This weekend will be chock full of activities from one end of the county to the other. When Rachelina Bonacci was our guest on the last podcast, she clicked off at least three major reasons to stay HoCo loco this Saturday.
In Columbia, it’s the Virgin Mobile Free Fest at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Though it is billed as a “free” event, no free tickets remain available but if you have $125.00 you can be a “very important person” with a VIP ticket that includes a seat in the pavilion, priority parking and a special bar/lounge inside the pavilion and at the West stage.
I actually recognized one of the bands this year; Joan Jett and the Blackhearts which actually made my old geezer heart feel a little younger.
In Ellicott City it’s the annual Fall Festival in the old mill town from noon to five. There will be live music, activities for the kids like scarecrow making and a blacksmithing demonstration and you don’t have to be a VIP to enjoy the beer garden in Tiber alley.
Later that night The Wine Bin will host their final movie night of the year in the parking lot next to the store. The featured movie is The Princess Bride. It’s also free and if you can act like a VIP by buying a bottle of wine and enjoying it with the movie.
The horse crowd will congregate at Marama Farm in Clarksville for the 23rd annual Howard Community College Classic Grand Prix. This event was moved from the college campus in Columbia last year to better accommodate the equestrian enthusiasts. Tickets range from ten bucks for the cheap seats to two hundred bucks for the high faluten VIP crowd in the big tent.