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In Maryland, throughout the year, you can enjoy the best cozy winter brews to keep you warm and refreshing spring-summer beers to keep you chill.

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1 Quad State Beer Fest, Hagerstown

October 5, 2019
more than 30 breweries from the four state region will once again welcome droves of beer fans for this SIXTH annual event. Attendees will enjoy dozens of vendors, great food and terrific live music, as well as the Wing Eating Contest and KEG TOSS! (And maybe another new surprise or two!)


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Washington County Agricultural Education Center
Boonsboro, MD 21713
301-259-1991


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2 Howard County's Hops & Harvest Festival, Columbia

October 5, 2019
Fall is the perfect time to celebrate.  Hops & Harvest showcases more than 25 Maryland breweries, wineries and distilleries along with great entertainers, local restaurants and food purveyors along with multiple artisans.

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3 Rocktoberfest La Plata

October 5, 2019
Enjoy this annual live music event in downtown La Plata featuring three stages, numerous food vendors, a kids zone, the Bozick Beer Truck serving great local brews, raffles, live music all day long - this year's headlining band is Lit!


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Location:
La Grange Avenue
La Plata, MD 20646
301-535-5350


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4 Riverside WineFest at Sotterley, Hollywood

October 5-6, 2019
Celebrate the best Maryland wines (and coolest Beer Cave around) while enjoying the breathtaking setting of Historic Sotterley, a National Historic Landmark. This event has so many good things rolled into one weekend ~ the wineries sharing their best vino, craft beer on tap in the Beer Cave, talented musicians creating a groovin’ vibe, artists showing and selling their amazing creations, food vendors whipping up some deliciousness for the foodies, and Sotterley's fantastic 1703 Manor House Mini Tours and the Colonial Revival Garden Tours are FREE.


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Location:
44300 Sotterley Lane
Hollywood, MD 20636
301-373-2280


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5 Rocktobierfest, Rockville

October 5, 2019
Rocktobierfest features two stages of live entertainment with both German and rock music. there will be German food, artisans, kids activities and beverages for sale by local Maryland breweries. This annual event attracts more than 5,000 people to Rockville Town Center.


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Location:
111 Maryland Ave
Rockville, MD 20850
240-314-8658


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6 Italian Wine & Food Festival in St. Michaels

October 12, 2019
At the 10th Annual Fall Italian Wine & Food Celebration you can taste more than 70 different Italian wines and Limoncellos, enjoy fabulous Italian food, sample fresh Italian cheeses, balsamics, oils and more.  There will be live Italian music, trivia and other games with prizes. 


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Location:
106 Railroad Ave
St. Michaels, MD 21663
610-209-5409


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7 Autumn Reggae Wine Festival, Mount Airy

October 12-13, 2019
Get your Reggae on at Linganore Winecellars’ Autumn Reggae Wine and Music Festival! Say goodbye to Summer with the sweet music sounds of the islands and let them drift you away into Autumn. Come celebrate the largest and longest running Reggae Festival in the Mid-Atlantic. Enjoy your favorite Linganore wines while relaxing and listening to live bands, sampling authentic island cuisine, and hand-crafted artisan goods from around the world. 


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Location:
13601 Glissans Mill Rd
Mount Airy, MD 21771
301-831-5889


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8 Good Beer Festival, Salisbury

October 11-12, 2019
The Good Beer Festival offers unlimited tastings of 100 different American craft brews, including a Local Beer Garden featuring Eastern Shore breweries. Early bird tickets are $25 for tastings and $5 for non-tastings. (Fees may apply.)  


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


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9 Havre de Grace Oktoberfest

October 12, 2019
This classic fall festival, along the beautiful shore of the Susquehanna River is celebrating its 5th year! Oktoberfest offers a wide variety of authentic beers, German food, and a large selection of local food trucks serving your favorite dishes. Live music and entertainment includes The Enzian Volkstanzgruppe, Enzian Kapelle, and accordion player Don Bitterlich. there will be German merchandise for sale and craft vendors. Kid zone features games, crafts, and a moon bounce.


