Walkersville Days is this weekend!
Here’s a breakdown of some of the events shared with GladeValley.net:
Saturday, May 18, 2019
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
On the corner of Pennsylvania and Fulton Avenues, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church hosts its annual Strawberry Festival.
Food for sale: Breakfast items, hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, strawberry shortcake with ice cream & whipped topping, fresh-squeezed lemonade, soft drinks, bake table and more.
Blessing of the Bikes
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Home Comfort Bluegrass Band
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Russian Dance with Barynya
As featured on The Today Show, this trio will delight your senses with their exhilarating Russian folkdance and music. Rain or shine.
Woodwind Instruments with Stephen Darnell (Courtesy of Friends of the Walkersville Library)
Local woodwind artist Stephen Darnell shares his love of music with a variety of instruments such as the Native American style flute, Irish Penny Whistle, and Didgeridoo. Rain or Shine.
Taiko Drumming with Mark H. Rooney (Courtesy of the Friends of the Walkersville Library)
An afternoon of traditional Japanese drumming by the world reknowned artist Mark H. Rooney. Rain or Shine.
Walkersville Volunteer Fire Company
Demonstration of Quint 11 Stokes Basket Hoisting
10 a.m. -11 a.m.
Frederick County Sheriff’s Office K9 Demonstration
Helicopter Visit and Demonstration
Arriving between 12:30-1pm:
Rescue Squad Demonstration by Rescue Squad 24
There will be lots more to do and experience! Joining us this year will be SHA CHART Emergency Response Vehicles, Maryland State Police Resident Troopers, Frederick County Fire Prevention Royalty, “Gear UP” Recruitment personnel, and tons of activities for Children of all ages! Food is available for donation.
Steam Train Excursions and Jesse James Day
11:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Steam returns to WSRR! Experience the exciting sights, smells and sounds of steam for three weekends beginning May 18th! Ride behind a real 90-year-old, coal-fired steam locomotive, the restored Jeddo Coal Co. #85 (aka MACK) Be sure to have your camera ready for some memorable photos. We’ll have two open flat cars behind the steamer, plus two enclosed cars and the caboose. Departures at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM each day. Note that you may not want to wear your Sunday best because the steam locomotive can shower a little coal dust and water at times. Daytime excursions (1 hour and 10 minutes): adults $16, seniors $15, children 1 – 12 $13. Reservations are recommended.
Sunday, May 19, 2019
The first Annual Run with the Books is hosted by Friends of the Walkersville Library and Deborah Wallace Allstate Insurance. Participants will run on paved pathways that meander through the grounds of Heritage Farm Park.
Race Signup: http://bit.ly/run-for-the-books-2019