All-Breed Dog Show, Festival of Trains, Turkey Trot and More in Howard County this Weekend

Looking for something exciting to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going on around town.

Each week, Patch puts together a list of local activities and events going on in your area this weekend.  Check back weekly and tell us in the comments if you know of any additional activities coming up.

Holiday Festival of Trains

  • Where: B&O Railroad Museum: Ellicott City Station, 2711 Maryland Ave, Ellicott City
  • When: Friday, Nov. 23 – Sunday, Jan. 27, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Description:  B&O Railroad museum's annual holiday celebration of toy trains and model railroading. New this year is a custom built 360 degree LEGO model train layout created by The Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area LEGO Train Club.
  • Cost: $16.00 (50% off admission for new, unwrapped toys for donation to Toys for Tots)

Third Annual Steven Dankos Turkey Trot

  • Where:  Centennial Park, 10000 State Route 108 Ellicott City
  • When: Saturday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Description:  Locals are invited to run, walk, or jog in memory of Steven Dankos.
  • Cost:  $20-40.00 (See website for ticket information)


Turkey Cluster All-Breed Dog Shows

  • Where:  2210 Fairgrounds Rd, West Friendship
  • When:  Friday, Nov. 2- Sunday, Nov. 25
  • Description:  Approximately 140 different breeds of dogs entered each day, approximately 1,400-2,400 dogs exhibited each day. Many dog-related vendors.
  • Cost: $5.00 parking


TagParty RECON Tactical Adventure Game

  • Where:  Fair St & Washington St, Savage
  • When: Friday, Nov. 23 – Sunday, Nov. 25, 9:30 a.m.
  • Description:  Outdoor laser tag adventure, played on 4 plus acres of woodland.
  • Cost:$25.00


Baby Play Partners

  • Where: Howard County Library Elkridge Branch, 6540 Washington Blvd, Elkridge
  • When: Saturday, Nov. 24, 10:15 a.m.
  • Description:  This is for infants to age 23 months. It features activities, stories and music. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Each session runs from 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Cost: Free


Symphony of Lights Drive Through

  • Where: Symphony Woods, Columbia, MD (use Merriweather Post Pavilion entrance off Broken Land Parkway)
  • When:  Monday, Nov. 19 - Sunday, Jan. 6
  • Description:  20-30 minute drive through an annual light display. Open 7 days a week from 6:00 pm-10:00 pm, including holidays except closed December 31st for the Midnight at 7 event.
  • Cost: $20.00


Columbia Jewelry & Apparel Show

  • Where: Columbia Sheraton Hotel, 10207 Wincopin Circle, Columbia
  • When:  Sunday, Nov. 25, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Description:  Jewelry and apparel on display and for sale.
  • Cost: Free

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