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Fall in Maryland has so much to offer. Enjoy hayrides, pumpkin picking and haunted houses, or make an early fall pilgrimage to the beach for Sunfest in Ocean City, when the water’s still warm! 

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People looking at books at the Baltimore Book Festival
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Little girl feeding a duck at the Waterfowl Festival
Little girl feeding a duck at the Waterfowl Festival
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Bill Miles displaying his rockfish
Bill Miles displaying his rockfish
Photo By: Bill Miles
Sunfest in Ocean City

1 Ocean City Sunfest

Sep. 22 - 25, 2016

This nationally recognized festival brings family fun-filled days: music, food, arts & crafts. Nationally known & regionally popular entertainers perform four days. Entertainment is free except headline acts.


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Location:
Inlet Parking Lot
Ocean City, MD 21842
800-626-2326


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Baltimore Book Festival

2 Baltimore Book Festival

Sep. 23 - 25, 2016

Baltimore Book Festival features hundreds of appearances by local, celebrity and nationally known authors, book signings, more than 150 exhibitors and booksellers, nonstop readings on multiple stages.


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Location:
Pratt and Light Sts
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-752-8632


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Photo By: Charm CityJunction

3 Berlin Fiddler's Convention

Sep. 23 - 25, 2016

The 24th annual Berlin Fiddlers Convention is a three-day event packed with great music!  This years fiddlers include Charm City Junction, Audie Baylock, Blind Wind and The Country Grass and Friends. Come-one, come-all and discover why Berlin was voted America's Coolest Small Town!


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Downtown Main Street
Berlin, MD 21811
410-641-4775


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Street art festival Photo By: Little Italy Baltimore Madonnari Arts Festival

4 Madonnari Arts Festival

Sep. 30 - Oct. 2, 2016
This three-day cultural event will showcase elaborate chalk paintings created by artists directly on the streets of Baltimore's Little Italy. Enjoy fabulous Italian food, wine, theater, music and dance and celebrate the renaissance of Baltimore’s historic Italian neighborhood.  The Madonnari Arts Festival is based on an Italian tradition that dates back to the 16th century — the art of street painting.


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South High & Fawn Streets
Baltimore, MD 21202
000-000-0000


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Painting of Cylburn by Greg Otto Photo By: Greg Otto

5 Cylburn's Celebration of Art

Oct. 1 - 2, 2016
Entering its fourth year, Cylburn Arboretum's Celebration of Art features regional artists in a gallery show and reception in the beautiful Vollmer Center. Paintings, drawings, collages, indoor and outdoor sculpture, and photographs will all be a part of this dynamic show. A weekend of fascinating lectures, art activities and programs accompany the gallery show and party. http://cylburn.org/celebration-of-art/

Greenstreet Gardens Photo By: Greenstreet Gardens

6 Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Festivals & Fall Fun!

Oct. 2016
Fall is spactacular in Maryland! Come celebrate at these fall festivals and check out our epic corn mazes!

http://www.visitmaryland.org/list/fall-fun-october

Photo By: Fair Hill International

7 Fair Hill International

Oct. 13 - 16, 2016
Fair Hill International has been hosting Horse Trials since 1998, based out of the Cecil County Fairgrounds in Fair Hill, Maryland. One of the most prestigious international equestrian events in the world, Horse Trials are three-day event in which horse and rider complete a dressage test, a show jumping course and a cross country course.


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Location:
489 Gallaher Rd
Elkton, MD 21921
410-398-2111


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Kids making art Photo By: Baltimore Museum of Art

8 Free Fall Baltimore

Oct. 2016

Everything is FREE! The 11th annual Free Fall Baltimore  is a citywide celebration offering more than 300  free arts and cultural events at participating venues throughout Baltimore City. http://www.freefallbaltimore.org/

Ghost Tours of Frederick Photo By: Ghost Tours of Frederick

9 Ghost Tours & Haunted Attractions

Fall 2016
If you enjoy being creeped-out  - welcome to the alleyways of old Annapolis and the  frontier graves of Frederick. The Old Line State has spent nearly 400 years collecting her ghosts. Those restless spirits are out there, waiting for you.  http://www.visitmaryland.org/list/ghost-tours-haunted-attractions

