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


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 […]

Taneytown Recognized in 2019 Best Colleges for Veterans Analysis

Taneytown, MD – A recent analysis by higher education data firm College Factual found Taneytown to be one of the best cities in the nation for students who are seeking a vet-friendly college. Read more at https://www.collegefactual.com/colleges-in/taneytown-md-carroll-us/news/taneytown-md-carroll-us-2019-college-veterans-ranking/

Taneytown festival bringing wine, brews, art, music, and food to support Main Street

The eighth annual Taneytown Wine, Brew, Art and Music Fest, with activities for all ages, was held at Taneytown Memorial Park, was held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featured tastings were provided by Brewery Fire, Great Shoals Winery, and Miscellaneous Distillery! Live performances provided by Monte Leister Quintet and Abe Ovadia. Food options included […]

Taneytown Rocks the 7th Annual Carroll Biz Challenge

Taneytown stands proud this morning after the 7th Annual Carroll Biz Challenge held in Westminster, Maryland at the Carroll Arts Center. Two contestants from Taneytown made it to the final FIVE to pitch their business on stage in-front of a live audience and broadcasted live on the internet and television. First, lets introduce to you the […]