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The Carroll County Times, Westminster MD, is one of the primary news providers in Carroll County.  In addition to the Carroll County Times, some other Carroll County news reports originate from the Baltimore Sun, The Westminster Eagle, The Eldersburg Eagle, The Advocate of Westminster and Finksburg, The Advocate of Eldersburg and Sykesville, Mt. Airy Messenger, Northern News, WTTR radio in Westminster MD, and Community Media Center and Carroll County local television programming.

Carroll County Government, News, Media, and Events for Carroll County Maryland

FuTuRe (Fair Trash Reduction) Pilot Program Update
posted: 4/11/2019

Commissioner…Code Home Rule…Charter…June 11th Forum to Explain the Difference
posted: 4/11/2019

Finksburg Awarded Sustainable Community Designation
posted: 4/10/2019

Bear Branch Holiday Closure
posted: 4/10/2019

Rate Change Considered to Maintain Public Water Systems
posted: 4/9/2019

County Hires Firm to Initiate Litigation Against Opioid Companies
posted: 4/4/2019 

New 14th Annual Seniors on the Go – An Aging & Disabilities Expo on Wednesday, April 3rd
posted: 4/1/2019

New Census 2020 Kickoff…One Year Until the Census Begins
posted: 4/1/2019

Recommended Budget Presentation
posted: 3/26/2019

Environmental Advisory Council releases Environmental Stewardship in Carroll County booklet
posted: 3/25/2019

Recreation & Parks Present Needs Assessment Survey Results
posted: 3/21/2019

Social Security and OIG Launch Public Service Announcement Campaign
posted: 3/21/2019

Rain barrel and composter pre-order sale ends April 27, 2019
posted: 3/18/2019

Dispose of household hazardous waste, shred documents
posted: 3/18/2019

New Recreation and Parks Advisory Board Meeting
posted: 3/14/2019

New Board Approves FY20 Annual Transportation Plan
posted: 3/14/2019

New Broadband: Feasibility Study, Grant Updates and Possible Help for Rural Areas
posted: 3/7/2019

New FY2020 Budget Meeting Schedule Announced
posted: 3/7/2019

Last Week for Citizen Input on County Public Transportation
posted: 3/4/2019

Comprehensive Rezoning Text to Go to Public Outreach Sessions
posted: 3/4/2019

New Cold Weather Shelter to Open Early Today, Sunday, March 3rd
posted: 3/3/2019

Board Approves Bridge Financing for Airport
posted: 2/28/2019

District 5 Town Hall Meetings with Commissioner Ed Rothstein
posted: 2/20/2019

Carroll County offers FREE workshops for those living with Chronic Conditions
posted: 2/19/2019

New County Government Offices Closed for Presidents Day
posted: 2/15/2019

New FFA Week Proclaimed in Carroll County
posted: 2/14/2019

New 2nd Annual Celebrating America History Expo at National History Day
posted: 2/14/2019

Recreation and Parks Advisory Board Meeting
posted: 2/13/2019

Carroll Transit System Seeks Citizen Input on County Public Transportation
posted: 2/11/2019

posted: 2/11/2019

Department of Public Safety Promotes Two in Emergency Management
posted: 2/7/2019

CCVESA Workgroup Updates on Future Fire Service Structure
posted: 2/7/2019

Rain barrel and composter pre-order sale
posted: 2/7/2019

National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month
posted: 2/7/2019

New Department of Public Works Restructures Leadership
posted: 1/25/2019

New Eisenberg Officially Named Director of Planning
posted: 1/25/2019

New County Open Meetings to Eliminate Written Minutes
posted: 1/24/2019

New County to Pursue Opioid Litigation Information
posted: 1/24/2019

Hampstead Wastewater Treatment Plant Groundbreaking Held for Enhanced Nutrient Removal (ENR) Upgrade Project
posted: 1/23/2019

Maple Sugarin' Festival Update
posted: 1/22/2019

New Cold Weather Shelter to Expand Hours on Sunday Warming Center to Open on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
posted: 1/17/2019

New County Office Building to Increase Security
posted: 1/17/2019

New County Relief for Federal Workers
posted: 1/17/2019

Carroll County Legislative Delegation to Hold Public Hearing on Local Bill Requests
posted: 1/16/2019

State Opioid Response Request for Proposals
posted: 1/16/2019

Deadline Alert for SBA Disaster Assistance in Maryland for Tornado Damage
posted: 1/15/2019

Volunteers to Count Homeless in Carroll County
posted: 1/14/2019

Vendor Alert! Reserve Your Space Now for the 2019 Seniors on the Go Expo
posted: 1/14/2019

New 2018 Freedom Community Comprehensive Plan Implementation Efforts Underway
posted: 1/12/2019