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Location:
100 Congress Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
410-939-2100


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10 Hops to Grapes Craft Beer, Wine & Whiskey Festival, Bel Air

October 19, 2019
This festival takes place on a 165 acre farm and offers craft beer, local and international wines, whiskey along with live music, yoga and food trucks.  Choose from VIP, Yoga, Designated Driver or other tickets. 


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Location:
2015 Calvary Road
Bel Air, MD 21015
410-652-7972


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11 Berlin Oktoberfest, Berlin

October 19, 2019
Enjoy a beer garden, music, food, a cornhold tournament and the annual sidewalk sale, along with games and other activities.  A free shuttle will be available as well.   


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Location:
101 William Street
Berlin, MD 21811
410-629-1722


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12 Baltimore Craft Beer Festival

November 2, 2019
The Only Official Brewers Association of Maryland Event in Baltimore.  The Baltimore Craft Beer Festival is held at the beautiful Canton Waterfront Park in downtown Baltimore. The festival will feature several dozen Maryland craft breweries, as well as a homebrew competition, . Attendees have the opportunity to explore great beers. Focusing on the Charm City lifestyle, the event includes live bands, fresh local food and much more.  

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13 Sykesville Craft Beer Festival

November 9, 2019
One of Sykesville Main Street’s most popular events is back, the Sykesville Craft Beer Festival. This year we’re twisting it into the best of local microbreweries and food truck delishes. Unlimited sampling from 40 breweries and collectible glass

FeBREWary to celebrate Maryland Craft Beer Lovers Month

14 FeBREWary 2020

Maryland’s official month-long celebration of craft beer lovers, and with craft brew events on tap across the state, it’s the perfect time for a beer lover’s getaway. Breweries, ale houses and brew pubs are open across the state, so head to your favorite Maryland vacation destination and expand your brew I.Q. with a new style of beer from a local craft brewer, or cozy up with a tall mug of an old favorite in a bit of Maryland you’ve yet to explore. From the mountains to the beach, FeBREWary in Maryland is the perfect opportunity to hoist a pint with good friends in great places. #MDFeBREWary
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15 Maryland Craft Beer Festival

May 2020
Frederick has become the state’s beer mecca, and each May it hosts Maryland Craft Beer Festival—a party in celebration of the explosive growth of locally brewed artisan ales. In 2018, more than 40 Maryland breweries poured over 180 different types of beer as live music played and revelers enjoyed the lively downtown scene.
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16 Interstate Brews & Bluesfest, Boonsboro

June 2020
Sample from more than 25 local craft beers, while enjoying blue crabs, and amazing blues music.
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17 Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival, National Harbor

June 2020
Join one of the two sessions where you can sample the beers, the bourbons and the smoked meats that have made the Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival a stand-out for 10 years and counting.  More info...

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18 Frederick's Oktoberfest

September, 2020
Expect great bratwurst, German beer and Flying Dog Beer, Live music plus strudel and more!  There will be children's activities plus rich German tradition and history. More info...

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19 Carroll County Beer Week Maryland Microbrewery Festival, Westminster

September  2020
Union Mills Homestead, a national historic landmark, will host the annual Maryland Microbrewery Festival. This fun-packed festival celebrates and promotes the best of Maryland’s handcrafted and distinctive microbrews and is the highlight and culminating event of Carroll County Beer Week.
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Featured Places
Quad State Beer Fest Hagerstown poster
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Location:
Washington County Agricultural Education Center
Boonsboro, MD 21713
Rocktoberfest 2019 logo
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Location:
La Grange Avenue
La Plata, MD 20646
The 17th Riverside WineFest at Sotterley banner
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Location:
44300 Sotterley Lane
Hollywood, MD 20636
Rocktobierfest logo
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Location:
111 Maryland Ave
Rockville, MD 20850
Autumn Reggae Wine Festival poster
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Location:
13601 Glissans Mill Rd
Mount Airy, MD 21771
The Good Beer Festival logo
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Location:
5561 Plantation Ln
Salisbury, MD 21804
Havre de Grarce Oktoberfest poster with beer and pretzel and more
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Location:
100 Congress Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Oktoberfest in Berlin
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Location:
101 William Street
Berlin, MD 21811
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