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Upcoming Events for Emmitsburg
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September Events

24 Saturday  
  all day Emmitsburg Lion’s Club hosts the annual community health fair and multiphasic Lab testing held at the Emmitsburg Ambulance Hall, 17701 Creamery Rd. Registration is necessary. for more information call 301-447-3312 or 301-447-3310.
  all day

Come and enjoy the day with Saint Anthony Shrine as they host a Yard and Bake Sale.  Food and baked goods will be available starting at 8:30 am.

Location at the corner of U.S. 15 and St. Anthony Road, Emmitsburg, MD. For more information call 301-447-6431 or 301-447-2367.

  7 am Fairfield Pippinfest: an annual, old-time country street festival featuring arts & crafts, apple products, live country music, antiques, vintage cars and great food!
Events include crafts, yard sales, flea market and an antique tractor show from 7am-5pm.

Those interested in the dessert bake-off need to pre-register by calling the Borough office. For more information, call 717-642-5640 or visit borofairfieldpa@comcast.net or www.pippinfest.com/
  7 am Gettysburg Outdoor Antique Show offers more than 120 antique dealers and collectors from North and the South of 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.

For more information call 717- 253-5750 or visit www.gettysburgretailmerchants.com/

  4 pm Strawberry Hill's Community Day - Join us after a fun day at Pippinfest!

Enjoy a free family movie & activities, a new facility ribbon cutting, a beef and beer dinner fundraiser (all you can eat & drink, responsibly), music, and picnic games galore!

The dinner includes: BBQ (pork or beef, from Frontier BBQ), beer, cole slaw, baked beans, and more...

Ticket price for the beef and beer dinner:
$20 in advance/$25 at the door; $10 children (12 and under).
     
25 Sunday  
  9 am Fairfield Pippinfest: an annual, old-time country street festival featuring arts & crafts, apple products, live country music, antiques, vintage cars and great food!

There will be crafts, demonstrations, a quilt show, an antique tractor show and vintage car show and there will also be cash-prizes, raffles and music.

Those interested in the dessert bake-off need to pre-register by calling the Borough office. For more information, call 717-642-5640 or visit borofairfieldpa@comcast.net or www.pippinfest.com/

  2 pm Join the Emmitsburg Deputies for the Jim Moxley Memorial Rocket Club held at Community Park. The cost for this event is free for children ages 8-12. 

The Deputy Jim Moxley Memorial Rocket Club is an opportunity for children in the Emmitsburg area to build a model rocket with the resident deputies of Emmitsburg. All materials are supplied by the Emmitsburg Deputies. Children attending will build and design a model rocket which will be launched at the end of the event. Parents are encouraged to stay and assist their child with the project, however this is not mandatory. This is a great opportunity for children in the community to meet local law enforcement in a positive environment. For more information contact the deputies at emmitsburgdeputies@emmitsburgmd.gov
     
26 Monday  
  6:30 pm Mackenzie's Light, a bereavement and drug awareness support group, meets at the Thurmont Regional Library. Speaker Roger Miller, director at Stauffer Funeral Home, will be present and will conduct a Q&A. Anyone impacted by family drug abuse or loss of a loved one is welcome.
For more information, call 301-524-8064
     
27 Tuesday  
     
28 Wed  
     
29 Thursday
     
30 Friday  
  6:30 pm The Red Door Boutique in Taneytown will be hosting a benefit night to raise funds for our friends in Ellicott City that lost so much in the devastating flood back in July. The event will take place at The Red Door Boutique located in downtown Taneytown at 16 W. Baltimore St. Come by and stay the whole evening or just drop in for a few minutes...whatever fits your schedule but be sure to bring a friend or two!

