Grantsville National Road Festival, May 13 through 20, 2017 - Celebrate the rich history of the Historic National Road with our annual festival! With fun events every day, there is something for everyone from foodies and history buffs to artists and yard salers!
- Saturday, May 13 Maryland Pickers Yard Sale The kickoff event - Maryland Pickers National Road Yard Sale! This event is ALSO the Town of Grantsville's town-wide yard sale date for spring 2017. Come rain or shine, bring your treasures and buy some more beginning at 8:00 a.m. all over town. If you'd like to reserve a spot to set up, download the form here. Registration is $5 and gets you listed on the map, a yard sale sign and publicity. We also have indoor spots available for set up (with advance notice). The $25 registration includes a guaranteed indoor space at the Grantsville Fire Hall. The day of this event includes a host of other things as part of the Grantsville National Road Festival including Grantsville Lion's Chicken BBQ in the park, JTF1 kids activities and an Appraise-A-Thon at Blue Moon Antiques! Up-to-date information at our Facebook event page. We hope to have Braddock's Encampment reenactors at the Little Crossings field as well!
- Monday, May 15 Historic Presentation by Local Historian Al Feldstein Beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the historic Casselman Inn, local historian Al Feldstein will regale us with tales of National Road, beginning with its construction and up to present day. There is limited seating to this event, so please RSVP on the Facebook event, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Come at 5:00 p.m. to enjoy a dutch treat dinner from The Casselman Inn and Restaurant or just enjoy the presentation at 6:00.
- Tuesday, May 16 Children's Wagon Train The children of Grantsville and the surrounding areas are invited to join us for a wagon train! Decorate your wagon, bike, trike, or scooter then line up in the First United Bank parking lot a 4:45 p.m. The Grantsville Museum volunteers will judge vehicles based on design. Awards will be given. Children are encouraged to wear old-time outfits. The wagon train will roll out and we will travel on the sidewalk on Main Street going toward Hershberger Lane. We will continue up Hersberger heading to the town park. At the town park, we will follow the bike/walking path through the park. Check out our Facebook event here!
- Wednesday, May 17 PechaKucha Night in Grantsville! PechaKucha Accident is BACK for a special event in Grantsville! Join us May 17th as we revive our evening of presentations during the Grantsville National Road Festival. PechaKucha is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total). The format keeps presentations concise and fast-paced. Please RSVP at our Facebook event page!
- Thursday, May 18 - Saturday, May 20, Cinderblocks 4: The Walking Gallery Gathers Cinderblocks is a place where art, medicine, social media and pop culture collide and create a patient voice in health information technology. It is a kind of Burning Man meets healthcare. Free Friday night concert for the public in the field of Little Crossings, next to The Cornucopia Cafe. More info on Facebook.
- Saturday, May 20, Little Crossings Artisan & Epicurean Faire The Artisan & Epicurean Fair is the culmination of the inaugural week-long Grantsville National Road Festival. FREE ADMISSION with beer & wine available for sale. The full day celebration will feature an array local artisans and craftsmen, regional producers of specialty food products, beer & wine, food trucks and live music. More information on Facebook! There will also be a motocycle rally at the Grantsville town park - still in the beginning planning stages.
Greater Grantsville Business Association Business Summit, May 24, 2017 - GGBA will hold their first business summit on May 24. The summit will focus on education and empowerment for employees of Greater Grantsville Business Association member businesses. At 2:00 p.m., Ryan Brenneman of New Day Media will give a workshop on Facebook for Business, Intermediate. At 3:00 p.m. Jeanette Fitzwater, will present the DiSC assessment, which is a personality tool to help you become a better leader and communicator. At 5:00 p.m. we'll have a networking session and dinner, followed by keynote speaker, Master Rick Rando on leadership. To RSVP, please email email@example.com.
Grantsville Carquest Annual Car Cruise-In June 10, 2017 - CarQuest will have their cruise-in on June 10 from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. at their location on Pennsylvania Avenue. Sponsored by CarQuest and Classy Chassis Car Club with music with Scotty Beitzel, refreshments provided by Dash Plaques, with giveaways!