The last weekend in September brings large crowds to New Market for the town's 19th century heritage celebration, New Market Days. The 32nd annual event will be held Friday to next Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Main Street will be lined with craftspeople and artisans in 19th century costumes demonstrating and selling their wares. You'll see a Civil War encampment, square dancers, old time fiddlers and wandering minstrels. And there's more music -- brass bands, dixeland, bluegrass, barbershop and folk, as well as a wide assortment of food.
Known as Maryland's antiques capital, New Market's more than 30 antique shops will all be open throughout the weekend. Admission is free. New Maarket is at Exit 62 off I-70. For information, call (301) 831-6755.