* We will have a silent auction with baskets donated from Grit & Grace,Texas Brigade BBQ Sauce, Thunderhead Bowl, New Windsor State Bank, RUST by Justin Staudinger, and more! If you feel lead to donate a basket, please message us for more information.
* Taneytown's very own author Joe Vigliotti will be joining us for the evening signing his books. All proceeds from the sale of his books will go directly to this cause.
* Artist Dave in Color: The Art of Dave Hammond will be there with his original art created exclusively for this event.
* The Red Door Boutique will donate 20% of all sales that evening.
* You know that little black piano in the store that so many people have tried to purchase and I said "it's not for sale"? We have decided to auction it off to help raise funds for our friends in Historic Ellicott City, Inc.. Bids will be accepted beginning next week.
We are adding more vendors and entertainment as the event draws closer, so be sure to check back for updates.
Hope to see you there as it will be a night of good friends and fun coming together to show Taneytown's support of our neighboring Main Street!
A $5 donation at the door would be greatly appreciated.
**All donations will be made directly to the Ellicott City Partnership (ECP).**
     

October Events

1 Saturday  
  all day The 50th annual National Apple Harvest Festival. The festival has something for everyone with hundreds of arts and crafts dealers, demonstrations, contests, food stands, and entertainment. The National Apple Harvest Festival was selected as a 2015 American Bus Association Top 100 Event.

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.

The National Apple Harvest Festival is located in Arendtsville, located just 10 miles northwest of Gettysburg. Take a lovely ride through farmland and apple orchards to the fairgrounds. Use 615 Narrows Rd., Biglerville, PA 17307 with your GPS. Narrows road is also known as PA Route 234.
  9 am Adams County Arts Council Rummage Sale at Arts Education Center located on 125 South Washington St., Gettysburg.

Look for bargain prices on art supplies, frames, books, office accessories, and much, much more. There are a limited number of spaces available to the public. Cost to set up is $10 and includes a table. For more information call 334-5006 or visit aa@adamsarts.org.

  10 am Taneytown Harvest Fest! This festival will be held rain or shine in Taneytown Memorial Park, so come Join the Fun! Admission is free.

Join us for our annual barnyard bingo sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, come see the Heritage Wagon Train and step back in time with a Civil War re-enactment. There will be music, food, crafters, pumpkin painting, a tractor show - something for everyone! 

For more information, call 410-751-1100 or email nbmccormick@taneytown.org

  11 am Frederick's Oktoberfest! 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 event not only promotes cultural exchange, but it also supports both clubs’ efforts in the community to raise thousands of dollars for area non-profits.

Oktoberfest will be held at the E-ventplex at the Frederick Fairground rain or shine!

Online Admission (available until 9/30) is $7 Adults and children $4.

Admission Day of at the Gate:
Adult $10
Children $5
2 and under: Free

Parking is free, but please feel free to make a donation to the youth groups working in the lots.

Free admission if you wear an authentic Dirndl or Lederhosen to Frederick’s Oktoberfest, your admission FREE. Partial dress, German t-shirts, and/or hats do not qualify as free admission.

For more information, visit www.frederickoktoberfest.org/

  11:30 am Gettysburg's "Wine"tober Fest. PA Wineries providing hundreds of wine selections for unlimited sampling, plus exhibits including entertainment, chocolates, and of course, wine. "Unlimited One Ounce Samples" ... as per state law the wineries are only permitted one ounce pours at a time. Complimentary stemless wine glass included. Wine bottle check so that you can sample, shop and enjoy.

Advance online tickets are $19. All tickets will be $25 at the door.

This event is produced by www.winefestpa.com. Must be 21 or over to receive tasting samples. Photo ID required at check-in.
     
2 Sunday  
  all day The 50th annual National Apple Harvest Festival. The festival has something for everyone with hundreds of arts and crafts dealers, demonstrations, contests, food stands, and entertainment. The National Apple Harvest Festival was selected as a 2015 American Bus Association Top 100 Event.

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.

The National Apple Harvest Festival is located in Arendtsville, located just 10 miles northwest of Gettysburg. Take a lovely ride through farmland and apple orchards to the fairgrounds. Use 615 Narrows Rd., Biglerville, PA 17307 with your GPS. Narrows road is also known as PA Route 234.
  11 am Frederick's Oktoberfest! 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 event not only promotes cultural exchange, but it also supports both clubs’ efforts in the community to raise thousands of dollars for area non-profits.

