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.

This 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. If you plan on coming next year, I recommend arriving early (before 10 AM) in order to park near the festival. It will take a whole day to browse through the crafts and sample different foods.

Address: Community Park Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788

Phone: 301-271-7533

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