Festival The Howard County Conservancy will host its annual fall festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at 10520 Old Frederick Road in Woodstock. Event features a working blacksmith shop, hayrides, pony rides, a native plant sale, children's crafts, historic house tours and live music. Visitors can also listen to bluegrass music, watch blacksmiths ply their trade, and marvel at the history of this 300-year-old farm. Food will be available to purchase. Admission is $10 per car. Information: 410-465-8877 or hcconservancy.org.