Westminster Fallfest September 22-25, 2022

Westminster Fallfest started in 1978 to promote awareness of the renewal of the downtown shopping district. The dates for this year’s Westminster Fallfest are Sept. 22-25, 2022.

Fallfest in 1983 stretched along Main Street Westminster for several blocks on both sides of the railroad tracks. Many years later, the annual celebration moved to Longwell Avenue and the Westminster Playground. Photo from the collection of Kevin Dayhoff

Kevin Dayhoff: It’s fall and time for community events in Westminster, Carroll County Sep 23, 2022 at 9:00 am

This year in Carroll County, fall began at 8:03 p.m. on Sept. 22. Scientifically it’s the autumnal equinox, the time when the sun shines directly on the equator, and the southern and northern hemispheres receive the same amount of sunlight. After the 22nd, the northern hemisphere began to tilt away from the sun.

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For those of us who love summer, the first day of fall can only mean that winter will soon be upon us. Others look upon the fall season with excitement. Indeed, in Carroll County fall brings about a cornucopia of community events. Fall is for apples, pumpkins, sweaters, fuzzy socks, and colorful leaves.

Let’s look at three of the events on the calendar for fall. The 43rd annual Westminster Fallfest will be held from Sept. 22-25 at the Westminster playground at 11 Longwell Ave. On Sept. 24, the Miss Carroll County Scholarship Competition will take place at Westminster High School. The start of October will be celebrated at Oktoberfest at the Carroll County Agricultural Center on Oct. 1 and 2.

Westminster Fallfest started in 1978 to promote awareness of the renewal of the downtown shopping district. The dates for this year’s Westminster Fallfest are Sept. 22-25, 2022.

Dylan Slagle photograph

According to information provided by the City of Westminster, this year’s Fallfest charity partners are, Crossroads Church, Catholic Charities Head Start & Early Learning, Westminster Municipal Band, and Together We Own It. “Selected partners will assist with planning … complete tasks delegated by organizers, provide and coordinate volunteers to manage and staff several activities during the four-day festival, and attend mandatory monthly meetings. In return, each partner receives a portion of the proceeds generated from the event to benefit their organization.

“Fallfest is a four-day community event with fun for everyone! The festival is [composed] of rides, games, food, entertainment, and on Saturday and Sunday only, an assortment of craft, commercial, and nonprofit vendors. Hundreds of volunteers from local organizations and area schools help staff this event.”

Related:

https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll/lifestyles/cc-lt-dayhoff-092522-20220923-ctm7jhlrcrdfxgpiupia6me4b4-story.html

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