Welcome to Taneytown. You have come to a very special place. A renaissance has begun. Our town is thriving; and our Main Street businesses are eager to greet you. Every day the variety and quality of our shops is increasing. Chances are you’ll find what you need, right here, close to home. If you’re looking for that unique gift, we have it on Main Street.  Want a bite to eat, it’s here too. Homemade pottery, crafts, florist, a dance studio, print shop, hair salons, and barbers, and more all call Main Street home. Antiques, Bed & Breakfast, Bakery, Tea & Herbs. That’s right, they are here too! You can even do your banking, get a mortgage, have your taxes done, plan for retirement, schedule some remodeling, without ever leaving town.

Shop locally, and when you do, chances are you’ll be greeted by one over our over 100 smiling Taneytown Ambassadors. Taneytown is the Small Town with the Big Heart! Whether you call Taneytown home or you are just visiting, I know your time along our main streets will be an adventure.

Your Mayor and City Council are proud of what we have accomplished, together with. New businesses are being added all the time. Keep up with what is going on. Become “tuned in” to the special seasonal events that make our Main Street the place to be! Be sure and bookmark this site for easy reference.

Please share any comment you may have (bwantz@taneytown.org) with me. I am eager to hear from you!

—Brad Wantz, Mayor



Mark your calendars for August 8th, because you can cast your votes for Carroll’s Best starting 9:00 am! Want some ideas on who to nominate and vote for?

If you’d like some Taneytown “Main Street” (mostly) suggestions, here is a quick-list… let us know who you recommend!

Best Banquet Facility: Antrim 1844, The Tannery Barn
Best Caterer: Stonehouse Cakery & Café
Best Family Dining: Bess & Ben’s Country Kitchen
Best Romantic Dining: The Smokehouse at Antrim 1844
Best Wait Staff/Customer Service: Bess & Ben’s Country Kitchen, No Anchovies, Smokehouse at Antrim 1844, Stonehouse Cakery & Café
Best Bakery: Stonehouse Cakery & Café
Best Breakfast: Bess & Ben’s Country Kitchen
Best Diner: Bess & Ben’s Country Kitchen
Best Pizza: No Anchovies
Best Subs: Stonehouse Cakery & Café
Best Auto Service Center: Dean’s Automotive
Best Barber Shop: Taneytown Family Barber Shop, Tina’s Barber Shop
Best Event/Wedding Venue: Antrim 1844, The Tannery Barn
Best Funeral Home: Myers Durboraw Funeral Home
Best Hair Salon: Designer’s Edge Hair & Nail Salon, Hair Barn
Best Health/Fitness Center: Downtown Fitness
Best Nail Salon: Designer’s Edge Hair & Nail Salon
Best Real Estate Agency: Charles A. Reed Real Estate
Best Sign Shop: Design Associates
Best Collectibles Store: Eternia Dreams
Best Bed & Breakfast: Antrim 1844, Georges on York Bed & Breakfast
Best Carnival: Taneytown Volunteer Fire Company
Best Furniture Store: Rust: Studio & Classroom
Best Dance Studio: Taneytown Dance Studio


Bob Flickinger Memorial Tree Grove Dedication Ceremony

This past Saturday the City of Taneytown officially dedicated the Bob Flickinger Memorial Tree Grove, located at Flickinger Park. It was a wonderful ceremony, with the tree donors and the Flickinger family in attendance. If you didn’t have the opportunity to know Mr. Flickinger (who passed away on New Year’s Day this year), we encourage […]

Virtual Winter Concert by Taneytown Elementary School & Elmer Wolfe Elementary SchoolTaneytown’s Elementary Schools put on a 2020 Virtual Winter Concert

The Taneytown & Elmer Wolfe 5th Grade Band & Orchestras Present… Our virtual rendition of:Frosty The Snowman! Thank You for Watching! Special thanks go out to their wonderful Administrators: Tracy Belski Christy Farver Katie Finneran Brie Bower and their amazing Music Teachers: Charlotte Herbstsomer Katrina Boyle And all of their incredibly supportive Band & Orchestra […]

Nancy McCormick, Economic Development Director for City of Taneytown, Retires after 21 YearsNancy McCormick, Taneytown Economic Development Directory, retires after 21 Years

For over 20 years Nancy McCormick, Economic Development Directory, Taneytown has been the force that keeps Taneytown striving and growing by promoting its businesses, people, and treasures. In 2010 City officials convinced legislators to select Taneytown for a #23 million Streetscape Project and Nancy was the “go to” person who guided and mentored businesses, residents, […]

Smokehouse Restaurant at Antrim 1844, in Taneytown, named Best Hotel Restaurant in USA Today Contest

Read more at https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll/news/cc-antrim-1844-taneytown-honor-20200820-rfmc5j6zebcbbkqolz2c5idg4i-story.html?fbclid=IwAR1jnsXXzfVkuj_9lx6gN3VZH7lh4YMeZDGStVeoECeTKeqtL2jiRbRPyPw

Taneytown Lions Club Gives Back

Even while stuck at home, the “Taneytown Lions Club continued on their mission of helping others! Although they had to cancel their March meeting they still sent out donation checks totaling $5,675 to the following service organizations: Access Carroll Taneytown Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary Literary Council of Carroll County Rape Crisis Intervention Service (RCIS) The […]

Taneytown Businesses say “HI!”

Hi there Taneytown, Maryland! A few of us local businesses wanted to say HELLO and spend a brief moment with Y.O.U. 😊 Even though only a fraction of us biz peeps are in the video, we are all in this together. ✊ #taneytownstrong #bettertogether #kindnessiscontagious Please share! Comment and tag a few of your favorite businesses in town! And finally, please connect […]

Eternia Dreams Toys & Collectibles - Allan SemmontOur very own Eternia Dreams Toys & Collectibles to be featured on new docuseries, “THE TOYS THAT MADE US”

Launching mid-April 2020, more than 40 independent toy stores will be featured in  A Toy Store Near You, including our very own Eternia Dreams Toys & Collectibles. A Toy Store Near You will debut one or two episodes each week across Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, and Vimeo, with each delving into the history, selection, and the […]

Thunderhead Bowl & Grill Drive ThroughTaneytown Interviewed for the Wall Street Journal

xxx “How Coronavirus Changed Life in One Town in Maryland” In small Taneytown, day by day, more of life shuts down… here from business owners and town officials… Read the full article here: https://www.wsj.com/graphics/how-coronavirus-shutdown-taneytown/

2019 Hudson Day at Taneytown History Museum


The Governor’s Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs hosted the Ready, Set, GROW! Procurement Connections Workshop at Carroll Community College, marking the first time the event has been in Carroll County. This business development program helps small, minority, women, and veteran business owners connect to state and local government buyers. The event drew […]