The Town of Poolesville sponsors the following Annual Events!

Richard S. McKernon Youth Fishing Tournament

CANCELLED for 2021

All youths between the ages of 6 and 16 are invited to come on out and "catch some fun".  Cost is $1.00 and the event is held rain or shine.

Congratulations to our 2019 winner, Alexis Crawford, with a 23.5 inch Channel Catfish!

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Fishing Tournament


CANCELLED for 2021

  • Whalen Commons
  • Saturday, May 16, 2020
  • 2:00 - 7:00 pm
Annual  BBQ, Beer, & Blues Festival

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Poolesville Big Flea

CANCELLED for 2021

Large Community Yard Sale and Recycling Event including paper shredding, paint disposal & electronics recycling.    

 Registration Forms
The Big Flea

Stevens Park Summer Recreation Program


Camp Information


Annual 4th of July Fireworks Celebration

Join our community in celebrating our national patriotism on the Polo Grounds off of Hughes Road! There will be music, food, fireworks and fun!
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Poolesville Day

Don't miss this Poolesville tradition! Join family and friends along Fisher Avenue and in Whalen Commons to enjoy musical performances, arts and crafts vendors, food and beverages, kids activities, livestock displays, skateboarding demos, and an antique car show!

Visit the official website.
Poolesville Day

WUMCO Walk & Oktoberfest

  • TBD

Join us in supporting WUMCO - We'll have a WUMCO Walk, Kid's Costume Parade, Pumpkin Painting, Scarecrow Making, Beer & Wine Garden, DJ, German Food and much more.  Community Scarecrow contest winners will also be announced.

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  • October 31st
  • 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Little goblins & ghouls can prowl the streets of Poolesville in search of goodies from participating homes and businesses between the hours of 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.Please only visit homes where the porch lights are on!
Trick or Treat

Holiday Lighting Contest

Judging takes place the 3rd week in December. All homeowners and merchants in the Poolesville town limits are invited to "deck their halls" and show their holiday spirit. The rules for the competition are available online (PDF).


For homeowners we have 3 categories:
  • Contemporary
  • Townhouse
  • Traditional
One business will also be chosen as most appreciated.

Fisher Avenue will be the dividing line with 1 winner from each category selected from each side of town.

2020 Holiday Winners

  • Richard & Chrystal Scheetz - Town Home
  • Mark &Katie Woods - Town Home
  • Dean & Sandra Wolverton - Traditional
  • Donald & Denise Habib - Traditional
  • Dan & Kathy Savino- Contemporary
  • Jimmy & Angela Dyke- Contemporary
  • Drs. Pike & Valega - Business
The town wishes to thank everyone who participated in this year's contest. Your holiday efforts helped turn Poolesville into a Winter Wonderland!

Holiday Lighting Ceremony

  • Whalen Commons
  • Friday, December 3, 2021
  • 6 p.m.
Join us as Whalen Commons is transformed into a Winter Wonderland.

The festivities begin at 6 p.m. Visit Santa's Workshop, Climb aboard the Holiday Express for a trip around the Commons, enjoy live musical and dance performances.

Ice Sculptures

View amazing Ice Sculptures created by Joseph Stebbing!


Be a part of the true meaning of the holidays by bringing a new, unwrapped toy to support WUMCO. Toys will be distributed to local children in need.


Refreshments available to purchase include:
  • Country ham sandwiches
  • Funnel Cakes
  • Homemade soups