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


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 […]

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 […]