A charming railroad hub along the Patapsco River, Sykesville is home to a vibrant community, a thriving downtown, and numerous attractions for the whole family. A state and nationally designated Main Street Community, the Town has plenty to offer its residents, business owners and visitors. One facet of the Town’s past remains a centerpiece today: the railroad. Railway travel was a significant factor in creating and securing the foundation of Sykesville proper. Today, we honor this history through attractions like the S&P Railway model train displays and the Little Sykes Railway Park. Both offer free activities for kids of all ages throughout the entire year. Planning a visit? Consider adding one of our popular events to your itinerary. Discover local creations and tasty vintages at the Fine Art & Wine Festival, devour homemade chili and craft beers at the Chili & Beer Festival, or bundle up and check out dozens of handcrafted ice sculptures at our annual IceFest. Looking for a more relaxing experience? Join us on a Sunday morning and discover our famous Farmers'™ Market (May through October), shop local, stop by our community garden, stroll down our gorgeous and authentic Main Street. You are in for a treat: a look of the past with a twist of uniqueness and eclecticism, Downtown Sykesville is the perfect spot to "Eat. Shop. Play." Whether you are browsing for a special find or looking for a taste bud thrill, our one-of-a-kind boutiques, salons and restaurants will surely amaze you. No matter when you visit, Sykesville is sure to offer something for everyone. Come explore and find out what makes Sykesville the Coolest Small Town in America (Budget Travel award 2016).