Festivals, Runs, Concerts 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.

Peach Festival

Where: Agriculture Center, 700 Smith Ave, Westminster, Maryland 17340

When: Saturday, August 11, 2012, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Why to go:  Seventy vendors, free peach treats supplied by vendors, baked goods, produce, crafts, entertainment and refreshments.

Pricing: Free


River Valley Run

Where: 4443 Grave Run Rd., Manchester, Maryland 21102 

When: Saturday, August 11, 2012, 6:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Why to go:  The River Valley Run is Maryland's premiere trail running event! It features 3 exciting races: 1) Our award winning 10k trail race through 500 breathtaking wooded acres and river valleys, 2) A scenic 5k road course through the country roads of Carroll County, and 3) the 1 mile Kid's Fun Run through our historic old west town. The River Valley Run has something for the whole family!

Pricing: 10K - $45 / 5K - $40 / Kids Fun Run - $15


Vino in the Vineyard

Where: 2611 Old Taneytown Road, Westminster, Maryland 21158 

When: Saturday, August 11, 2012, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Why to go:  Join us for wine tastings, vineyard tours, wine making, food, silent auction,and live musical entertainment. All donations are 100% tax deductible and benefit Ecuadent's medical and dental missions.

Pricing: $45


Sykesville Concerts in the Park

Where: Springfield Ave., Sykesville, Maryland 21784 

When: Friday, August 10, 2012, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Why to go:  Check out the last free outdoor concert of the summer!  Playground and snack bar available.

This week’s performance by: Pet Rock

Pet Rock performs as a duo or trio with the 'full band' sound. This set-up allows us to play in places where other bands may not be the best choice (money, space, volume, etc.). With Pet Rock those issues are gone AND you get the full band sound that everyone remembers!

*Parking at Sykesville Middle School.

Pricing: Free


Fridays on the Patio

Where: Linganore Winecellars  13601 Glissans Mill Road, Mount Airy, Maryland 21771

When:  Friday, August 10, 2012, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Why to go:  Select from our delicious food offerings or bring your own picnic to enjoy with a glass of your favorite Linganore wine. Stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for the calendar of musicians!

Pricing: Free


Where: 1391 Sykesville Rd, Sykesville, MD

When:  Friday, August 10, 2012, 7 p.m.

Why to go:  Come with your family & friends and go on a magical journey through Wonderland with Alice as she meets intriguing characters such as Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, the Cheshire Cat, and characters of the Queen of Hearts' court, all while following the White Rabbit. Will she ever find out what he's late for?

Tickets are $7 each & can be purchased online at www.mycommunitytickets.com. Check our website for further details! www.treeoflifetroupe.org.

Pricing: $7


Where:  91 W Main St, Westminster, MD

When:  Friday, August 10, 2012, 7:30 p.m.

Why to go:  Announcing The Carroll Players summer show! This is a show for the entire family! This will be my directorial debut and Nik's acting debut. We also have mother/daughter and sisters performing in the show, so it truly is a family affair!...

Big Bad is a smart and wickedly funny play that lets the audience determine the outcome of the play! The most notorious criminal in the fairy-tale world, Big Bad Wolf, is being slapped with a class-action lawsuit by the countless quirky characters he has wronged. Now, the two greatest legal minds in the Enchanted Forest — the Evil Stepmother and the Fairy Godmother — will clash (on live Court TV, no less, with Sydney Grimm as commentator!) in a trial that will be remembered forever after. As Little Red Riding Hood, her Grandmother, the Three Little Pigs and the Shepherd in charge of the Boy Who Cried Wolf testify, the wolf seems deserving of all that’s coming. But, even though the disreputable Evil Stepmother couldn’t be less interested in pro-bono work on such an obviously futile defense, Mr. Wolf makes a good case for himself. Was he born a criminal, or made one? Perhaps he does deserve compassion instead of condemnation? What will the verdict be? Only the jury — the audience — can decide, when the doddering old Judge invites them to determine the outcome of the trial... and the play!

Pricing: $10


Where:519 Old Westminster Pike, Westminster, MD

When: Friday, August 10, 2012, 6 p.m.

Why to go:  Help the Westminster Police Department's Shop-With-A-Cop Program fill the backpacks of hundreds of Westminster school children this fall! For just $10 per person, you will have a blast a Players Family Amusement Center on August 10 from 6-9pm AND help school kids from all over the City at the same time!

Bring a donation of school supplies and receive one free coupon for any attraction!

Pricing:  $10


Where: 1719 Sykesville Rd, Westminster, MD

When: Saturday, August 11, 2012, 10 a.m.

Why to go:  The Hill Family Center Y invites children ages 5 to 12 to break out their swimsuits, pump up their bike tires and lace up their sneakers, for the Y’s Kid’s Sprint Triathlon and Splash & Dash on Saturday, August 11 at 10 a.m. 

Children will have the opportunity to participate in either the Kid’s Sprint Triathlon, which includes swimming, biking and running or the Splash & Dash, which only includes swimming and running.  Both events are broken down into age appropriate distances for two age groups, 5 to 8 year olds and 8 to 12 year olds.

Participants must be able to pass a swim test by swimming freestyle for 25 yards, jumping into the deep end and treading water for one minute in order to register for the Triathlon or Splash & Dash. For more information and to register, please visit www.ymaryland.org.

Pricing:  $15



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