See the Blue Angels fly during Fleet Week in Maryland

10 Maryland Fleet Week & Air Show Baltimore

Oct. 10 - 17, 2016
Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore celebrates the rich naval traditions of the Chesapeake Bay and the contributions of Marylanders to the defense of the nation. The Blue Angels'  F/A 18 Hornet fighter jets and other aircraft will be on display on the Martin State Airport tarmac and in the skies over Fort McHenry and Middle Branch on October 15 & 16, while  U.S. and  Canadian navy vessels will be ready for boarding visitors in the Inner Harbor, Fells Point and Locust Point throughout the week and weekend - See more 

11 U.S. Oyster Festival in St. Mary's County

Oct. 15 - 16, 2016
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the U.S. Oyster Festival the opening of the Chesapeake Bay's oyster season.  For oyster lovers, the St. Mary’s Count y fairgrounds near Leonardtown becomes nirvana. Indulge in oysters served up raw, scalded, grilled, on the half shell, stewed, nude, cooked in savory sauces, in salads, even in desserts!


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Location:
42455 Fairgrounds Road
Leonardtown, MD 20650
301-863-5015


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12 Naval Air Station Patuxent River Air Expo

Oct. 29 - 30, 2016
The 2016 Naval Air Station Patuxent River Air Expo is a weekend of free, family fun featuring the famed Blue Angels! See aerial acrobatic performances, ground exhibits, food, vendors & kids’ activities. Don't miss the opportunity to meet the skilled pilots of the Blue Angels at a fun event, "Blue Angels Block Party on the Square Meet & Greet" in Historic Leonardtown on October 29, at 7PM.

 


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, MD 20670
301-342-7977


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Photo of necklaces Photo By: Clark Vandergrift

13 Howard County Crafts Spectacular

Nov. 4 - 6, 2016

All items hand-crafted by the exhibitors; Magic Shows at 11:00 am and 12:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday; Parking is free.  Purchase a one day pass or save money on multi-day pass.  Children under 10 are free.

Fairgrounds
West Friendship


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2210 Fairgrounds Rd
West Friendship, MD 21794
301-271-4432


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Annapolis vs. Eastport Tug of War

14 Eastport vs. Annapolis Tug of War

Nov. 5, 2016
19th Annual Battle between the Maritime Republic of Eastport and the city of Annapolis. Music, dancing, food and drinks on both sides.
Spa Creek Bridge
Eastport/Annapolis


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Chart House
Annapolis, MD 21403
410-268-7166


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15 10K Across the Bay

Nov. 6, 2016
The 10k Across The Bay will take runners across one of the most majestic courses anywhere– the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Don't miss this historic event – it will surely sell out!
Chesapeake Bay Bridge
Anne Arundel County to
Queen Anne’s County


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Bay Bridge
Stevensville, MD 21666
410-604-2100


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photo of singer Photo By: Fringe Fest & Joe Squared

16 Charm City Fringe Festival

Nov. 3 -13, 2016
Charm City Fringe is back for another great installment.  Maryland's premier theatre and performing arts festival is roaring back with a gusto for 2016, with performances from artists spanning the city, state, and country!
Baltimore City


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Location:
1727 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-688-8902


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Maryland Irish Festival Photo By: Maryland Irish Festival

17 Maryland Irish Festival

Nov. 11-13, 2016
The MD Irish Festival features traditional Irish food, drinks, dance and music in addition to children's activities, cultural exhibits and vendors.
State Fairgrounds
Timonium
Baltimore County


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Location:
2200 York Road
Timonium, MD 21093
410-598-1719


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Veterans Day Salute Photo By: National Cemetery Administration

18 Salute to Veterans

Nov. 11, 2016
Annapolis - Join Hospice of the Chesapeake as we honor those who served with music, presentations & lunch. RSVP required.
Leonardtown - Marching bands, military units, scouts, floats, and local organizations honor our Veterans. Memorial Ceremony follows.
Salisbury - The ceremony, coordinated by the Wicomico County War Memorial Committee, includes patriotic music, prayer and remembrance to honor all veterans.
 

