Family Walks, Races, Campout, Grand Prix and More in Howard County this Weekend

Looking for something exciting to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going on around town.


Where:  Oakland Mills Village, 5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia

When:  Sun., Sept. 23, 2012, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Description:   Locally-grown produce, baked goods, fruits of the season, flowers, transplants, organically grown produce and specialty items for sale.


Where:  Clark's Elioak Farm, 10500 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City

When:  Sat., Sept. 22, 2012, 8-9:30 a.m.

Description:  Families are invited to walk a 1.5 mile hayride path visiting stations along the way to learn about healthy living, farms, food, and more.

Pricing: Free

Where: 5610 Chamblis Drive, Clarksville

When:  Sat., Sept. 22, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Description:  Spectators are invited to watch world-class equestrians race to hurdle obstacles. Proceeds from this event benefit the HCC Educational Foundation, providing funding assistance to HCC students.

Pricing:  $10

  • Columbia Association Free Lakefront Festival

Where:  Columbia Association, 10221 Wincopin Cir Ste 100, Columbia

When:  Fri, Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 23, 6:30 p.m.

Description:    Fri., Sept. 21, 2012, 6:30 p.m. –   free dance instruction with music will be held under the People Tree at Town Center Lakefront, from 6:30-8 p.m. When the dance session ends — free movie begins.  Movies begin at dusk (about 8:30 pm). All films are rated (G) unless otherwise noted.

                        Sun., Sept. 23, 2012, 6:30 p.m.  – Free concert.

Pricing: Free

  • National Family Resiliency Center 5K Race and 1K Fun Walk

Where:  10221 Wincopin Cir, Columbia, MD 

When:  Sat., Sept. 22, 2012, 8:00 a.m.

Description:  Families are invited to join in a 5K race and/or 1K fun walk to raise money for NFRC.

Pricing: $25.00


  • 2012 Women of Christ Church Annual Flea Market

Where: Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Rd, Columbia

When: Sat., Sept. 22, 9 a.m.

Description:  Annual flea market featuring food, crafts, vendors and more.

Pricing: Free

  • Howard County Heart Walk

Where:  Centennial Park, 10000 State Route 108, Columbia

When:   Sat., Sept. 22, 9 a.m.

Description:  Howard County residents are invited to walk to add their calorie donation to the American Heart Association’s Billion Calorie Count-UP.

Pricing: Free

  • 2nd Annual Morgan Stanley Quarry Lake Fall Fest

Where:   Quarry Lake Dr., Pikesville

When:  Sunday, Sept. 23, 11 a.m.

Description:  More than 70 vendors set up on Quarry Lake Dr.. including flower, plants, jewelry, arts & crafts and retail vendors.  Food and beverages available.  Proceeds to benefit The Pikesville Chamber of Commerce.

Pricing:  Free

  • 4th Annual Fall Fiesta Festival

Where:  Washington Ave & 2nd Ave, Halethorpe

When:  Sunday, Sept. 23, 11 a.m.

Description:   Food, drink, entertainment and demonstrations for the whole family.

Pricing: Free

Where:  8600 Foundry St, Savage

When:  Friday, Sept. 21 and Saturday, Sept. 22, 8 p.m.

Description:  Learn about ghostly events and hauntings at the historical Savage Mill.

Pricing:  $13 adults, $11 Children (12 & under) & Seniors (65+) and Active Military Personnel and their Families

  • Catonsville Rails To Trails Bike Ride

Where:  815 Frederick Rd, Catonsville

When:  Sunday, September 23, 8 a.m.

Description:  Cyclists will gather at Atwater’s Bakery, located at 815 Frederick Road, for a 20-mile moderately paced (10-12 mph) ride. The route will take Catonsville trails to a loop through the State Park and back.  Some hills are encountered, including the Trolley Trail #9 return. 

Pricing: Free (but donations are appreciated)

Allison Anderson September 21, 2012 at 03:30 PM
TONIGHT 9/21 - Twilight Family hike and campfire with storytelling at the Howard County Conservancy http://www.hcconservancy.org.
Brandie Jefferson September 21, 2012 at 03:38 PM
That sounds like fun! The skies have been so clear in recent nights -- and days. I was able to see Orion just before sunrise yesterday!
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