Fall Brew Festival, Triathlon Featuring Lance Armstrong: Howard County Weekend Events

Here's a roundup of some of the top events this weekend in Howard County.


2nd Annual Clyde’s of Columbia Fall Craft Beer Tasting Festival

Where: Clyde’s of Columbia Lakefront Pavilion, Downtown Columbia

When: Saturday, Oct. 6 from 2-7 p.m.

Why go: Clyde’s is partnering with over 20 different craft breweries to showcase fall beers from around the country in addition to providing a wide selection of its Oktoberfest-style food, such as knockwurst, bratwurst and pretzels.

Cost: $2.50/ ticket or 20 tickets for $40. Each ticket is good for a 4oz pour.


Rev3 Half-Full Triathlon

Where: Centennial Park, Ellicott City

When: Sunday, Oct. 7, 7:30 a.m.

Why go: The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults organized the half triathlon to raise funds to help treat cancer. In addition to the good cause, world-famous athlete Lance Armstrong will be competing in this year’s half-triathlon. Armstrong is set to start the race in the cancer survivors heat at 7:30 a.m.

Cost: Registration for the race is closed, but watching is free.


OktoberFest to Benefit Elkridge Assembly Rooms Preservation

Where: 6900 Lawyers Hill Rd, Elkridge

When: Saturday, Oct. 6 from 7 – 9 p.m.

Why go: The fundraiser will feature a variety of Oktoberfest beers, German snacks and the jazz band “SlickHampton.”

Cost: $25


Savage Volunteer Fire Company Open House

Where: Savage Volunteer Fire Department, 8925 Lincoln St., Savage 

When: Saturday, Oct. 6 from noon – 4 p.m.

Why go: Join the members of the Savage Volunteer Fire Department as they welcome members of the community to explore their station and provide fire safety tips as part of 2012 Fire Prevention Week.

Cost: Free


Animal Advocates Walk for Paws

Where: Howard County Dept. of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City

When: Saturday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Why go: PetConnect’s Walk for Paws is being held to raise funds to help save rescue dogs. Admission is free and activites include games, contests, $20 microchipping (for dogs) and a pet photographer. Feel free to bring your dog. 

Cost: Free


First Friday NatureSphere Nights

Where: Robinson Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia

When: Friday, Oct. 5 6:30 and 8 p.m.

Why go: Explore the planets, constellations and solar phenomena in the current night’s sky, and then enjoy a full-dome feature film on Robinson Nature Center’s digital planetarium and dome-style movie theater. Children must be over the age of five and accompanied by an adult. 

Cost: $6

DawnP October 05, 2012 at 02:10 PM
For anyone interested in watching the Rev3 Triathlon, parking at Centennial Park is for participants only, and parking in Running Brook will be a nightmare. Best bet is to park at the Columbia Sheraton -- there will be a free shuttle running to the Park every 15 minutes.
STEPHANIE October 05, 2012 at 06:46 PM
Will the schuttle have a wheel chair lift?
Big Ring October 05, 2012 at 07:25 PM
So we're allowed to dope?


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