OctoberIn Maryland 2012
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Free Fall Baltimore
300 free events during October Fright Fest
Through Oct. 28
Six Flags America
Largo, Prince George’s County
U.S. Sailboat Show
Oct. 4-8
Annapolis City Dock Brunswick Railroad Days
Oct. 6-7
Frederick County Chesapeake Celtic Festival
Oct. 6-7
Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum
Snow Hill, Worcester County U.S. Powerboat Show
Oct. 11-14
Annapolis City Dock Chesapeake Wildfowl Expo
Oct. 12-13
Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art
Salisbury, Wicomico County Railfest Steam Days Weekend
Oct. 13-14
B&O Railroad Museum
Baltimore Old Princess Anne Days
Oct. 13-14
Teackle Mansion
Somerset County Ocean City Restaurant Week
Oct. 14-28
Sailwinds Park Kite Festival
Oct. 21
Dorchester County Dansko Fair Hill International in the Country
Oct. 18-21
Elkton, Cecil County Maryland Running Festival
Oct. 20
Six Flags America
Largo, Prince George's County World of Montgomery Festival
Oct. 21
Wheaton Triangle Alsatia Mummers Parade
Oct. 27
Hagerstown, Washington County

Picture of a glass of Heavy Seas beer
Let the spirits guide you in October. Revel in the joy of an Oktoberfest. Take a ghost tour along historical streets. Enjoy craft beer at a Maryland brewpub. Visit an autumn festival, where the entertainment and attractions are as colorful as the season’s foliage. Maryland winery events abound, as the season for Halloween and hay rides beckons. This month, discover the spirit and spirits of Maryland.
Picture of pumpkins

Fun Family Fall Festivals
Celebrate the season’s harvest with pumpkins, apples and wine, amid vibrant fall foliage and magnificent landscapes.

Fall Harvest Weekends, Baugher’s Farm, Westminster, Carroll County
Pumpkin Festival, Saturdays and Sundays,, Butler’s Orchard, Germantown, Montgomery County
Darlington Apple Festival, Oct. 6, Harford County
Autumn Glory Festival, Oct. 10-14, Oakland, Garrett County

Picture of a woman at Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest season
Oompah bands, sauerbraten and schnitzel all share the spotlight at these yearly festivities – it’s the flowing beer selections, though, that make this the Oktoberfest season.

Maryland Brewer’s Oktoberfest, Oct. 13, Timonium Fairgrounds, Baltimore County
Oktoberfest, Oct. 13, Berlin, Worcester County
Charles County Oktoberfest, Oct. 13-14, fairgrounds, LaPlata
Gaithersburg Oktoberfest at the Kentlands, Oct. 14, Kentlands Village Green, Montgomery County

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Festivals by water’s edge
Enjoy a taste of Maryland's maritime heritage. These festive happenings serve up musical entertainment, nautical competitions, cooking demos, and lots of Chesapeake Bay seafood.

Harbor Day at the Docks, Oct. 6, Ocean City
Patuxent River Appreciation Days, Oct. 6-7, Calvert Marine Museum grounds, Solomons
Tilghman Island Day Festival, Oct. 20, Talbot County
Maryland Oyster Festival, Oct. 20-21, St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, Leonardtown
Sultana Projects’ Downrigging Weekend, Oct. 26-28, Kent County
Monster Rockfish Festival, Oct. 28, Greenwell State Park, Hollywood, St. Mary’s County

Mountain Maryland Art Logo Autumn art
Downtown Bethesda becomes an outdoor art gallery for nearly 200 juried artists at the Bethesda Row Arts Festival, Oct. 20-21 in Montgomery County. Free admission. Mountain Maryland Art Sale and Tour – held on consecutive weekends (Oct. 20-21, 27-28) – affords a chance to visit the studios of 39 Western Maryland artists. The tour is free.
Civil War Monument Civil War stories
Discover the impact of the Civil War in a divided state, in this 150th anniversary year of the war’s 1862 Maryland Campaign.

Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Special Orders #191 exhibit, through Oct. 31, Monocacy National Battlefield, Frederick County
Civil War Trains Exhibit, Oct. 1 – Dec. 31, Discovery Station Museum, Hagerstown, Washington County
Civil War Walking Tour, Oct. 6, 20, downtown Frederick, Frederick County
Civil War Encampment, Oct. 13-14, Carroll Park, Baltimore

Martin O’Malley, Governor • Anthony G. Brown, Lt. Governor
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