mother Seton School HSA Spaghetti Dinner at Rocky’s Pizza in Thurmont. $10/ages 12+; $6/ages 5-11; 4 and under free. Includes unlimited spaghetti, salad, and drinks. For more information or to purchase tickets call 301-447-2171 or email lisa_lowry@gunton.com.
     
3 Tuesday  
     
4 Wed  
  1:30 pm Blessing of the Animals at Mother Seton School. In honor of St. Francis and his love for animals, we invite you to bring your furry, feathery, scaly, and stuffed friends to be blessed. The ceremony will begin with a brief opening prayer followed by the blessing. All creatures great and small welcome! For more information, visit www.mothersetonschool.org.
     
5 Thursday  
     
6 Friday  
  11:30 am 10th Annual “Angels Above” Alumni Golf Tournament at Mountain View Golf Club. Big Ten-Year Anniversary Celebration! Whether you’re an avid golfer or like to play just for fun, come out and support the annual golf tournament to benefit the Jack and Shirley Little Scholarship Fund for Mother Seton School. Cost is $90/person or $360/foursome. Ticket includes lunch, greens fees, cart fee, and dinner. To register for the event, email  littlemore@littlemore.com. For more information, visit bit.ly/AngelsAbove.
     
7 Saturday  
  8 am 53rd Annual National Apple Harvest Festival. Held at the South Mountain Fairgrounds, the festival has something for everyone with hundreds of arts and crafts dealers, demonstrations, contests, food stands, and entertainment. Special attractions include: The Apple Auditorium and Antique Cars, Steam Engine Displays, Orchard Tours, Petting Zoo, Craftsman Demonstrations, and Appearances by PA Apple Queen and much more! Call or visit the website for a full list of attractions and events. For more information call 717-677-9413 or visit http://www.appleharvest.com/
  10 am Mt. Airy Fall Festival held at the Mt. Airy Carnival Grounds. Arts and crafts festival, Good food and lots of entertainment. Children's section with lots of games and activities. Scarecrow making and pumpkin painting. Admission is free. For more information, call 301-829-5466.
     
8 Sunday  
  8 am 53rd Annual National Apple Harvest Festival. Held at the South Mountain Fairgrounds, the festival has something for everyone with hundreds of arts and crafts dealers, demonstrations, contests, food stands, and entertainment. Special attractions include: The Apple Auditorium and Antique Cars, Steam Engine Displays, Orchard Tours, Petting Zoo, Craftsman Demonstrations, and Appearances by PA Apple Queen and much more! Call or visit the website for a full list of attractions and events. For more information call 717-677-9413 or visit http://www.appleharvest.com/
  1 pm Blessing of Animals. Celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi with your pet. All are welcome to bring their pets to the St. Anthony Shrine red brick school house grounds for an animal blessing. Plan to stay afterwards for light refreshments.
     
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13 Friday  
  8:30 am Saint Anthony Shrine will be having a Yard and Bake Sale. Space will be available if you are interested in selling your own items - $10/day. You must bring your own table/s. Food and baked goods will be available. Bakers, we will need your donations to make this day a success. Come and enjoy the day with us. For more information call 301-447-3365 or 301-447-2367.
  10 am Fallfest at Catoctin Furnace. Come enjoy the glorious autumn colors at Catoctin Furnace! We will have apple butter boiling, baked goods, and more. Tour historic buildings and learn about our latest archaeological discoveries! For more information call 443-629-8661.
     
