Day in the Park / Battle of Funkstown

The 2018 Event will be held on July 13,14,15


Highlights of the the 2017 Event….

The 2017 Day in the Park/ Battle of Funkstown was a huge success. The sun was shinning and just a bit warm side. The park was alive with over 3000 people over all. The Fire Company had no problem feeding all of the people that came through the lines with the Lions Club providing the French fries. Now for those that could not cool off from the heat of the day the St Paul’s Church was serving snowballs.  The battlefields where filled with over 200 re-enactors, 5 cannons, 1 horse  and at times it was hard to tell it was just a re-enactment. The authenticity was amazing with one of the cannons being an original 1861 piece. The car show was spectacular with 45 vehicles spanning from the 20’s up to the latest models for you to peruse at your leisure with the owners giving you all of the nut and bolt details about their rides. The fireworks had to be canceled this year due to some safety issues. Sunday morning was very pleasant with an all you can eat breakfast from the Fire Company. The Fire Company also took care of the safety and EMS items for the event which ran like clockwork. Mark your calendars for the next Day in the Park since it is quickly becoming the event that you don’t want to miss with something for everyone. Also please make sure that you thank the people that made this event a happen because without them this would not be the successful event that it is…..Rose Gaver, John Phillips, Rich Gaver, Terry Feiser and the Boy Scouts of Funkstown Troop 23.


Pictures of the 2017 Day in the Park / Battle of Funkstown Event.

There was about 800 pictures taken by our staff photographer, the best 200 are attached to the link below in drop box. All pictures are courtesy of Rich Look Photography and are offered royalty free to any one that wants to use them. Enjoy and we hope to see you next year.       2017 event photos


The car show winners for the 2017 Day in the Park
Ken Laughlin 1964 GMC Truck
Gerald Poffenburger 1959 Ford Retractable
Adrian Casbarian 2013 Harley Davidson Soft Tail Deluxe
Robert Mancuso 2007 Mustang GT Southern Comfort

Judges for the car show
Jeff Cline
Mike Feeley
Bill Fox

Information for the 2018 Battle of Funkstown

Click this link for the Battle Of Funkstown registration form 2018 Registration Form BOF

To check out the safety requirements for the event at this link Re-enactment Safety Rules

High School Students in need of “Service Learning Hours” may contact the Town Hall for assignments.

Please check out the activities for the 2017 Day in the Park/ Battle of Funkstown.

July 14th Friday 2017

  • 1:00 pm the camp will be open for all registered participants of the re-enactment.

July 15th Saturday 2017

  • 9:00 am there will be foraging in town by the troops for food. All excess food not used by the re-enactors will be donated to the St Pauls food bank.
  • 10:00 am the street battle will begin and will run about 1 hour on Main Street.
  • 10:00 am until 8:00 pm food will be sold by the Funkstown Fire Company, Funkstown Lions Club and the St Paul’s Lutheran Church at pavilion #3 in the lower area next to the ball field off of Robert Kline Way. Please see menu attached.
  • 11:00 pm until 8:00 pm craft vendors and businesses will be scattered throughout the west section of the park off of Maple St.
  • 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm registration with the show starting at 2:00 and running until 4:00 the Second Annual Car Show begins in the west section of the park off of Maple Street. Winners will be announced at 4:00. Proceeds benefit Funkstown BSA Troop 23.
  • 4:00 pm the Battle of Funkstown will begin in the east section of the park off of Robert Kline Way, and will last about 1 hour.
  • At dusk, fireworks provided by Master Displays Limited.

July 16st Sunday 2017

  • 7:00am to 11:00am Funkstown Fire Company will be selling breakfast for $7.00 at pavilion #3 in the lower area next to the ball field off of Robert Kline Way.
  • 10:00 Civil War period church service at the east pavilion on top of the hill off of Robert Kline Way.
  • 1:00 pm the final field battle will begin in the east section of the park off of Robert Kline Way.

Day in the Park will be held on July 11

Funkstown is currently looking for reenactors for the Day in the Park reenactment of the battle of Funkstown. The registration for any one over the age of 12 will cost is $10.00 and will include 1 meal ticket.  The registration for any one between the age of 12 and 6 will cost is $6.00 and will include 1 meal ticket. Any one under the age of 6 is FREE. Registration will be $16.00 for adults and $8.00 for youth 12 to 6 after July 12th 2017. There is also a $50.00 bounty for each of the first 4 wheeled field artillery pieces and $25.00 bounty for each of the first 10 mounted cavalry. You will be able to set up camp of Friday evening. The foraging will start in the town on Saturday at 8:30 am and will run will run until 9:30. The street battle will be from 10:00 until 11:00 or we run out of personal which ever comes first. The first field battle will be held from 4:oo until 5:00 in the park on Saturday. The second field battle will be held on Sunday from 1:00 until 2:00 pm also in the park.

Day in the Park will include 2 field battles and 1 street battle

Please remember NO drugs or alcohol allowed on park property.

Please check out the photo tab for the Day in the Park pictures of the 2011 & 2012 event. Check out the news tab for the latest information on the event.





SATURDAY July 15th Food & Drinks

Served 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Fried Country Ham Sandwiches     $4.00

Italian Sausage                                    $4.00

Hamburgers                                         $2.50

Cheeseburgers                                     $2.75

Bacon-Cheeseburger                         $3.25

Hot Dogs                                              $1.25

Water, Sodas and Sports Drinks     $1.00



Served from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.

All you can eat breakfast                      $7.00

To include: Pancakes

Single serving of,

Country Ham


Sausage Gravy & Biscuits

Hoffman’s Breakfast Sausage Links

Scrambled Eggs

Home Fries

Orange Juice

Coffee & Bottled Water