Friday on the Commons
A Farmer's Market, Music and More!
19701 Fisher Avenue, Poolesville
June 16 through August 25
A great place for family and friends
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- Whalen Commons
19701 Fisher Ave.
Poolesville, MD 20837
- June 16 through August 25
Poolesville's Friday on the Commons combines an old-fashioned Farmers’ Market with outstanding entertainment in a small town get together held every Friday at Whalen Commons in Poolesville, Maryland, in the heart of Montgomery County’s Agricultural Reserve.
Relax with Family & Friends
Friday on the Commons is a wonderful place to relax on Friday evening with family and friends. You can stop by for locally grown produce, fruits, cheese, and meats. Enjoy fresh baked goods. Pick up some handmade soap. Buy some locally made arts and crafts. Our music is world class, and each Friday on the Commons event is super fun and entertaining.
Dinner on the Commons
Make an evening of it! Bring your lawn chairs and Frisbees and have dinner on the Commons, or after you’ve done your shopping, stop by one of Poolesville’s many fine restaurants for dinner or drinks.
New to Poolesville
You haven’t been to Poolesville? Well come on out and enjoy this unique community event. We’re only a 20-minute drive from Frederick, Germantown, Gaithersburg and Potomac.
Produce & Fruits
- Hilton's Farm & Garden
- Kingsbury Orchard
- Persistence Farm
Meats & Cheeses
- Hilton's Farm & Garden
Breads, Jams & Honey
- Persistence Farm
- Move Well, Eat Better
- Cannon Apiary
Arts & Crafts
- Kaylie's Krafts
- The Stackery
- Pizza Brama
- La Strada
- Watershed Cafe
- Superstars Grille
- Holy Crepes
- Rosie's Kitchen
- Ben & Jerry's
- Kona Ice
The Dough Whisperer
Kickoff Event-Summer Carnival - 4:30 pm June 16th - Marks the kickoff of Friday on the Commons! Attend our Summer Carnival and you'll have a blast while supporting the Poolesville Elementary School PTA. The Commons will be jam packed with kids rides, food & artisan vendors, and kids entertainment!
We'll end the evening with a Lip Sync Battle!
Bark in the Park - 6:00 pm June 23rd - Sees the return of our wildly popular and entertaining Bark in the Park, Cute Dog Contest. You’ll definitely feel the energy and excitement at this event. DJ Val provides all the tunes! - Rescue groups including Mid-Atlantic Chinese Shar Pei and Pet Value - Dirty Dog Wash - Go Team Therapy Dogs & MC K-9 Demos at 6:30 pm. Dog Parade and musical chairs for dogs 7:00 pm - Kissing Contest - 7:15 pm - Cutest Dog Contest at 7:30 pm - Registration is from 6:30 to 7:30 Registration forms available here. Kids inflatables and activities, farmers market and Food Trucks
Red, White, & Brews - 6:00 pm June 30th - We're feeling a bit patriotic! Join us in our beer & wine garden, we'll be serving up reds & whites, along with Barley & Hops brews! And be sure to check out the bluesy sounds of Mindy Miller & friends under the tent from 6:00 - 7:30! We'll also have kids inflatables and activities, farmers market and Food Trucks! To end the evening we've got The 19th Street Band rockin the band shell from 7:30 - 9:30 - This event is a fundraiser for the Historic Medley District - You don't want to miss it.
Farm & Folk - 6:00 pmJuly 7th - Grab your picnic basket and blanket and join us on the Commons! We've got Justin Trawick in concert at 7:00 pm - as well as kids inflatables, food vendors, petting zoo, barnyard Olympics and a farmers market.
Up, Up, & Away - 6:00 pm July 14th - "Adventure is out there" and tonight it's on the Commons! Kid's inflatables, games, balloons, farmers market, and Food Trucks! And of course we'll have "Up" on the big screen at 8:30 pm!
Wet, Wacky & Wild
- 6:00 pm July 21st - Let's beat the heat - Water slides, water balloons, squirt guns, ice cube melting contests, wacky hair contests and we'll finish off the evening by showing Muana on the big screen at 8:30 pm!
Flashback Friday - 6:00 pm August 4th - What was your favorite decade? Come dressed for the times! We'll have kids inflatables, a farmers market and food trucks. We're showing Grease at 8:30 pm. Enjoy our wine, cheese & bread tasting tent while listening to the sounds of Gina's Soul Party & The Souled Out Horns!
August 11th - Under the tent is where you'll find a variety of great wines - we'll also have kids inflatables, a farmers market, and food trucks. Jay Summerour & Friends will be rockin the bandshell from 8 to 10.
Wine Down In The Park - 6:00 pm
Magic In the Park - 6:00 pm August 25th - Attention all Muggles - Whalen Commons is the place to be if you want to catch Harry Potter on the big screen!
Contact with ConsumersThis is a great place to meet directly with your consumers. In 2016, our markets attracted between 300 and 500 people. Parking is easy, our fees our low, and our events are fun!
Interested in volunteering or participating in our events? Contact Cathy Bupp at 301-428-8927.