Oktoberfest will be held at the E-ventplex at the Frederick Fairground rain or shine!

Online Admission (available until 9/30) is $7 Adults and children $4.

Admission Day of at the Gate:
Adult $10
Children $5
2 and under: Free

Parking is free, but please feel free to make a donation to the youth groups working in the lots.

Free admission if you wear an authentic Dirndl or Lederhosen to Frederick’s Oktoberfest, your admission FREE. Partial dress, German t-shirts, and/or hats do not qualify as free admission.

For more information, visit www.frederickoktoberfest.org/

     
3 Monday  
     
4 Tuesday  
  1:30 pm Blessing of the Animals - hosted by Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd, Emmitsburg, MD 21727. 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 Wed  
     
6 Thursday  
     
7 Friday  
     
8 Saturday  
  all day The 50th annual National Apple Harvest Festival. The festival has something for everyone with hundreds of arts and crafts dealers, demonstrations, contests, food stands, and entertainment. The National Apple Harvest Festival was selected as a 2015 American Bus Association Top 100 Event.

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.

The National Apple Harvest Festival is located in Arendtsville, located just 10 miles northwest of Gettysburg. Take a lovely ride through farmland and apple orchards to the fairgrounds. Use 615 Narrows Rd., Biglerville, PA 17307 with your GPS. Narrows road is also known as PA Route 234.
  all day

Mt. Tabor Church of Rocky Ridge will have Ridgefest activities at Mt. Tabor Park just minutes away from Thurmont. There will be an Apple Butter Boiling demonstration, Food Stands featuring good home-cooked food and Flea Markets. Apple butter will be available for sale 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 and will remain open until 6 pm.

For free flea market set-up spaces, call 301-447-6387.

  9 am The 53rd Annual Catoctin Colorfest will take place in the Community Park on Frederick Road. Admission is free, but a nominal fee is charged at the parking locations throughout the town.. Breakfast will be available from various food vendors starting at 7:00 a.m.

Demonstrations by various crafters will be taking place, including broom making, wood turnings, and wood carvings of flowers.

In 1963 when Colorfest begain it started as a nature walk but quickly evolved into a juried Arts & Crafts Show featuring 300 well known and respected artists from the across the United States. Catoctin Colorfest has been recognized in Sunshine Artists Magazine and ranked in the top 35 shows in the United States and one of the largest on the East Coast. Also a wide selection of delicious food is available to satisfy everyone's appetite.

For more information visit www.colorfest.org/

  noon St. John's Lutheran Church's Fall Fest Dinner, located on 8619 Blacksmill Road, Creagerstown, Md.

Fried Chicken, Country Ham, and Slippery Pot Pie, served with Green Beans, Harvard Beets, Pepper Slaw, Apple Butter, Rolls, Coffee, Ice Tea and Cake for Dessert, Served Family Style. Adults $16, Children (7-10) $7, 6 and under are Free, Carry outs $17, Quarts of Pot Pie $6, there will be a Bake and Fancy Table. For more information, call 301-304-2507.

     
9 Sunday  
  all day The 50th annual National Apple Harvest Festival. The festival has something for everyone with hundreds of arts and crafts dealers, demonstrations, contests, food stands, and entertainment. The National Apple Harvest Festival was selected as a 2015 American Bus Association Top 100 Event.

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.

The National Apple Harvest Festival is located in Arendtsville, located just 10 miles northwest of Gettysburg. Take a lovely ride through farmland and apple orchards to the fairgrounds. Use 615 Narrows Rd., Biglerville, PA 17307 with your GPS. Narrows road is also known as PA Route 234.
  all day

Mt. Tabor Church of Rocky Ridge will have Ridgefest activities at Mt. Tabor Park, just minutes away from Thurmont. There will be Food Stands featuring good home-cooked food and Flea Markets. Apple butter will be available for sale 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 and will remain open until 6 pm.

