Band Schedule 2019

Reisterstown Festival 2019 Schedule

(Updated 8.22.2019)

Please note the following Baltimore County/Festival regulations:

  • No smoking or outside alcohol are permitted anywhere in Hannah More Park.
  • Alcoholic beverages may be purchased at the Beer Garden with proper ID (Age 21+ only) but…
  • ALL alcoholic beverages must remain inside the Beer Garden due to County permit restrictions/law.
  • If you choose to drink alcohol, please drink responsibly, and arrange a designated driver or other safe transportation plan when leaving.
  • These policies will be strictly enforced.
The Reisterstown Festival thanks Apex Towing for sponsoring this year's Car Show!

2019 Reisterstown Festival Car Show

Online Car Show Registration – Choose “Car Show Registration” on the right hand side of the linked page (a different website- hosted by Stack Sports), register as a new Stack Sports user (unless you or your organization already have login credentials from a recent Stack Sports RRC/Festival registration and same user/organization is registering for this Car Show.  If you do, sign on with those credentials) and then follow the prompts.  If not, create a new user).

Download the below form in easily printable PDF format: Reist Fest Car Show Flyer 2019

(Download the free Adobe Reader to open this file if needed – Adobe is a third-party software vendor – we have no affiliation nor responsibility for their software.)

The Reisterstown Festival thanks

Securityplus Federal Credit Union

for sponsoring the 2019 Festival Fireworks Show!!

 

Fireworks

The Reisterstown Festival presents one of the biggest and most spectacular annual fireworks shows in the area each year. This long-running festival tradition is offered on the Festival's Saturday night at approximately 8:45pm while the headlining band on the Main Stage and the adjacent Beer Garden are rockin' in full swing!

In recent years, we've been bringing back some of the festival's early-year glory by presenting highly acclaimed national artists in Reisterstown as our headliners on the festival's Saturday night which makes for an even more special and uniquely Reisterstown fireworks event! Headliner bands put on a full 2 hour concert, and they've been stellar with the James Brown Dance Party, Donna the Buffalo, and the Ron Holloway Band among others in recent years. Exceptionally(!!) generous local sponsor support in the early years of the festival allowed prominent national headliners to be brought in including Kenny Chesney, America, and Three Dog Night!

This year continues this tradition. Fireworks will be accompanied by this year's headliner A Family Affair- A Tribute to Sly & the Family Stone the newest tribute project of Chase Family Music (Jazz is Phsh, James Brown Dance Party - the latter being our 2017 Festival Headliner - if you were at that magical night, you'll be thrilled to hear that this year's band is again fronted by the highly-entertaining Chris Rob!)

Bring your friends and family out to the Festival early on Saturday to enjoy all the great food, family fun, exhibits, activities, shopping, games, live music, and entertainment, and then stick around for the final act and highlights of the day - this spectacular display of "top-shelf" fireworks and music! It's the biggest party of the year in Reisterstown, there's no admission charge, and everyone is welcome!

Family Fun Area

NEW Family Fun Area Location for 2019!!

The Family Fun Area has been re-located next to to the back baseball field behind (further into the park) it’s traditional location at the playground.  This new more spacious location is where the Military Exhibit has been located in the past and is close to and within sight of most Vendors and the  Beer Garden/Stage area. (The Military Exhibit will now be near the park playground where the vehicle entrance road dead-ends at the main park road/shuttle route)

Petting Zoo by Candyland Petting & Learning Farm

A wide array of animals will be on-hand for all the family to see and touch including sheep, goats, a mini-horse, a mini-donkey, ducks, peacock, turkey, calf, alpaca, and rabbits. (12-5pm Saturday, 1:30-4:30pm Sunday)

Military Display

NEW LOCATION FOR 2019:

If you enter by car at Festival Parking (donation requested- thank you for your support!), the military exhibit will be located straight ahead, past the school to where the entrance road “dead-ends” at the main cross-park road (aka free shuttle route!) * 

You’ll have an extraordinary opportunity to see military equipment like you and your family may have never seen!  You can see them, touch them, and ask questions. This has been a very popular exhibit since it began!

The National Guard will be displaying a Humvee and other pieces. The USMC will have their big red truck with pull-up bar. Overall, with this and other privately owned equipment being displayed, it appears there will be 10 or more military vehicles/pieces of equipment in this year’s Military Exhibit!

Also on display by other owner/collectors:
A 1968 Army Jeep
Several more Humvees

We thank the National Guard and other contributors for sharing their equipment with us and all of you!

The Turkey Hill Cow

Thanks to Turkey Hill Farms, the iconic Turkey Hill cow will once again graze the Family Fun Area at the Reisterstown Festival this year!  Get a selfie with the Turkey Hill Cow!  You know you want to! And your little ones might be very interested in this celebrity cow.

Kenpo Karate Demonstrations by American Kenpo Karate (Saturday & Sunday)

All weekend, you can see trained Kenpo karate demonstrations with spectacular skill and power. See self-defense maneuvers performed by American Kenpo Karate Studio members and instructors. The Studio is a multi-year participant and Family Fun Area sponsor, and their events are always fun for all!

