Springtime Food Festivals and Restaurant Weeks

From picking crabs at a table to haute cuisine, Maryland has that and everything in between. Many communities and their local restaurants sponsor a week-long experience so that you can eat to your hearts' content - at a great price.


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March 2017 -  Restaurant Weeks and Food Festivals

March 2017 - various dates throughout March -  Flying Dog University (of Beer that is) means you can learn about advanced brewing processes and how simple and sometimes surprising ingredients can be transformed into great brews. Or discover how to make beer the star of your next brunch.  Book early because these sessions sell out quickly.

March 24, 2017 from 7 - 9pm -  Colonial Rum Tasting with Blackwater Distilling proves that the colonials knew a lot about making rums and rum cocktails. Colonial recipes inspired the cocktails of the evening.  Fee includes drinks and light fare. 

March 25, 2017 from 1 - 5pm -  Empty Bowls Baltimore is a beloved annual event that combines comfort food, fine restaurants, handmade soup bowls, auction and fun for the entire family.

March 31 - April 1, 2017 - Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival returns with the beer, the bourbon the barbeque along with live music, cigar smoking and much more.  On Saturday, April 1 visitors can even sign up for the VIP Session.

April 2017 -  Restaurant Weeks and Food Festivals

April 1, 2017 - Maryland Chicken Wing Festival - Come taste the best and most inventive chicken wing recipes from our area’s best chefs, all while enjoying a local and regional craft beer selection.

April 2-8, 2017 - Talbot Restaurant Week begins with a fabulous launch party on April 2, this year at the Historic Tidewater Inn’s elegant Gold Ballroom in Easton. Local restaurants and food businesses offer generous tastings of their finest dishes, and guests also get two drink tickets they can use for the beverage of their choice. Participating restaurants also feature special prices and menus throughout the week. Two-course lunches will be available for $20.17, while three-course dinners are priced at $35.17. Prices do not include tax, tip, or beverages.

April 8, 2017 - Main Street Heat Chili Cook-off - come enjoy samples or bring your own chili to compete (registration is required), their will be music, a beer tent, vendors, and a cornhole tournament.

April 14-15, 2017 - Interstate BBQ Festival Hagerstown - Proudly featuring regional beer and wine with dozens of local restaurants, caterers, artists, crafters, and businesses.

April 22-23, 2017 - Pork in the Park, an Eastern Shore staple, is served up every spring in Salisbury, Maryland’s WinterPlace Park. The two-day event offers live music and entertainment, activities for the kids, unique craft vendors, delicious food and cold beverages.

April 22-23, 2017 - Savor Bowie Food and Wine Festival - Complimentary Food and Wine tastings! Vendors and Artisans, Antique Car show. Many areas of music and other entertainment! Family friendly event. Lawn chairs are welcome. Plenty of free parking.

April 23 - May 7 - Ocean City Restaurant Week - In addition to their regular menu, participating Restaurant Week establishments offer special Restaurant Week fixed price menu options. They may offer a $10, $20, $30, or $40 fixed menu. Dining options range from the clean and simple to fine dining.

April 29-30, 2017 - National Harbor Wine & Food Festival - Vino 301 Wine Concierge is pleased to provide a guided wine tour to the 9th Annual Wine & Food Festival National Harbor.  Wine & Food Festival brings together world-renowned chefs, artisanal craftsmen, and culinary pioneers with thousands of Metro DC’s foodies. Vino 301 Wine Concierge will provide transportation National Harbor Wine & Food Festival April 29 & 30, 2017 on the Waterfront at National Harbor.


Events by month:

Jan:  Baltimore County Restaurant Week
Jan:  National Harbor Restaurant Week
Jan:  Baltimore City Restaurant Week
Jan:  Howard County Restaurant Week

Feb:  Annapolis Restaurant Week
Feb:  Calvert County Restaurant Week
Feb:  Chocolate Affair
Feb:  Havre de Grace Restaurant Week
Feb:  Wine + Chocolate Evening
Feb:  Annual GumboFest in Annapolis

March:  Frederick Restaurant Week
March:  Heavy Seas Brewery Happenings - Wing Festival
March:  Pancake Breakfast at Oregon Ridge
March:  Flying Dog University (of Beer)
March:  Colonial Rum Tasting with Blackwater Distilling
March:  Empty Bowls Baltimore
March:  Annapolis Oyster Roast and Sock Burning
March:  Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival

April:  Maryland Chicken Wing Festival
April:  Pork in the Park BBQ Festival
April:  Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival
April : Main Street Heat Chili Cook-Off 
April:  Taste of Catonsville
April:  Ocean City Restaurant Week
April:  Salisbury Restaurant Week
April : Talbot Restaurant Week
April:  Interstate BBQ Festival Hagerstown
April:  Savor Bowie Food and Wine Festival

May:  8th Annual Somerset Strawberry Festival

June:  Annapolis Arts and Wine Festival
June:  St. Mary’s Crab Festival
June:  Taste of Wheaton

June:  Great Grapes!  Wine & Food Festival
June:  Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival - National Harbor
June:  Baltimore Wine Fest
June:  Interstate Wine Fest Hagerstown (formerly Taste of the Valley Wine & Food Festival)
June:  Taneytown Wine, Art and Music Festival
June:   Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival
June:   Taste of Garrett
June:   Strawberry Festival Sykesville

July:  Baltimore Restaurant Week
July: Taste of Cambridge and Crab Cook-Off
July: Potomac Jazz and Seafood Festival
July: J. Miller Tawes Crab & Clam Bake
July: Tilghman Island Seafood Fest
July:  Howard County Summer Restaurant Week 

August: Howard Co. Summer Restaurant Week
August: Seafood Feast-I-Val 
August: Havre de Grace Seafood Festival
August: Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival 
August: Baltimore Restaurant Week 
August: Baltimore County Restaurant Week
August: Carroll County Restaurant Week 

Sept:  Calvert County Waterman's Festival
Sept:  National Hard Crab Derby and Fair
Sept:  Maryland Seafood Festival

Oct:   Taste of Bethesda
Oct:   Harvestfest Cornhole Tournament
Oct:   Maryland Oyster Festival
Oct:   Ocean City Restaurant Week
Oct.   US Oyster Festival St. Mary's County


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