DENTON — Caroline County features many weekend events to fill the family schedule with fall on the horizon. 

The Queen Anne-Hillsboro Volunteer Fire Company will host its annual Fireman’s Fair and Fall Fest at the firehouse Friday and Saturday. Friday features race car display from 7 to 10 p.m., and a petting zoo from 7 to 9 p.m.

A parade is scheduled for Saturday at 5 p.m. with Bingo from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday’s music will be by 21 Horses, 7 to 10 p.m.

The Federalsburg Historical Society’s annual Heritage Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Federalsburg Area Heritage Museum, 100 Covey & Williams Alley (behind Town Hall).

The festival features a transportation theme from Buggies To Motorized Vehicles From the 1880’s To The 1950’s. The event is free event with food for sale and the gift shop will be open.

Visitors can buy raffle tickets for an Ocean City extended weekend trip. Tickets are $3 or 2 for $5 and 5 for $10. The drawing will be at 3 p.m. For more information, call Richard Wheatley at 410-754-5639.

Also in Federalsburg, the sixth annual Gospel Praisefest, sponsored by the Federalsburg Ministerial Association and local businesses, will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Marshyhope Marina in Federalsburg.

This year’s Praisefest will feature The Journey Church Worship Band, Ben Sorrels of Laurel Wesleyan Church, Carlton Cannon Jr. and Purity of Worship Experience, Reunion Quartet of Princess Anne and a concert with Jason Bare Music.

Outstanding Dreams Farm invites the community to its fifth annual Alpaca Festival on Saturday, Sept. 21, and Sunday, Sept. 22.

The farm, located at 24480 Pinetown Road, is home to a growing heard of Huacaya alpacas and a gift shop featuring items crafted from alpaca fiber. Saturday’s activities will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday’s will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event will feature fun for the whole family, including craft and food vendors, children’s activities, fiber arts demonstrations and, of course, alpacas and their products. Visitors will be able to meet the owners of Outstanding Dreams Farm, Phil and Vickie Liske, and learn about the world of alpacas.

Visitors also will be able to shop for products crafted from alpaca fleece at the Outstanding Dreams Farm Store. Alpaca fleece is a soft, durable fiber that is renowned for its hypoallergenic qualities. At the farm store, guests can find products made from the alpaca fleece, including scarves, clothing, hats, scarves, children’s toys and raw fiber.

Admission to the event is free, and donations are appreciated. For more information, call 410-673-2002 or visit www.outstanding dreamsfarm.com.

In Denton, the 6th Annual March of Dimes Tattooing to Save Babies Fund Raiser will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, at Black Anchor Tattoo in Denton on Market Street.

Over the last five years, Black Anchor Tattoo has raised about $60,000 for the cause great cause. Black Anchor Tattoo invites the public come get tattooed for a great cause. If you are not the tattoo type, the business will be excepting cash donations as well. Visit www.krookedken.com/news.html, for more information.

On Sunday, Ridgely and the Eastern Shore Jousting Association will host the 61st consecutive Ridgely Jousting Tournament at Martin Sutton Memorial Park at 1 p.m.

Promply at 1 p.m., there will be a Grand Parade of horses and riders. A cash prize is given for the best decorated horse. The Charge to the Knights will follow with the National Anthem. A Lead Line class will begin the actual joust, followed by the Novice Class competing on 1-3/4” rings.

The Amateur Class will follow on 1-1/2” rings, then the Semi-Professional Class on 1-1/4” rings and then the Professional Class on 1” rings. Each rider receives three rides down an 80-yard track riding through three arches holding rings. The Novice Class is not timed. The other 3 classes are timed and must make the 80-yard course in 8 seconds.

Martin Sutton Park is located on Rt. 480 in Ridgely and admission to the joust is free. Numerous ground prizes will be given out throughout the afternoon. Shade is available, bring a lawn chair and enjoy an autumn Sunday afternoon watching Maryland’s Official State Sport in action.

Preston will be accepting non-perishable food during the town’s concert series at the town park Sept. 22. The concert is from 6 to 8 p.m. on Backlanding Road. The food drive is part of Maryland's Day to Serve initiative. 

Follow Caroline Editor Dustin Holt on Twitter @Dustin_StarDem. 

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