There's a good reason to stick around Pikesville this Sunday: The Quarry Lake Spring Festival & Garden Show.
About 60 vendors will line the picturesque lakeside Quarry Lake Drive, during the event from the Pikesville Chamber of Commerce.
They'll offer food, garden items, jewelry, art, furniture and wines and more during the festival, which runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
"It's a good time for people to come out along Quarry Lake Drive and see all the participants, the stage events and the antique cars—and it's all free," said Jay Harris of Harris Promotions, the event coordinator.
The food will be a draw, as will the live entertainment: a karate demonstration, a "Quarry Can Sing" karaoke contest, a magician and a group from Pikesville that sings and dances, Harris said.
If the food and live entertainment aren't enough to grab kids' interest, there will also be a moonbounce, face painting, a caricature artist and balloon artist, he said.
Gardens and spring are the theme of the event, so flowers and plants will be amply represented.
Six nurseries will offer the following and more: African violets, planters, terrariums, furniture, flowers, plants—including cactus and Bonsai—cut flowers, herbs, asparagus and cactus, Harris said.
Two wine businesses will be represented: Quarry Wine & Spirits and Fiori winery. There will also be an antique cars show.
He's a woodworker who specializes in custom-crafted furniture and wood collectibles, the report states.
The event is sponsored by the Pikesville Chamber of Commerce, which has hired Harris to coordinate the Sunday festival and two other street festivals:
- The Pikesville Summer Fest—11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 10, on Sudbrook Lane between Reisterstown and Old Court roads. "This event will include food, beer and wine, entertainment, children's activities, antique cars, vendors and a few surprises," according to the chamber website.
- 2nd annual Fall Festival—11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 23, on Quarry Lake Drive. This event will include entertainment, food, vendors, children’s activities, beer and wine and a Ravens mascot. View photos from last year's fall festival at the Quarry, called the Mt. Washington Wine & Jazz Fest, also coordinated by Harris.
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Pikesville Patch will be at the Spring Festival in the evening, taking some photographs. But I could use some help! Feel free to share some photos here or within the photos I take this weekend.