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Upcoming Events and everything Ellicott City, MD. We post & Twitter any function or event you may have to help your event get a wee bit more additional exposure, a free service offered to the local community. Future events are posted to the Calendar of Events. Last time this page was updated May 29, 2016 8:22 PM


8085 Main St. - Ellicott City, MD 21043 - 410.720.2330 -
Don't forget about our Late Night Happy Hour: Half Price wine bottles and martinis, and $3 Microbrews at the bar from 8pm-midnight!!

We truly look forward to taking great care of you!

Evan Brown

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The Wine Bin

Boutique wine store located in Historic Ellicott City

Summer Movies Kick Off

Friday & Saturday, 9pm
We're kicking off our outdoor summer movie season with a double feature of James Bond movies!
Skyfall – Friday, May 27 (2012, PG13)
Live and Let Die – Saturday, May 28 (1973, PG)
We offer a wine tasting before each Saturday night movie, and have coolers of ice to chill your beer and wine that you purchase from The Bin. Bring a chair and a picnic!
Check out the full schedule for the season.


Farmers Market

Saturday, May 28, 9am-1pm
The Ellicott City Old Town Market runs every Saturday through November 8th! Visit the Old Town Market on Saturdays at The Wine Bin Parking Lot. We'll have live music, featuring Three-4-All and Trio.
Like the market on Facebook for updates, photos, and vendor lists!


20% Off Growler Fills -
All Weekend Long!

Stop into The Bin and fill up a growler for the cookout. We also now sell ice to keep your beer cold!
Don't forget, you can always check out what we currently have on tap on our website.


Hours For Memorial Day Weekend

Friday10am to 9pm
Saturday: 9am to 9pm (all summer long)
SundayNoon to 6pm 
Monday10am to 6pm


Ways to Save Everyday!

5% off 6 bottles of Wine
15% off 12 bottles of Wine or more
$4 off mixed or solid cases of Beer
5% off 6, 15% off 12 or more "bombers" of Beer
5% off 3, 10% off 6, or 20% off entire box of Cigars

Don't forget - follow us on Facebook and Twitter for details on tastings, what’s on tap, and exclusive discounts!



The Wine Bin
8390 Main Street | Ellicott City, MD 21043
P 410.465.7802 | F 410.465.7804 | E
Hours: Monday - Thursday 10am - 8pm, Friday - Saturday 9am - 9pm,
Sunday 12pm - 5pm

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SHOP & PARTY at The Vintage Vault & Gallery

Imagine This...

A gathering of friends who adore unique shopping experiences,

Some nice sipping & snacking in our art gallery,

A hostess "thank you" of 20% OFF

& 10% OFF for all of your guests!






We've started adding 

artwork and jewelry

to our online store

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You're planning the trip of a lifetime...

Studying abroad

Luxuriating in an exotic destination

Touring distant lands

Or being a foreign volunteer



The Davon Green Franklin Foundation is a non-profit and our specific purpose is to empower and educate United States citizens about the hidden dangers associated with international travel; and to provide precautionary safety information and resources that can be utilized by citizens and their families when there is an emergency that occurs when traveling abroad

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Sea King Seafood Markets
Sea King Seafood Markets

Jazz Jam at the Judge’s Bench Pub
(Monthly on 1st tuesday)

Judge's Bench Pub 8385 Main Street Ellicott City, MD 21043 / 410-499-5735

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Evening in the Stacks : Black-Eyed Susan Ball

The Judge’s Bench hosts the area’s only Jazz Jam. If you are a jazz player, come sit in with the hosting trio. Welcoming all jazz players, horns, sax, singers, rhythm instruments or others.  Just come by during the jam session and let them know you’d like to join. They’ll be playing mostly standards from the Real Books. If you’ve got your own chart, please bring copies for the band.

