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May 13, 2010
Top Five things to do Get of a 'Taste of the Arts' Sample food at 12 downtown Hagerstown restaurants from 5 to 8 p.m. this evening. Tickets cost $20 and include admission at 8 p.m. to Bridge of Life for a concert by Barbara Ingram School for the Arts students. Go to http://www.mdtheatre.org or call 301-790-2000. French and Indian flashback Re-enactors portraying Joshua Beall's Company of the Maryland Forces will garrison Fort Frederick, perform living history demonstrations and explain the life of a soldier during the French and Indian War. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 16. Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Rd. Service fee. Call 301-842-2155.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | May 13, 2010
National Pike Festival will offer a sense of what road tripping was like back when Thomas Jefferson was still alive. Starting Friday, May 14, in Clear Spring, the annual National Pike Festival will re-create the travel along National Pike and Old National Pike -- routes that were built in the late 18th and early 19th centuries as an alternative to traveling by river or on American Indian routes, said coordinator Laura Bowman. The wagon train will end in Boonsboro on Sunday, May 16, with plenty of stops along the way. A caravan of nearly 30 canvas-covered wagons and open buggies -- pulled by horses and mules -- will start the 32-mile trek along the historic National Pike and Old National Pike.
NEWS
May 6, 2010
Need help planning things to do this summer? Let our Summer Fun at a Glance series do the work for you. Each week we'll highlight upcoming events through August. This week, we've begun by highlighting a few spring and summer festivals. This is not intended to be an all-encompassing list, but we do try to include complete listings of Tri-State area events in our calendar listings each week. So check back regularly. Do you have an event you'd like to see? Send it to lifestyle@herald-mail.
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By DAN DEARTH | May 16, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- A handful of people gathered Saturday near the Hager House to learn a little about the 18th century -- including bonnet-making techniques and practices in personal hygiene. Gaela Shoop, a Hager House recreation assistant, said the history lesson was held in conjunction with the National Pike Festival, an annual event that re-creates the way pioneers migrated across the American west. About 25 horse-drawn wagons shoved off Saturday morning from Clear Spring and followed U.S. 40 into Hagerstown.
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By LISA PREJEAN | May 15, 2009
This weekend, visitors to Washington County will be able to step back in time to the early 1800s when Conestoga wagons and stagecoaches ruled the road. The National Pike Festival wagon train will travel along our county's section of the road that paved a path to the West. There will be a weekend-long celebration of the rich heritage that provided a foundation for the road we know today as U.S. 40. It all begins tonight with a wagon train encampment at Plumb Grove Mansion in Clear Spring.
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By DAN DEARTH | May 15, 2009
CLEAR SPRING -- It didn't take long Friday for the grounds of the Plumb Grove mansion in Clear Spring to be transformed into a scene from the Old West. Campers tied their horses to wagons and prepared to sleep under the stars in preparation for the 20th annual National Pike Festival. "We just love to come together and have fun," said Hedgesville, W.Va., resident Joy Campbell, who has participated in the event for the last five years. "We have a really, really good time. " About 25 horse-drawn wagons and 150 people will participate in this year's festival, wagon master Norman Mason said.
NEWS
May 14, 2009
Top five things to do this week Final countdown Will Kim Bauer survive? Will Jack? TV season finales continue this week with "24" (8 p.m. Monday on Fox), "How I Met Your Mother" (8:30 p.m. Monday on CBS), NCIS (8 p.m. Tuesday on CBS), "Dancing With the Stars" (9 p.m. Tuesday on ABC) and "American Idol" (8 p.m. Wednesday on Fox). Feels like a 'Stairway to Heaven' Since you've been loving Led Zeppelin, give Get the Led Out a chance. The tribute band performs Saturday night at The Maryland Theatre.
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By CHERYL WEAVER / 301-842-0087 | May 12, 2009
o Read more Cheryl Weaver columns at washingtoncountyliving.com Town to celebrate National Pike Days National Pike Days will be held this weekend. The wagon train will be at Plumb Grove on Friday. There will be bluegrass music and food available for purchase from 5 to 8 p.m. On Saturday, breakfast will be served from 6 to 9 a.m. The wagon train will leave at 9 a.m. The following activities are planned Saturday at Clear Spring High School: o 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. - Antique tractor show registration o 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Displays will be set up at the high school and the greenhouse will be open o 10 a.m. - Parade starts o 11 a.m. - Antique tractors judged o 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Classic car show o 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Activities such as pie-eating contests, a pet parade, pedal tractor races, wood splitting, horseshoe pitching and cross-cut sawing will be held.
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