Holiday decorated lighted pine cone basket

19 Mistletoe Mart

Nov. 10 - 12, 2016
Over 50 juried artisans & craftspeople feature jewelry, pottery, stained glass, woodenware, baskets, family games, bird houses, textiles & fiber arts. Cafe on site.
Church of the Ascension
Westminster
Carroll County


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Church of the Ascension
Westminster, MD 21157
410-848-3251


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Waterfowl Festival Photo By: Waterfowl Festival

20 Waterfowl Festival

Nov. 11 - 13, 2016
A wildlife art and sportmans expo. A celebration of small towns and a commitment to conservation.
Easton
Talbot County


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Location:
40 South Harrison St.
Easton, MD 21601
410-822-4267


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Gingerbread House with Double Doors

21 Gingerbread Village Festival

Nov. 18 - 25, 2016
Gingerbread Houses on display, a mall scavenger hunt for kids, and the opportunity to win an incredible custom built playhouse for your backyard.
Town Mall of Westminster
Carroll County

Trash to Treasure Green Craft Fair Photo By: Trash to Treasure Green Craft Fair

22 Trash to Treasure Green Craft Fair

Nov. 12, 2016
Shop local this holiday season! Join us for our 6th annual Trash to Treasure green craft fair at Watkins Nature Center. Handmade goods by local artisans and crafted from recycled, sustainable, organic or fair trade materials. Items for sale include jewelry, wood carvings, bee products, bags, paintings and imaginative creations.
Watkins Nature Center
Upper Marlboro
Prince George’s County


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301 Watkins park drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
301-218-6702


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Holiday Ornament

23 Ornament Show & Sale

Nov. 18 , 2016 - Jan. 1, 2017
This is the perfect place to find unique and affordable gift for friends and family. The ornaments are beautifully hung on trees displayed in the Main Gallery of the Arts Building. Visitors shop off the trees and take their purchases to the Gift Shop.
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
Solomons
Calvert County


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Location:
13480 Dowell Rd
Dowell, MD 20629
410-326-4640 x16


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This forest in Western Maryland provides great opportunity for the turkey hunter.

24 Thanksgiving

Over the river and through the woods… Check out these fun Thanksgiving events throughout Maryland. 

Winter Of Lights

25 Winterfest of Lights

Nov. 17, 2016 - Jan. 1, 2017
More than one million holiday lights sparkle throughout your favorite beach resort. Hundreds of animated light displays!
Ocean City


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Location:
200 125th St
Ocean City, MD 21842
410-250-0125


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Bill Miles displaying his rockfish Photo By: Bill Miles

26 Chesapeake Bay Fall Classic Rockfish Tournament

Nov. 18 - 20, 2016
Thousands of recreational and professional anglers from Maine to North Carolina will be making their way to Maryland to compete for top honors and a chance at some big money in this year’s Chesapeake Bay Fall Classic, the Bay’s largest fall rockfish tournament. With over 250 boats and 1,500 anglers regularly competing, the prizes and competition is larger than ever.
Sandy Point State Park
Annapolis


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Location:
1100 E College Pkwy.
Annapolis, MD 21409
410-255-5535


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Featured Places
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Location:
Inlet Parking Lot
Ocean City, MD 21842
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Location:
Pratt and Light Sts
Baltimore, MD 21201
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Location:
Downtown Main Street
Berlin, MD 21811
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South High & Fawn Streets
Baltimore, MD 21202
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Location:
489 Gallaher Rd
Elkton, MD 21921
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42455 Fairgrounds Road
Leonardtown, MD 20650
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Location:
2210 Fairgrounds Rd
West Friendship, MD 21794
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Chart House
Annapolis, MD 21403
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Bay Bridge
Stevensville, MD 21666
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1727 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
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2200 York Road
Timonium, MD 21093
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Church of the Ascension
Westminster, MD 21157
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Location:
40 South Harrison St.
Easton, MD 21601
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Location:
301 Watkins park drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
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Location:
13480 Dowell Rd
Dowell, MD 20629
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Location:
200 125th St
Ocean City, MD 21842
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Location:
1100 E College Pkwy.
Annapolis, MD 21409
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