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16th Annual Barnstormers Tour and Plein Air Paint Out

Presented by Frederick County Landmarks Foundation

Saturday, June 17, 2023
“The Barns of Utica"


Barn Tour  10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Art Show and Sale, Music, Food   3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Visit nine unique barns on farms around the  Village of Utica and Creagerstown areas

Rain or Shine

Sponsored by:
Embrace Home Loans
Horizon Farm Credit



This popular self-guided tour showcases Frederick County's agricultural heritage and the architecture of historic barns.  Barn docents will greet ticket holders at each barn location to share information and answer questions.  Visitors will observe plein air artists painting the beautiful scenery around the barns, and demonstrators will be showing farm life skills and tools.

From 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.,  tour goers are invited to the host barn, which will be identified in the ticket booklet, for  a judged art show and art sale.  Old time string band, Gravy Soppers, will entertain our visitors as they enjoy the art display and food trucks.   From 12 noon -5 p.m., food trucks  at the host barn will serve delicious BBQ, cold drinks, and hand dipped ice cream. 


Tickets are $20. Children under 12 are free. Each adult ticket buyer must wear a provided wristband to be admitted to the properties.



Tickets will be available approximately three weeks before the event at the

Frederick Visitors Center, 151 S. East St., Frederick. 301-600-4047. 9 am-5 pm. Sunday-Saturday.


Schifferstadt Architectural Museum, 1110 Rosemont Ave, Frederick. 301-663-3885

2 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.



Tickets will be available on the day of the event at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Utica, 10621 Old Frederick Road, Thurmont, Maryland 21788 from 9:30 a.m. - 12 noon.


Available to purchase online through the link below. Will call tickets are to be picked up on the morning of the event at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Utica, 10621 Old Frederick Road, Thurmont, Maryland 21788 from 9:30 a.m. - 12 noon.

Click here to purchase advance will call tickets:

Painting by James Bricker


Popular Seminar Series Returns: Getting a Plaque for Your Historic Home

Location: Various libraries across Frederick County

For list of dates and locations, click here.

The Frederick County Landmarks Foundation is bringing back a popular free series of how-to seminars on how to obtain a plaque for a historic home. Five seminars are planned from July to September at public libraries around the county.

At each event, staff from the Frederick County Public Library’s Maryland Room, which specializes in local history, will introduce the basics of how to document your home’s past. Volunteers from the Landmarks Foundation will also be on hand to answer questions.


Save the date!

Location: Schifferstadt Architectural Museum​​

Sat, October 21 & Sun, October 22

Rain or shine! Join us for our most popular event, an important fundraiser for the operation of our organization and upkeep of Schifferstadt. Come enjoy great food and drink, lively German music, historic demonstrators, tours of the museum, and hand-made products from many arts & crafts vendors.



FCLF Annual Meeting

Check back for more information.


Museums by Candlelight at Schifferstadt Architectural Museum

Schifferstadt Museum's annual holiday event. Check back for more information


Frederick Town Fife and Drum at Schifferstadt's Bell and History Day
Schifferstadt Museum opens for the season April 1st!

Schifferstadt Architectural Museum will open for tours Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm to 5pm starting April 1, 2023. Check here to plan your visit.

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