Festival Entertainment Schedule


Saturday (9/11):

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

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

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

Vendors incl Food, Crafts, Local Organizations, & many other exhibitors

Family Fun

Military Exhibit

Beer Garden


Live Music @ The Main Stage:

Red Sammy  11:00a-12:00pm

Arty Hill & the Long Gone Daddys   12:15-1:15pm

 

The Hall Williams Band  1:30-2:45pm

 

The Scotch Bonnets    3-4:15pm

 

Sweet Leda with special guest Ron Holloway  4:30-6pm

 

The Allman Others Band  6:15-7:45pm

2021 Festival Headliner:

Dean Crawford & the Dunn’s River Band  

8-10pm

    

Includes Festival Fireworks!! @ 8:45pm (Approx.)


Sunday (9/12):

Festival @ Hannah More Park, Reisterstown, MD:                  11am – 5pm

Vendors incl Food, Crafts, Local Organizations, & many other exhibitors

Family Fun

Military Exhibit

Beer Garden


Live Music @ The Main Stage:

 

Making Waves   11:30am – 1pm

 

F.T. Blindman   1:15 – 2:40pm

 

2021 Festival Closer:

The Kelly Bell Band

PhatBlues.com   

3-5pm


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 34th 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 11 between 11am and 10pm or Sept 12 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 Apex Towing for sponsoring the Festival Car Show!

2021 Reisterstown Festival Car Show

Please note Car Show Registration will be day of show only.

The Reisterstown Festival thanks

Securityplus Federal Credit Union

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!!

Family Fun Area

The Family Fun Area is located next to the back baseball field at Hannah More Park which is behind the kids playground – just a short walk from and within sight of the Main Vendor area, the Beer Garden/Main Stage, and all the fun on the Lower Main Field.

 

Military Display

As you enter the Festival Grounds by vehicle at the Hannah More School/Festival Parking entrance, the Military Exhibit is 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 see military vehicles parked just a few steps from Hannah More Park’s Sunshine playground.

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!

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!

Showtimes (at Family Stage)

Saturday: 10:45am, 1:15pm, 4:30pm
Sunday: 1:15pm

MD Academy of Dance

Maryland Academy of Dance students will perform dance routines for Festival attendees.

Showtimes:

Saturday: 11:15am
Sunday: 2:45pm

Baltimore Gamer Symphony Orchestra

This unique orchestra was founded by Kira Levitzky in 2013 shortly after she graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, after a tenure in the UMD Gamer Symphony Orchestra. Now the BGSO is a community symphonic orchestra with choir with members of all ages based in and performing in the Baltimore area. They aspire to show Baltimore (and the world) how AMAZING video game music is and share their love of the genre.

Church Choir

More info coming soon.

B'more Dance Academy

More info coming soon.

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

 

The Rudos

The Rudos are the definition of a family show, as it is a father and son duo.  Winners of many awards over the years, the Rudos bring a hilarious back and forth one-upmanship with their crazy balancing skills on everything from a rolla bolla, BOSU balls, a 2-foot ball and even each other.  They love to interact with the crowd and frequently invite members of the audience on stage to be part of the show!

You’ll leave The Rudos show knowing you won’t forget this father and son who bring their fun and crazy antics to entertain your whole family.  Don’t miss them!!

 

The Rudos will perform 2 half-hour shows each day.

 

Saturday:

12:30-1:00

4:00-4:30

 

Sunday:

1:00-1:30

2:45-3:15

Extreme Play Laser Tag

Sponsored by: Holistically Empowered Youth and The Greater Baltimore Chamber of Commerce

Saturday 12-5pm

Sunday 12-4pm

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

Continuing a Festival tradition, we will have a local resident, Logan Dubel, singing the National Anthem at the Main Stage (Lower Main Field) at 12 noon on Saturday, following our first band, Red Sammy.  A senior at Franklin High School, Dubel is an experienced performer who has been seen throughout the Baltimore area in various musical theatre productions. Over the past decade, he has taken the stage at the Lyric Opera House, Charm City Players, and Reisterstown Theatre Project. Favorite roles include Michael Banks in Mary Poppins, Chip in Beauty and the Beast, and JoJo in Seussical.  At Franklin, he performs in honors chorale, while also serving as class president, stadium public address announcer, and a member of the mock trial team. A deeply passionate member of his community, he was a finalist for student member of the Baltimore County Board of Education last winter. Outside of school, Dubel reports as a digital journalist for OceanCity.com. He plans to pursue broadcast journalism in college beginning next fall.

DJ Chuck Entertainment

Sing and perform your favorite songs with fun backgrounds. Two independent screens so you can view the lyrics, while others watch you put on a show. Extensive song list that spans decades. Free for all ages!

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.