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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

Sep
27
Fri
2019 Carroll Business Academy @ Beasman Auditorium, Acts-Integrace
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Downtown Sykesville Connection is thrilled to announce its fifth edition of the Carroll Business Academy, a series of workshops designed to give participants the tools to be successful in their business! Business owners and entrepreneurs – current or aspiring – are invited to join us for each of our four professional development sessions featuring important information on today’s hot topics in the business world.

This program represents an opportunity to educate and make direct connections with members of the business community.

The Carroll Business Academy sessions will be held at

Beasman Auditorium, Acts-Integrace, 7200 Third Ave, Sykesville MD 21784

Register by clicking on the presentation’s date

September 27, 7PM I Thomas Mazerski, DIRECTOR, MILLER RESOURCES FOR ENTREPRENEURS      

“Game Changers for Small Business”

Are you an improving business or doing the same things in the same way expecting a different outcome? Discover what a smooth-running business should look in this interactive presentation. Find out how to move your operations from people to process and begin to move the needle in the areas of finance, marketing/sales, operations and customer service. These learned techniques enable business owners and entrepreneurs to improve their business results immediately.

October 10, 7PM I Karen Stebner, FINANCIAL SPECIALIST, PRIMERICA

“Key Financial Concepts for your Family and Business”

This interactive, educational workshop teaches fundamental concepts to help individuals, families, and business owners make smart financial decisions and become debt free and financially independent.  By learning how money works, you will leave empowered to get your money working harder and smarter to achieve your goals and dreams.

October 25, 7PM I Tom Fidler, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT /PRINCIPAL, MACKENZIE RETAIL

Tom Fidler serves as Executive Vice President and Principal of MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC and Executive Vice President and Principal of MacKenzie Retail, LLC, where he oversees a department of ten. Tom specializes in commercial leasing, development and advisory services, and has been involved in some of the area’s most prestigious projects. To date, Tom has participated in real estate transactions totaling over $1 billion in market value. Considered a professional expert, Tom is frequently referenced in both regional and national publications, a featured speaker at industry associations meetings, and a valuable resource to local Economic Development offices. His understanding of retail business, consumer profiles and demographic data, along with his commitment to client success has proven to be invaluable to various clients.

November 7, 7PM I Randi Penfil, GOOGLE

Get Your Business Online:

Explore Google My Business, a free tool for local businesses who want to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps. Learn how to create and/or update your listing, hide your address and take advantage of a free website. Plus, a live demo showing tips and tricks when using your business profile.

In this session we’ll show you how to:

  • Create or claim your Google My Business listing
  • Manage your business info across Google Search and Maps
  • Use Google My Business to connect with potential customers
  • Create a free website using the info from your business listing

 

This event is presented to you by:

 

With the support of:

Sep
29
Sun
Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
Sep 29 @ 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)

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Service Hours — Scholarship — Do we have your ATTENTION?

Are you a teen looking to complete your service learning hours for school? The Sykesville Farmers Market is just the place for you! We are a weekly farmers market that runs on Sundays beginning May 19th through October 27th. Volunteers who dedicate 50 hours or more to the Sykesville Farmers Market and Downtown Sykesville Connection events are eligible for a scholarship!!! Click here to sign up! 

Oct
6
Sun
Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
Oct 6 @ 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)

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Service Hours — Scholarship — Do we have your ATTENTION?

Are you a teen looking to complete your service learning hours for school? The Sykesville Farmers Market is just the place for you! We are a weekly farmers market that runs on Sundays beginning May 19th through October 27th. Volunteers who dedicate 50 hours or more to the Sykesville Farmers Market and Downtown Sykesville Connection events are eligible for a scholarship!!! Click here to sign up! 

Oct
10
Thu
2019 Carroll Business Academy @ Beasman Auditorium, Acts-Integrace
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Downtown Sykesville Connection is thrilled to announce its fifth edition of the Carroll Business Academy, a series of workshops designed to give participants the tools to be successful in their business! Business owners and entrepreneurs – current or aspiring – are invited to join us for each of our four professional development sessions featuring important information on today’s hot topics in the business world.

This program represents an opportunity to educate and make direct connections with members of the business community.

The Carroll Business Academy sessions will be held at

Beasman Auditorium, Acts-Integrace, 7200 Third Ave, Sykesville MD 21784

Register by clicking on the presentation’s date

September 27, 7PM I Thomas Mazerski, DIRECTOR, MILLER RESOURCES FOR ENTREPRENEURS      

“Game Changers for Small Business”

Are you an improving business or doing the same things in the same way expecting a different outcome? Discover what a smooth-running business should look in this interactive presentation. Find out how to move your operations from people to process and begin to move the needle in the areas of finance, marketing/sales, operations and customer service. These learned techniques enable business owners and entrepreneurs to improve their business results immediately.

October 10, 7PM I Karen Stebner, FINANCIAL SPECIALIST, PRIMERICA

“Key Financial Concepts for your Family and Business”

This interactive, educational workshop teaches fundamental concepts to help individuals, families, and business owners make smart financial decisions and become debt free and financially independent.  By learning how money works, you will leave empowered to get your money working harder and smarter to achieve your goals and dreams.

October 25, 7PM I Tom Fidler, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT /PRINCIPAL, MACKENZIE RETAIL

Tom Fidler serves as Executive Vice President and Principal of MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC and Executive Vice President and Principal of MacKenzie Retail, LLC, where he oversees a department of ten. Tom specializes in commercial leasing, development and advisory services, and has been involved in some of the area’s most prestigious projects. To date, Tom has participated in real estate transactions totaling over $1 billion in market value. Considered a professional expert, Tom is frequently referenced in both regional and national publications, a featured speaker at industry associations meetings, and a valuable resource to local Economic Development offices. His understanding of retail business, consumer profiles and demographic data, along with his commitment to client success has proven to be invaluable to various clients.

November 7, 7PM I Randi Penfil, GOOGLE

Get Your Business Online:

Explore Google My Business, a free tool for local businesses who want to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps. Learn how to create and/or update your listing, hide your address and take advantage of a free website. Plus, a live demo showing tips and tricks when using your business profile.

In this session we’ll show you how to:

  • Create or claim your Google My Business listing
  • Manage your business info across Google Search and Maps
  • Use Google My Business to connect with potential customers
  • Create a free website using the info from your business listing

 

This event is presented to you by:

 

With the support of:

Oct
13
Sun
Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
Oct 13 @ 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)

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Service Hours — Scholarship — Do we have your ATTENTION?

Are you a teen looking to complete your service learning hours for school? The Sykesville Farmers Market is just the place for you! We are a weekly farmers market that runs on Sundays beginning May 19th through October 27th. Volunteers who dedicate 50 hours or more to the Sykesville Farmers Market and Downtown Sykesville Connection events are eligible for a scholarship!!! Click here to sign up! 

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