14 Saturday  
  all day Ridgefest at Mt. Tabor Park. This event is hosted by Mt. Tabor Church of Rocky Ridge. There will be an Apple Butter Boiling demonstration (Sat. only), Food Stands featuring good home-cooked food both days, and Flea Markets. Apple butter will be available for sale on Saturday and Sunday for $3.50 a pint; all new jars will be provided and no advance orders will be taken. The food stand will close at 3:30. Of course, the Rocky Ridge Fire Company will be making their famous Fried Ham Sandwiches for sale both days and will remain open until 6 pm on both days. For free flea market set-up spaces, call Jeff Sharrer at 301-447-6387.
  8 am 53rd Annual National Apple Harvest Festival. Held at the South Mountain Fairgrounds, the festival has something for everyone with hundreds of arts and crafts dealers, demonstrations, contests, food stands, and entertainment. Special attractions include: The Apple Auditorium and Antique Cars, Steam Engine Displays, Orchard Tours, Petting Zoo, Craftsman Demonstrations, and Appearances by PA Apple Queen and much more! Call or visit the website for a full list of attractions and events. For more information call 717-677-9413 or visit http://www.appleharvest.com/
  8:30 am Saint Anthony Shrine will be having a Yard and Bake Sale. Space will be available if you are interested in selling your own items - $10/day. You must bring your own table/s. Food and baked goods will be available. Bakers, we will need your donations to make this day a success. Come and enjoy the day with us. For more information call 301-447-3365 or 301-447-2367.
  9 am 54th Annual Catoctin Colorfest will take place in the Community Park on Frederick Road. Demonstrations by various crafters will be taking place throughout the two days, including broom making, wood turnings, and wood carvings of flowers. Shuttle Bus service is available throughout the day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free to Colorfest, but a nominal fee is charged at the parking locations throughout the town.
  10 am Fallfest at Catoctin Furnace. Come enjoy the glorious autumn colors at Catoctin Furnace! We will have apple butter boiling, baked goods, and more. Tour historic buildings and learn about our latest archaeological discoveries! For more information call 443-629-8661.
  noon Fall Fest Cafe held at St. John's Lutheran Church Parish Hall, Creagerstown. Menu for Eat In or Carry out: Slippery Pot Pie: Chicken pot pie, Country Ham pot pie; Soups: Chicken Corn, Vegetable, Bean; Sandwiches: Chicken Salad, Country Ham, Hot Dogs, Homemade Pepper Slaw, An array of baked goods, Sweet Tea and Coffee. Apple Butter will also be for sale. For more information, call 301-667-4380.
     
15 Sunday  
  all day Ridgefest at Mt. Tabor Park. This event is hosted by Mt. Tabor Church of Rocky Ridge. There will be an Apple Butter Boiling demonstration (Sat. only), Food Stands featuring good home-cooked food both days, and Flea Markets. Apple butter will be available for sale on Saturday and Sunday for $3.50 a pint; all new jars will be provided and no advance orders will be taken. The food stand will close at 2:30. Of course, the Rocky Ridge Fire Company will be making their famous Fried Ham Sandwiches for sale both days and will remain open until 6 pm on both days. For free flea market set-up spaces, call Jeff Sharrer at 301-447-6387.
  8 am 53rd Annual National Apple Harvest Festival. Held at the South Mountain Fairgrounds, the festival has something for everyone with hundreds of arts and crafts dealers, demonstrations, contests, food stands, and entertainment. Special attractions include: The Apple Auditorium and Antique Cars, Steam Engine Displays, Orchard Tours, Petting Zoo, Craftsman Demonstrations, and Appearances by PA Apple Queen and much more! Call or visit the website for a full list of attractions and events. For more information call 717-677-9413 or visit http://www.appleharvest.com/
  9 am 54th Annual Catoctin Colorfest will take place in the Community Park on Frederick Road. Demonstrations by various crafters will be taking place throughout the two days, including broom making, wood turnings, and wood carvings of flowers. Shuttle Bus service is available throughout the day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free to Colorfest, but a nominal fee is charged at the parking locations throughout the town.
     
16 Monday
     
17 Tuesday
  6:30 pm "Granny Smith Slice" - Paint along event at Hollabaugh's. Cost includes all painting supplies needed to complete a 16 x 20” canvas panel, along with some light refreshments from Hollabaugh’s bakery! A professional artist will walk you through the entire painting process. The basic design is pre-drawn for you. Beginners are most definitely welcome! Bring a friend and enjoy an evening of creativity and fun, or meet some new friends at Hollabaugh’s! Please purchase your tickets no later than one day before the event, so we can plan on seating and supplies.
For more information call 717-677-8412.
     
18 Wednesday  
     
19 Thursday  
  7 pm Pears-a-plenty adult cooking class at Hollabaugh's. Learn how to utilize fresh, sweet pears in the kitchen, as we prepare several delicious recipes for you to take home! They’re not just for snacking! Cost and includes all supplies – all you need to bring is you! Registration is required. For more information, call 717-677-8412.
     
