Weekend calendar - Aug. 17

August 16, 2013

Farmers market 230th anniversary

Historic City Farmers Market holds a 230th anniversary celebration, with children’s activities, vendor giveaways, birthday cake and more. Festivities begin at 8 a.m. Saturday. Historic City Farmers Market, 25 W. Church St., downtown Hagerstown. Free admission. Call 301-739-8577, ext. 190, or go to

Hagerpex Stamp Show

Twelve stamp dealers will offer stamps, postal covers and postal history. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Ramada Plaza Hotel, 1718 Underpass Way, Halfway. Free. Call 301-714-1423.

Rock Box special story time

An interactive and educational story time featuring geology for kids. Crack open a geode and create your own pet rock. For ages 3 to 8. 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Smithsburg Library, 66 W. Water St., Smithsburg. Call 301-824-7722 to sign up.

MusicFest 2013

Activities for all ages, pig roast, food, games, inflatables. Entertainment includes Degrees of Freedom, Seven X Seventy, Daniel’s Vision, Men in Black and Cover Girls. 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday. New Covenant Fellowship Independent Church, 18310 Breathedsville Road, Boonsboro. Free. Call 240-527-0460 or email

Back to School, Christmas in August

18th annual Cornett Tribute 20-lap Pure Stock special with time trials. Late Model Sportsman race. Kids will have an opportunity to ride in a race car. Santa from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bring cameras. Gates open at 5 p.m. today; racing at 7 p.m. Hagerstown Speedway, 15112 National Pike, Hagerstown. $10. Go to

Thunder on the Mountain

Civil War re-enactors portraying Union and Confederate infantry, cavalry and artillery units will re-create the fighting at Fox’s Gap during the 1862 Battle of South Mountain. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Intersection of Reno Monument Road and Lamb’s Knoll Road. Free. Call 301-4320-4042.

Open Airplane Afternoon

To coincide with National Aviation Day, Hagerstown Aviation Museum holds an open house. Visitors can climb aboard airplanes built in Hagerstown, including the Fairchild C-82 and Fairchild C-119 “Flying Boxcar,” and look at a 1928 Kreider Reisner KR-31 biplane. 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, rain or shine. Hagerstown Aviation Museum, 14235 Oak Springs Road, off Basore Drive, near Hagerstown Regional Airport, north of Hagerstown. Free admission. Call 301-733-8717 or go to

Red, White and Blue Summer Concert

The U.S. Navy’s Country Current will perform country and bluegrass music. 6:15 p.m. Sunday. Hagerstown Community College’s Alumni Amphitheater, Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. Call 240-500-2346 or go to

Concert in the Park

South Mountain Jam will feature blues and ’70s rock. 7 p.m. Sunday. Shafer Park gazebo, 37 Park Drive, Boonsboro. Call 301-432-5141.

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