Coming in 2019 ...
The following is a list of events that are planned in the Tri-State area for 2019. This list represents just a smattering of the events that will actually take place throughout the new year.
Do you or your organization have events planned for 2019? Please go to www.whatsnxt.com to add your events to our online and print calendar.
12 — 16th annual Polar Bear Plunge, noon to 1 p.m. Greenbrier State Park, Boonsboro. Go to Hswcmd.networkforgood.com.
13 — Bridal Showcase 2019, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pressroom at The Herald-Mail, 100 Summit Ave., Hagerstown. Go to www.whatsnxt.com.
Jan. 31 through Feb. 3 — IceFest, various locations in and around Chambersburg, Pa. Go to Icefestpa.com.
9 — American Idol- Washington Goes Purple Style, 5 to 10 p.m. Hager Hall Conference & Event Center, 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. For tickets, go to eventbrite.com.
21 through 24 — Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting, in and around Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Go to BerkeleySpringsWaterTasting.com.
21 — What's NXT presents Taste your way Around the World, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, Pressroom at The Herald-Mail, 100 Summit Ave., Hagerstown. Go to showclix.com.
9 and 10 — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Hagerstown Community College's Athletic, Recreation and Community Center, 11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. Go to Hbawc.org.
16 and 17 — HCC Alumni Flower and Garden Show, — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Hagerstown Community College's Athletic, Recreation and Community Center, 11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. Go to Hagerstowncc.edu/alumni-foundation.
16 — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. Patrick's Day Runfest, downtown Hagerstown. Go to www.washco-md.net.
16 — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sweets on the Street, downtown Hagerstown. Go to Mainstreethagerstown.org.
16 — 2 to 7 p.m. Quadstate Beer Fest ShamRocked, Washington County Agricultural Education Center. Go to quadstatebeerfest.com.
23 — Four State Comic Con Spring 2019, 11 a.m. Hager Hall Conference & Event Center, 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. Search for Four State Comic Con on Facebook.
6 — Go Over the Edge for Kids, Alexander House, 7 E. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Hosted by the Boys & Girls Club of Washington County. Go to Give.overtheedge.events.
26 and 27 — Chocolate Fest & Book Faire, various locations, downtown Martinsburg, W.Va. Go to www.mainstreetmartinsburg.com.
25 through 28 — 25th annual 18th Century Market Faire, 11115 Fort Frederick Road, Big Pool. Go to Friendsoffortfrederick.info.
27 — Blue Ridge Arts & Crafts Festival, Peter Burr House, Shenandoah Junction, W.Va. Find Blue Ridge Arts & Crafts Festival on Facebook.
4 — 1 to 7 p.m. Blues, Brews and Barbecue, Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., downtown Chambersburg, Pa. Go to www.thecapitoltheatre.org.
4 — Soaring into Summer Family Festival, Sam Michaels Park, Shenandoah Junction, W.Va. Go to www.eventbrite.com.
18 — Boonsboro Green Fest, Shafer Park, Boonsboro. Go to BoonsboroGreenFest.com.
17 through 19 — National Pike Festival, begins Friday at Plumb Grove, Clear Spring, and ends Sunday in Boonsboro. Go to www.nationalpikefest.org.
May 24 through June 1 — Boonsboro Carnival, Shafer Park, Boonsboro. Go to www.town.boonsboro.md.us.
May 26 — Memorial Day Parade and wreath ceremony, 1 p.m.; parade at 2 p.m. North Main Street, Boonsboro. Go to www.town.boonsboro.md.us.
7 — Interstate Blues & Brews Festival, Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro. Go to InterstateBluesFest.com.
20 through 23 — USA Cycling Amateur Road National Championships, various locations throughout Washington County. Go to www.visithagerstown.com/amateur_road.
3 — Independence Day Celebration, 5 p.m. Shafer Park, Boonsboro. Go to www.town.boonsboro.md.us.
5 — Shippensburg, Pa., fireworks display, Shippensburg Veterans Stadium, 6 p.m., gates open, fireworks display 9:30 p.m. Find Shippensburg Community Park and Recreation on Facebook.
5 to 7 — Sharpsburg Founder's Day, various locations throughout Sharpsburg. Find Founder's Day 2019 Sharpsburg Md. on Facebook
5 to 28 — Contemporary American Theater Festival, Shepherd University. Go to www.catf.org.
10 and 11, 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Leitersburg Peach Festival. Go to LeitersburgRuritan.org.
17 and 18 — Augustoberfest, Center lot, downtown Hagerstown. Go to augustoberfest.org.
17 — Boots, Blues and Barbecues, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. downtown Martinsburg, W.Va. Go to www.mainstreetmartinsburg.org.
8 and 9 — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Boonesborough Days, Shafer Park, Boonsboro. Go to boonsborohistoricalsociety.org.
26 through 29 — Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival, Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 1707 Old Leetown Pike, Kearneysville, W.Va. Go to Eventbrite.com for tickets.
12 and 13 — Apple Butter Festival, downtown Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Go to berkeleysprings.com.
26 — Alsatia Mummers Parade, 6 p.m. downtown Hagerstown. Go to www.alsatiaclubinc.com/parade.
17 through 20 — Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival, various locations in and around Martinsburg, W.Va. Go to Msahf.com
17 through 20 — Fulton Fall Folk Festival, various locations throughout Fulton County, Pa. Go to www.fultoncountypa.com.
23 — JFK 50-Mile Ultramarathon. Go to jfk50mile.org
31, Middletown Valley Bank Krumpe's Donut Drop, 5 p.m. Public Square, downtown Hagerstown. Go to www.whatsnxt.com.
Top photo: Steph Lindsay of Greencastle, Pa., gets a beer to try from DuClaw Brewing Co. during the 2017 Quad State Beer Fest: ShamRocked event at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center in Hagerstown. (Herald-Mail file photo)