Four-day Westminster Fallfest to usher in the change of season


September 19, 1994|By CINDY PARR

If the slight drop in temperature over the past couple of weeks hasn't persuaded you that autumn is almost here, news of the Westminster Fallfest will be the clincher.

Beginning Thursday evening, the city of Westminster will have its 18th annual fall festival with a variety of activities for the family.

A parade led by Mayor Benjamin Brown and members of the Westminster Town Council will start at 7 p.m. and serve as the official start of the four-day event.

The parade and its many mummers will begin their march at Western Maryland College and proceed down Main Street before stopping at the entrance to the Westminster City Park and Playground on Longwell Avenue.

After the parade, treat yourself to some of the best carnival food Carroll County has to offer as you enjoy displays, games and rides. Lights will go down on the Thursday activities by 10 p.m.

Friday's activities will start with the third annual Westminster Fallfest Golf Tournament. The tournament is sponsored by The Sun for Carroll County and is open to all.

The tournament will be played on the course at Western Maryland College with tee times scheduled for 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The cost is $40 per person. That includes greens fees, use of a golf cart and lunch.

Return to Westminster City Park for more fun from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. as Fallfest continues. Live entertainment Friday evening will feature the band, Reckless Abandon.

The weekend will be highlighted by the Hot Air Balloon Race, an indoor-outdoor craft show and more live entertainment. The food, games and rides continue.

Watch balloons take to the sky at 6:30 a.m. Saturday from the grounds of East Middle School in Westminster.

Later in the day, more than 150 craft and commercial vendors are expected to set up shop on the parking lot across the street from Longwell Armory.

The craft show will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday evening's entertainment will be provided by the Hot Rods, and Sunday festival-goers can enjoy the sounds of the Maryland Pacesetters and the Full Gospel Boogie Band.

For information on Fallfest activities, call 848-6962.


A fried shrimp and turkey supper is planned for Saturday at Pleasant Valley Fire Hall, beginning at 1 p.m. and ending at 7 p.m.

The dinner will be served family style and will include potato salad, french slaw, dressing, cracker gravy, corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, roll and spread, applesauce, cake, coffee and hot tea.

Baked goods will be sold.

All proceeds from the supper and bake sale will benefit the Pleasant Valley Community Fire Company.

Ticket prices for adults will be $8; children ages 6 to 12 eat for $2.50 each.

Carryout orders will be available for $9.

Information: 857-3589.


Hunters and anglers take note.

Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Hashawha Environmental Center will celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day.

This is a brand new event for Hashawha, and it will feature some of the area's best hunting and fishing vendors and exhibitors.

Hunting and fishing organizations from the area will be &r represented, with demonstrations and presentations conducted on the grounds.

Slide presentations will be shown in the Iroquois Building on topics related to hunting and fishing.

Additional activities and attractions will be available for children, and contests will be held throughout the day.

Redwood, a country western band, will provide entertainment for the celebration, and food concessions will be available.

Information: 848-9040.

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