Howard County Historical Society Lunch Dates with History Lecture Series
March 4 - December 2, 2016 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Howard County Historical Society 8328 Court Avenue Ellicott City, MD 21043 / 410-480-3250

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Free for HCHS members and $5 for non-members

March 4: “In Carrie’s Footprints – The Long Walk of Warren Dorsey”  by Warren Dorsey and Jack McBride White
April 1: ” Remembering Streetcar No. 9 and Rails to Trails” by Dave Ditman and Maureen Sweeney Smith​
May 6: “Overview of Evolution of Howard County Cemeteries” by Fred Dorsey
June 3: “Cool Deliberate Courage – John Eager Howard in the American Revolution” by John Beakes
Aug. 5 “Historical Archaeology at Patapsco Female Institute” by Lee Preston
Sept. 2: “Benjamin Banneker” by Gwen Marabel
Oct. 7: “Patapsco Heritage Greenway” by Mary Catherine Cochran
Nov. 4: “So You Want to Buy An Old House? – What to Look Out for And What’s on The Market Now” by Shelley Wygant
Dec. 2: “The Enchanted Forest – Maryland’s Storybook Park” by Linda Harrison Gardiner, Martha Clark and Janet Kusterer
Bring your own lunch; drinks and treats provided. Tickets are free for HCHS members and $5 for non-members. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Lectures are given noon-1 p.m. followed by an optional tour of the museum.


Happy Hour Complimentary Buffet with any drink!
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Weekly on Friday & Sunday until December 31, 2016)

Kogiyaki 9469 Baltimore National Pike Ellicott City, MD 21042 / 410 680-8034

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Happy Hour Complimentary Buffet with any drink!

Kogiyaki, new in Ellicott City, is offering customers a complimentary buffet with any alcoholic beverages. Only valid during happy hour Mon-Fri from 4-7pm.

First Fridays Ellicott City
May 6, June 3, 2016 @ 5:00 pm (Monthly on Fridays)

Old Ellicott City Main Street Ellicott City, MD 21043

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First Fridays Ellicott City

Bring the family for an evening of specials and sidewalk sales plus late night dining and entertainment in the Ellicott City historic district. Live music featuring the best of local talent 6pm – 8pm in front of the B&O Railroad. Feel free to bring a chair and enjoy.


BootCamp in the Park
May 28, 2016 @ 7:55 am – 9:25 am

Centennial Park - Woodland Rd Entrance / Brian Jolles  410-988-3786

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BootCamp in the Park

Join us for a free all ages and fitness level boot camp in the park. Program lasts for one hour. No need to sign up, just show up at 7:55am to check in. This is a great opportunity for you to get up and get active!

Historic Ellicott City Walking Tour
May 28, 2016 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Mount Ida Parking Lot - 3691 Sarahs Ln, Ellicott City, MD 21043,  / 410-480-3250

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Historic Ellicott City Walking Tour

2ND & 4TH SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH APRIL-OCTOBER, Put on your most comfortable walking shoes and step back in time with the Howard County Historical Society to discover the intriguing stories behind the iconic landmarks of this nearly 250-year-old mill town. The tour begins in the parking lot of the Mount Ida mansio and will take you on a journey that follows in the footsteps of Ellicott City’s founding fathers, visionary educators, railroaders, merchants, lawyers, millworkers, firefighters, police officers, slaves, prisoners, ministers and more. Please keep in mind that this guided tour covers roughly three-quarters of a mile over hills and some rougher terrain so remember to bring your stamina as well as your passion for history!

Your journey into the past will take you to:  Mount Ida, The Patapsco Female Institute, the Courthouse, Oak Lawn Seminary, The Museum of Howard County History, Lawyer’s Row, Weir Building, Emory Jail, Emory Methodist Church, Firehouse Museum, Welcome Center, Police Museum, Tongue Row, Tiber River, Howard House, Taylor’s Antiques, Ellicott’s County Store, Odd Fellows Lodge, Commercial and Farmers Bank, Caplan’s Department Store, New Patapsco Bank, Rosenstock’s Department Store, Cacao Lane, Tiber Alley, Tiber Park, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Station, and the Radcliffe’s Emporium.

National Road Yard Sale at Roger Carter
May 28, 2016 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

18 yrs + / $15 per space

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National Road Yard Sale at Roger Carter

The Historic National Yard & Sidewalk Sale is the area’s longest continuous sale. From downtown Baltimore to St. Louis, this sale runs for 284 miles. Join Roger Carter and other community members as we participate in a fun day of selling and buying. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserve a space by May 22.