New Cold Weather Shelter Open Additional Hours over the Weekend
posted: 1/11/2019

New Commissioners to Invite Other Forms of Government to Educational Meetings
posted: 1/10/2019

posted: 1/8/2019

New Windsor's Recycling Rate Skyrockets by 80% after launch of the Fair Trash Reduction (FuTuRe) Pilot Program
posted: 1/7/2019



Carroll County Schools

Carroll County Maryland School News

Graduation Schedule Carroll County Public Schools, Location:  McDaniel College, Westminster MD

  •  June 3, 2019 Manchester Valley High 7:00 pm

  • June 4, 2019 Francis Scott Key High 7:00 pm

  • June 5, 2019 Century High 7:00 pm

  • June 6, 2019 Westminster High 7:00 pm

  • June 7, 2019 South Carroll High 7:00 pm

  • June 8, 2019 Liberty High 1:00 pm

  • June 8, 2019 Winters Mill High 7:00 pm

Carroll County Public Schools News

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Carroll County Events - News about special events in Carroll County MD
  • Farmers Market Event Schedule:  Ag Center, Hampstead, Sykesville, Finksburg, Downtown Westminster, Mount Airy.  Info at

  • Tour Carroll Wineries, Vineyards, Breweries and Distilleries in Carroll County Maryland.  Tastings and product sales may be available for the following locations: Galloping Goose Vineyards, Detour Vineyard & Winery, Serpent Ridge Vineyard, Old Westminster Winery, Pub Dog Brewing Company, Ruhlman Brewery, Miscellaneous Distillery, and Patapsco Distilling Company.

  • Carroll County Business & Employment Center (BERC) events:  Events

  • Job Club, every Monday, 12:30-2 pm, at BERC, Westminster, 410-386-2820

  • Carroll Hospital:  Events

  • Annual PEEPShow,  April 12-April 23

  • Downtown Restaurant Week, Westminster, April 12-21

  • Wine Stroll, Westminster, April 14

  • Carroll County Home Show, April 14-15

  • Taste of Carroll, April 30

  • Sykesville First Friday, May 3

  • Flower and Plant Market, Union Mills, May 3-5

  • Taste of Eldersburg, May

  • Carroll County Business and Employment Resource Center, BERC, Carroll County Job Fair, May 2: 

    The Carroll County Business/Employment Resource Center is hosting the 2019 Spring Job Fair on Thursday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., @ BERC, 224 N. Center Street, in Westminster, MD.


    No pre-registration is required.  The BERC Spring Job Fair is an event that enables community members and job seekers to meet and speak with representatives from area businesses that are looking for qualified employees.  Job seekers can complete applications and distribute their resume to participating businesses. 


    For more information, please contact Scott Singleton, 410-386-2820 or visit the BERC website at


  • Attend a Fire Carnival to support local Fire Companies in Carroll County MD.

  • Sykesville Art & Wine Festival, May 5

  • Westminster Flower and Jazz Festival, May 11

  • Secret Garden Caribbean Wine, Music & Arts Festival, May 12, Farm Museum

  • Blacksmith Days, May 18-19

  • Hampstead Day, May 25

  • Gamber Fire Carnival, May 25 - June 1

  • Union Bridge Fire Carnival, May 29 - June 1

  • Art in the Park, June 1

  • Mount Airy Lions Club Annual Carnival, June 3-8

  • New Windsor Fire Carnival, June 3-8

  • Food Truck Sunday Funday, June 9

  • Lax Max, Lacrosse, June 9-10

  • Taneytown Fire Carnival, June 10-15

  • Taneytown Art, Music and Wine Festival, Taneytown, June 15

  • Westminster BBQ Stroll, June 15

  • Sykesville and Freedom Fire Carnival, June 15-22

  • Beer and BBQ Stroll, Westminster, June 16

  • Carroll County Golf Tournament, June 20

  • Secret Garden R & B/Neo Soul Music, Arts and Wine Festival, June 23, Farm Museum

  • Harney Fire Carnival, June 26-July 1

  • Manchester Fire Carnival, July 1-6

  • July 4th Fireworks at the Carroll County Farm Museum, July 4

  • Common Ground on the Hill, July 1 -  July 13, McDaniel College

  • Month of Sundays Concert Series, July 7, 14, 21 and 28

  • Winfield Fire Carnival, July 8-13

  • Common Ground on the Hill Festival, July 13, Farm Museum

  • Reese Fire Carnival, July 15-20

  • Secret Garden Reggae Wine, Music & Arts Festival, July 21, Farm Museum

  • Mount Airy Fire Carnival, July 22-27

  • Carroll County Fair, Carroll County Ag Center, 4-H / FFA Fair, July 26 - August 3

