Out & About

October 07, 2005

Apple Butter Festival

The 32nd annual Apple Butter Festival will feature apple butter makers setting up their pots in downtown Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and cooking kettles of apple butter. The Best of Berkeley Springs parade will be Saturday at 9 a.m. and will move from Berkeley Springs High School to the old train station on Williams Street. Also features musical entertainment, farmers market, games, contests, children's rides and an arts and crafts fair with more than 100 vendors. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Throughout Berkeley Springs, including Berkeley Springs State Park and surrounding streets. Free. Call 1-800-447-8797 or go to

Fall festival

A working blacksmith shop and sawmill, threshing and baling, antique tractors, engines, machinery and steam engine, live music and pedal tractor pull. Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. L. Norman Dillon Farm Museum, Hedgesville, W.Va. Call 304-754-3845 or 304-267-7519.

Grace Under Fire

A re-enactment of the "wagon train of woe" from Gettysburg, Pa., to Williamsport. A modern-day "CARE-avan" will leave Gettysburg, near Seminary Ridge at the Gettysburg YMCA, Saturday around 10 a.m. and arrive at Williamsport's Byron Memorial Park around 11:30 a.m. Also features living history events, Civil War-era music, tours and a reunion table for descendants of military and noncombatant personnel from the North and South to seek information and contacts. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. Byron Memorial Park, Williamsport. Breakfast will be available for purchase in the park Saturday and Sunday at 7 a.m. $35 per vehicle to participate in the caravan from Gettysburg to Williamsport; other activities are free. Call 1-866-588-6503 or go to


Saturday Plus

October's Saturday Plus will feature Robert Peters, aka "The Reptile Man," presenting three shows Saturday at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Discovery Station, Hagers- town. Discovery Station hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday. 1 to 4 p.m. Admission costs $5 to $7; free for members. Call 301-790-0076 or go to www.discovery

Haunted house

Features seven animated props. Not recommended for ages 14 and younger. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 29; also Thursdays, Oct. 20 and 27, Sundays, Oct. 23 and 30, and Monday, Oct. 31. KOA Kampground, 11759 Snug Harbor Lane, Williamsport. Tickets on sale from 7 to 10 p.m. Fun House, $2; Haunted House, $12. Call 301-223-7571.

John Tesh

The former TV personality will perform in concert. Saturday, 8 p.m. Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, Md. $35 to $45. Tickets may be purchased at the Weinberg box office or by calling 301-228-2828 today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The box office also is open one hour prior to all shows. Tickets may be purchased online at

Benefit concert

The concert will feature the bands Solid Ground, Tuff n 'Nuff and Pocket Full of Blues, plus a bonus act. Food will be sold. Sunday, 1 p.m. to dusk. War Memorial Park, Martinsburg, W.Va. All proceeds will go to the United Way and American Red Cross for hurricane relief efforts.

Community band

Hagerstown Municipal Band will present "A Tribute to the American Spirit." The program will include marches, show tunes, Dixieland and patriotic selections. Sunday, 3 p.m. North Hagerstown High School auditorium. Donations collected for the American Red Cross.

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