Comptroller to Celebrate Local Food and Farms in Ellicott City and Mt. Airy

After cutting ribbon at HoCo Brew Hive and visiting Gaver Farm on Wednesday, Franchot will stroll Great Frederick Fair


Comptroller Peter Franchot


Mr. Franchot will make stops in Howard and Frederick counties on Wednesday, beginning in Ellicott City, where he will participate in the ribbon cutting of HoCo Brew Hive, a restaurant and bar showcasing local honey in its menu items and lots of Maryland craft beer on tap.

Next, the Comptroller will travel to Gaver Farm in Mt. Airy to present a proclamation to the Gaver family for their success and growth since opening in 1978. The farm, which has 50 acres of cut-your-own Christmas trees in the winter, raises numerous animals and grows corn, soybeans, wheat, rye cover crop and various hays. It has embraced agri-tourism with its annual Fall Fun Festival, featuring pick-your-own pumpkins, a hayride, corn maze and numerous educational activities for all ages

Mr. Franchot will then join local elected officials and community members on a stroll through the Great Frederick Fair, one of the longest-running agricultural festivals in the state. Now in its 157th year (second only to the Prince George's County Fair), the fair offers many rides, musical acts, local foods, crafts, games and free activities.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019


2 p.m.
HoCo Brew Hive
4910 Waterloo Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043

3:30 p.m.
Gaver Farm
5501 Detrick Rd
Mt Airy, MD 21771

5:00 p.m.
Great Frederick Fair
797 E Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701


Alan Brody:
410-260-6346 (office); 443-924-1473 (mobile)