Get Involved

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer on a Committee

The Sykesville Main Street Association (SMSA) consists of five teams of volunteers which meet once a month. All of our teams are OPEN for volunteers. Make a difference, and get involved!

  • The Design committee works to enhance the physical appearance of downtown and Main Street.
  • The Organization committee builds consensus and cooperation within the SMSA, recruits volunteers, facilitates the website and newsletter, and fundraises.
  • The Promotion committee markets the downtown Main Street district by planning events and in-store promotions.
  • The Economic committee works to strengthen and expand the district’s economic base.
  • The Clean, Green and Safe committee helps with sustainability and green options for our downtown.

Learn more about the Committees of the Sykesville Main Street Association.

Volunteer at an Event

We always need volunteers at our many events and projects. If you would like to receive notification of volunteer opportunities, please email us MainStreet@Sykesville.net or give us a call at 410-795-8959.


The Sykesville Community Garden

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The Sykesville Community Garden is a small, sustainable, educational garden with the aim to bring community together, teach children where their food comes from, and experiment with creative, sustainable gardening methods of growing fresh fruits and vegetables.

There is no charge to be a member of the community garden, though donations are always welcome. It is a volunteer, honor-system-based garden. Take what you need and have worked for and leave enough for others. For more information please email Sykesville Community Garden or “like” our Facebook Page.


Sponsor an Event

Are you interested in sponsoring one of our many annual Main Street events? Becoming an event sponsor provides a variety of benefits for you and your organization. All sponsors receive a variety of promotional offerings designed to meet your needs. To become a sponsor, please contact us via email at MainStreet@Sykesville.net or contact us by phone 410-795-8959.

Your sponsorship helps us continue to hold the quality events that bring our community together.

Our Annual Events

  • Fine Art & Wine Festival
  • First Fridays
  • Farmers Markets
  • Craft Beer Festival
  • Harvest Festival
  • Merry Main Street
  • …and more!

Become an Event Vendor

We are often looking for local artists, crafters, food vendors and more for our events! Please visit our Vendor Information page to learn more.


Donate

We are currently raising money for the following projects:

  • Main Street Town Square/Community Gathering Park
  • Improved Downtown Lighting
  • Landscaping
  • Signage
  • Public Art
  • Additional Recycle/Trash Receptacles for Main Street
  • Cafe tables and chairs for our sidewalks to encourage outdoor dining
  • Holiday Decor and Lighting



The purpose of this Fund it to support the Sykesville Main Street Association in it’s participation in Main Street Maryland, a comprehensive downtown revitalization program created by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. The Community Foundation of Carroll County, Inc. will house and invest funds donated by individuals and businesses collect vendor fees, ticket fees merchandise sales fees, in kind donations, raffle and fund raising donations for the revitalization efforts of Main Street, Sykesville, Maryland, as well as grants applied for and received for this purpose.

We are a tax-exempt organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions are tax deductible to the maximum amount allowable for gifts to a public charity.

Upcoming Events

Feb
9
Sat
Second Annual Cocoa Crawl @ Main Street Sykesville
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Second Annual Cocoa Crawl @ Main Street Sykesville
Join us Saturday, February 9th from 11 AM – 4 PM for the 2nd Annual Sykesville Main Street Cocoa Crawl!
Presented by the fabulous merchants of Main Street and the Downtown Sykesville Connection, the crawl will provide patrons with the opportunity to sip on hot cocoa while you walk throughout the Main Street area.
This event will provide the opportunity to experience all the best flavors that downtown Sykesville has to offer and is a family friendly event!
Stop by all of our various shops, restaurants, and business for in store specials, samples, and much more.
Cocoa Crawl commemorative Sykesville mugs are available for pre-sale (while supplies last), for pick-up on the event day at the Patapsco Distilling Company, 7609 Main Street, Sykesville, upon presentation of your receipt.

*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
9th Annual Art & Wine Festival @ Sykesville main street

Santa said you deserved a totally rebranded 2019 Sykesville Art & Wine Festival with wines from around the world…
How could we say no??

Details to follow.
Email us at DowntownSykesvilleConnection@gmail.com to participate.

Artist Application & Guidelines

Food 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
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, sangria, 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?!

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, sangria, and more.

More details to come soon!

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, sangria, 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?!

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