2017 Fall Festival guide

Fall AutumnNottingham and the surrounding communities are bursting at the seams with fall festivals.  Where else can you find music, rides, kids’ activities, and – of course – pumpkin-spiced everything?

Here’s a handy guide to some of the local fall events taking place in your neighborhood.

September 29-30, 2017

St. Isaac Jogues Fall Festival
9215 Old Harford Road
Carney, MD 21234

October 7, 2017

St. Stephen’s Fall Festival
8030 Bradshaw Road
Kingsville, MD 21087

October 14, 2017

Prigel Family Creamery Fall Fiesta
4852 Long Green Road
Glen Arm, MD 21057

October 21, 2017

Hawks Hollow Farm Family Fall Festival
7615 Bradshaw Road
Kingsville, MD 21087

Richardson Farms Octoberfest
5900 Ebenezer Road
White Marsh, MD 21162

November 4, 2017

Sovereign Grace Church Fall Festival
Crossroads Circle
Middle River, MD 21220

November 11, 2017

Chesapeake STEM Academy PTSA Fall Craft Fair
1801 Turkey Point Road
Essex, MD 21221

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 SIJFallFest.com.

Massive party in Parkville elicits police response

Police responded to the scene of a massive party that disrupted a quiet Carney neighborhood on Thursday night. 

At about 7:30 p.m., officers responded to Krause Park on Old Harford Road for a report of a disturbance. 

An estimated crowd of over 100 people had gathered in the park. Witnesses at St. Isaac Jogues church, located next door to the park, reported seeing individuals with alcohol and marijuana on church grounds. 

The loud party reportedly disrupted evening events that were taking place at the church. 

The incident was said to be an end-of-school-year party for Morgan State University students. 

It is unclear whether the event was sanctioned by Morgan State. 

Councilman Marks names Chris Montcalmo a Fifth District ‘Citizen of the Year’

Chris Montcalmo Citizen of the YearBaltimore County Councilman David Marks on Thursday recognized Chris Montcalmo, a Carney resident, as a Fifth District “Citizen of the Year.”

Montcalmo, a mortgage consultant with Sierra Pacific Mortgage and local musician, has been a longtime community leader, serving as Vice President of the Parkville Carney Business Association and as a community board member for the White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company.  Montcalmo has also served as past president of the Perry Hall White Marsh Business Association. He also directs Reign Down, the contemporary music group at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church in Carney. 

The WMVFC is currently in the midst of a major fundraising initiative in order to build a new station along Route 7 to replace its outdated facility on Ebenezer Road.  A groundbreaking ceremony was held last month.  To donate to WMVFC, please click here.

“Chris Montcalmo has been a terrific leader in northeastern Baltimore County, and it is a pleasure to recognize him for his contributions to the community,” Councilman Marks commented.

The Fifth District Citizen of the Year program was started in 2011 to recognize outstanding community volunteers.

For more Fifth District Citizens of the Year, click here.

(Full disclosure: Montcalmo also runs NottinghamMD.com)