Carroll County Visitor Center, 210 E. Main St, Westminster, (410) 848-1388, (800) 272-1933, www.carr.org/tourism.
Carroll County Arts Council, 15 E. Main St., Westminster, (410) 848-7272, www.carr.org/arts. Rotating shows (which change every six weeks) feature works by local and regional artists.
Westminster Tours, Carroll County Visitor Center, 210 E. Main St., (410) 848-1388. Guided walking tours of Westminster are available at 2 p.m. Sundays. Call ahead for a tour of Courthouse Square.
Flower, Plant, and Home Mart. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. May 27, Memorial Park, Taneytown, (410) 775-1097. What better way to begin this holiday weekend then with music and food, including a chili cookoff?
Pleasant Valley Community Memorial Day Service, 1:45-3 p.m. May 28, Pleasant Valley Cemetery, 1900 S. Pleasant Valley Road, Westminster, (410) 848-1549. Memorial Day is supposed to be just that--a day to remember the men and woman of the armed forces who were killed in war. Pay homage one day early during this service.
Flag Day Celebration, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 10, Watkins Park, Mount Airy, (301) 829-1424. The day's festivities include a 5K race and a car and truck show. Oh, and a flag-raising ceremony.
Fiddlers' Convention, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. June 11, Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Corner St., Westminster, (410) 848-7775, $8. This annual event attracts musicians from around the region for a bluegrass competition; there's also food, crafts, and farmhouse tours.
Strawberry Day, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. June 17, Agriculture Center, 700 Agriculture Center Drive, Westminster, (410) 848-7748. This opening day of the Carroll County Farmers Market should be ripe with strawberries as well as other local produce, plus crafts, baked goods, and flowers.
Community Jubilee, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 23, Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Corner St., Westminster, call Charlene Fischner at (410) 848-4049, ext. 137. Live entertainment, crafts, white-elephant sales, bingo, prizes, and food--what more do you want?
Civil War Encampment, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 24-25, Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Corner St., Westminster, (410) 848-7775, $3, children age 7-18 and seniors $2. Witness history in the remaking as the 19th Georgia Regiment and other units occupy the grounds of an 1800s family farmhouse. The weekend includes a dance 7-9 p.m. June 24 (authentic attire not required).
Old-Fashioned July Fourth Celebration, Noon-9:30 p.m., Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Corner St., Westminster, (410) 848-7775. All the usual trappings--live entertainment, crafts, food, fireworks--plus farmhouse tours.
American Music and Arts Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 8-9, Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Corner St., Westminster, call Walt Michael at (410) 857-2771. Music, dance, and food from America's diverse cultures, plus a juried art show.
Ice Cream Sundae Social, 1-4 p.m. July 9, Union Mills Homestead, 3311 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, (410) 848-2288. Ice cream sundaes (you already knew that) plus clowns, face painting, music, and pony rides.
Annual Book Sale, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 14-15, Westminster branch, Carroll County Public Library, 50 E. Main St., (410) 386-4490. Pick up some used books, videos, cassettes, and CDs for a summer of reading, viewing, and listening pleasure.
Annual Crab Feast, 6-9 p.m. July 26, Taneytown Memorial Park, W. Baltimore St., Taneytown, (410) 751-1400. All-you-can-eat crabs plus fried chicken and corn on the cob.
Old-Fashioned Corn-Roast Festival, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 5, Union Mills Homestead, 3311 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, (410) 848-2288. Chicken, applesauce, tomatoes, and all the roasted corn you can eat.
Car Show, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 26, carnival grounds, Taneytown Volunteer Fire Company, (410) 756-2705, (410) 751-0506. Car lovers will pop their pistons at this display of antique autos, street rods, trucks, and custom vehicles. Plus there is food and family entertainment.
Prayer in the Park, 6-8:30 p.m. Aug. 26, playground near Center Street and Longwell Avenue, Westminster, (410) 876-8714. The Carroll County Christian Youth Choir and other local singing groups provide the music; you provide the praise and the prayer.
Antrim 1844 Country Inn, 30 Trevanion Road, Taneytown, (410) 756-6812, (800) 858-1844, www.antrim1844.com.
Bowling Brook Country Inn, 600 Middleburg Road, Middleburg, (410) 876-2893, (410) 857-4445..
Glenburn, 3515 Runnymede Road, Taneytown, (410) 751-1187.
Ramblin' Pines Campground, 801 Hoods Mill Road, Woodbine, (410) 795-5161, (800) 550-8733.
Westminster Inn, 5 S. Center St., Westminster, (410) 876-2893, (410) 857-4445, www.westminsterinn.com.
Winchester Country Inn, 111 Stoner Ave., Westminster, (800) 887-3950, (410) 876-7373, www.winchesterinn.freeservers.com
Wood Gain's Bed and Breakfast, 421 McKinstry's Mill Road, Linwood, (410) 775-0308, www.woodsgainbnb.com
Yellow Turtle Inn, 111 Springdale Ave., New Windsor, (410) 635-3000.
SPORTS & RECREATION
Bear Creek Golf Club, 2158 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, (410) 876-4653.
Cascade Lake, 3000 Syndersburg Road, Hampstead, (410) 374-9111.
Eldersburg Golf Center, 438 Old Liberty Road, Eldersburg, (410) 795-1111.
Four Seasons Sports Complex, 2710 Hampstead-Mexico Road, Hampstead, (410) 239-3366.
Piney Run Park, 30 Martz Road, Sykesville, (410) 795-3274.
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