Mt. Tabor Drive-Thru Festival

Mt. Tabor in Rocky Ridge is holding a drive-thru festival on July 18, 2020, from 3:00-8:00 p.m. Take home the same delicious home-cooked food! You won’t need to leave your vehicle. View the advertisement on page 17 for more details and for COVID-19 restrictions.

Benefit Breakfast for Luke Bradley Family

Come out and support the Luke Bradley family in their time of need on Saturday, July 18, 2020, for a benefit breakfast at Bell Hill Farm in Thurmont (home of the Thurmont Lion’s Club pit beef), from 7:00-11:00 a.m. View the advertisement on page 20 for more details.

Rocky Ridge Carnival and Parade Cancelled

Due to the coronavirus, the Rocky Ridge VFC’s annual carnival and parade have been canceled. Thanks to everyone for their support in the past and the RRVFC hopes to be able to hold a carnival in 2021.

Thurmont Main Street Farmers Market

The Thurmont Main Street Farmers Market is now open every Saturday, from 9:00 a.m.-noon, on the Municipal Parking Lot on South Center Street (in front of American Legion) in Thurmont. Pick from a variety of produce, veggies, fruits, rubs, home-baked goods, and more! Come see your favorite vendors, plus a few new ones. View the advertisement on page 28 for more information and for COVID rules at the Market.

Thurmont Lions Club’s Sandwich Sale

The Thurmont Lions Club is holding its popular sandwich sale at Bell Hill Farm on Rt. 15 in Thurmont on July 4, 2020, as well as August 1 and September 5 and 19. Sale features pit beef, pork, ham, turkey, and ham sandwiches, plus fresh-cut fries, Lions recipe baked beans, drinks, baked goods, and more! View the advertisement on page 16 for more information.

“Food 4 Kids” Weekend Program

Food 4 Kids weekend food program the was previously distributed at Vigilant Hose Company will now be distributed at Elias Lutheran Church in Emmitsburg on the following dates, from 10:00 a.m.-noon: July 3, July 17, July 31, August 14, August 28. View the advertisement on page 17.

Yard Sale & Soup and Sandwich Sale

Mark your calendars for Elias Lutheran Church’s Yard Sale & Soup and Sandwich Sale on July 23-25, 2020, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The church is located at 100 W. North Avenue in Emmitsburg. Masks are required. View the advertisement on page 41.

UPDATE – Community Heritage Day: A Night of Music and Fireworks

Due to COVID concerns, the annual Emmitsburg Community Heritage Day event has been paired back to become a night of music and fireworks on June 27, 2020 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in Emmitsburg Community Park. The 6’ COVID distancing policy will apply.

The craft/vendor fair, art show, games, horseshoe contest, etc. are cancelled. Look forward to a full event with all of your favorite activities next year!

Catoctin Colorfest Cancelled for 2020

In consideration for the health, well being and safety of everyone who is involved in participating in Catoctin Colorfest as well as the residents of our community, due to the current situation we will not be having the event this year.  This was a decision that was not taken lightly but one that had to be made.

We look forward to celebrating the 57th Anniversary of Catoctin Colorfest October 9 & 10, 2021.

Thurmont Little League Looks Towards Fall Season – Note to Sponsors

The Thurmont Little League has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Spring season. Moving forward, they’re planning for an amazing fall season and look forward to seeing the kids on the fields again. Due to the season being cancelled, there are two option for sponsors:

1.      TLL will keep your sponsorship money and roll it over for next season. If we have a fall season, your banner will be up for our 2020 Fall Season, 2021 Spring Season and 2021 Fall Season.

2.      Return your sponsor money and if interested, you can resubmit your sponsorship form for the 2021 Spring Season. If you would like your sponsorship money returned, please send an email it to  or 

Thank you for your sponsorship and continued commitment to our league.

Annual Thurmont Firemen’s Carnival Cancelled

Due to COVID concerns, the annual carnival scheduled for July 6-11, 2020 has been postponed until further notice. Be on the lookout for information forthcoming with a new date and other fundraisers.

The Guardian Hose Company thanks you for your continued support and looks forward to the future. Stay safe and stay well!

Thurmont & Emmitsburg Community Show’s 2020 Event Update

The 2020 Thurmont & Emmitsburg Community Show has, for the most part, been cancelled out of concern for the health and safety of our community, volunteers, attendees, exhibitors, and vendors, and all involved with our Community Show during the current pandemic situation.  

All events related to the fair will be canceled except for—as of this writing—the Catoctin FFA Alumni Livestock Show & Sale for market goat, beef, sheep, and swine. The Animal Show will be held on Saturday, September 12, at 9:00 a.m., and the livestock sale will begin at 7:00 p.m., with the location to be finalized. For an application to exhibit animals, which is due by July 3, please email The application includes information about a Saturday, July 18, mandatory exhibitor and parent meeting.   

We look forward to seeing everyone at next year’s Thurmont & Emmitsburg Community Show on September 10-12, 2021. Exhibits can include anything that has been made since the 2019 Community Show, except for baked products and any perishable items. 

The Thurmont & Emmitsburg Community Show has been bringing our Thurmont and Emmitsburg communities together since 1957.  Please continue to support our local agriculture and area businesses who have advertised in our past Community Show booklets. We thank these organizations who sponsor our annual Community Show: Thurmont Grange, Catoctin FFA Chapter, Catoctin FFA Alumni, Maryland State Grange, and the Maryland Agricultural Fair Board.

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