"Hello, Frederick" is an annual publication of The Frederick News-Post, designed to highlight the best of Frederick County for visitors and long-time residents alike. It is distributed to subscribers and it is also made available at hotels and at community events.

Frederick County has burst onto the craft beer scene in the last five years, becoming one of the top craft beer towns in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Since arriving in 1989, the Frederick Keys have become a major part of Frederick County's sports history, as well as providing family-oriented entertainment during the spring and summer months.

Looking for a new book? Whether you are looking to purchase a new book or borrow a favorite, the bookstores and library system in Frederick County will be able to meet all your summer reading needs.

Perhaps you’re looking for something spooky to give you a chill and raise the hair on the back of your neck. Learn about the Frederick County residents and visitors of the past, some who might still be sticking around.

Visit one of Frederick County's more than 15 farmers markets and enjoy the bounty of locally grown vegetables, meats, honey, flowers and more on almost any day of the week.

Restaurant weeks are great for special occasions — they offer diners the chance to sample spots that might be inaccessible — or unaffordable — at other points in the year.

Want to see fireworks over water with family-friendly fun, entertainment and food? Instead of battling crowds at the National Mall, take a trip to Frederick’s Baker Park.

Frederick-based food trucks are enjoying a boom. Visit any local brewery and you’ll find options for all kinds of cuisines, from farm-to-table fusion (Gambrill Mtn. Food Co.) to Vietnamese (The Pham).

From the beautiful overlooks and refreshing open-sky campsites on Catoctin Mountain to the north, or the equally impressive open space of Gambrill State Park closer to Frederick, Frederick County can be an outdoor lovers' paradise.

As you exit the mysterious cave you come to a crossroads with a signpost pointing out several paths to different events in front of you:

The Weinberg Center for the Arts is a theater built in 1926 in the heart of downtown Frederick. Once the second largest structure built in Frederick, it had a 16-foot movie screen and could also accommodate live performances, an orchestra pit, 50 sets of pulleys for scenery and a full set of…

Running from May 9 to Oct. 3, Alive @ Five is the premiere live concert series in Frederick. While it showcases all walks of local music, it also serves as a summertime gathering spot for those hoping to catch up around town each Thursday evening. And with the backdrop of Carroll Creek paint…

There’s plenty of unusual food flying under the radar in Frederick if you know where to look. Take Maxwell’s Kitchen. The fast-casual option on East Patrick Street boasts burgers, brisket, and soft-serve ice cream — the latter in creative flavor combinations like orange-chocolate and vanilla…

The Delaplaine Arts Center holds more than 250 classes and workshops and 50 art exhibits a year. Exhibits include local, regional and national artists as well as groups in seven galleries that change monthly. The art center also hosts satellite galleries in Frederick County Public Libraries.…

From one of Frederick’s downtown staples, the Maryland Ensemble Theatre, to a brand new theatre experience right next door, New Spire Stages — and not to mention all the productions that formulate with increasing regularity around town each year — the local theatre scene in Frederick has com…

Lester Bowie, once called the most important trumpeter of the late 20th century, was born in Frederick in 1941. After serving in the Air Force, Bowie moved to Chicago where he was a popular member of the jazz scene for more than three decades. He died in 1999.

Dr. Ulysses Grant Bourne, the first African-American physician in Frederick, was unable to practice medicine at the original Frederick City Hospital so he founded a 15-bed hospital that was open to whites and blacks at 173 W. All Saints Street.

Legend says that if you’re out near Middletown one night, you should keep your eyes to the skies or you might become the latest victim of the snallygaster.

The political career of Roger Brooke Taney, the fifth Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, started in Frederick where he took up residence shortly after receiving his law degree. Taney soon ran for the Maryland House of Delegates. His wife, Anne Phoebe Charlton Key, was sister o…

Frederick County itself is not home to any gambling locations, but the county is only a short drive from several places where you can play the ponies, work the slots, or shoot some dice.

    The rides often last less than 10 seconds. But for those who have become addicted to the adrenaline rush of bull riding and aspire to make a living doing so, J Bar W Ranch provides an avenue for those wanting to ascend to professional status.

    Helping those less fortunate can be some of the most rewarding activities you can find. And Frederick has plenty of volunteering opportunities.

    2020 will mark the 27th year of one of Frederick’s most prestigious art traditions, the Frederick Festival of the Arts. Presented by the Frederick Arts Council, it’s three days of wall-to-wall art (and a little bit of music) all along Carroll Creek.

    Black Ankle Wineries in Mount Airy has a vineyard, winery and tasting room with hours throughout Friday, Saturday and Sundays. Signature wines include gruner veltliner, east hill chardonnay and cosecha.

    Public gardens are institutions that maintain collections of plants that can provide education and enjoyment to the public, according to the American Public Gardens Association website, and some can be found in Frederick County.

    The Museum of Frederick County History, or Heritage Frederick, is a nonprofit that researches and shares the historical impact that Frederick County has had on the state, country and world. Explore 300 years of Frederick County history through self-guided tours, exhibits, public programs, ha…

      Two NHL regulation rinks and ample seating allows the area's only ice-skating facility to host Monocacy Valley Hockey League contests and other competitive hockey events. But much of the activities at Skate Frederick revolve around getting people at the youngest of ages to fall in love with …

      Carnival season effectively kicks off in May with the Mother Seton School carnival in Emmitsburg. From there, it’s all hands on deck until Sept. 21, when The Great Frederick Fair effectively wraps up the season with arguably the most distinguished carnival throughout the county.

      The Appalachian Trail winds through Maryland for 41 miles, and the first stretch from the south travels through the southwestern part of Frederick County.

      Many of Frederick's attractions — think Baker Park or the Weinberg Center for the Arts — are hard to miss because they are located in the heart of the city or off of heavily traveled roads.

      When it comes to animal lovers, either native or exotic species, Frederick County offers plenty of zoos, farms and petting zoos to satisfy almost any interest.

      Sure, it’s a brewery town, but Frederick has no shortage of things to do after 10 p.m. If it’s dancing you’re after, there are two sure bets: The Cellar Door and Cafe 611, both within walking distance of downtown.

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