Frederick, Maryland Weekend Picks. September 27-29,2013.

First weekend of fall here in Frederick, let’s have some fun!

Weekend Pick 1: Oktoberfest.  Get your bratwurst on at the annual Oktoberfest event held at the Frederick Fairplex.  Bier, wine, dancing, food, and kid-flavored fun will be available Saturday and Sunday for your enjoyment.  Don’t forget your lederhosen! Saturday, 11-10, Sunday, 11-6.

Weekend Pick 2: Gaver Tree Farm. Military Weekend at the Farm!  Military families with ID get in for half price to enjoy all of the outdoor, farm fall fun!

Weekend Pick 3: Completely Hollywood Abridged at The MET.  Last chance to see this performance before it’s retired!  Catch it on stage Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings.

Weekend Pick 4: Sunset Blvd at Way Off Broadway Theater.  Need more Hollywood in your life?  Check out the local dinner theater’s take on this classic.

Weekend Pick 5: Art at the Point.  Head up county to enjoy some fine arts and crafts at the annual Point of Rocks, Art at the Point event.  Enjoy art, love music, food, and family friendly excitement at this one day, outdoor event.  Saturday, 1-5.

Weekend Pick 6: Screamland Farms.  The scary is back on the farm at Crumland Farms’ annual fright fest.  Opens this weekend and runs through the Halloween season. Visit at your own risk!

Love craft festivals?

How about tickets to one of the largest annual craft festivals in the region?!

In it’s 39th year, the Sugarloaf Craft Festival attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year to peruse the handcrafted work presented by the artists who participate.

Held annually at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, as well as at a variety of other local venues during the fall season, the Sugarloaf Craft Festival provides the perfect opportunity for art and craft enthusiasts to get their shop on.

And, we’ve got tickets to giveaway!

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Frederick, Maryland Weekend Picks. September 20-22,2013.

Weekend Picks coming at you Frederick!

Weekend Pick 1: The Great Frederick Fair.  It’s FAIR DAY!  Perfect chance to catch the awesome if you’ve been putting it off all week.  Ride specials going on all day to celebrate Kid’s Day.  Last chance to enjoy the fair this season is Saturday!

Weekend Pick 2: Gaver Farm Fall Fun Festival.  We LOVE Gaver Farm because they are one of our Coloring Contest sponsors, but we also love all of the happiness you can soak up on their farm this season.  Head out this weekend to enjoy hay rides, a corn maze, live animals, massive slides, the pumpkin patch, and more!

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Weekend Pick 3: Artomatic.  Still raging on in the old education building on Church street.  Head out this weekend and enjoy live music, enter our coloring contest, mingle with friends, and see all of the art.

Weekend Pick 4: ArtFest 2013.  For real art lovers who want to get out of town, head down to ArtFest 2013 at the AnnMarie Sculpture Garden and Art Center.  Huge two day event featuring hundreds of art exhibits, live music, street performers, vendors, food, and full family fun.  Definitely worth a day out of town!

Artomatic Kids KidzArt Coloring Contest!

Hey Art Fans!

In celebration of Artomatic (and because we really want you to), we’re hosting an Artomatic Kids KidzArt Coloring Contest!

Children, ages 3-12, are eligible to enter their colorings to win a 6-week art session with KidzArt in Frederick!

Not familiar with KidzArt programs?  Here’s what you need to know…

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Additionally, Then Again Photography will provide each winner (and the runner-up in each category) with a cupcake gift card to Sweet Angela’s Cupcakery along with a $50 discount coupon for a family photo session!

And there’s more!  Gaver Tree Farm will be awarding each of the three age group winners with free admissions passes to their fall festivities!

Ready to get your little Picasso in the running?

To Enter:

  • Download or pick up a coloring page that matches your child’s age group (we have three: 3-5, 6-9 & 10-12)
  • Color your page all pretty like.
  • Be sure you include child’s name, age, and an email address so we contact you if you win!
  • Return it to the Artomatic drop off box by close of business on September 25th.  You may NOT submit your coloring pages online.

Our faves will be displayed on the wall at Artomatic for the final week of the show as well as online on the FiND iT FREDERiCK Facebook page.

The winners in each category will be selected by the FiND iT FREDERiCK staff and announced on our Facebook page on October 9th.

You can snag the coloring pages on the FiND iT FREDERiCK Facebook Page!

Frederick, Maryland Weekend Picks. September 6-8,2013.

Looking for something to do this weekend in Frederick?

We have some ideas for you!

Weekend Picks:

Artomatic Frederick. Enjoy presentations of visual art, performing art, music, dance and film.  All ages welcome and encouraged to visit.  Friday, 12p-11pm, Saturday 9am-1pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm.  See website for event calendar.

Zoo La La.  A Night of Fashion and Animals.  Local boutiques supply the latest fashion trends & Catcotin Wildlife Preserve Provides the animals.  Fun event with music and food too.  Tickets $35.  7-10 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7, at The Faux School on Carroll Street in downtown Frederick.

