Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitor Bureau, 16 Public Square, Hagerstown, (301) 791-3246, www.marylandmemories.org.
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown, (301) 739-5725, www.washcomuseum.org. This free museum located in the pretty City Park specializes in art from the 19th and early 20th centuries and the exhibit Pastels from the Permanent Collection runs all summer long. And catch the atmospheric American Impressionists before the exhibit closes July 6.
Peach Fest, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday Aug. 9-10, Ruritan Community Park, Leitersburg, (301) 797-6387. If August doesn't scream peaches, we don't know what does. At this yearly festival celebrating everyone's favorite furry fruit, you can even sample that combination above all combinations: peach pie and peach ice cream.
Rose Society Rose Show, entries 6:30-9:30 a.m., display open to public 1:30-5 p.m. June 7, Valley Mall, 17301 Valley Mall Road, Hagerstown, (301) 739-9433. Sounds like a fun way to spend a Saturday with your mother or lover. Roses go on sale at 5:30 p.m.
SPORTS & RECREATION
Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Road, Big Pool, (301) 842-2155. Fort Frederick was built during the French and Indian War to protect English settlers from guess who? And today there are easy hiking trails, camping, a visitors center, and re-enactments.
Washington County is a gold mine for all you antique freaks:
Antique Crossroads, 20150 National Pike, Hagerstown, 301-739-0858.
Beaver Creek Antique Market, 20202 National Pike, Hagerstown (301) 739-8075.
Hudson House Galleries, 1 S. High St., Funkstown, (301) 733-1632.
Sharpsburg Arsenal, 101 W. Main St., Sharpsburg, (301) 432-7700.
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