Things to Do in Frederick in September 2018

Summer’s Over. ☹️ ….but…pumpkins! 😀

Fall is around the corner, with lots of festivities! There are lots of ways to celebrate our beautiful city during this season, including In the Street, Saints Peter and Paul Greek Festival, and the Great Frederick Fair! Fall Festivals/Pumpkin Patch/Corn Mazes all open in September!

Corn Mazes

First Saturday in the Historic District

The theme for September’s First Saturday:  Get It Downtown. Enjoy this Saturday, September 1st, from 5 pm to 9 pm.

  • Free Trolley Rides.
  • Live Music several places downtown
  • Tastings, contests, prizes and merchandise.
  • Several Art Exhibit Openings


September 1- Renn Fest in the City at Everedy Square and Shab  Row
Free Event! Wear your lord and lady costumes. Entertainment from 12 noon to 5 pm.



Find Details at the Downtown Frederick Partnership website.

  • Monthly Swing Dancing, Sept. 1st. Evangelical Reformed Chapel, 10 W Church St.
  • Alive at Five. The last Happy Hour events for the summer months at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater. Thursday, Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27  5 to 8 pm. Admission is $5, 21+ ONLY.
  • Movie Night on the Creek: School of Rock, Sept. 21, 8 pm.

In the Street

Downtown Frederick, 11 am-5 pm, Sept. 8th.  See details at Celebrate Frederick

Market Street Mile, the morning of In the Street, benefits local charities. 8:45 to 10 am.

Up The Creek Party, 5 pm to 9 pm, Carroll Creek Amphitheatre. Live Music and drinks, must be 21+. One time $5.00 cover gets you into both Beer Gardens AND the Up the Creek Party.

Get it Downtown

There are several grand openings in downtown Frederick this September and October! Check out the Eventbrite Page.

Theater in Frederick

The Arts in Frederick

Frederick Great Outdoors

  • 62nd Thurmont & Emmitsburg Community Fair, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 8-10, Catoctin High School
  • Saints Peter and Paul Greek Festival, Thursday, September 7, 2017 • 11:00 AM – Wednesday, September 13, 2017 • 8:00 PM. 920 W. 7th Street in Frederick.
  • Middletown Heritage Festival Days, Sept. 29.
  • Girls in Aviation Day, Saturday, October 13, 9 am – 12 pm. AOPA National Aviation Community Center, 296 Bucheimer Road, for girls ages 8 to 16.
  • September Horse ShowsLoch Moy Farm, Hunter/Jumper Shows, Dressage Shows, more on the website.

For Frederick Kids

  • History Hour first and third Tuesday of each month from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Historical Society of Frederick County, 24 E. Church St. Read-aloud and crafts for pre-schoolers.
  • Walkersville Southern Railroad Saturday Excursions 11 am and 2 pm., Jesse James Day, Civil War Re-enactors.
  • Wednesdays At Westview Concert Series, Westview Promenade.
  • Children’s events at Rose Hill Manor Park and Museum, Family Fun Day Sept. 16.
  • Frederick County Public Library Events
  • Fall Festivals open in September…look below>

Frederick Non-Profits

  • On Wednesday, September 11th – 23rd, the 2018 Unity Campaign. You can make a difference in the lives of the 1 in 3 Frederick households struggling to afford basic human necessities. For more information, visit
  • Funds for Causes, an online community fundraising site, shows current and upcoming fundraising events in the Frederick area.
  • Fundly, another online site to raise funds for Families and Kids in the Frederick area.

For History Buffs:

For Frederick Foodies:

  • Thurmont Flea and Farmer’s Market still open on Saturdays. Thurmont Carnival Grounds
  • South Mountain Creamery Tours – 8305 Bolivar Rd. Middletown, MD 21769
  • I found this Google Map of local Farmer’s Markets,  thanks to whoever created this, it’s helpful.
  • Frederick’s Octoberfest, September 28 – 29, Frederick Fairgrounds. Food, beer, contests, music. Buildings 8, 9, 10

Let the Fall Festivals Begin!

The Great Frederick Fair

September 14-22, The 15th Great Frederick Fair! “Country Nights and Carnival Lights”

Enjoy the Fall♥ in Frederick! please feel free to share other events in the comments. 

Karen Highland

I'm a real estate agent, real estate blogger, communications director, a wife, mom (empty nest - yay!), dog-lover, and wine-lover. Frederick Md is a great place to live, work and brag about! The Highland Group. 301-401-5119 Google

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