First Saturday.  Join the Downtown Frederick Partnership for another 1st Saturday celebration.  Bring your favorite pooch out too for The Dog Days of Summer.  Saturday, 3-9pm.

Elk Run Winery.  Wine lovers hit the winery for their weekly Sipping Saturdays and Sundays.  Wine tastings and live entertainment.  Saturday & Sunday 3-5pm

Goodbye Cruel Summer Dance Party.  Get your dance party on with Chris Price at Cafe Nola.  No spray tans required.  Friday, 9:30pm.

Fire Safety in Maryland. Win a Home Depot Gift Card!

For all of you Marylanders who don’t stay up on fire laws (raises hand) we’ve got some important info for you today.

Recently Maryland passed a new fire safety law.  The law requires “homeowners to replace existing battery-operated smoke alarms with ones containing a 10-year sealed battery.”

Probably you don’t have one of these long-life alarms in your home.  Probably you live in a home where, at some point, you have wanted to smash the face off of your smoke alarm because of the beeping.  The incessant my-battery-is-dying-and-I’m-alerting-you-for-your-own-good-beeping.

If you get yourself complaint with this law, you won’t have to worry about that anymore.

Here are some more things you need to know about fire safety in Maryland.

1.  Smoke alarms really can save your life.  Most fatal fires happen in homes where the smoke alarm didn’t work correctly.

2.   Maryland residents need to be safer.  Maryland experienced 39 fatal fires between the months of January and June 2013.  Nearly half of the fire deaths that occurred in 2012 took place in homes that didn’t have a functioning smoke alarm.

3.  Fire officials say you need to do a better job.  Home owners need to replace their alarms every 10 years.  That means, if you bought your house in 2002 and haven’t replaced your alarm (not just your battery), you need to.  NOW.

4.  There is a solution.  With the new long-life, sealed alarms, you don’t have to worry about the batteries dying every few years.  They last for 10 years and then you chuck the whole thing, replacing it with a new, battery-sealed unit.

5.  We’re here to help!  We’re giving away a Worry-Free Smoke Alarm from Kidde to one lucky winner!  And a $15 Home Depot gift card to go with it (in case you need to get yourself a screwdriver or something to take the old one down!)

To Enter the contest:

1.  Must be a Maryland resident (this is a Maryland law that was passed on 7/1/2013 so we want to help one of our peeps get into compliance!), meaning if we pick you and you want us to mail it to you, you have to give us an address in MARYLAND.

2.  Leave a comments telling us when you last changed your smoke alarm battery.  Or took a bat and banged it off of your ceiling to make the beeping stop.  We don’t judge.

*Contest closes Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at midnight EST time.  No purchase necessary.  Open to all Maryland residents.

Free Movie Screening: Smurfs 2!

Remember last week, when we gave away tickets to see Turbo in D.C.?

400 people responded to that blog post.  Four. Hundred. People!

We didn’t have 400 tickets.

We so totally wished we did, but we weren’t that lucky, and neither, unfortunately, were most of you!

This week, we have screening tickets for another highly anticipated summer family film!

The Smurfs 2!

Same theater, but pretty much everything else will be different, and more awesome!

First, we only have 40 tickets to giveaway this time.  Each person can ask for up to 4 tickets total.

Second, your seats will be guranteed.  No worrying about getting there early and waiting in line to see if you can get a seat.

Third, this is slated to be a Blue Carpet premiere meaning there might be a couple of celebrity guests in attendance (depending on what your definition of celebrity is of course) to up the awesome of the whole thing.

Fourth, Woman About Town will be there in person.  Absolutely nothing like a celebrity, but a really good high fiver if you wanna know the truth.

And, last, but certainly not least, every person granted a ticket will also get a super cool prize pack too!

Fun?

So totally fun.

Here are the deets in case you want to attend:

When: Sunday July 28 @ 10:30AM
Where: Regal Gallery Place Stadium 14, 701 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
How to Enter: Fill out this form.  We will accept people on a first come, first serve basis and will announce on our Facebook page when it’s full.
Good luck and we hope you have fun!

Advance Screening: Turbo.

DUE TO OVERWHELMING RESPONSE FROM OUR AWESOME READERS, WE CAN NOT ADD ANY MORE PEOPLE TO THE TURBO GUEST LIST.  WE WILL POST THE TICKET WINNERS TO THE BLOG TOMORROW SO WATCH FOR YOUR NAME!

The summer movie scene is heating up!

Tons of kids films are hitting theaters in the next few weeks and we’ve got tickets to for some of you to screen one we think you’re gonna love!

Join us at the Regal Gallery Place Stadium 14 this Saturday, July 13th, at 10:30 am for a screening of the upcoming film, Turbo!

Look like something you and your kids will love?!

Leave a comment and we’ll add you (and your family, up to 4 total) to the guest list so you can see it before your friends!

What’s WAT! Frederick Weekend Picks, June 28-30, 2013

School’s out, sun’s up, Frederick is ready to party!

