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.
Location: On West Green Street behind More Ice Cream
Visit the Living History area and experience Middletown as it was at its very beginning. You will find the Native Americans who once hunted the Middletown Valley, and a gunsmith of the 1700's. Did you know the first settler of Middletown in 1730 was a gunsmith? Members of the Maryland Forces will be here as they rest during their travels from Fredericktown to Ft. Frederick on the western frontiers. There will be many opportunities to try your hand at some of the activities that will be going on. The Potamac Dancers will be performing Native American dances at 12:00 noon and 1:30 pm and participation is encouraged.
Heritage Festival Booth
Location: W. Green Street behind Town Hall
Be sure to check out the Middletown Heritage Festival booth. 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.
And remember you can purchase year-round from our online store! Just click “SHOP” in the header above. We will deliver to your home if you’re local or ship to you if you’ve far away!
Mini Golf and more…
We will have a nine-hole mini golf course, Corn Hole and a Traffic Cone Ring Toss.
Christmas in the Valley Ornament
The 2019 Christmas in the Valley Collectible Ornament, 13th in a Series
In honor of Middletown’s war veterans, this ornament depicts Middletown’s War Memorial at Church Street and Franklin Street. This Memorial was erected in 1947 to honor those that served in WWII. In 2013, additional memorials were added to honor our veterans of all wars and conflicts in the post WWII era including; Korea, Vietnam, Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, as well as, the names of those who served in each. Those veterans who were killed in action have been identified for their ultimate sacrifice. The Memorial grounds have been updated to reflect the pride and reverence we have for our local heroes.
You can purchase this ornament at the Town of Middletown’s booth at Heritage Festival, at the Town Office during normal business hours and during Christmas in the Valley on December 7, 2019. All proceeds support the Christmas in the Valley event. Cost-$30 (includes hand crafted ornament, stand and gift box).
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 lunch as well as having a baked goods table all day downstairs in their social room.
Zion Lutheran Church
Location: Enter from Green Street side
Zion Lutheran HIstory Tours - The Historic Outreach Committee will offer historic Civil War tours of the church from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm every half hour.
The Zion Knitters and Quilters will put on a Valley Needlecraft Expo in the Church from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
The church will be offering food, baked goods and apple butter for sale in their social room.
Middletown Friends of the Library Book Sale
The Friends of the Library Book Sale has been postponed to another date due to the construction on Main Street.