20 Friday  
  4:30 pm All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner at St. Joseph's Parish Center in Taneytown. Menu: Spaghetti & Rotini Noodles, Marinara & Alfredo sauces, meatballs & sausage, salad, garlic bread and breadsticks, iced & hot tea, fruit punch, coffee, and homemade desserts. Gluten free upon request.
Italian music, raffles, door prizes and a silent auction. Cost: $10 adults, $5 children 6-12 years, under 6 free. Proceeds support the charitable and service programs of Knights Of Columbus St. Joseph, Taneytown Council 11631.
  7 pm Grace United Church of Christ Basket, Bags & Cash Bingo Fundraiser. Community participation helps to support the Taneytown Food Bank as well as the raffles which support the Grace UCC and other Local Community Projects. Attendees who bring one canned good for the Taneytown Food Bank will receive a free Senior Jackpot Card (limit one per person). The Bingo will be held at the Taneytown Firemen’s Activities Building. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Every seat requires a ticket. Come hungry. There will be food available for purchase. Games feature baskets, Michael Kors Purgooses, Vera Bradley and 31 bags and $50 Cash Games as prizes and include Junior and Senior Jackpot games, door prizes and 50/50Raffles. For more information, call 410-756-2898.
     
21 Saturday  
  10 am 39th Annual Fall Festival at Camp Eder. Fall Festival is a celebration designed for the whole family. Fun and fundraising for Camp Eder’s programs include a benefit auction, food, local craft vendors, and children’s games. Pit-Roasted Pork or Turkey highlights the food offerings with eat in or take out available. Sandwiches, soup, and wonderful baked goods are also available. Apple butter crafted from the camp’s apple orchard is a special treat. For more information, visit www.campeder.org/fall-festival
  4 pm Music Gettysburg! presents U. S. Navy Sea Chanters.
One of the finest choral groups in the country makes its Gettysburg debut with a concert of classical, popular, and patriotic favorites. Music Gettysburg! is a premier concert series featuring international, regional and local musical artists for the greater south central Pennsylvania region. For more information, call 717-339-1334 or visit www.musicgettysburg.org.
  5 pm All you can eat wing feed benefiting the Fairfield & Fountaindale Fire Departments. Adult tickets $15 per person, Kids ages 12 and under $7.50 Event will be held at 106 Steelman Street Fairfield. For tickets or more information, call 717-729-1998.
  6:30 pm Spirits of the Furnace. A guided night tour through historic Catoctin Iron Furnace and Village, with stops in historic structures and along the landscape. Refreshments will be available at the Collier’s Log House. Bring a flashlight and wear shoes appropriate for uneven terrain. Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. For more information call 443-463-6437 or visit www.catoctinfurnace.org.
     
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27 Friday  
  6 pm Paint Night to benefit the Emmitsburg Council of Churches Mission to Kenya. Event will be held at Thurmont Carnival Grounds. An evening of painting with Art Teacher, Laura Day. Hhors- d'oeuvres, (included) and wine (for sale). The subject of an African Lion has been requested, but not yet confirmed. Cost is: $45/person. For more information, call 301-447-6239.
     
28 Saturday  
  10 am New Oxford Annual Harvest Day & Parade. This event is located "On the Square" in New Oxford with events that include: craft & food vendors, free Kid’s activities and an exciting parade that steps off from the New Oxford High School at 3 pm. Kid's activities will include face painting, pumpkin painting, a bounce house and more! The big parade will include floats, marching bands, antique vehicles and Santa Claus!

For more information call 717-624-2800 or visit www.newoxford.org/
  10 am Halloween Fun at Hollabaugh's. Join us at the market for our annual Halloween event, full of: ghosts and ghouls, Halloween lawn games, activities in the Bee Room, wagon rides and our Costume Contest at 11 am! Categories for this year’s contest include: Prettiest, Scariest, Cutest, Most Original, Most Realistic, Funniest, Best Group/Family, and Best Overalll! No registration required, and there is no cost for this event. Rain or Shine. For more information call 717-677-8412.
     
29 Sunday  
  9 am Cunningham Falls State Park hosts their 3rd annual 10K, 5K and Tot Trot. Paved, rolling course amongst the fall colors in Cunningham Falls State Park. Run takes place at the HOUK Area of the park. For more information visit http://www.cunninghamgambrill.org/
  4 pm Music Gettysburg! presents Martin Jean, organist. In honor of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, Yale’s finest presents the fruits of that movement on the King of Instruments. Music Gettysburg! is a premier concert series featuring international, regional and local musical artists for the greater south central Pennsylvania region. For more information, call 717-339-1334 or visit www.musicgettysburg.org.
     
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31 Tuesday