For free flea market set-up spaces, call 301-447-6387.

  9 am The 53rd Annual Catoctin Colorfest will take place in the Community Park on Frederick Road. Admission is free, but a nominal fee is charged at the parking locations throughout the town.. Breakfast will be available from various food vendors starting at 7:00 a.m.

Demonstrations by various crafters will be taking place, including broom making, wood turnings, and wood carvings of flowers.

In 1963 when Colorfest begain it started as a nature walk but quickly evolved into a juried Arts & Crafts Show featuring 300 well known and respected artists from the across the United States. Catoctin Colorfest has been recognized in Sunshine Artists Magazine and ranked in the top 35 shows in the United States and one of the largest on the East Coast. Also a wide selection of delicious food is available to satisfy everyone's appetite.

For more information visit www.colorfest.org/

     
10 Monday  
     
11 Tuesday  
     
12 Wed  
     
13 Thursday  
  7 pm North Frederick County Candidates Forum—Congressional District 8. The four candidates for the District 8 House of Representatives seat will participate in the Candidates Forum at the Thurmont Middle School cafeteria. The Forum is sponsored and hosted by the Thurmont Lions Club for the public, and all are welcome. Candidates participating include Republican Dan Cox, Democrat Jamie Raskin, Green Party Nancy Wallace and Libertarian Jasen Wunder. Plentiful parking is available in the lot off Summit Avenue, where the cafeteria entrance is located.
     
14 Friday  
     
15 Saturday  
  all day 38th Annual Fall Festival at Camp Eder. Fall Festival is a Harvest & Heritage celebration designed for the whole family. Attractions include a benefit auction, food & craft vendors, music, games, and many other activities. An authentic Pit-Roasted Pork lunch is offered as the highlight of the day and will leave folks sharing memories for months and years to follow. Many other pioneer-style demonstrations are also featured.

For more information, call 717-642-8256.
  all day

Come and join the Land Conservancy of Adams County's at their 18th annual  fall classic Road Rally which will celebrate the county's first responders.

The Land Conservancy Road Rally invites contestants to vie for the prestigious Conservancy Cup, adorned with its coveted "fuzzy dice." Rally teams travel Adams County's public roads, traversing its unparalleled landscape while following numbered route instructions and looking for clues to find its hidden treasures. No experience is necessary to participate, and speed is not a factor. Participants are judged on their ability to follow directions, find and solve clues, and arrive at the finish line with the most correct answers.

The Rally concludes with a Finish Line party featuring food, entertainment, door prizes, sponsor recognition, and awards for top-performing teams. Rally teams must pre-register, and early registration is encouraged for this popular community event. A maximum of 60 teams may compete, and team registration closes October 3. The Rally is held rain or shine.

For more information visit LCACnet.org.

  6 pm FCC Foundation's Halloween party held at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Community Center. The party, which is open to the public, will feature heavy hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and entertainment including dancing, a costume contest, cash prizes, and more. Tickets are $30 per person and all proceeds go toward the FCC Foundation Scholarship program, which provides financial assistance to FCC students.

For more information contact Christina Peterman at cpeterman@frederick.edu

     
16 Sunday  
  1 pm Frederick Community College will hold FCC Fest, a free community celebration and College showcase. FCC Fest is free and open to the public and will be held in front of Linganore Hall on the Opossumtown Pike campus.

It will feature live music from the popular 80s tribute band, The Reagan Years, food for purchase from local vendors, family activities, campus tours, information about FCC programs, and free desserts from FCC culinary students.

During FCC Fest, FCC Culinary students will provide homemade pumpkin desserts, free while they last. For more information, contact Mike Pritchard at mpritchard@frederick.edu or call 301-846-2417
     
17 Monday
     
18 Tuesday
     
19 Wednesday  
     
20 Thursday  
  12:30 Silver Fancy Garden Club of Taneytown and Emmitsburg present - Garden Myths by Carroll County Master Gardener Carolyn Puckett. Carol will share the myths and truths in gardening and have research-based answers for your questions This free program is open to anyone interested in gardening For more information, contact Marie at 410-876-0483.  Trinity Lutheran Church, 38 W. Baltimore St., Taneytown.
     
