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South Carroll: Craft Beer Festival coming to Sykesville, Nov. 10

On Nov. 10, come and enjoy local beer and food trucks at Sykesville Main Street’s Craft Beer Festival with the presence of local bands and the opportunity to raise funds for local organizations.

Julie Della-Maria, one of the coordinators of this event, stated in an email interview, that this is one of the most popular festivals celebrated in Main Street and this year; they will have 43 breweries and three distilleries at the event. She also stated that they will have 15 food trucks throughout the event.


Della-Maria also explained that they will be using their brand-new street sound system for the music and bands that will be playing this year.

There will be two bands playing at the event. From noon to 2 p.m., the band Bottom of the Fifth will be playing and from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., the band SoundTown Baltimore will be playing. This is the second year that SoundTown Baltimore will be at the beer festival.


Della-Maria emphasized that this is one of the largest beer festivals in the area and their largest yearly fundraiser.

This year, Sykesville Main Street will be partnering with different nonprofit organizations to pour the beer. Each organization will have their own tip jars and people will be able to donate to each of them accordingly.

Admission to this event is $35 online and $40 at the door and it will be held rain or shine. No pets are allowed.

They will be offering a free shuttle for the attendees to take directly to Main Street, which will be picking up from Freedom Park and Sykesville Middle School.

The beer festival starts at noon and ends at 5 p.m.

For more information and to volunteer, you may visit the Downtown Sykesville Connection’s website, You may also contact Della-Maria at 410-259-3515.

Escape the Library in Mount Airy

This Nov. 9, the kids are invited to the Escape the Library After Hours program at the Mount Airy branch of the Carroll County Public Library, where they will be able to solve mysteries and enjoy different activities.

The program is targeted to kids from 11 to 17 years old and the attendees will have to solve the mystery and escape the library before the time runs out. The kids will have to overcome obstacles by searching for clues and decoding puzzles.


There will be refreshments available for the kids. This event is part of many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

The program starts at 6 p.m. and permission slips are required at drop-off. Pick-up is at 8 p.m.

For more information and to register today, you may contact the library at 410-386-4488.

The Mount Airy library is located at 705 Ridge Ave.

Calvary Lutheran celebrates Christmas Market

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On Nov. 16, come and celebrate Christmas, buy amazing items, and eat delicious food at the annual Calvary Christmas Market.

Throughout the event, the attendees will be able to buy baked goods, jams and jellies, and cheese balls. There will be local vendors selling gifts and crafts.


Also, they will have white elephants throughout the market and a silent auction with unique items.

For the kids, St. Nick will be stopping by the market from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

They will have lunch available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and offer a crab cake dinner from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

For more information, you may contact the church at 410-489-5280.

Calvary Lutheran Church is located at 16151 Old Frederick Road, Mount Airy.