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Welcome to Downtown Sykesville

A charming former railroad hub along the Patapsco River, Sykesville is home to a vibrant community, a thriving downtown, and numerous attractions for the whole family. As a state and nationally designated Main Street Community, the Town has plenty to offer its residents, business owners and visitors.

One facet of the Town’s past remains a centerpiece today: the railroad. Railway travel was a significant factor in creating and securing the foundation of Sykesville proper. Today, we honor this history through attractions like the S&P Railway model train displays and the Little Sykes Railway Park.

Planning a visit? Consider adding one of our popular events to your itinerary. Discover local creations and tasty vintages at the Fine Art & Wine Festival, bring the family to Harvest Fest or come and try some great beer and food at our Craft Beer Festival.

No matter when you visit, Sykesville is sure to offer something for everyone. Come explore and find out what makes Sykesville the Coolest Small Town in America.

Upcoming Events

Apr
5
Fri
Dog days of springtime @ Main Street Sykesville
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join us on April 5th for Sykesville Main Street’s Dog Day First Friday from 6-9p.

Bring along your furry friend and spend the evening with us.

The Friends of the South Carroll Dog Park will join us to judge and choose the Best in Show in the following categories:

  1. “You look just like your human!”  Dog/Owner resemblance
  2. Best Trick- They will be recorded to provide viewing footage
  3. Best Costume

Prizes will be awarded. Some of the Merchants on Main will offer dog related products or invite a dog related organization/business to join in on the fun.

We will have a local Century HS photographer join us to take pictures of your dogs so you can encourage them to look their best! Details to follow.

The Friends of South Carroll Dog Park are a volunteer group of South Carroll residents committed to fundraising to build a 2.5 acre dog park on the property of the South Carroll Senior and Community Center. This will provide an area for safe pet play and community engagement for local residents.

Phase 1 of the project will cost $42,000 which will go towards fencing the 2.5 acre park area and paving a path to the park from the parking lot to allow for easy and safe access, Phase 2 will cost an additional $12,000 to section off a small dog play area within the larger park. The group meets monthly to plan effective fundraising efforts and uses Facebook page, Friends of South Carroll Dog Park, to communicate updates, events, photos and news about the project.

To participate,  purchase your ticket and bring your receipt to the registration table, by Patapsco Distilling company and the Vine on Main Street.

Your $20 tax deductible (EIN 52-6000910) donation will go directly to the Friends of South Carroll Dog Park to help with the development of the Park.. Preregistration is required. All preregistered participants should bring their receipt to the registration table.

*Non-refundable, event is rain or shine.

*Information provided to the Downtown Sykesville Connection will not be used for any purpose other than the distribution and/or confirmation of receipt of tickets.

*The Downtown Sykesville Connection is not responsible for any situations that arise due to the Paypal transaction system.

Apr
14
Sun
Mimosas on Main Street @ Main Street Sykesville
Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mimosas on Main Street @ Main Street Sykesville
Please join the Sykesville Main Street Merchants as they celebrate Spring with specials in stores and restaurants.
Enjoy specialty Mimosa cocktails as you shop with your $10 commemorative glass.
Purchase your $10 wristband early and receive the commemorative glass.  Wristbands will be for sale the day of the event but the supply of commemorative glasses is limited.
Bring your receipt to the check-in tent on April 14 at 1pm with proper ID.  Glasses will be available for sale the day of the event.  See you there!

*Non-refundable, event is rain or shine.

*Information provided to the Downtown Sykesville Connection will not be used for any purpose other than the distribution and/or confirmation of receipt of tickets.

*The Downtown Sykesville Connection is not responsible for any situations that arise due to the Paypal transaction system.

May
5
Sun
9th Annual Art & Wine Festival @ Sykesville main street
May 5 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Mark your calendar for a stupendous journey around the world of wines at the Sykesville Art & Wine Festival, on Sunday May 5th, 12 to 5pm!

 This year, the Downtown Sykesville Connection (DSC) is not only showcasing some of the best Maryland wineries, the DSC is also bringing to downtown Sykesville over 50 vineyards from the Sonoma Valley, Argentina, France and Italy. Whites, reds and rosés, sangrias, wines, cavas and other specialty wines will be available for unlimited sampling with your collectible Sykesville glass.

Pre-sale tickets are available for purchase now for $35!

Tickets will be available at the door on the event day for $40.

The 2019 wine sampling is as exciting and diverse as our live entertainment, local artists, and food trucks display! Three different music venues, street performers and tons of local artists will await you in downtown Sykesville.  The event also showcases the local business community, embodying an atmosphere of old-fashioned, historic, small town charm.

This Festival is presented to you by the Carroll Community Bank – a long time DSC and community partner – with the support of two locally owned small businesses – Granite Pro LLC and Assist-2-Sell.

The Downtown Sykesville Connection, the Town of Sykesville and The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce look forward to seeing you on Main Street on May 5th!

Non-refundable, event is rain or shine.

NO PETS ALLOWED (Town Ordinance 301, which modified the Town Code. The Town Code reference for the “no pets or animals allowed at Town events is: Chapter 51, Article 1, Sections 51-1 through 51-)

*Information provided to the Downtown Sykesville Connection will not be used for any purpose other than the distribution and/or confirmation of receipt of tickets.

*The Downtown Sykesville Connection is not responsible for any situations that arise due to the Paypal transaction system.

May
19
Sun
Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville | Sykesville | Maryland | United States

The Sykesville Farmers Market runs every Sunday, 9:00am-1:00pm from May 19th to Oct 27th! You can find a variety of fruits and vegetables, herbs, honey, cakes, nuts, beef, pork, poultry, eggs, cheese, baked goods, dog treats, jewelry, pickles, wine, and more.

We have the Junior Market returning that is entirely operated by the kids! Every Sunday we will have a guest Non-Profit group joining us to connect with our community (Stay tuned as the guest non-profit will be announced on our Facebook page every week!).

The Little Sykes railway will be running from 9am-1pm.

Did we mention we have a moon bounce and kids games (hula hoops, chalk, and jump ropes…) always available for free at the market from 9am-1pm?!

Vendor Information 

2019 Vendor Application & Guidelines

Health Permit Application (2 copies, with original “wet ink” signatures – no fax or email)
Health Permit Guidelines (2 copies, with original “wet ink” signatures – no fax or email)
Ingredient Source (2 copies, with original “wet ink” signatures – no fax or email)

 

May
26
Sun
Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville | Sykesville | Maryland | United States

The Sykesville Farmers Market runs every Sunday, 9:00am-1:00pm from May 19th to Oct 27th! You can find a variety of fruits and vegetables, herbs, honey, cakes, nuts, beef, pork, poultry, eggs, cheese, baked goods, dog treats, jewelry, pickles, wine, and more.

We have the Junior Market returning that is entirely operated by the kids! Every Sunday we will have a guest Non-Profit group joining us to connect with our community (Stay tuned as the guest non-profit will be announced on our Facebook page every week!).

The Little Sykes railway will be running from 9am-1pm.

Did we mention we have a moon bounce and kids games (hula hoops, chalk, and jump ropes…) always available for free at the market from 9am-1pm?!

Vendor Information 

2019 Vendor Application & Guidelines

Health Permit Application (2 copies, with original “wet ink” signatures – no fax or email)
Health Permit Guidelines (2 copies, with original “wet ink” signatures – no fax or email)
Ingredient Source (2 copies, with original “wet ink” signatures – no fax or email)

 

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