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Fallfest begins Wednesday


The 22nd annual Westminster Fallfest will open Wednesday with the parade celebration from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. through downtown.

The parade will begin at Dutterer Family Park off Monroe Street and then continues down Pennsylvania Avenue to Main Street, to Longwell Avenue to Westminster East Middle School.

Marching bands, floats and organizations will be featured in the parade.

The festival fun will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday and continue until 10 p.m. with rides, games, food and music at Westminster City Playground.

Super ride night costs $12 for six hours. Jennifer Rose and On the Rise Band will perform in concert at 7 p.m.

Friday's events will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the midway area, with a concert by the Fabulous Hubcaps at 7 p.m.

As in recent years, downtown merchants will be open until midnight for Midnight Madness shopping.

Saturday's festival hours are from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and will include commercial vendor exhibits and a craft show and sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Oldies crooner Ronnie Dove will perform at 7 p.m.

A super ride matinee will be offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $12.

The festival winds down from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 24, featuring the commercial vendors and crafts.

The Steve Hill Band will play from noon to 2 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday will feature continuous entertainment on two stages, and roving jugglers, clowns and musicians.

Fallfest is the largest charitable event in the county.

Westminster City Recreation donates thousands of dollars to local charities each year from the proceeds of the festival.

This year's recipients are 4-H Therapeutic Riding, Westminster Kiwanis Club, Northeast Social Action Program, Carroll Transit, the Arc of Carroll County and Residents Attacking Drugs.

Information: 410-848-6962.

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