AUGUST IN MARYLAND 2014 | view this email online
ISSUE 92 • AUGUST 2014
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Restaurant Weeks

Howard County Farm to Table Restaurant Week
July 21-August 4
Baltimore Restaurant Week
August 1-10
Hagerstown Restaurant Weeks
August 3-16
Baltimore County Restaurant Week
August 8-24
Carroll County Restaurant Week

August 17-24
Farm-to-Fork Frederick
August 22 - September 1

Peach Festivals

Berlin Peach Festival
Aug. 2
Worcester County
St. Mary's Peach Festival
Aug. 2
Abingdon, Harford County
Peach Party Weekend
Aug. 2-3
Elkton, Cecil County
Carroll County Farmers’ Market Peach Festival
Aug. 9
Sudlersville Peach Festival

Aug. 9
Queen Anne’s County
Leitersburg Peach Festival

Aug. 9-10
Washington County

Otakon Convention

August 8-10

Baltimore Convention Center

Pirates and Wenches Fantasy Weekend

August 8-10
Rock Hall, Kent County

Caroline Summerfest

August 15-16

Denton, Caroline County

Silopanna Music Festival

August 16
Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds

Ocean City Hotel Week

August 17-28

Baltimore Summer Antiques Show

August 21-24
Baltimore Convention Center

Country Life Outdoors Festival

August 22-24
St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds


August 23-24
Hagerstown, Washington County

C&O Canal Days

August 23-24

Williamsport, Washington County

Maryland Renaissance Festival

August 23 - October 19
Crownsville, Anne Arundel County

Calvert County Jousting Tournament

August 30
Port Republic, Calvert County

Grilled corn

Maryland is the place to be for fresh food and culinary festivals in August. Great barbecue is the name of the game at the Southern Maryland Brew & BBQ Festival, August 1-2, and the Maryland State BBQ Bash, August 8-9. Enjoy the local harvest at the Corn Roast Festival, August 2, and the Great Eastern Shore Tomato Festival, August 23. Wine pairs well with food and music at the Taste Prince George's Food & Wine Festival and the Uncorked Wine and Music Festival on August 23.

Skipjack sailing

Seafood, Skipjacks and Watermen Festivals


Celebrate the people, the vessels and the food of the Chesapeake Bay at these festivals:

Rotary Club of Annapolis Crab Feast, August 1, Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Anne Arundel County
Havre de Grace Seafood Festival, August 8-10, Harford County
Seafood Feast-I-Val, August 9, Sailwinds Park, Cambridge, Dorchester County
Waterman's Appreciation Day, August 10, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, Talbot County
Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival, August 16, National Harbor, Prince George's County
National Hard Crab Derby & Fair, August 29-31, Crisfield, Somerset County
Skipjack Races and Land Festival, August 30 - September 1, Deal Island, Somerset County
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Star-Spangled Commemoration Events


Bicentennial commemorations continue as Maryland's role in the War of 1812 is remembered.

Undaunted Weekend, August 22-24, Bladensburg Waterfront Park, Prince George’s County
War of 1812: Croom Events, August 23, Upper Marlboro, Prince George’s County
Celebrate Charles! March from Benedict, August 30-31, Serenity Farm, Charles County
War of 1812 Bicentennial, A Star-Spangled Celebration, August 30, Hughesville, Charles County
Battle of Caulk’s Field Celebration, August 30-31, Chestertown, Kent County
Brookeville War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration, August 30-31, Montgomery County

Civil War Stories


The Civil War and its impact on the people of Maryland is explored at these events:

150th Anniversary of the Battle of Pleasant Mills/Folk's Mill, August 2, Ali Ghan Shrine Club, Allegany County
A Council of War, August 2, Monocacy National Battlefield, Frederick County
John Wilkes Booth and Tudor Hall, August 10, Tudor Hall, Bel Air, Harford County
Frederick Under the Flag: Frederick's Role in 19th-Century Conflicts, August 23, Frederick County
County Fair

County Fairs


Soak in summer fun at county fairs full of tasty treats, carnival games, and agricultural expositions:

Carroll County 4-H Fair, July 26 - August 1, Westminster
Garrett County Agriculture Fair, July 26 - August 2, McHenry
Harford County Farm Fair, July 31 - August 2, Bel Air
Howard County Fair, August 2-9, West Friendship
Caroline-Dorchester County Fair, August 6-9, Denton
Worcester County Fair, August 8-10, Snow Hill
Montgomery County Agriculture Fair, August 8-16, Gaithersburg
Queen Anne’s County Fair, August 11-16, Centreville
Wicomico Farm & Home Show, August 14-16, Salisbury
The Maryland State Fair, August 22 - September 1, Baltimore County
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Martin O’Malley, Governor
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