Sharpsburg to hold Heritage Festival

August 31, 2012|Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville

The town of Sharpsburg will commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Antietam Sept. 15 and 16 with a two-day festival of period music, historical demonstrations, re-enactors, lectures and a community dance at town square with music by the Martin Family Band.

In addition, there will be food, arts, crafts, historical re-enactments, demonstrations, a commemorative program cover art exhibit, lectures, book signings, live music, a Dutch oven cook-off, horse and wagon rides, car shows, candlelight alley walks, ghost tours and yard sales.

Those interested in participating in the festival as a vendor, contestant, re-enactor, demonstrator, exhibitor, volunteer or author, can contact the Sharpsburg Heritage Festival Committee by calling 304-279-8440 of sending an email to The deadline to register is Saturday to be listed in the program.

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Church plans yard sale

The Women’s Guild of Christ Reformed UCC of Sharpsburg will hold a yard sale from Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 7215 Sharpsburg Pike (near the ag center). Clothing for children and youth, household goods, books and other items will be for sale.

Railroad Museum to host Trainfest


The Hagerstown Model Railroad Museum will host Trainfest Summer 2012 (a model train sale) Saturday, Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Washington County Ag Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike.

Tickets cost $4 for adults and are free for those 12 and younger. For more information call 301-800-9829, send an email to or go to

‘Stories from Antietam’

Author and lecturer Scott Mingus will present “Human Interest Stories from Antietam,” Thursday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Sharpsburg Library. The anecdotes and stories are drawn from the eyewitness accounts of the soldiers and civilians present in 1862 for the battle. Copies of the book will be available and the author will be signing autographs.

For more information, call 301-432-8825.

Farm market opens in Rohrersville area

Peace Hollow Farm and the Myron and Janet Martin Family have announced the opening of the Peace Hollow Farm Market.

The market, which opened Aug. 25, is at 2148 Rohrersville Road. All local and farm fresh products will be available at the market, including grass-fed beef, homemade pies, breads, rolls, cookies, whoopee pies and soaps.

For more information, call 301-432-2974.

District governor to visit Sharpsburg Lions

The Sharpsburg Lions Club will welcome District Gov. Paul Cannada during a regular meeting Sept. 6.

During the month, the Lions will visit and conduct eye screenings at Eastern, Lincolnshire, Boonsboro and Maugansville elementary schools.

On Saturday, Sept. 8, the Lions will conduct its monthly highway cleanup, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Railroad Station south of Sharpsburg.

The Lions will attend Taneytown’s 65th Charter Night Sept. 11, followed by a busy weekend of Sept. 15 and 16 at Sharpsburg Heritage Days when Lions will operate a pit beef stand.

During a regular meeting Sept. 20, Lions Robert Martin, sight conservation chairman, will explain what happens to eyeglasses collected by the Lions.

The Sharpsburg Lions Club meets the first and third Thursdays of the month at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 209 W. Main St., Sharpsburg.

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