St. Isaac Jogues Fall Festival coming Sept. 29 & 30

St Isaac JoguesA new fall tradition is coming to Carney later this month.

St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church will be holding its first annual Fall Festival on Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30.

The event will take place on the St. Isaac Jogues campus, located at 9215 Old Harford Road (21234).

Off-site parking will be available on Old Harford Road, at Pine Grove Middle School, and at Pine Grove Elementary School. A free shuttle bus will run continuously throughout the event to transport patrons, volunteers, vendors, and staff.

The event will feature rides, raffles, BINGO, live music, magic shows, live Irish dancing, vendors, food, and more.

Here’s the SIJ Fall Festival schedule of events:

Friday, September 29, 2017 – 4:00 – 10:00 p.m.

4:00 – 10:00 p.m. Midway Opens (rides, games, food)
4:00 – 10:00 p.m. Wheels Open, Instant Bingo/Raffle Sales Open
4:00 – 10:00 p.m. Food Trucks Open, Vendor Booths Open
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Beer & Wine Tasting (Beer Garden)
5:00 – 7:15 p.m. Dan Althoff – Acoustic Guitar (Main Stage)
6:00 p.m. Bingo Seating Begins (Church Hall)
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Cash Bingo Begins – (Church Hall)
7:30 – 10:00 p.m. Jose Roig – Acoustic Guitar (Main Stage)

Saturday, September 30, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Food Trucks Open, Vendor Booths Open
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Flea Market Opens (Parish Center)
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Kid’s Magic Show / Balloon Twisting / Crafts (Main Stage)
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. McHale School of Irish Dance (Main Stage)
12:00 – 10:00 p.m. Midway Opens (rides, games, food)
12:00 – 10:00 p.m. Wheels Open, Instant Bingo/Raffle Sales Open
12:00 – 2:00 p.m. The Songbirds – Folk Band (Main Stage)
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Ernie Fowler – Acoustic Guitar (Main Stage)
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Community Mass (Church)
5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Chris Montcalmo – Acoustic Guitar (Main Stage)
6:00 p.m. Bingo Seating Begins (Church Hall)
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Cash Bingo Begins – (Church Hall)
8:00 – 10:00 p.m. DJ Raptor – Popular Music (Main Stage)
9:00 p.m. $4K Raffle Drawing – Special Guest (Main Stage)

For more information, visit

Perry Hall Apple Festival 2017 to take place Sept. 16 & 17

Perry Hall Apple FesitvalThe 2017 Perry Hall Apple Festival will take place on Saturday, September 16, and Sunday, September 17, 2017.

The event will be held at Chapel Hills Farm & Nursery, located at 4350 Chapel Road in Perry Hall.

Activities will include an Amish apple butter demonstration, live bluegrass music by Arrow Horse (12-4 p.m. both day), chainsaw sculptures, face painting by Fantasy Artz, sack races, pony rides, tractor-drawn hayrides, and gator wagon train rides to the haunted woods.

There will also be a petting zoo, train rides, mini hay maze, and pedal tractors.

There will be plenty of food, including pulled pork, pizza, kettle corn, pit beef & put turkey, burgers, hot dogs, fries, apple cider, funnel cakes, and much more.

The festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days.

The event is hosted by the Perry Hall Improvement Association.

For more information, visit the official website here or see the event on Facebook.

Perry Hall Apple Festival 2017

BCPS Back to School Festival coming to Boscov’s on August 26

baltimore-county-public-schools-bcpsWhat: Join Baltimore County Public Schools at a free outdoor festival to celebrate the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. Come to see our exciting Mobile Innovation Lab. “Get Your Head in the Game” by making a creative paper hat sculpture. Climb up on a working fire engine. Get up close and personal with an antique fire engine – a 1949 Mack Engine. Learn more about supporting student success on the BCPS Parentmobile. See how good you are with hula hoops and jump ropes. Make cool paper rockets. Buy a delicious lunch from Flat Chance, Jimmy’s Famous Seafood, Maui Wowi Hawaiian Smoothies, or Pablo’s Toc O’s food trucks. Find a great book to read on the county library’s Bookmobile. Discover BCPS and community programs and services. Mingle with Doc the Tiger from Towson University. And enjoy the psychedelic funk of special musical guest The Groove Machine – a band comprised of seven Grade 10 students at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology. This event is sponsored by The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools. Backpacks filled with school supplies, donated by Patient First, will be awarded as door prizes every 15 minutes.

When: Saturday, Aug. 26, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Boscov’s at White Marsh Mall
Lower parking lot
8200 Perry Hall Boulevard, 21236

Background: Festival vendors are:

From the community
Baltimore County Public Library, Bookmobile and White Marsh Branch
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Community College of Baltimore County
The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools
Fire Museum of Maryland
Hot Spots Extended Day Care
Maryland 529 (college savings plans)
Patient First
RSVP (senior volunteers, Baltimore County Dept. of Aging)
Baltimore County Public Library Bookmobile
White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company

Food trucks
Flat Chance
Jimmy’s Famous Seafood
Maui Wowi Hawaiian Smoothies and Coffee
Pablo’s Toc O’s

Career and Technology Education
College and Career Readiness
English for Speakers of Other Languages
English Language Arts
Food and Nutrition Services
Human Resources
Magnet Programs
Mobile Innovation Lab
Physical Education
School Counseling
Pupil Personnel Services
Visual Arts

Richardson Farms Sunflower Fest coming in June

Richardson Farms SunflowerA local farm is introducing a new festival that will be held next month.

Richardson Farms announced on Thursday that it would be holding its first-ever Sunflower Fest.

The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, 2017.

The event will feature food stations, beer, wine, and all proceeds will benefit the White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company.

Tickets cost $35 each or 2 for $60.  Attendees must be at least 21 years of age.

Richardson Farms is located at 5900 Ebenezer Road in White Marsh.

For more information, visit Richardson Farms on Facebook here.

Richardson Farms Sunflower Fest