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South Carroll: Downtown Sykesville Harvest Fest coming Oct. 14

The Sykesville Harvest Festival is set for Sunday, Oct. 14.

The annual Sykesville Harvest Festival will be celebrated on Sunday, Oct. 14, and everyone in the community and those outside of the town can enjoy the shops around Main Street, live entertainment, and many crafts and food vendors.

Julie Della-Maria, one of the coordinators of this event, stated, in an email interview, that this event is organized by Downtown Sykesville Connection to “give back” to the community that supports the organization every year in each of their events.


“The DSC [Downtown Sykesville Connection] and its sponsors are thrilled to welcome on Main Street friends and family for a day of free entertainment, demos, activities, and togetherness,” stated Della-Maria.

Every year, many people attend the Harvest Fest because of the more than 50 craft and food vendors. They also have live entertainment and a free kids zone, with different activities for the kids.


All of the local businesses will be able to showcase their products and the attendees will have the opportunity to purchase fresh produce from the Farmers Market.

Throughout the fest, the fire company, police, the Public Works department, and the Town of Sykesville will be hosting different activities for the community.

Also, they will be hosting the Chili Cook Off contest this year and those interested may visit the Downtown Sykesville Connection’s website,, to register and there, they can print out all of the forms and mail it with a $15 check to secure their participation in the contest.

The Chili Cook Off contest is sponsored by S&K Roofing, Siding, and Windows.

The event starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. Admission is free and no pets are allowed.

The Harvest Fest is brought to you by Paul Mackenzie, Realtor, Stratosphere Trampoline Park, and Merritt Athletic Clubs.

For more information about the Harvest Fest and the Chili Cook Off, you may email Julie Della-Maria at or visit their website.

The event will be hosted on Main Street located at 714 Sandosky Road, Sykesville.


Mount Airy fire company open house

The Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company will be celebrating their annual Fire Company Open House on Sunday, Oct. 7, with fun activities for all of the attendees.

The community is welcome to visit the station and learn about fire and life safety. Throughout the event, they will have demonstrations and adult and children educational opportunities.

Those who come to the open house will be able to participate in door prizes, have a station tour, and see apparatus displays.

There will be goody bags for the kids and refreshments. The event starts at 1 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m.

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For more information, contact them at 301-829-0100. You may also visit

The fire department is located 702 North Main Street, Mount Airy.


Winfield fire company Sunday Socials

On Sunday, Oct. 14, everyone is welcome to enjoy great music and a hardwood dance floor at the Sunday Socials brought to the community by the Winfield Ladies Auxiliary.

Throughout the dance, they will have a DJ and people may request their favorite songs to dance. They will also have refreshments available.

Admission to the dance is $10. The Sunday Socials are celebrated on the second Sunday of each month from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

For more information, you may contact the Winfield Ladies Auxiliary at 410-591-5255.

The dance will be hosted at the Social Hall located at 1320 W. Old Liberty Road, Sykesville.