St. Charles Fall Festival and Veterans Oppty. Fair Set for October 11 with USNA Band Electric Brigade

Mon, 2014-09-22 20:53 kwidmayer

USNA Band Electric Brigade, Food Vendors, Children’s Activities Welcome Veterans and Residents to Traditional Fall Celebration

The St. Charles Companies announces a live concert by the popular  United States Naval Academy Band, The Electric Brigade, as one of the many activities scheduled for the 3rd annual St. Charles Fall Festival and Veterans Opportunity Fair at O'Donnell Lake on October 11th.

The family-friendly event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will also feature:

  • A benefits and employment opportunities fair featuring benefits, job training and other information for retired and active veterans provided by the Veterans Administration, Maryland DLLR, Charlotte Hall Home For Veterans and the Charles County Chamber of Commerce
  • Free pumpkins* for children, rides, and face painting
  • Charles County Sheriff Meet and Greet
  • Delicious food from restaurant vendors Chick-fil-A and Boston's the Gourmet Pizza
  • An artist's market, featuring numerous local arts and craft vendors - a full list is available at
  • The Waldorf weekly farmer's market, featuring the best local produce in Southern Maryland

*while supplies last

"St. Charles has a proud tradition of supporting its veterans as well as providing family-friendly events in our beautiful community,” said Craig Renner, vice president of marketing and public relations for St. Charles. "We want to thank our local businesses, veterans support groups and the Charles County Chamber for working with us to make this event not only fun and celebratory but supportive of those who have protected and ensured our freedom.” 

Arts and craft vendors and local businesses are encouraged to participate. Register for the event by contacting Stacy Moreland at

For more information about the Veterans Opportunity Fair please contact Craig Renner at

The O’Donnell Lake Restaurant Park is located at the intersection of St. Patrick’s Drive and Smallwood Drive West in St. Charles, across from the movie theater and the St. Charles Towne Center.

Directions: From Route 301, turn onto Smallwood Drive West. Go through two lights, and O’Donnell Lake will be on your right, just past Sears Automotive. For directions using internet-based map programs, use the address 10400 O’Donnell Place.

St. Charles, MD is the best-selling new home community in Southern Maryland and is considered one of the most successful master planned communities in the Country, recently ranked 41st by industry data firm, John Burns Real Estate Consulting, in their independent ranking of the Top Selling Master Planned Communities of 2013 across the nation. Over the past few years, St. Charles was featured twice in The Washington Post and was profiled alongside the Washington area’s top master planned communities in The Washington Times (Master-Planned Towns, Age 50, Innovative Still). St. Charles has achieved record-level sales as buyers and renters recognize the advantages of a mixed-use community with unique features such as the Regency Furniture Stadium, the new West Waldorf library, and the new St. Charles High School, a state-of-the-art facility scheduled to open in the Fall of 2014. Named by CNN’s Money Magazine as one of the top twenty small cities to live in America, St. Charles is known for its diverse and abundant neighborhoods, lively retail centers, recreational opportunities and excellent schools.  St. Charles appeals to all ages and lifestyles and was featured in 2011 in the Washington Post’s “Where We Live” section and named by U.S. News and World Report as one of the nation’s top bargains for places to retire.  St. Charles invites you to like us on Facebook at St. Charles MD or visit us at

The St. Charles Companies includes American Community Properties Trust, The Apartments of St. Charles, American Land Development and St. Charles Community, LLC. The St. Charles Companies’ lines of business include the residential and commercial development of St. Charles, a 9,100 acre planned community in Charles County, Maryland and the ownership of an operating apartment portfolio of approximately 2,500 units in St. Charles.