United States Air Force Heritage of America Band Thursday, November 17 • 7 p.m. • Free Concert Bringing military musical traditions to the concert stage, the Heritage Brass is comprised of ten brass players, a percussionist, and vocalist. The ensemble presents a diverse repertoire featuring orchestral works, patriotic favorites, jazz standards and new compositions. No tickets required. Seating is first come, first served. The Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, Westminster, www.carrollcountyartscouncil.org
2nd Annual Hampstead Fall Festival Friday & Saturday, October 7 – 8, Friday: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. On Friday there will be a spaghetti dinner at 5 p.m. and a car show at 6 p.m. On Saturday there will be scarecrow making, pumpkin painting, face painting and maze running. There will be a parade, bbq competition and live entertainment. Hampstead Volunteer Fire Department Carnival Grounds, 1341 N. Main St., Hampstead, Visit www.hampsteadvfd.org for more information
Beards, Beer & Brats Festival Saturday, October 15, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Head over to Mt. Airy on Oct. 15 for a day full of manliness at the Beards, Beers & Brats Festival. The event features beer, bratwurst and sausage tasting. The festival will feature a 16+ category beard and mustache competition, five musical acts and a sanctioned cornhole tournament. The festival is family friendly but geared toward beer and music enthusiasts over the age of 21. Tickets are available online and at the gate. $30 for tastings; $20 General admission; ages 15 and under $10. Historic Downtown Mt. Airy, 3 N. Main Street Visit www.beardsbeersbrats.com for more information.