Where/When: Howard County Fairgrounds at 210 Fairground Rd. in West Friendship on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Why Go: For gun collectors or for those in the market for a new firearm, there will be more than 400 tables at this gun show. Holsters, sights and other merchandise will also be available for purchase.
Pricing: Adults: $8, seniors (62 years old and older): $6; children (12 years old and younger): free.
Where/When: on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Why Go: Matt Klos is exhibiting his work at the gallery and this is the opening reception! You will have a chance to meet the artist (who also lives in the Baltimore area) and view his stunning works of art.
Where/When: on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Why Go: Fall is just around the corner! Celebrate Oktoberfest just a few weeks early and sample some seasonal brews. Also featured: German wines!
Where/When: on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Why Go: Vendors and buyers alike are welcome at this monthly flea market! There's a wide variety of items for sale, and there are plenty of buyers for all of your gently-used items.
Pricing: Free to browse; vendor space: $10
Where/When: on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 11 a.m.
Why Go: The 1990s are alive and well in Columbia! Who can forget the greatest alternative rock station from that era? HFS is back with its yearly festival, featuring local favorites Clutch, as well as the Gin Blossoms, Dr. Dog and others.
Pricing: Lawn: $35, pavilion: $50