Weekend calendar -August 27

August 26, 2011

Simple Transport 4

A show displaying air-cooled Volkwagens, custom and vintage BMX bicycles, and pre-1985 motorcycles. Also, VW tattoo contest, kids activities with Carly the Clown, swap meet, new parts vendors and an open house at the Hagerstown BMX track. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Hagerstown Fairgrounds Park, 370 N. Cannon Ave., Hagerstown. $10 per vehicle or vintage motorcycle; free for all Karmann Ghias and coachbuilts; $3 per bicycle; $2 spectators; free for kids ages 12 and younger. Call 240-675-7976, email or go to


Potatoes planted in the spring will be harvested by horse-drawn plow. Prizes will be awarded to children by age groups for finding the largest and smallest potatoes. Other activities include Master Gardeners in the four-square garden and an outdoor artisan bread-baking demonstration using a wood-fired oven. Potatoes dug at 11 a.m. today. Washington County Rural Heritage Museum, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown. Call 240-420-1714; 240-420-1713 weekends.

Keedysville Ruritan Festival

Annual community festival features food and drinks, kids games, raffle, auction of donated items, bingo, live music, used book sales. 11 a.m. today. Taylor Park, Taylor Drive, Keedysville. Call Art Williamson at 301-432-0281.

Loading, firing cannons

Antietam living history volunteers will portray Battery B, 4th U.S. Artillery to demonstrate loading and firing cannons. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. today. Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg Pike, Sharpsburg. Call 301-432-5124.

Ty Herndon

Ty Herndon will perform country music. 7:30 p.m. today. The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Tickets are $19 to $65. Call 301-790-2000 or go to

Rock fest

Cumberland Valley Transmission will hold a rock fest with 4byJoe, The Nick Seibert Project, Deadlocked, Still Fuqua and SemiHard. 3 p.m. today. Cumberland Valley Transmission, 947 Commonwealth Ave., Hagerstown. $5. Email Nicholas Seibert at

Tori Anderson & Possum Holler

As part of their final tour, Tori Anderson & Possum Holler will perform. 7 to 10 p.m. today. Blue Ridge Summit Carnival, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.


The Piedmont Pacers Walking, Volkssport Club will hold a volkswalk during Augustoberfest. Walk at your own pace. Start anytime between 8 a.m. and noon, finish by 3 p.m. today. A 6-kilometer trail and a 10-kilometer trail are available. Meet opposite the parking deck on North Potomac Street at the Augustoberfest tent. Free. Call 301-829-3685 or email


Bavarian music and food festival. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Central parking lot, downtown Hagerstown. $5 a day, free for children 12 and younger. Call 301-739-8577, ext. 116. A full list of activities can be found at

C&O Canal family reunion

Area residents are invited to share stories about life on the C&O Canal. 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Also, Matthew Dodd will share songs and stories of the C&O Canal from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Visitor Center at the Cushwa Basin, 205 W. Potomac St. Call the visitor center at 301-582-0813.

Hagerstown Municipal Band

The Hagerstown Municipal Band will continue its Sunday concert series. The concert will feature the HMB dance band, Twelfth Night. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Hagerstown City Park, Peter Buys Band Shell, off Virginia Avenue, Hagerstown. Free. Go to

The Herald-Mail Articles