Small Market Meetings

APR 2017

The Newspaper for Smaller Cities, Facilities and Planners.

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April 2017 19 A bridge in Frederick showcases a local artist's vision. Brewery, the state's largest craft brewery — with 20 beers on tap — where groups can tour and taste. In this class, participants cook with beer, taste that beer and sip beer paired with the meal they've pre- pared. Attendees can learn more about this history-rich region on a Taste Frederick Food Tour, a winning combo of food tasting from local res- taurants and specialty food shops, and downtown Frederick's history that's sure to include how loyalist Dame Barbara Fritchie booed the Johnny Rebs as they marched through her town. More information about the area's history can be found on a Civil War tour of surround- ing battlefields; a ghost tour of historic Mount Olivet Cemetery, where Francis Scott Key, who penned the national anthem, is buried; and at the National Shrine of Elizabeth Ann Seton, a beautiful basilica dedi- cated to the first American-born saint. Because of its plethora of churches, Frederick is known for its "clus- tered spires" skyline. With a 50-block historic district, its downtown is alive with specialty shops, art galleries, theaters and restaurants, among them Volt, Celebrity Chef Bryan Voltaggio's award-winning flagship eatery housed in a 19th-century Victorian mansion with pri- vate dining for 12 in its oval-shaped Conservatory. The city adds a fascinating dimension to its downtown with murals in various sizes painted by trompe l'oeil artist William Cochran. His most extensive "canvas" is the Community Bridge, with fool-the-eye images that give the new structure the appearance of an old, ivy- covered one. "Frederick is truly the perfect destination for a meeting," Bickerton said. "We have great places to meet and plenty to do for attendees, their spouses and their kids." Betty and Kenneth Hawkins Centennial Chapel at Olivet Nazarene University Putting out the WELCOME MAT! • • 800-747-4837 DISCOVER local eateries ENJOY DRUGDEOHDFFRPPRGDWLRQV ENTERTAIN on the golf courses EXPERIENCE unique meeting venues EXPLORE great shopping SIP & SAVOR at breweries & wine bars Contact Vicki today! Courtesy Tourism Council of Frederick Co.

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