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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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

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!

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Poolesville Big Flea

October 2, 2021 - 8 am - 12 pm

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

FREE Paper Shredding sponsored by Jim Brown, Turning Point Real Estate and Clark Azar & Associates. 
Yuck Old Paint - Paint Disposal $2.00 per can. 
FREE Electronics Recycling through Montgomery County. 
 Registration Forms
The Big Flea

Community Scarecrow Contest


Join in the fun and bring a scarecrow to life on Whalen Commons!  Create your own unique individual or family-friendly scarecrow, or a scarecrow representing your business or organization. Scarecrows will be on display from October 9 through November 2 and voting will take place on Poolesville's WUMCO Walk & Harvest Fest facebook page. Prize for Individual/Family category is a $100.00 gift certificate to a local business of your choice.  Prize for business/organization is a free 1/2 page ad in the Monocacy Monocle.  REGISTER HERE




  • 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

Check back to see if this event will take place in 2021.