Heritage Parade – Time: Begins at 10:00 AM – Location: Green Street

The Middletown Heritage Festival Parade kicks off the Festival with the Frederick County Honor Guard leading the parade down Green Street to Elm Street. With its dance groups, floats, marching bands and a variety of community organizations, the parade is always a highlight of the day.

Living History

Location: On West Green Street behind More Ice Cream.   

Step back through 250 years of Middletown's history! From the Natives who first travelled through and hunted in the Valley, through German settlers farming the lands, soldiers fighting for our freedom, and more, interact with living history interpreters and learn all about it! Try writing with a quill pen, or playing with some of the toys and games from days gone by, and dance with Native dancers! There's something for everyone in the Historical area.

Heritage Children’s Crafts
Time: Begins at Noon
Location: Kelley Real Estate Parking Lot
FREE of charge! Sit and relax and let your child create their own artistic masterpieces. This year’s crafts include Tulle Butterflies, Fall pumpkin craft, Flower Pinwheels, Tissue Kites, Paper Plate Dreamcatchers, Middletown Pony Bracelets, and STEM catapults.

Heritage Festival Booth
Location: W. Green Street behind Town Hall
Be sure to check out the Middletown Heritage Festival booth located on Main Street in front of Town Hall. We have loads of merchandise for sale to remember your day at the festival! Mugs, t-shirts and other great keepsakes await you at the Heritage Booth.

Christmas in the Valley Ornament – Town of Middletown Booth

Christ Reformed Church

Location: Booth on West Green Street   

They will be selling Apple Dumplings at their booth on West Green Street

Location:  At the church on Route 17

They will have a moon bounce for the children in the front yard of the church.  They will also be serving breakfast and lunch as well as having a baked goods table all day downstairs in their social room.

Also, in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the construction of the church’s sanctuary, they will have a display of wedding dresses and memorabilia from weddings that have taken place in their church.

Zion Lutheran Church

Location: Enter from Green Street side
Rich in history dating back to 1740, Zion’s current structure was designated as a general hospital during by the U.S. Army during the battles of South Mountain and Antietam. 

The church will be offering food, baked goods and apple butter for sale in their social room.  In addition, they will be offering tours and have interesting historic documents and items on display as well as a video running.

Middletown Library Book Sale
Location: Old Memorial Hall Building on East Main Street which was built in dedication to Middletown’s veterans from World War I.
Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.