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Spring Weekend

Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Association 1 Steam Engine Hill, Mechanicsburg

This three-day steam engine and tractor show, hosted by the Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Association, promises fun for the entire family. Thursday, May 19 4:00 PM: Show opens 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM: Parade 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM: Tractor Games 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM: Live music with Nathan Merovich Friday, May 20 …

Free

Maryland Iron Festival 2022

Catoctin Furnace Historical Society 12607 Catoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont

Celebrate our region’s history as an early center for iron making at this festival featuring blacksmithing demonstrations; hands-on casting and molding demonstrations by experts from Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site; guided tours of the historic village by costumed interpreters; a beer and wine garden; plein air artists; delicious historic foods; a wide variety of iron …

Free

Caribbean Festival

Linganore Winecellars 13601 Glissans Mill Rd., Mt. Airy

One of the longest-running and most popular festivals on the Atlantic coast, the original Caribbean Festival is back! Listen to the sweet soulful sounds of the Caribbean with its steel drum and reggae beats, while sipping Linganore wines and enjoying the mellow vibes. There will be wine tastings, great music, artisan craft vendors, and authentic …

Prices Vary

Carlisle Ford Nationals

Carlisle Fairgrounds 1000 Bryn Mawr Rd., Carlisle

Come to the largest all-Ford show in the world which features Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Euro Fords on the 3,200+ National Parts Depot Showfield. Ford Cars, Trucks and performance products will be on-site with offerings ranging from installations to special displays. Cars, parts, tools, memorabilia, collectibles and more will be for sale in the world's …

$15 – $30

Foundry Day Arts & Crafts Festival

Boiling Springs Boiling Springs

The Foundry Day Committee has concluded reluctantly that it will not be able to hold the Foundry Day Arts & Crafts Festival for 2021. Even though the maximum occupancy limit for outdoor gatherings has increased to 20%, it does not permit the level of attendance needed to create a meaningful festival for either attendees or …

Free

7th Annual Strawberry Festival 2022

Hollabaugh Bros. Inc. 545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville

Check back for specific details about our 2022 festival, but mark your calendars now for a weekend of fun to include live music, food, family fun, samples, wagon rides, ice cream, and more!

Free

Maryland Lavender Festival at Springfield Manor

Springfield Manor 11836 Auburn Rd., Thurmont

Join us for a day in the lavender field. Enjoy picturesque views, vendors, live music, food trucks, glasses & bottles of wine, pints & growlers of beer, handcrafted distilled spirits, educational seminars & demonstrations. Relax in the fragrant field, photograph the scenery, and shop the artisan vendors. Gifts, plants, dried lavender, and freshly cut bundles …

$15 – $25

Carroll County Celtic Festival

Carroll County Agriculture Center 706 Agricultural Center Drive, Westminster

A celebration of Celtic life and culture! Join us for a day of music, fun, food, heavy athletics, bagpipes, music, workshops, demonstrations, dancing, children's activities, artisans, whisky tastings, and a tea party. Bring your entire family for a celebration of all things Celtic! Note: Ticket sales are currently postponed until a later date.

Frederick Festival Of The Arts 2022

Carroll Creek Park 40 S Carroll St., Frederick

Celebrating 28 years, the Frederick Festival of the Arts invites art lovers to enjoy a showcase of the finest national artists. Exhibitors are hand-picked by an independent jury, giving all who attend the best of quality fine art and a craft market section. There will be over 150 exhibitors featuring diverse mediums including jewelry, clay, painting, sculpture, …

Free

Cider Fest Of PA

The Outlet Shoppes 1863 Village Drive, Gettysburg

Join cider makers from all over Pennsylvania for the state's premier cider-tasting event! A portion of the festival proceeds will go toward the Pennsylvania Cider Guild. The Pennsylvania Cider Guild is a community of cider makers, cider drinkers, and associated businesses unified around the common goal of growing the market for Pennsylvania cider. Through education, …

$35

Illuminate Gettysburg

Gettysburg College - College Union Building Ballroom 242 West Lincoln Avenue, Gettysburg

Join us for a wonder-filled day of arts and wellness! Aura photography, bodywork, energywork including Reiki, original art, vetted intuitive readers, crystals, essential oils, handmade jewelry and gift items, luxurious spa products, and more! Free admission, free workshops, low-cost services. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. www.illuminatefestivals.com

Free

Jazz Festival At Elk Run Vineyards

Elk Run Vineyards 15113 Liberty Rd., Mt. Airy

Wander through rows of lush vineyard on a hayride overlooking the skyline of Frederick with a chilled glass of Elk Run Wine as the dew drops glisten on the vine. Enjoy a perfect afternoon of wine tasting, while enjoying the sounds of fine local Jazz, artisans  and delightful picnic foods.

