Annual ‘Poolesville Day’ on Saturday, Sept. 17, Will Feature Electric Vehicles, Classic Car Display, 5K Run/Walk and a Parade

by Patrick Herron

Per Montgomery County:
A display of electric vehicles, a classic car show, a 5K run/walk, a parade and activities for the entire family will all be part of the free annual “Poolesville Day” from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17. The event, which has been celebrated for more than 25 years, will take place in the Whalen Commons area of Poolesville on Fisher Avenue.

The family-oriented festival traditionally attracts more than 12,000 visitors to the historic downtown. Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich is expected to be among those attending this year’s event. Local physician Amar Duggirala, the only primary care medical provider in the western portion of the County Agricultural Reserve, and Rande Davis, publisher and editor of The Monocacy Monocle newspaper, will be co-grand marshals for this year’s Poolesville Day Parade.

The 5K run and 5K walk will start the day at 8 a.m. It will be staged from the Poolesville Baptist Church at 17550 West Willard Rd. The parade along Fisher Avenue will begin at 10 a.m. Entertainment featuring local bands with start at 10:45 a.m. and continue throughout the day.

This will be the fifth year that Poolesville teams with Poolesville Green for the display of electric vehicles. More than 100 vehicles have been on display in past years, most with their owners who will describe their EV experiences.
The day’s activities will include:

  • Town parade with marching band
  • Local musical performances
  • Live Agricultural Reserve demonstrations
  • Classic car show
  • Electric vehicle car show
  • 5K charity run
  • Children’s activities: Moon bounce, pony rides, arts and crafts
  • Arts and craft vendors and other exhibitors
  • Food and beverages from award-winning vendors
  • Kid’s Korner: fun for kids 8-and-under
  • Children’s entertainment
  • Falcon Lane: fun for 8-and-older

For more information on Poolesville Day, go to


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