Drama Kids (Saturday Only)

Drama Kids International of Central Maryland is run by Directors Jennifer and Robert Jarrett. Their goal is simple; they want to provide the youth in our communities the opportunity to develop the skills of confident communication leveraging the fun activities found in Drama. Drama Kids has been developing confidence, speaking skills, and acting abilities in children throughout the world for over 30 years! The Drama Kids afterschool program and summer camps are specially designed to build self-confidence and character, as well as strong speaking, literacy, and acting skills through the fun and creativity of drama. Drama Kids of Central Maryland serves children in the Towson, Timonium, Pikesville, Owings Mills, Reisterstown, and Westminster areas. Young performers from Drama Kids will be showing off their natural talents along with the skills they've learned in this program!

Howard High School Singers (Saturday Only)

The Howard High School Singers (from Ellicott City) will be performing a mix of their favorite musical theatre songs and pop songs that you may be familiar with. The stage is their favorite place to be and they are excited to represent Howard Theatre!

Reba Goodall (aka Rocket Reba), part of the Eric Energy team, will be doing the Eric Energy Science Shows on Sunday. She has been working with children since 2006. She discovered her love for children working as a volunteer in her son's Mommy & Me educational program and went on to work as a children's party host and finally the coordinator for events and parties at a local children's salon. She prides herself on her "get down on the floor" hands-on approach with kids to fully engage them. We're proud to offer these extremely high quality programs to all who attend at no charge.

Glyndon Area Players (Saturday Only)

Glyndon Area Players (The Theater Company Built On a Dream!) will be performing a variety of musical theater songs for your listening pleasure! Sacred Heart's Glyndon Area Players (GAP) is the theatre-in-residence at Sacred Heart Parish. Founded in 1998, GAP was established as a creative outlet to showcase the talent of Glyndon, Reisterstown, and the surrounding Maryland communities. To accomplish this, every GAP show encourages and embraces participation by all groups in the local, and (now) greater Baltimore community, both on-stage and behind the scenes. Since its humble beginning, GAP, has grown to be one of the premier theatre companies in the Baltimore region. Each year, thousands come to see the lively, professional shows that are its hallmark. With incredible casts ranging in number from thirty to eighty and in age from eight to eighty, expansive and authentic sets, professional sound and lighting, GAP brings family favorites, as well as cutting-edge shows, to life each August, making GAP a truly unique and affordable theatrical experience. The very generous support of the Sacred Heart Parish in Glyndon, Maryland provides a permanent home for GAP's productions, ensuring a stability few other local theatre groups can claim. Check us out @ www.glyndonareaplayers.com for information on our 22nd annual show coming in 2019!

Reba Goodall (aka Rocket Reba), part of the Eric Energy team, will be doing the Eric Energy Science Shows on Sunday. She has been working with children since 2006. She discovered her love for children working as a volunteer in her son's Mommy & Me educational program and went on to work as a children's party host and finally the coordinator for events and parties at a local children's salon. She prides herself on her "get down on the floor" hands-on approach with kids to fully engage them. We're proud to offer these extremely high quality programs to all who attend at no charge.

Karen Sachs Dance Academy (Saturday Only)

Karen Sachs is the Director of Karen Sachs Academy of Dance in Reisterstown. She has performed professionally across the country in various summer stock productions, nightclubs, dinner theaters and industrial shows, including the New York World's Fair and the Copacabana. Her television credits include the Sonny and Cher Show, Laugh-In, That's Life (with Robert Morse) the Don Adams Special, and the Ann-Margaret Special, among others. She toured extensively with Jimmy Durante throughout California and in Las Vegas and was also a part of Jim Nabors and Arthur Godfrey's nightclub acts. She attended the American Musical Dramatic Academy and Dance Educators of America, both in New York. Dancers from the Academy will be performing.

Reba Goodall (aka Rocket Reba), part of the Eric Energy team, will be doing the Eric Energy Science Shows on Sunday. She has been working with children since 2006. She discovered her love for children working as a volunteer in her son's Mommy & Me educational program and went on to work as a children's party host and finally the coordinator for events and parties at a local children's salon. She prides herself on her "get down on the floor" hands-on approach with kids to fully engage them. We're proud to offer these extremely high quality programs to all who attend at no charge.

Artistry Dance Company (Sunday Only)

Artistry Dance Company is a family-owned studio that offers Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Ballet, Pointe and Hip-Hop Classes to the Baltimore and surrounding areas for dancers ages 3 to adult. They also feature award winning competitive dance teams. This is an innovative and fast paced dance studio geared to inspiring young dancers that are looking to pursue a career in the commercial dance industry. Performers from this Owings Mills-based studio will be showcasing their talents at this year's Festival.