Prices Vary

Carlisle GM Nationals

Carlisle Fairgrounds 1000 Bryn Mawr Rd., Carlisle

Bring your vehicle and join over 1,000 other participants at the Carlisle GM Nationals. All General Motors vehicles are welcome from vintage & classics to the modern 6th Generation Camaro, you can see it all here on the National Parts Depot Showfield.

$10 – $15

Carlisle Summerfair

Carlisle Carlisle

After a break of several years, Summerfair returns in 2022 with its commitment to provide the community with family-friendly events offered at no cost. Summerfair offers 30 events over 10 days. In past years, major events have included those listed below. Check Summerfair's website and Facebook page for the most up-to-date events, locations, and times. Jim …

Free

Brunswick Independence Day Festival

Brunswick Square Corner Park 1 E. Potomac Street, Brunswick

Join us in celebrating America with the charm of small-town patriotism at our second annual Independence Day Festival! This event features vendors, live music, food, a craft beer garden, face painting and more, hosted by the City of Brunswick, Brunswick Main Street, and Smoketown Brewing Station.

Free

Bluegrass On The Grass Festival 2022

Dickinson College Academic Quad 201 W. High St., Carlisle

Seating is open. Free admission. Bike racks available throughout campus. The lawn can be accessed starting at 8:00 AM on the day of the festival. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. A wide array of vendors will sell food ranging from French fries to Thai food, plus non-alcoholic drinks. Restrooms will be available. Dickinson College is …

Free

Wing A Ding Ding Festival

Frederick Fairgrounds 797 E Patrick St, Frederick

THE ORIGINAL WING A DING DING FESTIVAL It’s here – The Original Wing a Ding Ding Festival! More than just Wings – We’re Bringin’ the Fried Chicken and Fixin’s! Wing a Ding Ding Fried Chicken and Wing Festival is Here –We got what you’re hankering for – from Hot Nashville to Cajun Spicy, Crunchy Southern …

$15 – $45

67th Annual Blueberry Festival

Hollabaugh Bros. Inc. 545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville

Our Festival in 2021 featured live music, food trucks, ice cream sundaes and milkshakes and pie a la mode, kids crafts and activities, wagon rides, PYO blueberries, cut your own flowers, an “Animal Ambassador” program from Strawberry Hill, and more! Check back for details about the 2022 festival soon!

Free

Carlisle Chrysler Nationals

Carlisle Fairgrounds 1000 Bryn Mawr Rd., Carlisle

Come to the largest Mopar event in the world featuring over 2,900 vehicles from all eras of the Chrysler brand! Classic, muscle cars and high performance new models are all showcased at this Mopar-lover's paradise. Cars, parts, tools, memorabilia, collectibles and more will be for sale in the Mopar Automotive Flea Market, as well as …

$15 – $30

Summer Reggae Festival At Linganore Winecellars

Linganore Winecellars 13601 Glissans Mill Rd., Mt. Airy

Come celebrate the largest and longest-running Reggae Festival on the Mid-Atlantic Coast. Join us at Linganore Winecellars for the Summer Reggae Wine & Music Festival. Enjoy a relaxing day of listening to live bands, sampling Linganore’s delicious wines, authentic island cuisine, and hand-crafted goods from around the world. Get your Reggae on at Linganore Winecellars’ …

$32.50 – $60

100th Annual South Mountain Fair

South Mountain Fairgrounds 615 Narrows Rd., Biglerville

Children under 36 inches tall admitted free. Unlimited carnival rides are included in the paid admission price!  Children under 36" tall ride for free. Anyone using free passes must purchase a carnival ride armband at the gate for a small fee if they wish to ride the carnival rides. All entertainment is also included in …