And, by party we mean go to a baseball game or two, catch a film festival, and get really excited about the next episode of the FiND iT Adventure Series.  Oh, and did someone say FREE CUPCAKES?!

Yeah, boyeee!!!

Plan your weekend with us, leave a comment, and get really excited because you may be gifted a cupcake.

Weekend Picks

Weekend Pick 1: 5th Annual Frederick Film Festival is going on at the Weinberg this weekend.  Screen a bunch of awesome movies you maybe never heard of, but will enjoy immensely and tell all of your friends about.  Seriously, people, talented filmmakers show their work here and, if you’re a movie film buff, you won’t be disappointed.  Friday, Saturday and Sunday showtimes available; tickets are available per day or $30 for an all weekend pass.

Weekend Pick 2:  Frederick Keys Baseball.  You know what this is.  But this weekend’s special events include Friday night’s 25th season celebration, Saturday’s Disney night, and Sunday’s faith night featuring a performance by a Christian band.  Every night will be capped with fireworks.  Boom!

Weekend Pick 3: Go to the theater. For a live performance of The Young Olympians at the MET.  Last chance to catch them on stage.  They have shows Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Weekend Pick 4: Don’t plan to leave your house because you’re practicing for a future as a shut-in?  Totally cool, we don’t judge.  How about you let us entertain you with our FiND iT Adventure Series?!  And, give you a cupcake too!  Watch your favorite video and leave a comment on THIS POST telling us what you liked most about the adventure you chose to enjoy!  One lucky commenter will win a free 1/2 dozen cupcakes from Sweet Angela’s Cupcakery in Frederick.  Also, while you’re visiting us on YouTube, go ahead and subscribe to our channel, we have a new adventure in the works for you to enjoy and we can’t wait to share it with you!

Happy weekend-ing!

What’s WAT! Frederick Weekend Picks, June 21-23, 2013

Summer is in full swing in Frederick which means that there are plenty of interesting things to keep you entertained this weekend.

Let’s do this!

Weekend Picks

Weekend Pick 1: Urbana Music Festival.  Live music and good fun.  You can even take a break and check out a book!  The festival will be rocking in front of the Urbana library Saturday, June 22nd, 12-6pm.

Weekend Pick 2: Summer SolSkate.  Watch some skaters do their thing, enjoy some tasty eats, sip on a cold brew, and help raise money for a community skate park all at once.  Raising money has never been so easy!  Head to Family Meal (880 N. East St, Frederick) Saturday, 11-5pm, for the event.  Think about buying your tickets (proceeds go to the skate park they’re trying to build in Urbana) in advance though; will save you a couple of bucks.

Weekend Pick 3: Go play with an alpaca at the Alpaca Babypalooza.  Sugarloaf Farms has more baby alpacas than you can shake a stick at, but leave your scary sticks at home if you go to this event.  It’s designed to be fun and educational and full of cuteness so no sticks allowed!  Saturday and Sunday, June 22nd & 23rd, 10am-4pm.

Weekend Pick 4: Easels in Frederick.  Art lovers will enjoy this annual event.  Watch the artists in action this weekend as they finish out the week.  If you’re looking to get in on the fun, join the Quick Draw Contest, and check out the site for more info on events and locations.

What’s WAT!? Father’s Day in Fredrick

Missed us?!

Weekend Picks was on a short sabbatical, but we’re back now!  Ready to help you plan your weekends for ever and always, amen!

This week we bring you pigs, pigs, and baseball. Everything about that sounds amazing.

Weekend Pick 1: The Frederick Keys. Home all weekend, knocking them outta the park.  Well, we certainly hope so anyway.  They even have a special event tonight: Going Green Night which gets you two games (doubleheader, baby!), fireworks, and a swanky Keys tote bag.  Okay, so swanky may be a strong word, but it’s reusable which makes it awesome.

Weekend Pick 2: The Comedy Pigs.  We’re huge fans of the Pigs’ brand of improv.  Every Frederick grown up who likes to laugh should see it at least once in life.  Or, like 12 times.  They’re putting on their new sketch show Friday (6/14/13) and Saturday night (6/15/13).  Go see it!

Weekend Pick 3: Swinetastic BBQ Fest.  Still don’t know what to get good old dad for Father’s Day?  Welp, the BBQ fest couldn’t have been planned for a better weekend!  Buy your dad a ticket and take him out to eat his weight in roasted meats.  He’ll love you even if he does gain 8 pounds.  It’s only open Friday night and all day Saturday though so you have to celebrate with Dad a day or two early.

Looking for other last minute Father’s Day ideas?  Fine, we’ll help:

  • Take Dad for a kayaking brunch with the River and Trail Outfitters.  Call today though because space is limited.
  • Looking for a murder mystery to solve?  Board the Walkersville Southern Railroad for murder, mystery, and dinner too.  Space limited here too people, act fast!
  • Got a wine and jazz loving dad at home?  Elk Run is the perfect place for him this Sunday.  Send him to their Jazz and Father’s Day Festival.  Buy his tickets in advance for $15 or shove a twenty in his hand and let him buy it at the gate.
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