This festival held over 4 days in fall has tons of family-friendly things to do.
Marching band performing during the Autumn Glory Festival in Oakland.
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Favorite Fall Events

Check out these vibrant fall festivals and events celebrating books, food & drink, and fall fun. 

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children picking pumpkins Photo By: Clark Vandergrift

1 Fall Fun on the Farm

Celebrate fall on a Maryland  farm where you can pick your own pumpkin, stuff a scarecrow, navigate a corn maze, go on a hay ride and pet the livestock. Don't forget  to take home some farm-grown produce.
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community altar Photo By: The Walters Art Museum

2 Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) - Baltimore

October 18 -  November 5, 2017
Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore with traditional dance performances and art-making activities. Visitors will be able to contribute to a community altar, enjoy special food and drink, and take tours of the collection in English and Spanish. The Día de los Muertos Community Altar will be on display for the two weeks leading up to the  Día de los Muertos Community Celebration on October 29. Everyone is  invited to bring items to place on the altar in honor of loved ones who have passed. Or send a dedication and photo to [email protected] with “Día de los Muertos" in the subject line. The photos will be printed and placed on the altar.


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Location:
600 N Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-547-9000


Kids making art Photo By: Baltimore Museum of Art

3 Free Fall Baltimore

Through November 1, 2017

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. 


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Location:
401 W Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-752-8632


Ghost Tours of Frederick Photo By: Ghost Tours of Frederick

4 Ghost Tours & Haunted Attractions

Fall 2017
If you enjoy being creeped-out ... you will love 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.
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5 Runs and Races

Test your mettle at the Ironman Maryland race in Cambridge on October 7, or let fear bring you that second wind during the Hyattsville Zombie Run on October 14. Run for a great cause during the Komen Baltimore Race for the Cure October 15, or experience the exhilaration of the ultimate personal challenge during the legendary Baltimore Marathon on October 21. Beat feet to our Runs and Races page for more info.
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6 Halloween in Downtown Frederick

October 28, 2017 
Trick-or-treat from 10am-12pm at all your favorite downtown businesses! Over 60 downtown shops and restaurants will be handing out candy and treats.

Bring your pup along for a special pet costume contest at 12pm at Carroll Creek Trellis  The costume contest will be hosted by The Drag Divas, who will begin performing at 11:30am. For a full listing of events and participating trick-or-treat locations, please visit  www.downtownfrederick.org

Renn Fest Character Photo By: Michael Leubecker

7 Maryland Renaissance Festival, Crownsville

Weekends through October 22, 2017
Maryland Renaissance Festival re-creates a 16th-century English Tudor village in the era of William Shakespeare and Henry VIII. Renn Fest pays homage to the era with live performances,  jousting, and meandering street acts which include a fire-eater, jugglers, magicians and enchanting  Renaissance music.

Enjoy a variety of food (must try the turkey leg) and explore a unique world of crafts and artistry featuring glass-blown creations, stained glass, jewelry, pottery, wood-works, leatherwork and clothing.


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Location:
1821 Crownsville Road
Annapolis, MD 21401
800-296-7304


Autumn Wine Festival at Pemberton poster

8 Autumn Wine Festival at Pemberton

October 21-22, 2017
 This two day wine festival offers samplings from many Maryland wineries, food and live music. First 150 tasters receive a Wicomico County 150th year wine glass. Ticket price range: $10-35. So, invite your friends, pack up your outdoor chair and blanket, make your hotel reservations and head to the  Autumn Wine Festival in Salisbury's Pemberton Park.


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Location:
5561 Plantation Ln
Salisbury, MD 21804
410-548-4911


10K Across the Bay Photo By: Chesapeake Bay Foundation

9 10K Across the Bay

November 5, 2017
5th Largest 10k in the USA! The Across the Bay 10k is one of the largest, most exciting mid-distance events anywhere. 4.35 miles of the 10K course takes place over water, on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.


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Chesapeake Bay Bridge
Stevensville, MD 21666
410-604-2100


painting of swans in water Photo By: Julia Rogers

10 Waterfowl Festival, Easton

November 10 - 12, 2017
A wildlife art and sportmans expo, providing the ultimate experience for sporting and outdoor enthusiasts. Join in the celebration of Maryland's sporting heritage and Eastern Shore food, drink and fun! 


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Location:
40 South Harrison Street
Easton, MD 21601
410-822-4567


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

11 Thanksgiving Events and Things to Do

Over the river and through the woods…  Let's make memories, and perhaps start a new family tradition, at these Thanksgiving oriented events in Maryland.
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Fall Photos & Videos

Shops on New Market Street, New Market
Enjoy the crisp fall air as you stroll through quaint shopping districts.
Take a fall foliage tour through Maryland's parks.
Take a fall foliage tour through Maryland's parks.
Photo By: Kevin Moore
Adkins Farm Market - Salisbury
Adkins Farm Market - Salisbury
Fall Colors Along Deer Creek
See the autumn leaves at their best along this Harford County river.
Photo By: Mitch Lebovic
Fall Festivals in Annapolis
In the Annapolis countryside, you'll find festivals full of fun things to do with the family.
Milburn Orchards Pumpkin Patch
Go pumpkin picking at this orchard and farm just north of Chesapeake City.
Photo By: Clark Vandergrift

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Ghost Tours & Haunted Attractions

Saying goodbye to Maryland is never easy, sometimes even for the dead. From the alleyways of old Annapolis to the frontier graves of Frederick and the battlefields of Antietam...

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Fall Fun on the Farm

These vibrant festivals celebrate fall fun, and if your taste run more to the macabre, you will love these Ghost Tours & Haunted Attractions . Here's even more...

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This festival held over 4 days in fall has tons of family-friendly things to do.
Favorite Fall Events

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People looking at books at the Baltimore Book Festival
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Take a fall foliage tour through Maryland's parks.
Take a Maryland Fall Foliage Trip

This autumn, find the best spots to be dazzled by Maryland’s rainbow forests of green, amethyst, orange and scarlet.

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