May 12 - 19, 2018 Grantsville National Road Festival
- National Road & Town Wide Yard Sale, May 12 - the town will be filled with treasures to hunt. Beginning at 8:00 a.m. and running until everything is sold out all throughout the town! Indoor spaces available through the Grantsville Revitalization Organization (GRO) are available firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Little Crossings Braddock Encampment, May 12 - Visitors can step back in time to the military campaign of 1755 during the French & Indian War, when troops were marching on Fort Duquesne. As troops advanced westward, they improved an existing trail known as Nemacolin's Path to the military grade Braddock's Road -- which would in turn transform into the National Road, US Route 40, and eventually Interstate 68 each with a slightly different alignment. One of the historic campsites actually used by General Braddock's troops as they travelled from Fort Cumberland is just a few miles east, near Route 40 and Chestnut Ridge Rd., known as Little Meadows. Factions of English, French, and American Indian groups will camp along the river and stage mock tactical drills and skirmishes. The public is welcome to visit the varied living history demonstrations and learn about life as a soldier, settler, or native in the American frontier. The trace of the original Braddock Road is just a few hundred yards south of the Casselman Bridge, and it was there that Colonel George Washington supposedly dubbed the area Little Crossings.
- Historic Presentation by Maria Day, May 14 - Maria Day, the director of Special Collections & Conservation, will be presenting on the historic National Road Monday, May 14 at 6:00 p.m. at the Historic Casselman Inn. The presentation will start promptly at 6:00, if you plan to dine on your own, please do so prior. Take a virtual field trip back in time to the early twentieth century, as Marylanders explored historic and scenic wonders of our state by automobile. This talk features maps, documents, commercial art, tour guides, and other items from Maryland State Archives Special Collections, the State's holdings of private documents and culturally-significant records. The presentation spans a cross-section of automobile history across the state: from the earliest cars in the State and paving of The National Road, to post-war leisure travel and the opening of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Two video clips and many photographs from the Archives' collections are included.
- 45th Annual National Pike Wagon Train, May 13 - 19 - Wagons ho! The National Pike Wagon Train pulls out of Grantsville on their journey west at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday May 17. Wednesday May 16, we'll have a community dinner at the Grantsville Stock Yard to meet the horses, see the wagons and hear about their journey! The meal is $5 per person and runs from 3:00 to 6:30 p.m.
- Cinderblocks 5, The Walking Gallery Gathers, May 17 - 19 - Each year we gather together as patient and provider, technician and artist, dancer and informatics professional, nurse and lawyer, all working together to make healthcare better for us all. The conference consists of two and 1/2 days of educational sessions and evening events.
- Little Crossings Festival Artisan & Epicurean Faire, May 19 - This annual event will take place on May 19th, from 11am-6pm at Little Crossings Festival ground, by The Cornucopia Café, Little Crossings Pantry, and Grant’s Mercantile, in Grantsville.
Folks are able to shop through a plethora of local artisans and craftsmen as well as specialty food producers and trucks, each excited to share their products and crafts. For those interested in beverage tastings, several wineries, breweries, and distilleries will be present as well as a full beer and wine tent. Local musicians will also perform music from a wide range of genres throughout the day, setting the tone for a fun and lively event by the Casselman River.
- NEW for 2018 - Grantsville Days Craft Show - Grantsville Arts & Entertainment District is celebrating the 45th Annual Grantsville Days Celebration with a craft show! We will have artists showcased indoors at the Grantsville Senior Center and outdoors on the tennis courts at the town park! Interested in becoming a vendor (direct sales accepted at the tennis courts)? Please email us at email@example.com for the sign up forms or download here. Look for more information coming soon on a kid's poster contest!