Reba Goodall (aka Rocket Reba), part of the Eric Energy team, will be doing the Eric Energy Science Shows on Sunday. She has been working with children since 2006. She discovered her love for children working as a volunteer in her son's Mommy & Me educational program and went on to work as a children's party host and finally the coordinator for events and parties at a local children's salon. She prides herself on her "get down on the floor" hands-on approach with kids to fully engage them. We're proud to offer these extremely high quality programs to all who attend at no charge.

Pony Rides by High Ridge Farm ($)

Parents love seeing their kids riding ponies and most kids love riding ponies too, so... WIN WIN! Now's your chance to make this happen! Pony rides are a classic experience for both parents and children that makes great memories and photos, so it's always a very popular attraction when we offer it at the Festival. This year, High Ridge Farm's ponies will be saddled up and ready for your children (for a fee) at the 32nd Annual Reisterstown Festival Saturday 12-5pm and Sunday 1:30-4:30pm! And this featured vendor attraction will be conveniently located right in the Family Fun Area this year! (Weather permitting)

Family-Friendly Vendors

Approximately 7 family-oriented local vendors will be located in this area with booths offering a wide variety of foods, crafts, services, and information.

The BCPL "Bookmobile"

Sunshine Playground
Adjacent to the Family Fun area with swings, slides, sand... and a whole lot more! Your children will love this playground! The biggest and best-known public playground in town is always hopping during the Reisterstown Festival!

The Reisterstown Festival thanks American Kenpo Karate for sponsoring our Family Fun Area entertainment!

Other Attractions

Star-Spangled Banner Performance! (Saturday 9/7, 12pm)

Continuing a Festival tradition, we will have a local resident singing the National Anthem at the Main Stage (Lower Main Field). This year’s anthem will be sung by Rachel Kohen!  A Senior at Howard High School (Columbia), Rachel has been singing and dancing since the age of 4. She is the Alto section leader of the Howard Chamber Choir, and was named the Dance Captain for this year’s Howard theater program. Favorite stage roles include Mr. Memory in “The 39 Steps,” Kate in “Legally Blonde” and Ali in “Mamma Mia.” For the last two years, she has performed with the Young Columbians, a regionally-renowned show choir. Rachel led an ensemble that performed at the 2018 Reisterstown Festival, and she is thrilled to perform the National Anthem at this year’s opening ceremonies.

Pony Rides by High Ridge Farm! ($)

Parents, you would love seeing your kids riding ponies, right? Most kids love riding them! This classic experience for parents and children makes great memories and photos, so it’s always a very popular attraction for families when it’s offered at the Festival.  This year, High Ridge Farm‘s ponies will be saddled up and ready for you child (for a fee) at the 32nd Annual Reisterstown Festival 12-5pm Saturday and 1:30-4:30pm Sunday!  This featured vendor attraction will be located in the Family Fun Area. (Weather permitting)

Alpacas by Aspen Run Alpaca Farm!

Aspen Run Alpaca Farm is a small family owned alpaca farm in Carroll County.  They started in June 2013 with 4 alpacas and 1 llama.  In the fall of 2013 they added 2 more alpacas and in the summer of 2016 they added 3 more alpacas.  They now have 6 Huacaya and 3 Suri alpacas and their guard llama Buster.  The Farm will bring some of these fascinating animals for  Festival patrons to see and meet.  They will also have a booth at the festival where you can buy alpaca-related clothing, crafts and other items.  Last year, this attraction was a hit in the Family Fun Area. Look for it on the Lower Main Field for 2018!

Mechanical Bull Rides by The Bull Guys! ($)

Have you ever ridden a mechanical bull?  Sound fun?  Up for the challenge? If so, whether you’re a kid or an adult, you’ll want to give this featured vendor attraction a try at the Festival:  Head down to the Lower Main Field next to the Beer Garden, and let The Bull Guys show you “the ropes” on how to ride a mechanical bull (for a fee), and then show everyone your bull riding talents. This will be something memorable and fun at this year’s Festival, so don’t hesitate! This is an extra safe bull ride – it has a soft inflatable landing area completely surrounding the bull, so it really won’t hurt to try!  And if you’re an experienced rider, well, let’s see you do your thing!

Harbor City Chorus (Saturday 9/7, 1 - 3pm approx)

Harbor City Chorus is a Men’s Barbershop Chorus based in Towson, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society and they’ve been bringing Barbershop harmony to the Baltimore area since 1944!!  This group specializes in men’s a cappella harmonies and is also affiliated with the Baltimore Harmony Society.  On Saturday 9/8, you can catch the group strolling the festival site beginning at 12pm.  They have performed at the Reisterstown Festival for the past 4 years, and have been enjoyed by all.  We’re eager to hear them return! 😉

Big Screen TV - Orioles/Ravens/college football Games!

Catch Orioles and Ravens games, college football and other sports in demand on our big screen TV which will be located in the Beer Garden (Lower Main Field –  Weather permitting)

LEGEND:

($) = This featured vendor attraction is offered to festival patrons by an independent, insured vendor for a fee.