$7

Carlisle Truck Nationals

Carlisle Fairgrounds 1000 Bryn Mawr Rd., Carlisle

Be a part of one of the largest and most action-packed truck events in the world! See or Show your lifted, lowered, classic, antique, modern, two- or four-wheel drive, jeep, big rig or mini truck. Event Hours Fri- Sat: 7AM- Dusk Sunday: 7AM- 1PM  

$15 – $25

32nd Annual Peach Festival

Hollabaugh Bros. Inc. 545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville

Check back for specific details about our 2022 festival, but mark your calendars now for a weekend of fun to include live music, food, family fun, samples, wagon rides, ice cream, and more!

Free

Augustoberfest

University Plaza 50 West Washington Street, Hagerstown

Our annual festival pays tribute to the area's rich German heritage and supports scholarships for exchange students to Hagerstown's Sister City—Wesel, Germany. This exciting event is run by the nonprofit organization, the Augustoberfest Charitable Foundation.

Free

Corvettes At Carlisle

Carlisle Fairgrounds 1000 Bryn Mawr Rd., Carlisle

Corvettes at Carlisle is the largest and most fun-filled Corvette car show in the world.  The annual Corvettes at Carlisle event features thousands of Corvettes representing all generations of America’s classic sports car. Guests flock to Carlisle for this event - an event that was "name dropped" on the Jimmy Kimmel Live TV show in …

$20 – $35

In The Streets 2022

Downtown Frederick Frederick

The 40th annual In the Streets festival includes four stages of live entertainment and nine blocks of themed fun, including areas highlighting children's activities, local art organizations, regional artisans, history and sports! Don't miss the Craft Beverage Experience located on the scenic Carroll Creek Linear Park from Noon - 5 PM.  Featuring live music, food …

Free

Uprise Festival 2022

Shippensburg Fairgrounds 10131 Possum Hollow Road, Shippensburg

Uprise Fest returns for 2022. It's always more than just an outdoor music festival. It's an experience with bands, artists, activities, food, merchandise, and more. Uprise Festival is a non-profit organization that was created in 2004 to reach people in the local area through music. Be sure to check out our website (uprisefest.com) for more …

$39 – $100

16th Annual Maryland Microbrewery Festival 2022

Union Mills Homestead 3311 Littlestown Pike, Westminster

The Union Mills Homestead, a historic landmark in Carroll County, will host the sixteenth annual Maryland Microbrewery Festival on September 24, 2022 from 11AM – 6PM. This fun-packed festival celebrates and promotes the best of Maryland’s handcrafted and distinctive microbrews. Come join the fun of Maryland's premier beer festival!

$25

Homegrown Hay Days 2022

Frederick County Farms Frederick

Get ready to visit some of the hardest working farms in Frederick County. Homegrown Hay Days is traditionally held during the third weekend of October. Participating farms are stepping it up this year! On October 15th and 16th  2022, area farms will open up their doors. There’s no registration or ticket required. Travel the countryside and stop …

Free

Fall Furnace Fest 2022

Pine Grove Furnace State Park 1100 Pine Grove Rd, Gardners

A family weekend with food and craft vendors, entertainment, and historical demonstrations. Saturday night features the annual pumpkin parade and Legend of the Hairy Hand. The Friends can be found on Facebook and their website. Stay in touch!

Free

Urbana Indoor Art & Craft Show

Urbana Volunteer Fire Hall 3602 Urbana Pike, Frederick

Over 65 vendors will sell their original crafts including jewelry, stained glass, skin products, candles, wreaths, floral arrangements, fabric and textiles (totes, quilts, placemats, purses), knitted & crochet. doll clothes, wooden bowls, pens, & accessories, pottery, painted stoneware, leather craft, primitives, and seasonal crafts. Original artwork in different mediums and photography also available. Large breakfast …

Free

Festival of Lights 2022

Downtown Frederick Frederick

Kick off the holiday season by helping us count down to the tree lighting in Crist Park! In addition to the lighting of the trees, this event will be full of festive cheer including a parade, free horse-drawn carriage rides, a live ice sculpture demonstration resulting in an interactive ice sculpture, selfies with Santa, and …

Free