Restaurant Weeks and 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 heart's content - at a great price.  


In coordination with the Restaurant Association of Maryland 



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Fall Events:

Maryland Seafood Festival - Sandy Point, Annapolis
September 8 & 9, 2018 
The 51st Festival offers music, contests, flavorful foods, sand soccer, paddle-boarding, crab soup cook-off.

Taste the Beaches in Calvert County - Chesapeake Beach & North Beach
September 8,2018 
Showcases Chesapeake Beach & North Beach. Local restaurants, food trucks, Kids Zone, live music.

A Taste of St. Mary's - Leonardtown
September 15, 2018
Sample menu items from some of St. Mary’s County’s finest restaurants while enjoying family-friendly entertainment.

International Food Truck Festival - Havre de Grace
September 16, 2018
This foodie’s dream will include 20 food trucks serving international cuisine, music from 98 Rock, cold beer, a variety of wine with views of the Susquehanna River.

Taste of Bethesda - Downtown Bethesda
October 6, 2018
More than 60 restaurants, stages for music and cultural entertainment, kid's corner and Best of Bethesda Day. 

Harvestfest Cornhole Tournament - Mount Airy
October 13, 2018 
Come to the "Railyard" in historic Mount Airy.  Compete in the tournament. Enjoy entertainment and a beer garden.   

Ocean City Restaurant Week
October 14 - 28, 2018
Restaurant Week features fixed price menu options. Dining options range from the clean and simple to fine dining.

US Oyster Festival -  - Leonardtown, St. Mary's County
October 20 - 21, 2018 
Celebrate the 52nd year plus the opening of the Chesapeake Bay's oyster season. National Oyster Shucking Championships.

Fall Fest with Oysters in Rock Hall
October 13, 2018 
A celebration of family, community & oysters.  Music, crafts, food and fun and Kids' Court on Main Street. 

North County Restaurant Week - North Anne Arundel County
October 19 - 26, 2018 
Highlights exceptional, diverse and high-quality dining experiences throughout North Anne Arundel County.  

Taste of Howard County -  Merriment in Masquerade - Ellicott City
October 21, 2018
Features delicious tastings from 20 Howard County restaurants and a live and silent auction.

OysterFest at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum - St. Michaels
October 27, 2018
A celebration of the Chesapeake’s oysters featuring live music on two stages, boat rides, retriever demonstrations, oysters and local fare, an oyster stew competition, cooking demos, and children’s activities.

The Great Havre de Grace Oyster Feast
November 17, 2018  4-9 pm
A feast to support nonprofits featuring: oysters (prepared many ways) crab soup, wings, pit beef, turkey, ham, beer & wine and much more!

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