Maryland Restaurant Weeks & Food Festivals

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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Salmon at Ouzo Bay Restaurant
Salmon at Ouzo Bay Restaurant
Photo By: Clark Vandergrift
Foodie destination Volt Restaurant in Frederick serves up a plethora of food experiences, from fine dining to casual comfort food.
Family Meal at Volt Restaurant in Frederick

Taste of Wheaton
June 2 - 5, 2016
Highlights the deliciously diverse restaurants in downtown Wheaton. Visit the Memorial Park Band Shell for live music, carnival rides and Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals races on June 4.

Annapolis Arts, Crafts & Wine Festival
June 4 - 5, 2016

Sample wines from more than 25 Maryland wineries, try new cuisine while live jazz plays in the background. This outdoor arts and wine celebration includes a Kid's Art Area.  Over 200 artists in almost every media present their work.

Great Grapes!  Wine & Food Festival
June 4 - 5, 2016

A casual Maryland wine festival. Take your souvenir tasting glass as  and stroll from tent to tent and table to table tasting and sampling the rich heritage of Maryland vines. Savor the afternoon in beautiful Oregon Ridge Park.

St. Mary’s Crab Festival 
June 11, 2016

St. Mary's county boast a crab culture and you will experience crab in many delicious forms: crab soups, steamed crabs and crab cakes plus some surprising new presentations.  Local entertainment, regional crafters and fun crab-picking contest.  Enjoy a great classic car show too.

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival at National Harbor
June 17 - 18, 2016

Beer & Bourbon tastings await as you stroll from tent to tent.  Choose from 40 Bourbons and 60 Beers on Tap. BBQ Galore means pulled pork, heavy portions and low prices. Tasting Seminars with Master Distillers, Brewmasters and Pit Masters.  Live Rock, Blue & Bluegrass, games including giant jenga, cornhole and trike racing.

Baltimore Wine Fest
June 18, 2016

Wines from all over the world numbering over 140, plus craft beer and spirits, over 30 local eateries and live music by Michele McTierney Band, Gypsy Soul Revival and others.  Offering a family fun zone and a view of the City from Canton Waterfront Park.

Taste of the Valley Wine & Food Festival
Now called the Interstate Wine Fest Hagerstown
June 18, 2016

Such a large show, the name was changed to "Interstate Wine Fest" to reflect the size and depth of offerings. Maryland Wineries will be sampling and selling.  Dozens of restaurants will participate along with artists and crafters.  A second stage ensures uninterrupted live music.  Back by popular demand, the "Man-Friendly Zone" returns with craft beer, cigars, putting green and cornhole.

Taneytown Wine, Art & Music Festival
June 18, 2016

Taneytown's Memorial Park will welcome wineries, artists and crafters to the 5th Annual Event.  Admission is free to the Kid Zone and more.  Those who came to taste pay a small fee.  Music by Nautical Wheelers, the Mary Shaver Band among others.

Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival
June 25, 2016

Come for the All-You-Care-to-Taste extravaganza. Over 30,000 crabs, loads of beer and other summer foods are ready to be enjoyed at Rash Field, Inner Harbor Baltimore. Various levels of entry including a Kids Crab Only Ticket and Designated Driver deal.  Expect art, live music and fun.  Tents will keep you covered so plan to attend, rain or shine.

Taste of Garrett
June 26, 2016

This popular events draws restaurants from all over Garrett.  Visitors pay one entrance fee to sample tasty treats  including exciting new tastes from Garrett's innovative culinary scene plus plenty of classic favorites. Entertainment, prizes and a lovely setting at Wisp Resort.  Want more?  Proceeds go back into the continuing expansion of Garrett's many Mountain hiking and biking trails.


Events by month:
March:  Frederick Restaurant Week
March:  Heavy Seas Brewery Happenings
March:  Restaurant Week at National Harbor
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

June: Annapolis Arts, Crafts & Wine Festival
June: St. Mary’s Crab Festival
June: Taste of Wheaton

June:  Great Grapes!  Wine & Food Festival
June:  Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival
June:  Baltimore Wine Fest
June:  Taste of the Valley Wine & Food Festival aka Interstate Wine Fest Hagerstown
June:  Taneytown Wine, Art & Music Festival
June:  Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival
June:  Taste of Garrett

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

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: National Harbor Restaurant Week
Oct: Mount Airy’s Smoke’n BBQ Showdown
Oct: Maryland Oyster Festival
Oct: Ocean City Restaurant Week

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