July flew by and now here we are, almost into August already. Here are some events that I’ve found going on in Frederick County in August. As always, feel free to add any events that you know of in the comments section. For a more complete list, check out the calendar of events on the Frederick Tourism website.
All of the county farmer’s markets are in full swing in August.
Sunday, August 1st is Outlaw Jam.
Sunday, August 1st is the Antietam Creek Kayak Tour and Dinner starting out in Knoxville, MD and ending up at Stone Soup Bistro in Shepherdstown, WV.
Voted one of the top 60 paddling streams in North America by Canoe & Kayak Magazine editors, Antietam Creek is the perfect venue for recreational kayaking. A scenic stream graced with stone arch bridges, Antietam offers wildlife-sightings of blue heron, ducks, turtles, and beaver. Beyond its natural beauty, you will float under Burnside Bridge on Antietam Battlefield, one of the most famous sites in Civil War History. Our qualified instructor will give historical interpretation at the site, as well as help you navigate the riffles and ledges of this beginner whitewater stretch.
After your trip, dinner will be served at the casual Stone Soup, a bistro-style restaurant featuring the area’s best in local, fresh ingredients. Shepherdstown, WV is a diner’s delight and offers a mini-Georgetown atmosphere that’s perfect for an after dinner stroll. Bed & Breakfast lodging as well as rooms at the romantic Bavarian Inn are available in WestVirginia’s oldest town
The price is $125/person and is all-inclusive. Kayak rentals, guide, all equipment, dinner & tip, parking, and tax are built into the price.
If you can’t make that trip, there are several other Kayak trips in August!
August 6, 7 and 8, there will be a quilt show at the Frederick Fairgrounds.
Saturday, August 7th is First Saturday, themed Dog Days of Summer:
Downtown Frederick goes to the dogs! Shop till you drop at dog-friendly stores throughtou downtown. Dress your pup to the nines for Dog Costume Contests. Categories include Summer’s Hottest Dog (small breeds), Summer’s Coolest Dog (large breeds), Dog/Owner Look-a-Like and NEW: Flying Dog’s Ugliest Dog! Register for the contest at Two Paws Up, 15 S Carroll Street, 5 – 7pm. Click here to download a fom to pre-register. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Frederick County Humane Society.
Take a pet portrait at the My Dog’s Diggin’ Downtown Photo Booth or cool off at the Wet & Woof Chilling Zone. Humans can cool off at the Flying Dog Beer and and family friendly fun awaits during the Yappy Hour from 8 – 9pm. Live music, guest artists and exhibit openings every First Saturday from 5 – 9pm!
August 15th is the Ice Cream Social and Antique Car Show at Rose Hill Manor:
Celebrate Frederick’s transportation history!
Visit Rose Hill Manor for a special look at the role of travel and transportation in the development of the American colonies and the growth of Frederick. Refresh with a bowl of ice cream and wander back in time with a stroll through the antique car show.
Enjoy the shade of the trees on the lawn of the manor house while playing with old-fashioned toys and experiencing early American-style games.
Kids-be sure to participate in the “imagination station” where you can create your own inspired craft from recycled supplies.
Check out the Historical Society of Frederick County August calendar of events, including history tours and an ice cream social as well.
Check out the Brunswick Bicycle Festival on August 21st.