Registration/Info: Montrez Brown, 410-313-2764 or

Wednesday Farmers Market
June 1, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Miller Branch Library 9421 Frederick Rd Ellicott City, MD 21042

Wednesday Farmers Market

Fresh farmers market veggies, fruit and much more. Cheese, butter and breads; pizza, ice cream and goodies!

Directions to Market: From Route 29, take Exit 24B onto Route 40 West. Turn left at St. John’s Lane. Turn right onto Frederick Rd. The Miller library will be on the left.

Bowling Green Farm, LLC
Sykesville, MD
Bowling Green Farm is a 10th generation family farm located in Howard County, Maryland. We use our milk to make fresh local cheese and cheese spreads. Our delicious cheese starts with our cows raised from calves, access to pasture at all times and hormone free.

Great Harvest Bread Co.
Columbia, MD
Great Harvest gives you fresh made breads and mixes made from fresh milled flour, all natural ingredients, no additives and preservatives, made from scratch. Items available include: Delicious fresh baked whole wheat breads, fresh baked cookies, muffins, scones, a large selection of granolas, and a variety of mixes.

Hensing’s Hilltop Acres, LLC
Dayton, MD
Howard county farm offering: unpasteurized/ raw milk (labeled for pet consumption only) and pet treats, such as dehydrated pork liver dog treats.

Lewis’ Orchards
Cavetown, MD
We are a 4th generation family orchard, located in Cavetown, Maryland. In season, we grow strawberries, cherries, peaches, blueberries, nectarines, pears, plums, raspberries, apples, and apple cider.

Love Dove Farms
Woodbine, MD
All Naturally grown veggies without the use of any chemicals or pesticides. We use organic farming techniques, and grow tons of veggies including: Spinach, Kale, Arugula, Beets, Turnips, Radishes, Heirloom Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Squash, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Garlic, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Ginger, and so much more! Stop on by and visit us at the Farmers’ Market!

Penn Farm
Colonial Beach, VA
Seasonal offerings including: Asparagus, Tomatoes, Eggplant, Peppers, Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Onions, Cucumbers, Summer Squash, Various Greens, Beets, Lettuce, Radishes, Leeks, Pumpkins, Herbs, Potatoes, Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Celery

Renata’s Tasty Bites
Columbia, MD
We specialize in traditional handmade European cookies, pastries, and cakes. Made with natural ingredients, our products are top quality.
Variety includes: Tomato tarts, cheese rolls, scones, fruit galettes, German plum cake, Linzer cookies, Nutella cookies, vanilla walnut crescents, gluten-free almond crescents, honey walnut

River House Pizza Co., LLC
Ellicott City, MD
River House Pizza Co. works to make the freshest pizzas around! Using high quality flour that is never bleached or bromated, a slow fermentation process that takes two days and a 900 degree wood fired oven gives us the crust we desire.  We use seasonal ingredients from local farms to top our pizzas.  Giving you the BEST PIZZA EXPERIENCE you will ever enjoy.

Scoop & Paddle Ice Cream Company
Clarksville, MD
All natural, handmade ice cream available in single servings, pints, or sandwiched between handmade cookies. Ice cream available in a variety of classic and seasonal flavors.

Stone House Cakery & Café
Taneytown, MD
Stone House Cakery offers cupcakes-specialty cakes to wedding cakes. Sweet breads made from fresh fruits and farm fresh eggs as well as NY crumb cake. Cookies with old-fashioned flair. Brownies and bars of different varieties. Pies; just the way that Grandma Zentz taught me. And of course, our special ingredient… Love, is placed in all of our products. See you at the market!

Thai Spices, LLC
Ellicott City, MD
Locally homemade Thai products including many varieties of curry, including green, red, and panang, and sauces, ranging from hot to sweet and sour.

Thistle Rock Farm and Nursery
Sharpsburg, MD
We sell a wide variety of annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetable & fruit plants; Other plant products include hanging baskets, succulents/ cacti and flowering shrubs. We also offer cut flowers.

The Breadery
Catonsville, MD
Offering locally produced whole grain, white, artisan, quick and gourmet breads, as well as muffins and cookies.