21 Friday  
  5:30 pm

Grace United Church of Christ Basket, Pottery, 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. As in past Bingos, attendees who bring one canned good for the Taneytown Food Bank will receive a free Jr. Jackpot Card (limit one per person). all prizes are filled! The Bingo will be held at the Taneytown Firemem's Activities Building located at Memorial Drive in Taneytown.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Every seat requires a ticket. There will be food available for purchase. Games feature baskets, pottery, Vera Bradley and evening events have 31 bags and $50 Cash Games as prizes and include Junior and Senior Jackpot games, door prizes and 50/50Raffles.  There is limited seating so please reserve early by calling 410-756-2898 or 410-756-2043. GUCC is also looking for students to help with the bingo in return for community service hours. If interested in community service hours please call 410-756-2302 by October 14.

  8 pm Adams County Arts Council presents: Holy Incognito - It’s the Masquerade Party! Comics Zone is the theme for the 16th Annual Masquerade Party at the Gettysburg Hotel. Dress as your favorite comic book or strip character and dance to the Colgan Hirsh Band with the Slammin’ Horns, and enjoy a Rocky Horror floor show by Gettysburg Community Theatre, silent auction, and Conga line costume contest with prizes.

Pre-party dinner at 7 p.m. or party-only tickets on sale now at adamsarts.org or call 717-334-5006. Proceeds benefit the Arts Council’s education programs for the community.

     
22 Saturday  
  8 am 2nd annual Thurmont Think Pink 5K Run/Walk. The event will begin at Eyler Road Park. The event will provide awards for overall male and female top 5 finishers. Each participant will also receive a Think Pink t-shirt and other goodies.

The cost of the event is $25 per participant; $35 the day of the event. Runners and walkers may register online at www.thinkpink5K.com.

For more information call 301-271-7313. 

     
23 Sunday  
     
24 Monday  
     
25 Tuesday
  
26 Wed
     
27 Thursday
     
28 Friday  
  3 pm Family-style Turkey and Oyster Dinner at Graceham Moravian
Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Road, Thurmont.

Adults $18, Children 6-10 $9

     
29 Saturday  
  all day Thurmont’s Annual Halloween in the Park!
Get ready for a thrilling good time at Halloween in the
Park. There will be a Haunted Hayride (hop a ride if you dare!), Haunted House, Little Shop of Horrors, a non-scary children’s area, Snacks, Refreshments and more!!!

Admission is $2 plus a canned food donation to support
the local food bank (children 5 and under are free).

The children’s area (12 and under) will feature a variety of
games and crafts like: Ring a Monster, Eyeball Toss, Apple
Dip and a Candy Corn Ball Toss! Crafts will include: Mini
Pumpkins, Halloween Books Marks and Masks. There will
also be magic shows, face painting, plus a Halloween egg
hunt at 6:30! Parking available across from Criswell Chevrolet
  1 pm Family-style Turkey and Oyster Dinner at Graceham Moravian
Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Road, Thurmont.

Adults $18, Children 6-10 $9

     
30 Sunday  
  9 am The 2nd Annual Friends 5K Fun Run/Walk and Tot Trot, a family-friendly event!

5K – Challenging, paved course near Hunting Creek Lake in Cunningham Falls Park’s Houck Area. 9 am.

Fun Run / Walk – A paved 1.4-mile stroller-friendly event near Hunting Creek Lake and Cunningham Falls. 9:05 am.

Tot Trot – A sprint for the youngsters! 8:50 am.

Proceeds benefit the Friends of Cunningham Falls State Park and Gambrill State Park www.cunninghamgambrill.org a 501(C)3 charitable organization. The Friends provide volunteer time and donations to support park programming, infrastructure and special events.

For more information/online registration visit  www.runningahead.com/events/Friends5K/2016-10-30
     
31 Monday