Reisterstown Festival

The 30th Annual Reisterstown Festival

"Where Summer Lasts a Week Longer"

September 10 & 11, 2016

Hannah More Park, 12035 Reisterstown Rd, Reisterstown, MD 21136

On SATURDAY, our classic Reisterstown Festival Parade kicks things off at 9:00am by marching down Main Street to the Festival Grounds with lots for all to see and enjoy.  Marching bands, fire equipment, antique and sports cars, motorcycles, community groups, businesses, and many more march and ride and spread the community spirit in this traditional main street parade!

At the festival site at Hannah More Park, Main Stage entertainment on Saturday runs the full day from 11am to 10pm and includes some really great acts of many types -- something for everyone!   This year's bands include:

If you love live music, you'll love the Reisterstown Festival!  The Baltimore/Washington area is a hotbed of live music and it gives us the majority of the amazing talent we host - whether rock blues, pop, funk, jambands, bluegrass, or anything else!  In 2015, The Ron Holloway Band, Dawgone (with Special Guest Mookie Siegel), Jr. Cline and the Recliners, The Ursula Ricks Project, The LutherVillains Josh Christina & Good Old Stuff, Ocho de Bastos, Bushmaster featuring Gary Brown, and Dean Crawford & the Dunn's River Band performed.

The Reisterstown Festival Motorcycle Show ran from 12pm to 4pm in the Hannah More Center parking lot with an assortment of motorcycles competing for prizes in various categories.

There are many tables and chairs provided, but feel free to bring your chairs or blankets if you prefer to reserve your favorite spot to watch the bands.

The International Beer Garden, located on the lower fields behind the school (down the hill behind the playground), includes beer and wine of many types, and will also offer party games.  There is a large screen TV for staying up on all the Orioles and Ravens action and other sports.  This is also a great spot to catch a great view of the entertainment on the Main Stage.  There are new food and craft vendors participating- the food selection will be greatly expanded compared to prior years.

Always popular is is our expansive Family Fun Area (formerly Children's Area).  The Family Fun Area, which is located adjacent to the playground (up the hill from the stage, main vendor area, etc), has live interactive entertainment that will be appreciated by all ages including multiple live performers, audience participation programs, and special child-oriented vendors.  A mechanical bull built for safety will be available to try.  As always, the Sunshine Playground will also be available for the kids too! 

The traditional big 50/50 Drawing and Festival Raffle Baskets are sure to put a smile on your face should you win.

Don’t miss the always-popular Fireworks show Saturday at 8:45pm.  This coincides with the final band on the Main Stage which makes for a truly spectacular concert.

On SUNDAY, activities at the festival run from 11:00am to 5pm. 

Sunday includes another full day of great live music.

The Reisterstown Festival Car Show, run by the C3 Car Club of Baltimore, and features Camaros, Challengers and Chargers and other vehicles as well all competing for trophies.

There is more food, crafts, and our Beer Garden on the lower fields behind the school and the Family Fun Area by the playground as we round out the weekend of fun.  (The Ravens game, if any, is shown on a large screen TV so you won't miss anything important!)

On both days, on-site parking (donation requested, free onsite shuttle) is available for those that might like to park a little closer to all the action.

Sponsors and Volunteers are graciously welcomed and appreciated.  Email for more information.

Periodically visit our website to check out the complete Schedule of Events and lots more as new info becomes available.  At the website, you can also register to walk or ride in the Parade (Free for most participants - you might even win a trophy!) and/or find out more about how to have your Food or Craft or other booth at the festival!  All the details you need are at the website!

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