The Vegedible
Ellicott City, MD

TLV Tree Farm
Glenelg, MD
Variety of spring, summer and fall vegetables, including but not limited to strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, fresh herbs, bedding plants, flowers, honey, pumpkins, jellies, jams, fall squash, Christmas trees, wreaths, roping and much more. Don’t forget the Farm Fresh Pork, Beef, Lamb, Chicken and eggs! All raised in Howard County!


BLTeas, LLC @ Heron’s Meadow Farm
Woodbine, MD
Heron’s Meadow Farm is home to BLTeas, LLC and Mud Pi Studios. We are proud to be Maryland’s first and only producer of tea. In addition, we grow specialty herbs for our teas or for your culinary use. To round out your tea experience, we have handmade stoneware teapots and mugs created by Mud Pi Studios.
Dates: 5/18, 6/8, 7/13, 8/17, 9/7

Elk Run Vineyards
Mt. Airy, MD
Dates: TBD

CPR Class
June 2, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Historic Oakland 5430 Vantage Point Rd Columbia, MD 21044

Sponsored by Columbia Town Community Association (TCCA)

Cost:  FREE

Register Now:

This class reviews Adult, Child, and Infant CPR, Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use and choking relief.  Please note this is a non-certification class.  This class is appropriate for all ages.

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Questions?  Please call 410-730-4744

Capital Jazz Fest
June 3, 2016 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Merriweather Post Pavilion - 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21044


Event takes place 6/3-6/5

Friday Farmers Market
June 3, 2016 @ 11:30 am – 4:30 pm

Howard County General Hospital 5755 Cedar Ln Columbia, MD 21044

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Farm Fresh Pork, Beef, Lamb, Chicken and eggs! All raised in Howard County! Veggies, fruit and wholesomeness. Pizza, cakes and sno cones. Tea, too!
Directions: From Route 32 West, take Exit 17 onto Cedar Lane.
Follow for a little over a mile. Howard County General will be on the right.

Chill Out Sno Cones
Columbia, MDAll of our ingredients are sourced locally, from our ice, to our fantastic flavors; even our awesome toppings and soft serve ice cream ingredients are all found locally here in Maryland.

Pong’s Orchard
Fulton, MD
Offering seasonal produce including Asian Pears, Peaches, Apples, Sweet Cherries, Plums, Persimmons, Blueberries, Figs, Cherry Tomatoes, Tomatillos, Hot peppers, Sweet Peppers, Eggplants, Cucumber, Fruit, Vegetable & Herb Plants, Meyer Lemons, Persian Limes, Calamondins, Kumquats, Bay Leaf, and Basil.

River House Pizza Co., LLC
Ellicott City, MD
River House Pizza Co. works to make the freshest pizzas around! Using high quality flour that is never bleached or bromated, a slow fermentation process that takes two days and a 900 degree wood fired oven gives us the crust we desire.  We use seasonal ingredients from local farms to top our pizzas.  Giving you the BEST PIZZA EXPERIENCE you will ever enjoy.

Stone House Cakery & Café
Taneytown, MD
Fresh baked goods: Varieties of pies, cakes, cupcakes, breads, sweet breads, brownies, cookies, and seasonal items. All made with our special ingredient… Love. Special orders accepted. See you at the market!

TLV Tree Farm
Glenelg, MD
Variety of spring, summer and fall vegetables, including but not limited to strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, fresh herbs, bedding plants, flowers, honey, pumpkins, jellies, jams, fall squash, Christmas trees, wreaths, roping and much more. Don’t forget the Farm Fresh Pork, Beef, Lamb, Chicken and eggs! All raised in Howard County!

Guest Vendors

BLTeas, LLC @ Heron’s Meadow Farm
Woodbine, MD
Heron’s Meadow Farm is home to BLTeas, LLC and Mud Pi Studios. We are proud to be Maryland’s first and only producer of tea. In addition, we grow specialty herbs for our teas or for your culinary use. To round out your tea experience, we have handmade stoneware teapots and mugs created by Mud Pi Studios
Dates: 5/20, 6/10, 7/15, 8/19, 9/9

Harvest Rise Bread Company
Columbia, MD
Dates: 5/6/, 6/3, 7/8, 8/19, 9/2, 10/7

First Friday Late Nights in the Nature Sphere - Stars
June 4, 2016 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am

Looking for a unique Friday night experience? Leave the kids at home and bring your date or a group of friends to the Robinson Nature Center for some top-notch astronomy and entertainment. This program is for adults 18 years and older, and it features a full-dome movie preceded by a planetarium presentation about current happenings in our night sky and space science.

