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ISSUE 82 • OCTOBER 2013
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Mummies of the World
Sept. 28 - Dec 31
Maryland Science Center
Baltimore Free Fall Baltimore
More than 300 free events in October Fall Harvest Weekends
Baugher’s Farm
Westminster, Carroll County U.S. Powerboat Show
Oct. 3 - 6
Annapolis City Dock
Corvette Weekend
Oct. 4 - 5
Ocean City Harrison Mule Days
Oct. 4 - 6
Westminster, Carroll County Brunswick Railroad Days
Oct. 5 - 6
Frederick County Chesapeake Celtic Festival
Oct. 5 - 6
Snow Hill, Worcester County U.S. Sailboat Show
Oct. 10 - 14
Annapolis City Dock 16th Annual Chesapeake Wildfowl
Expo

Oct. 12
Salisbury, Wicomico County Ocean City Restaurant Week
Oct. 13 - 27 20th Annual Pau-Wau
Oct. 19 - 20
Marion, Somerset County Mountain Maryland Art Sale
and Tour

Oct. 19 - 20 & Oct. 26 - 27
Cumberland, Allegany County World of Montgomery Festival
Oct. 20
Wheaton, Montgomery County Alsatia Mummers Nighttime Parade
Oct. 26
Hagerstown, Washington County Sailwinds Park East Kite Festival
Oct. 27
Cambridge, Dorchester County

Horse and rider jumping an obstacle in the water
From the wild ponies of Assateague Island to horse-soaring aerobatics at the Capital  Challenge Horse Show in Prince George’s County and Fair Hill International Festival in Cecil County, Maryland is well-known for its equine roots. The Jim McKay Maryland Million annually showcases this legacy. Celebrate 101 years of racing during the Graw Days Festival in Havre de Grace. To try out your spurs, visit any one of Maryland’s licensed stables.
Pumpkins in a field Fabulous Fall Festivals
Celebrate fall at the Darlington Apple Festival in Harford County, Oct. 5, The Maryland Pumpkin Festival in Frederick, Oct. 12 - 13 and the Autumn Wine Festival in Salisbury, Oct. 19 - 20, and these other fall festivals:
   
Autumn Glory Festival, Oct. 9 - 13, throughout Garrett County
Pocomoke Fall Festival, Oct. 12, Pocomoke City, Worcester County
Catoctin Colorfest, Oct.  12 - 13, Thurmont, Frederick County
Fall Harvest Days, Oct. 19 - 20, Carroll County Farm Museum, Westminster
Celebrate Charles! Fallfest, Oct. 26, Waldorf
Young lady holding a glass of beer Barrels of Fun for Oktoberfest
Oompah bands, sauerbraten and schnitzel share the spotlight at these yearly festivities:
   
Blob’s Park Oktoberfest, Sept. 21 - Oct. 26, Jessup, Anne Arundel County
Crabtoberfest, Oct. 5, Cambridge, Dorchester County
Germantown Oktoberfest, Oct. 5, Clarksburg, Montgomery County
Good Beer Festival, Oct. 12 - 13, Salisbury, Wicomico County
Oktoberfest at the Kentlands, Oct. 13, Gaithersburg, Montgomery County
Berlin Oktoberfest, Oct. 19, Worcester County
Festivals on the Water
Enjoy the bounty and magic of Maryland waterways at these festivals:
   
Nanticoke River Jamboree: Waterway to Freedom, Oct. 5, Vienna, Dorchester County
North Beach Bay Harvestfest,  Oct. 5, Calvert County
Blessing of the Fleet, Oct. 5 - 6, Coltons Point, St. Mary's County
Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival, Oct. 5 - 6, St. Michaels, Talbot County
Rock Hall FallFest: Celebrate the Oyster,Oct. 12, Kent County
Patuxent River Appreciation Days, Oct. 12 -13, Solomons, Calvert County
Tilghman Island Day Festival, Oct. 19, Talbot County
St. Mary's Oyster Festival, Oct. 19 - 20, Leonardtown, St. Mary's County
Halloween ghouls Frightfully Fun
Cast a spell for ghosts, monsters, coasters and tales of things that go bump in the night.
   
Fright Fest, Six Flags America, weekends thru Oct. 28, Largo, Prince George’s County
Ghosts of Sotterley, Oct. 18 - 19 and 24 - 26, Hollywood, St. Mary's County
Monster Glow Dash, Oct. 19, 2013, Mechanicsville, St. Mary's County
Ar-BOO-retum, Oct. 25, Clyburn Arboretum, Baltimore
HallowRead Mini-Con 2013, Oct. 25 - 27, Ellicott City, Howard County
Walkersville Southern Railroad Ghost Trains, Oct. 26, Frederick County
   
Throughout Maryland, stroll with residents of days gone by at our various ghost walks.
Civil War Soldiers firing a canon Civil War Stories
Discover new perspectives about the Civil War with these events and activities:
   
Baltimore & The Civil War: A City Divided 1820 to 1865, Oct. 2, Carroll Community College, Westminster
Civil War Steam Days, Oct. 5 - 6, B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore
Fort Frederick in the Civil War, Oct. 5 - 6, Big Pool, Washington County
Monocacy Battlefield Hikes, Oct.  19, Frederick
Martin O’Malley, Governor
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