2014 CATOCTIN COLORFEST

The Catoctin Colorfest takes place each October in Thurmont. Thurmont is a small town, but during the Colorfest the population doubles to over 10,000 people. The main festivities include craft vendors from around the country. Many residents, shops, and local organizations set up food stands and yard sales throughout town.

Last year there were more than 360 vendors selling crafts like quilts, furniture, pottery, art, candles, and stained glass decorations. There were hundreds of tents all over town. Crafts were being sold all along main street and inside the community park. Even the parking lots near Cozy restaurant were full of people. It will take a whole day to browse through the crafts and sample different foods.

We will do a short run through the back roads to Thurmont and park at the school on the edge of town. Shuttle buses run from the parking lot to downtown or you can walk it. Bring cash for parking (donation) $10, I think, and for all the food goodies!

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  • Jules

    I loved the covered bridges!

    1 · October 13

  • Jason

    Is there room for one more for the run portion of the event tomorrow? :)

    October 10

    • Jason

      You didn't see me because I wasn't there :( I never heard my alarm and woke up right at 9AM. There was a lot of cussing that followed. Good to hear the event was a success!

      October 13

    • Jodi S.

      Ahhh....I didn't think you were. :-(

      October 13

  • Theresa Irene B.

    Fabulous even after the rain...

    October 12

    • Amit

      Hi Theresa, nice to meet you. Even though we didn't meet in person, i recognize you from your mini :) you were behind me in the run

      October 12

  • Amit

    Love the scenery! Great Route!

    October 12

  • Amit

    Recently acquired a 05 r53 and this will hopefully (not sure yet if i can make it) be my first me! im super excited!
    I'm running all stock but looking for advise of upgrades...

    1 · October 9

    • Whales

      divertor, not diverted...

      October 12

    • Amit

      Thanks a million! I'll let you know which meet i'll be able to make (hoping to make both)

      October 12

  • Michele G.

    Sorry, back problems this morning.

    October 12

    • Michele G.

      Motrin works wonders but it takes a while. Plan on coming on Yuenling run, and hope back is okay after dancing night before;)

      October 12

    • Jodi S.

      oh boy!! have fun dancing!

      October 12

  • Jodi S.

    the run was perfect-food at colorfest was fabulous-great parking hook up-weather couldn't have been any better!!

    October 12

  • Jodi S.

    What a great run!! Weather was fabulous! Thank you Bill Wolf for organizing and leading the run-it was a fun ride!! Great to see everyone and to meet some new people too!! Some I've seen on the site for a while and finally got to meet! Such a wonderful group of people-looking forward to the next run~~~~

    October 12

  • Bill W.

    Thanks to everyone for attending today. Special thanks to Deb for sweeping. I had my doubts about the weather earlier in the week, but it turned out to be perfect walking around weather. Really liked the parking lot woman yelling, "My MINIs are here! My MINIs are here!".

    1 · October 12

  • Chris

    Great run...thank you! We then went to tour Catoctin Mountain Park and stopped at an orchard for apples.

    October 12

  • Theresa Irene B.

    Thanks Bill for the "lead". I had a great time as always, it was great seeing some vendors that I patronize...I have great pics to share and will after FOOTBALL! Go RAVENS. Smooches.

    1 · October 12

  • Tom B.

    Today was fun .... Thanks guys

    1 · October 12

  • Tom B.

    " I don't tour the countryside and go wine tasting often, but when I do it's in a Mini" #opulence

    1 · October 12

  • Dash

    We had a great time. Nice to meet you all. Spectacular route through the beautiful countryside. Thanks to everyone who attended.

    1 · October 12

  • Jules

    Wonderful run on a beautiful day!

    October 12

  • Whales

    Nice run as always with the C3M group! Great route Bill!

    1 · October 12

  • Ryan Doc G.

    Pulling out due to weather! Catch you guys next time!

    October 11

  • Theresa Irene B.

    Thanks Jodi...I am not familiar with Frederick.

    1 · October 9

  • Rita

    Where do we meet for the Run before the festival?

    October 6

  • Cody A.

    Something has come up, won't be able to make it. Have fun!

    October 9

  • Rita

    Oops! I have another activity scheduled this date. Sorry

    October 6

  • Cody A.

    I might be able to come to the colorfest. Depends on the girlfriend getting her homework done. Lol the rsvp says 2 guests, but it'll be a full load.

    October 6

  • james p.

    Picking up a new harley gotta aback out

    1 · October 3

    • james p.

      All American harley and hopefully the 11th maybe the 12th

      October 3

    • Lawry

      When you pick it up, I want pictures!!

      1 · October 4

  • Theresa Irene B.

    I used the Famous Dave's location to map this. It came up as 1003 W Patrick St, 21703. Is this a good source to get me close to the meeting start location? Thanks

    October 3

    • Theresa Irene B.

      Thanks, I presume it is in the vicinity of Famous Dave's. No worries.

      October 3

    • Jodi S.

      Theresa-When you get of the interstate Famous Dave's will be almost the first thing you'll see-on your right-continue past that maybe 1 (I'm not good at judging distance) mile or so, and Boscovs will also be on your right!!

      October 3

  • RickJ

    Sorry, got a scheduling conflict, so I can't make it. See you Nov 2, though

    October 3

  • Michele G.

    Bringing a GF who owns a motorcycle to introduce MINIs. Maybe she'll come to the Dragon with us...

    October 3

  • Jodi S.

    window clings available?

    October 2

  • Deborah

    This will be my 2nd "Mini" event - so excited to be going to the ColorFest - heard so much about it last year and I'm going this year for sure - see everyone in Frederick at the Towne Mall! (that's where we meetup - right?)

    1 · October 2

  • Linda G.

    I am hoping that I get the chance to put my girl in the shop so that she is ready to keep up :)

    I am going to RSVP yes for now...hopefully the repairs don't give me a coronary!! LOL!!

    September 27

    • Theresa Irene B.

      Hope I get the opportunity to meet you. I went two years ago and really enjoyed myself. The drive, arts, crafts and the food of course is my "draw".

      2 · September 27

  • Chris

    I bet it's beautiful drive with the fall colors.

    September 14

  • james p.

    I'm ready for those apple dumplings

    3 · September 9

  • Robin

    Chocolate cover bacon? Drat! Sorry to miss it but 10/8-12 is Greyhounds Reach the Beach. Every year: dogs, beer (lots), crab, friends and beach. GRB is as much of a cult thing as Minis, just more beasties(appx 2500) and we can drink too!

    1 · September 7

  • Lawry

    Sorry to miss this, but I'll be riding through WV and VA that Friday-Monday. Have some chocolate-covered bacon for me! *grinz*

    1 · August 18

  • Dash

    This will be our first attendance. Can't wait!

    2 · August 18

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