Calendar: Family Events This Fall

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live: King For A Day! (Courtesy of Weinberg Center for the Arts)

Spooky Fun

Trail of Jack-O-Lanterns and Trick or Treating
Oct. 7 & 8, 13 & 14, 20 & 21, 27 & 28; 5:30-10 p.m.
Green Meadows Petting Farm
10102 Fingerboard Road, Ijamsville, MD 21754
Details: family night with kid-friendly comedy, animal barn,
hayrides for purchase & more; last admission is 8:30 p.m.; smores until 10 p.m. Farm circus Oct. 13 & 14 only.
$14; credit only; younger than age 2 free

Halloween in Downtown Frederick
Oct. 28, 10 a.m. – noon
Downtown Frederick
Details: Kids in costume trick-or-treat with parents at
downtown businesses; kids’ activities where available

4th Annual Canines on the Creek
Oct. 28, 2-5 p.m.
Carroll Creek Linear Park Amphitheater
Carroll Creek and Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701
Details: doggy and owner Halloween costume contest
and parade (3 p.m.); food, demonstrations and more;
proceeds benefit Lions Club Leader Dogs for the
Blind and charities
Free; $25 per dog for contest

City of Brunswick Downtown Halloween Party
and Trunk or Treat
Oct. 28, 6-8 p.m.
Downtown Brunswick & Square Corner Park
Martins Creek Parking Lot
Details: Halloween party, trunk or treat, DJ, costume
contest and more
Free |

Santa Sightings

Nov. 11
Photos with Santa fundraiser with Megan Purtell Photography (; proceeds benefits Canines and Kitties Rescue

Dec. 8
Kris Kringle Procession in downtown Frederick; begins 6:30 p.m. at the corner of South Carroll and East Patrick streets in Frederick and ends in Baker Park with the lighting of the City Tree.

Dec. 9
Come for a tree lighting (Nov. 18, 3-6 p.m.) at
Westview Promenade and return to see Santa
and bring donations for Toys for Tots from noon
to 3 p.m. (Dec. 9)


Signing Stories for Babies
Oct. 7 & Nov. 4, 11 a.m. – noon
C. Burr Artz Public Library Community Room (CBA)
110 East Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21701
Details: story time for hard of hearing
and CODA babies and their families;
group playtime afterward
Free |

Parents Day Out
Oct. 14, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
555 South Market Street, Frederick, MD 21703
Details: safe, fun environment with crafts, games and activities for ages 5-14 with disabilities
Free |

Sensory-Friendly Trick or Treat
Oct. 20, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Rock Creek Rec Center 55B West Frederick Street, Walkersville, MD 21793
Details: Wear a costume and go trick-or-treating with family; all must pre-register; see event details for more info on needs served
$8 per person, ages 3+ |

More Events

Dragons Love Tacos
Oct. 1, 7, 8, 14 & 15; 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Sunday
Maryland Ensemble Theatre | 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701
Details: theatre; a boy and his dog contemplate
what dragons eat
$17-$20 full price; $5-$15 pay-what-you-will |

Taylor Swift Eras Night
Oct. 7, 7-10 p.m.
Elk Run Vineyards | 15113 Liberty Rd., Mt Airy, MD 21771
Details: sing and dance under the stars to Taylor Swift classics; Taylor-inspired wines for 21+, vendors and food truck
$15-$20 |

National Jousting Championship Tournament
Oct. 14
Petersville Farmers Woods | 3816 Petersville Road,
Knoxville, MD 21758
Details: Come see riders of all ages compete in Maryland’s state sport.
Price TBD |

27th Annual Country Fair
Oct. 21, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
5843 Manor Woods Rd. | Frederick, MD 21703
Details: games, entertainment, craft vendors,
homemade food and baked goods, thrifting; proceeds benefit historic St. Joseph church renovations.
Free |

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live:
King for a Day!
Oct. 26, 2:30 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.
Weinberg Center for the Arts | 20 West Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701
Details: music, dancing and fun with the gang from PBS’
popular Daniel Tiger program
$15-$25 |

2nd Annual Maryland STEM Festival Parade
Nov. 4, 10 a.m. – noon
515 W Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701
Details: from West Frederick Middle School to
Baker Park for a pop-up STEM fest
Free |

Maryland Christmas Show
Nov. 17-19 & Nov. 24-26; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday
Frederick Fairgrounds | 797 E. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701
Details: Christmas shopping with seasonal vendors
and family fun
$4-$10 |

Shoff Promotions Comic Con
Nov. 19, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Clarion Inn Event Center | 5400 Holiday Drive
Frederick, MD 21703
Details: comics, books and pop culture for the whole family
$10-$15 cash only; ages 12 & younger free |

Frosty Friday
Nov. 24, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Downtown Frederick
Details: Celebrate the season as shops open early
and stay open late.
Free; free parking |

Fall Fun
Jumbo’s Pumpkin Patch in Middletown (petting zoo every day; corn maze, hay rides and play areas Friday, festival Saturday and Sunday; through Oct. 31); Moonlit Maze at Magnolia Meadow Farms in Thurmont (Oct. 7 & 28, 6-10 p.m.)
* Ghosts and History
Ghost Tours of Historic Frederick (throughout October and November, 7:30 p.m.); Haunted History at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick (Oct. 14, 21, 28 & 29, 5-6:30 p.m.); African American History Walking Tour in downtown Frederick (Oct. 28, 11 a.m.)
* On the Railroad
Brunswick Railroad Days: 40th Anniversary (Oct. 7-8, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Brunswick); Walkersville Southern Railroad: Villain Express (Oct. 28) and Autumn Excursion (throughout the month, Sunday through Nov. 12 and Saturday Oct. 21 and Nov. 11)
 * Health Spotlight
16th Annual Frederick Community Health Fair at Frederick High School (Oct. 7, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)