  • Corn Roast Festival, Union Mills Homestead, Westminster, August 3

  • National Night Out, August 6, various locations in Carroll County Maryland

  • Carroll County Restaurant Week, August 11-18

  • Hampstead Fire Carnival, August 12-17

  • Secret Garden Farewell Summer, Wine, Music & Arts Festival, August 18, Farm Museum

  • Celebrate Mount Airy, August 31

  • Carroll County Public Schools, 1st Day of School, September 4

  • Pooch Pool Party, Westminster Pool, September 4

  • Steam Show Days, September 5-8

  • The Maryland Wine Festival, September 21-22, Farm Museum, Westminster

  • Westminster Fallfest, September 26-29

  • Piney Run Apple Festival, September 28, Sykesville

  • Microbrewery Festival, Union Mills Homestead, Westminster, September 28

  • BERC Job Fair, October 4, Westminster, Link:  BERC Job Fair, Westminster MD

  • Rotary Oktoberfest of Carroll County, October 5-6

  • Secret Garden Autumn R&B/Neo Soul Wine Festival, October 6

  • Walk Maryland Day: 1-Mile Community Walk, Westminster Maryland

  • Fall Harvest Celebration, Farm Museum, Westminster, October 12

  • Downtown Oyster Stroll, Westminster, October 12

  • Sykesville Fall Festival, October 13

  • A Culinary Experience, Martin's Westminster, October 14

  • Bedlam in the Boro, Lineboro Fire Department, October 5 - 27

  • BERC Job Fair, November 1, Westminster MD, BERC Job Fair

  • Carroll County Corn Maze, Westminster, October 5 - November 11

  • Mistletoe Mart, November 14-16, Westminster

  • Sykesville Craft Beer Festival, November 9

  • Carroll County Black Friday, November 23

  • Miracle on Main Street, Westminster, November 30

  • Carroll County Cyber Monday, November 26

  • Decorator & Artist Registration
    21st Annual Festival Wreaths
    Event dates: Nov. 29 - Dec 8

    Each year more than 150 theme wreaths are displayed through this week-long silent auction that is one of the Carroll County Arts Council’s most significant fundraising events. Wreaths and Holiday Art may be donated by businesses, civic / social organizations, schools, offices, families or individuals. There is no registration fee.
    Sponsored by Carroll County Times and PNC Bank

  • Festival of Wreaths, November 29 - December 8

  • Happy New Year Carroll County, January 1, 2019

  • Sykesville First Friday, January 4

  • Baltimore Ravens vs. San Diego Chargers, Playoff Game, January 6

  • Freedom Fitness and Health Expo, January

  • Feb 8 all-day Downtown Mount Airy

    Stop by participating downtown businesses for your sweet treat, live music & more!


    Feb 10 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Carroll County Agriculture Center

    Don’t miss the 22nd annual Stop, Swap and Save, the East Coast’s Largest Indoor Bicycle Swap and Consumer Expo. If you’ve never made it to the SWAP before, don’t miss out in 2019! 

    Feb 23 @ 5:00 pm Carroll County Agriculture Center

    International Bull Riders (IBR) was established in 2001. Since its inception, the IBR has sanctioned hundreds of events. Each year IBR pays over $100,000 in prize money and awards.  

    Mar 1 @ 4:30 pm Carroll Community College

    The Penguin Random House Book Fair kicks off with a Family Movie Night! Two showings: 4:30pm and 7:00pm.

    Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm Carroll Community College

    Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Carroll Community College

    One of Carroll County’s favorite community events, the Penguin Random House Book Fair has something for everyone including discounted new books, children’s activities, featured authors and more! Book Fair is devoted to literacy and education

    • Mar 2 @ 5:00 pm Carroll County Agriculture Center

      International Bull Riders (IBR) was established in 2001. Since its inception, the IBR has sanctioned hundreds of events. Each year IBR pays over $100,000 in prize money and awards.

      Blues Master Guy Davis

      Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm Carroll Arts Center

      GRAMMY nominee Guy Davis is considered to be “America’s greatest link to the blues right now” (Windsor Star). His recent albums have been nominated for a Grammy, as well as for Best Acoustic Artist.


  • Maple Sugarin' Festival - March 3

  • Westminster 5K Celtic Canter, Irish Celebration, March 9

  • Hampstead Manchester Business & Community Expo, March 16

  • Carroll County Home Show, Westminster, March 30-31

  • Seniors on the Go, Aging Expo, April 3

  • Sykesville First Friday, April 5

  • Main Street Mount Airy Chili Cook-off, April 6

  • Main Street Mile, April 10

  • Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, April 13


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