Welcome to Classic Country, Carroll County. While rapid transit rushes people to work or the SST carries them off to faraway lands, you can still stroll unjostled along the quiet sidewalks of historic Uniontown.
While computers whir out statistics in staccato, you can reflect on yesterday's technology at the Farm Museum. Carroll has managed to retain its peaceful, rural heritage in the midst of its 20th century approach to living.
This ambience makes Carroll a welcome respite for visitors and residents alike. You can drive the country back roads looking for bluebirds and wild flowers. You can sit in the shade of a huge, old sycamore tree and devour succulent, fresh picked strawberries at a church social; or spin the wheel of fortune at one of the 11 annual fire carnivals.
Visitors come hundreds of miles to attend the Maryland WineFestival in late September. They bring blankets, sit on the grass listening to music and sample the products of Maryland's 11 wineries. Those who enjoy good food trek to our corn roast and our Beefestival, or try ethnic foods at the international Circle of Friends in New Windsor. Carroll's agriculture heritage is abundantly visible at the 4-HFair, at the weekend Farmer's Market and at the ever-popular Fall Harvest Days in mid-October.
Those looking for crafts can visit local studios or rummage through some of our excellent antique shops. We suggest you not rush home, but spend the night at one of our quaint bed and breakfasts. It's one of the best ways to experience Carroll's old-fashioned hospitality.
And "hospitality" is what we do best. As County Commissioners, we're proud of our friendly, welcoming atmosphere. And, no place is friendlier than our Tourist Information Center. Stop by and visit, we're glad you're here.
Donald I. Dell, president
Elmer C. Lippy Jr., vice president
Julia W. Gouge, secretary