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Festival fun in August

July 13, 2011

Clear Spring Firemen’s Carnival | Aug. 1-6
Amusement rides and food. Entertainment by Tori Anderson & Possum Holler Farewell Tour, Rick K and the Allnighters, The Back Creek Valley Boys, The Kentucky Headhunters, Daryl Singletary and John Conlee. Carnival grounds are off Big Spring Road, south of Clear Spring. Check www.clearspringfire.net/events.htm for updates and schedule.

Leitersburg Peach Festival | Aug. 13 and 14
Hosted by the Leitersburg Ruritan Club. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Leitersburg Ruritan Community Park, 21427 Leiter St., Leitersburg. Fresh peaches and peach desserts; peach pie contest; arts and crafts vendors; antique tractor display; petting zoo; pony rides and a barrel train. Call 301-797-1335.

Downsville Ruritan Carnival | Aug. 15-20
Byron Memorial Park, Williamsport. Amusement rides, nightly entertainment. Opens around 5 p.m. daily. Advanced arm band sale. Call 301-223-6876 or 301-223-6401. Go to Williamsportmd.gov.

Clear Spring Days | Aug. 20 and 21
Hosted by Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Co. and held at the carnival grounds in Clear Spring. On Saturday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 21, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Food, craft vendors, music and other events at the carnival grounds. Call Bobbi Cole at 301-223-1567.

Williamsport Days | Aug. 25-28
Williamsport Community Band concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25. Street dance at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26. On Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Food, craft vendors, music and other events at Byron Memorial Park, Potomac Street, Conococheague Street (a portion will be closed for the dance Friday), and Town Hall. Call 301-223-7711.

Augustoberfest| Aug. 27-28
Celebrates local German heritage with Bavarian food, dance and music. A volksmarch, a noncompetitive walk, will be held Saturday morning. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. Costs $5 a day, ages 12 and younger, free. Hagerstown’s central parking lot, downtown. Call 301-739-8577, ext. 116, or go to www.augustoberfest.org.

French and Indian War Muster| Aug. 27-28
Reenactors of 18th-century French, British and American Indian assemble for a weekend of living history demonstrations and reenactments. Period crafts and vendors also available. Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Road, Big Pool. Park fees apply. Call 301-842-2155.

Shippensburg Corn Festival | Aug. 27
Events include live performances, a corn-eating contest, children’s activities and an antique car show. New for this year: A sculpture contest for children. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., downtown Shippensburg, Pa. Go to www.cornfestival.net.

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