Festivals in Frederick


Select Local Merchants

  • The Tomato Bash
    Tomato plants are imperfect, yielding just as many inedible fruits as the healthy, tasty ones. The organizers of The Tomato Bash devised an alternative employment for the unworthy bounty, transforming the leftover tomatoes into ammunition for a massive ketchup making party. Participants are encouraged to sport silly costumes for the big event, as they are inevitably going to get utterly filthy. To kick off the festivities, revelers are entertained with a cadre of food trucks, beverage vendors, and DJ playing tunes, including rebellious anthems encouraging the tomatoes to throw themselves. At 3 p.m., the tomato foam machine outside of the tomato arena powers up, pumping the stage area full of bubbly, pink fruit foam. Then the hordes of goggle-clad contestants descend upon a large arena and lose themselves in a sea of red goo.
    Read More
    797 East Patrick Street
    Frederick, MD US
  • River & Trail Outfitters
    River & Trail Outfitters owners Lee and Eunsook Baihly have been acquainting customers with the area's natural beauty since 1972. Their outdoor-exploration company's more than 70 friendly staffers accompany customers on relaxed, informative rafting, kayaking, canoeing, biking, and tubing excursions. In addition to having mastered river- and boat-safety skills, staff members are experienced in first aid, CPR, and the correct way to ask dolphins for directions. River & Trail Outfitters also accommodates businesses, organizing team-building events and rock wall rentals or hiking trips. The Baihlys' environmental commitment extends to an in-house recycling program and river clean-ups.
    Read More
    100 S. Maple Ave. Brunswick
    Brunswick, MD US
  • Sugarloaf Craft Festivals
    Attracting more than 170,000 art enthusiasts to its events each year, the Sugarloaf Craft Festivals showcase original work from hundreds of artisans showcasing everything from handcrafted pottery, sculpture, and metalwork to jewelry, fashion, decor, and photography. Audiences can witness art being made live during educational demonstrations as artisans sculpt clay, whittle wood, forge metals, and imbue baskets with the power of speech. Hungry craft-lovers can also sniff out specialty food items to sample or purchase while dancing across the sprawling venue to live music.
    Read More
    16 Chestnut St.
    Gaithersburg, MD US
  • Northern Virginia Summer BrewFest
    What's more autumnal than Dominion Octoberfest and Fordham Spiced Harvest Ale? Sipping the craft beers under red and orange leaves at the fall edition of Northern Virginia BrewFest. Sprawled across the grounds of Bull Run Regional Park, the 8th annual celebration of craft beer pairs guests with samples of brews from around the country. As participants savor ales, porters, stouts, and pilsners, they can peruse arts and crafts vendors, snack on gourmet cuisine offerings, and dance to live music. They might also attend cooking demonstrations that incorporate beer, teaching folks how to make more than just beer cereal.
    Read More
    41793 Tutt Lane
    Leesburg, VA US
  • Dordy Fontinel Show Management, Inc.
    As the promoter of antique shows across the East Coast, Dordy Fontinel's career is almost as storied as the pieces of vintage Americana she vends. A collector since her teenage years, Dordy first started in the antiques business in 1978, eventually moving into promotion in 1992. She was joined in her new venture by her husband, Stillie Mason, an auctioneer with 18 years of experience. Together, the pair helps dealers display their wares to new crowds of collectors, filling their events with vintage home decor, jewelry, and accessories?many of which date from the 1760s to the 1960s.
    Read More
    250 South Nursery Avenue
    Purcellville, VA US
  • GoCity Events - G1
    For festive holidays such as St. Patrick's Day and Cinco de Mayo, the team of event planners at GoCity Events are sure to have concocted an event to celebrate it in style, whether it's a pub crawl for young professionals or a black-tie gala for leprechauns. The highest-profile of the thousands of parties they've thrown over the decades? It's hard to say, but their several Presidential inaugural balls vie for the title.
    Read More
    19309 Winmeade Dr, Ste 123
    Leesburg, VA US
Advertisement