Programs held in NatureSphere, a full-dome movie theater and planetarium that seats up to 50 people. Register early to secure your seats. $6 per ticket. Ages 18 years and up. This program features the movie, “Stars”.

Howard County Genealogical Society Meeting Topic: Producing A Reliable Family History
June 8, 2016 @ Wednesday 7-9pm

An Appellate Judge Discusses Genealogical Evidence.  Guest speaker:  Adrian J. Gavelle, Retired Senior Judge of the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals.  Presentation includes guidelines for evaluating genealogical evidence and suggest methods of resolving conflicts in evidence  Topics include how legal standards and concepts can be applied to genealogical research, discussion of current standard of proof used by the genealogical community and how to think and write like a judge in producing a reliable and accurate family history.  All free, refreshments provided, everyone welcome.  If seniors centers are closed the meeting will be cancelled.

Help desk: 3rd Sat monthly at the Miller Library Ellicott City 1-4pm 2nd floor Howard County Historical Society Room

15 Year Anniversary of the Marine Corps League, SSgt Karl G. Taylor, Sr. (Howard County) Detachment 1084

On June 23, 2001, the Howard County Marine Corps League was born when 21 motivated Marines were awarded a charter by the Department of Maryland Commandant, thus making the Detachment 1084 official.  Our mission is to join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps.

On June 23, 2016, our detachment, renamed the SSgt Karl G. Taylor, Sr. (Howard County) Detachment 1084, will celebrate its 15 year anniversary.  Our namesake, SSgt Karl G. Taylor, Sr. was a Marine from Laurel, Howard County, Maryland who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor (our nation's highest military honor) for heroism in the Vietnam War.

Over the last 15 years, we have organized and participated in numerous activities to support our mission and the community.
• Sponsored a Patriotism Essay.
• Awarded several thousand dollars in scholarships to outstanding Howard County graduates.
• Provided emotional support to wounded Marines in the hospital.
• Picked up hundreds of bags of trash as part of the Adopt-a-Highway Program.
• Volunteered in the Toys-for-Tots Program.
• Attended Marine Corps birthday ball celebrations.
• Provided a color guard to march in various local parades.
• Organized golf tournaments.
• Participated at various local town festivals.
• Donated hundreds of dollars and material goods to the Marines Helping Marines Program.
• Provided free lunches to veterans on Veterans Day.

Our detachment meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 1930 (7:30pm) at the Yingling-Ridgely Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and Auxiliary Post 7472 located at 4225 VFW Lane, Ellicott City, Maryland 21043.  We are always looking for new members.  For more information, see

Saint Faustina - Messenger of Mercy
June 11, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

St. Paul Church at 3755 St. Paul Street in Ellicott City, MD

Celebrate the Year of Mercy with this story of mercy and forgiveness. The script for "Saint Faustina - Messenger of Mercy" is created solely from selections from Divine Mercy In My Soul, the Diary of Sister M. Faustina Kowalska. The texts are not read, but dramatically portrayed in the persona of Sister Faustina. The stories of the Diary come alive!  She will perform on June 11th at St. Paul Church at 3755 St. Paul Street in Ellicott City at 7:00 PM. Free-will offering. No tickets needed. Appropriate for all ages.
Artists Chuck Aaron, Allen Alexopulos, Max Crownover and Jim Oliver Present “Elegant Woodturnings”
June 12, 2016 - June 23, 2016

Robin Holliday, Owner/Curator, HorseSpirit Arts Gallery 8090 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043 / Gallery: (410) 461-3505 - Cell: (410) 782-5677

