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Gateway Candyland has been a regular pit-stop for local residents and tourists traveling along Route 15 for almost 40 years. Gateway Candyland continues to be a place where friends and family gather to enjoy the sweeter things in life.

In 1983, Sterling and Linda Bollinger built the market as a means to sell the produce grown on their orchard on Kelbaugh Road in Thurmont. Inspired by the family’s annual vacation, Sterling decided to sell candy as well. 


The store transitioned to the Brad & Amber Seiss Family in 2018 and continues to carry the same old-time items it has for the last 39 years, along with their newest addition of homemade fudge. 


Amber runs the day to day functions while Bradley helps with the long-term planning and remodeling of the stores.  

We are a general store that carries candy, fudge, Hershey’s Ice Cream, and a large selection of candy making supplies. We are the corner store that still sells those little pieces of heaven.


We are accompanied by The Farmhouse Exchange and Gateway Liquors, so there is a something for all age groups!

We look forward to seeing you!


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