Weekend calendar - August 18

August 18, 2012

Washington County Horse Council open horse show

Open to riders of all ages and skill levels. Registration at 8 a.m., school until 8:45 a.m., classes at 9 a.m. Warm-up jumps are provided outside the ring for additional schooling. Food will be sold. Today. Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 7303 Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown. The public is invited to watch. Go to

Tomato Festival

The festival will offer activities for all ages and a challenge for local gardeners to grow the best-tasting tomato variety. Tomato preservation workshop with Extension Agent Sue Flanagan, 11 a.m.; presentations on the history of the tomato by Randy Sine and Angie Faulkner. Tomato tasting and voters-choice judging. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Dillon Farm Museum, W.Va. 9 at Ridge Road, Hedgesville, W.Va. Call 304-264-1936 or email

Summer Concert Cookout Bash

Eight Evolution Rock School student bands will perform to raise money for equipment. Noon to 3 p.m. today. Doub’s Woods Park’s Arts Pavilion, 1231 Maryland Ave., Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-733-1850 or go to

Peach festival


Sliced peaches, peach pies, country ham sandwiches, steamers, hot dogs, ice cream, soups, beverages and baked goods. Moon bounce for children. 4 to 7 p.m. today. St. Paul’s Reformed and Lutheran churches, 14234 National Pike, Clear Spring. Proceeds benefit vacation Bible school. Call Glenda Drury at 301-790-2686.

Peach festival

Dave Powers will perform southern gospel music at 10:30 a.m. and The Shippensburg Blaskapelle German Band will perform from noon to 2 p.m. Food will be sold. Pie-eating contest at 10:30 a.m., pie-baking contest at 1 p.m. Vendors will sell items. Face painting and barrel train rides for children. Today. Community Grounds, U.S. 30 and Hawbaker Drive, Fort Loudon, Pa. If it rains, the event will be held at Freedom Lighthouse, Path Valley Road, Fort Loudoun, Pa. Sponsored by Trinity United Church of Christ. Go to

Church festival

Guilford Station Bluegrass Gospel Band will perform. Activities include games and dunk tank. Food will be sold. 5 to 9 p.m. today. Mount Olivet Presbyterian Church, 14253 Exline Road, Hancock.

Blues, jazz, rock-pop and roots

The Fabulous Mary Ann Redmond Band will perform the final show in the concert in the park series. 5:30 p.m. today. Western border of Berkeley Springs State Park, U.S. 522, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Rain location is Ice House, corner of Mercer and Independence streets. Free. Call 304-258-2300.

Make Me Laugh Comedy Tour

Featuring comedians from Comedy Central, Showtime and Just for Laughs. Chad Beadle hosts. 9 p.m. today. Tap House Sports Bar, 107 Keyes Ferry Road, Charles Town, W.Va. $12 in advance; $15 at the door. VIP package costs $50 and includes food, show admission and after party for two. Go to

Trains for everyone

Displays include HO-scale model railroad, trains for kids to operate, historic railroad equipment, artifacts and photos. 1 to 5 p.m. today and Sunday. Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. $4; 50 cents for ages 4 to 12; free for ages 3 and younger. Call 301-739-4665.

Thunder on the Mountain

South Mountain State Battlefield staff and volunteers will portray members of the Maryland Light Artillery. Demonstrations of loading and firing of a 12-pound Napoleon cannon, as well as discussions about the significance of artillery in the Battle of Crampton’s Gap. Artillery demonstrations at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. today; 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday. Gathland State Park, 900 Arnoldstown Road, Burkittsville, Md. Call 301-432-8065.

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