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Maryland Woodturning Artists Chuck Aaron, Allen Alexopulos, Max Crownover and Jim Oliver have an affinity for turning locally found wood - recovered from downed trees that would otherwise be landfilled or used as firewood – into beautiful artifacts.  
Their art show will run from 12 June to 23 June 2016 at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, 8090 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043 with the opening reception on Sunday, 12 June from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Allen Alexopulos - Master Woodturner - has been creating custom woodturning art in his studio in Annapolis, Maryland since 2001.  Allen's artistic goal is to highlight as much of the natural figure, texture and color from the wood as possible.  Simple shapes combined with graceful curvatures amplify the beauty of his turnings.  Although Allen has explored many areas of woodturning, his principal repertoire includes natural edged vessels, lidded boxes with ornate finials, hollow forms and formal vessels.
Chuck Aaron is an accomplished woodturner from Columbia, Maryland who creates beautiful bowls, hand-crafted pens and other wooden art.  Chuck’s art allows him to create physical objects that express the beauty he perceives in the world around him.   His woodturning engenders objects that show the beauty of color and wood grain in a way that is both visual and tactile.   
Max Crownover creates art using both wood and metal in his studio in Columbia, Maryland.  He has loved working with wood for as long as he can remember and has done a variety of woodworking, including building and refinishing furniture. Max creates bowls, wall hangings and other items.
Jim Oliver – an accomplished Woodturner - is a resident of Oella, Maryland (the historic portion of Ellicott City lying east of the Patapsco River).  Jim began woodturning after his retirement from the Agricultural Research Service in 2004.  As a retired chemist, Jim still enjoys experimenting, and investigating new stains and wood conditioners that may permit utilization of spalted and highly figured woods that would otherwise be unsuitable for use.  
HorseSpirit Arts Gallery is a privately owned gallery with an eclectic, up-lifting collection of the original creations of over 40 local artists whose work includes:  Paintings, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Photography, Glass & Mosaics, Jewelry, Ceramics, Woodturning, and Fiber & Wearable Art.  

Hours are Wednesday to Monday (closed Tuesday) from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm (open later on weekends).  For more information, please contact the Gallery’s Owner/Curator - Robin Holliday directly at (410) 782-5677 or the Gallery at (410) 461-3505 or email  Our website is and our Facebook page is

Several images are attached:
Image 1 – Chuck Aaron - Natural Edged Bowl
Image 2, 3 & 4– Allen Alexopulos - Sculpture, Natural Edged Vessels, Lidded Boxes with Ornate Finials
Image 5 – Max Crownover - Wall Hanging
Image 6 – Jim Oliver - Vase

Spirits of Ellicott City Ghost Tours
June 16, 2016 @ 8:00 pm (Monthly on Third Tuesday)

Howard County Welcome Center - Ellicott City 8267 Main St Ellicott City, MD 21043

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Spirits of Ellicott City Ghost Tours

Howard County Tourism Spirit Tour $5.00 Discount

This tour takes you inside some of Ellicott City’s haunted locales and gives you the chance to enjoy a drink if you would desire as you listen to tour guides regale you with tales of paranormal activity and spooky occurrences. You must be 21+ to attend the Spirits of Ellicott City Tour.

Grand Opening of WAXUALITY
Saturday, June 18, 2016 @ 9am - 7pm

3211 Corporate Ct., Ellicott City, MD

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Grand Opening! Lots of Prizes, Food, Waxing Specials and Giveaways throughout the day!

138th Annual Clarksville Picnic sponsored by St. Louis Church
June 25, 2016, noon to 9pm

St. Louis Parish, 12500 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, MD 21029 / Tracy Mayer 410-531-6040

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Come to a day filled with kid's games, pony and hay rides, face painting, your favorite fair foods and sweet treats – Saturday, June 25, 2016, noon to 9pm!  There's also a magic show and lots of music.  There's plenty for the grown-ups to do – BINGO!, a Silent Auction, plant sale, hand-made crafts, White Elephant garage sale, and our $20,000 raffle to a name a few.  Enjoy our popular family-style chicken and pulled pork dinner with all the fixins' under the big tent.  Tickets for the dinner are $15 for adults, $6 for those 5-10, and kids under five eat free.  There is no admission charge to enter the picnic grounds.  We hope to see you there!!!

