Festival Entertainment Schedule


Saturday (9/7/24):

Reisterstown Festival Parade @ Main St   9am-10:30am

Parade rolls from Harvestview Rd to Hannah More Park area near Franklin HS

Festival Grounds Open @ Hannah More Park     11am – 10pm

Sunday (9/8/24):

Festival Grounds Open @ Hannah More Park     11am – 5pm

Both Days:

Vendors – A wide variety of food, crafts, local organizations, & other exhibitors

Family Fun – Laser tag, inflatable slide, train ride for children, petting zoo & more

Military and First Responders Exhibit

Beer Garden


The 37th Annual Reisterstown Festival presents:

Live Music @ The Main Stage

SPONSORED BY THE KNEISLEY TEAM AT STATE FARM

 


Saturday September 7th

To Be Announced

Sunday September 8th 

To Be Announced

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The Reisterstown Festival, a multi-decade tradition, is a weekend celebration of Reisterstown and thousands of friends and folks from neighboring communities in Baltimore and Carroll Counties to Baltimore (city), Harford, Howard, Frederick, Anne Arundel, DC, Southern PA and beyond!  Like past Reisterstown Festivals, this year’s 37th Annual Festival features a wide mix of the mid-Atlantic region’s best live bands and an always changing array of other performers. From our signature Parade (the kickoff event on Saturday) until the final note is played on the Main Stage at 5pm Sunday, attendees will be able to enjoy a wide variety of talents and sounds, and also be able to stroll over 100 craft and other vendors, and be able to enjoy delicious local foods and beverages for all ages and tastes from various food trucks & vendors (several area restaurants will be onsite for 1 or both days).  With this kind of lineup and features available to you- just go to Hannah More Park (just up and across from Franklin HS) in Reisterstown the weekend after Labor Day: Sept 7 between 11am and 10pm or Sept 8 11:30 to 5pm, you don’t want to miss it!  BE THERE!

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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 open alcoholic beverages must remain inside the Beer Garden at all times 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

Caliber Collision

for sponsoring our 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 we've been graced with the likes of the James Brown Dance Party, Donna the Buffalo, and the Ron Holloway Band among others in recent years. (Fun Festival Fact: In the 90's, exceptionally generous corporate support allowed us to present legendary headliners like Kenny Chesney, America, and Three Dog Night!)

2019 continued this tradition. EXCEPTIONAL Fireworks accompanied 2019 Festival 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 either of these magical nights (2017 or 2019), you enjoyed a superb popular national touring band fronted by the highly-entertaining, nationally-acclaimed Chris Rob!)

Festival Headliner Attendee Tip: We suggest going 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 spectacle of the day - an outstanding night of "top-shelf" fireworks and music! For even more fun: bring a date, neighbor(s), friend(s) or family (or all of the above)! It's the biggest party of the year in Reisterstown, there's no admission charge, and everyone is welcome, so DON'T MISS IT!!

Military and First Responder Display

The Military and First Responder Exhibit is located on the upper baseball field.

Be sure to take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity to see military equipment like you and your family may have never seen!  You can see them, touch them, and ask questions. We continue to hear lots of very positive feedback about this exhibit – an instant hit when it began!  And we’re looking at opportunities to make it even better!

Equipment from the U.S. Army, National Guard as well as state and local law enforcement will be on hand to see, touch, and learn about.  This has become a very popular element of the Reisterstown Festival in the past few years!

Also on display will be military vehicles owned by area residents/collectors.

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

Magician Adam Stone (Saturday)

Prepare yourself and your family for an experience like nothing you have ever seen before with magician Adam Stone. Adam is a former award winning teacher turned
magic man who loves to bring his hilarious antics and impossible illusions to audiences all over the world. Whether live or virtual, his shows are always fun, always interactive, and always like nothing you have ever seen. You and your
entire family, both young and old will walk away with a memory never to be forgotten with the always fun Adam Stone.

Show Plans:
12:30 - Family Show A - "Catch Me if You Can"
2:15 - Family Show B - "Psych-Ish - Mind reading Magic"
4:00 - Harry Potter Show

In between shows he will be at my tent performing close-up magic and teaching sleight of hand skills.

Kevin Brown (Sunday)

Kevin Brown, a native of Baltimore, MD made his break into show business at the age of 17 performing at Baltimore's Inner Harbor. After graduating from high school he attended the world famous Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College where he was chosen to perform and travel with The Greatest Show on Earth. After 3 years and over 500 performances in more than 80 cities, Kevin ran away from the circus and joined a home. For the past 20 years Kevin has honed his craft as a variety entertainer in a multitude of ways.

Show Times are 1:00 and 2:45.

Kevin will stroll the grounds in between performances

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

On both days, 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!

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 35th 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

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

Sunshine Playground

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

 

Extreme Play Laser Tag

Thanks to the generosity of The Greater Baltimore Chamber of Commerce and Mid Atlantic Medical Supply & Equipment, this is a FREE activity to enjoy!

Saturday 12-5pm

Sunday 12-4pm

 

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

Zion M. Watters is a senior at Owings Mills High School where he’s being equipped for his next steps in life. He is looking forward to and preparing for new chapter in college this coming fall 2023. In May of 2021, he launched his first business, ‘ZM Custom Hats’, where he designs and makes formal custom women’s hats.  His first year has been a great success. Zion enjoys singing and expanding his musical knowledge through listening to music, with  his greatest interest being in Gospel choir music. Zion is attends Beacon of Light Citadel of Praise, where his parents pastor. There, he plays numerous roles including graphic design, photography, media production, and coordination of services and events. Zion is certainly a man with many roles and his future is looking bright.

Petting Zoo!

Saturday 12-5

Sunday 12-4

DJ Chuck Entertainment

Sing and perform your favorite songs. Extensive song list that spans decades. Free for all ages!

 

Saturday 1:00-2:00 and 5:00-6:00

Sunday 11:30-1:00

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 was offered to festival patrons by an independent, insured vendor for a fee.