BootCamp in the Park

Summer Madness Celebration & Expo
Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Howard County Fairgrounds - 2210 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship, MD 21794

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About the Summer Madness Celebration & Expo

This community event was designed to celebrate all the joys of summer, which for many of us represent playtime, new memories with family and friends, vacation, breaks from school, fashion and other shopping. We've managed to bring in summer madness under one roof for the day, and we invite you to join in the fun! This is a family friendly event.

Who should attend this event? Small business owners, consultants, youth and adult community members, local officials, and the media. This is a celebration for all to partake in! For those who have attended our Small Business Saturday events, this is a similar model, but on a larger scale.

Why are we hosting this event? This event is brought to you by Divinity Affairs, a division of Exceptional Business Solutions, LLC. Learn more about us by visiting our sites and social media profiles. Divinity Affairs was launched with one goal... to bring people together through our marketing and event initiatives for social event types.  From weddings to expos, we strive to bring in elements of fun, innovation, and celebration...period! We know the importance of community and collaboration, and have been managing events, marketing and business management strategies for small businesses, non-profits, and families for more than 2 decades!  Oh, and this division likes to party so prepare yourselves for a funky good time!!

What will the event entail? We're glad you asked! There will truly be something for everyone.

  • Thumbs Up Party Planning will provide face painting, glitter tattoos and other games for the kiddies!

  • Kelsey's Kloset will host a fashion show featuring the very adorable styles from her shop in Laurel, MD!

  • We'll also have shopping with 30+vendors and sponsors!

  • Live demonstrations for yoga and more!

  • Entertainment, dj, and more!

  • Lots of door prizes!

Performance Opportunities

Are you interested in performing at our event? We'd love to have you! If you're a local singer, dance company, martial arts company, magician, or other community based artist, please email us to express your interest. 

Come Out to Meet and Shop Your Vendors

We are looking for the following vendor types: jewelry, makeup, stylists, barbers, bakeries, entertainers, hotels, bed & breakfasts, daycare providers, clothing, accessories, technology, realtors, loan officers, model instructors, fashion designers, dance companies, weight loss programs, personal trainers, bartenders, videographers, life coaches, business coaches, corporate gift basket companies, printers, florists, artists, authors, publishers and more!

All vendors will be listed here as they register:

  • Fairway Independent Mortgage
  • It Works
  • Tyra Beauty
  • Younique

Our sponsors will be promoted on the Facebook Event Page!

A huge expression of gratitude to all of our vendors and sponsors!

Additional door prize and other sponsorship opportunities are available. Email Tya Bolton with your interest at


What are my payment options for purchasing goods from vendors?

Every vendor will have a variety of ways to pay so be sure to bring cash, credit cards, and checks.

What are my transportation/parking options for this event?

Please reference the map located on this event page.  There is plenty of parking available in a complimentary parking lot.  

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You may contact Tya Bolton at or by phone at 877.410.3249, ext. 201.

How do I share this event on social media?

Click the social media icons on the top of this registration page and share via your profiles and pages. Be sure to use the event hashtag, #SummerMadness and tag @TyaBolton.

Please note, in the spirit of ensuring we have an exciting, fun-filled, drama free event, we may exercise the right to decline / refund vendor signups whenever there is a conflict of interest of any sort. Vendor and sponsor registration fees are non-refundable. However, you may move your credit to a future event to occur within a year as long as you provide a written request more than 7 days prior to the event date.

Don't forget to register by Friday, 07/22/16 and bring your friends and family.

See you there!

Please support this site by visiting our Sponsors listed below, thank you!
Landscape Supply
Reyes Jewelry
Cash 4 Gold
Law Office of
Walter D. TY, LLC
Lower Main
Main Street
Oriental Rugs
Italian Restaurant
HoCo Farm
Heritage Museum
Wayside Inn Bed and Breakfast
Maryland Landscape Supply (Platinum Sponsor)
Reyes Jewelry Exchange, Cash for Gold (Platinum Sponsor)
Law Office of Walter D. TY, LLC
Main Street Oriental Rugs, SAles and Repair - (Sponsor)
Portalli's Italian Restaurant (Platinum Sponsor)
Howard County Farm Heritage Museum
The Diamondback Tavern (Platinum Sponsor)
The Wayside Inn Bed and Breakfast

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