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Beer Festivals

Octoberfests abound and Maryland’s killer craft breweries have got the goods to quench any thirst.

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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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FeBREWary
FeBREWary to celebrate Maryland Craft Beer Lovers Month

FeBREWary
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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Interstate Brews & Bluesfest, Boonsboro
Interstate Brews & Blues Fest
Interstate Brews & Blues Fest

June 12-13, 2021
Sample from more than 25 local craft beers, while enjoying blue crabs, and amazing blues music.

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Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival, National Harbor
Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Logo
Beer, Bourbon and BBQ

June 19, 2021
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 11 years and counting.

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Carroll County Beer Week Maryland Microbrewery Festival, Westminster
People outdoors at a beer festival

September 25, 2021
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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Frederick's Oktoberfest
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October 1-2, 2021
Help support the Frederick community and local charities while enjoying your favorite German eats and drinks as part of O2Go. Thank you for ordering generously! The Oktoberfest returns to the Frederick Fairgrounds in 2021.

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Howard County's Hops & Harvest Festival, Columbia
Howard County Hops & Harvest Festival logo

Returning fall 2021
Fall is the perfect time to celebrate.  Hops & Harvest showcases more than 25 Maryland breweries, wineries and distilleries along with great entertainers, local restaurants, food purveyors and multiple artisans.

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Rocktoberfest La Plata
Rocktoberfest

October 2, 2021
Enjoy this annual live music event in downtown La Plata featuring three stages, food vendors, a kids zone, and the Beer Truck serving great local brews.  Enjoy raffles and live music all day long.

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Rocktobierfest, Rockville
mug of beer

Returning October 2021
Rocktobierfest features live entertainment with both German and rock music.  Enjoy German food paired with beverages from local Maryland breweries. This annual event takes place in Rockville Town Center.

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Good Beer Festival, Salisbury
Good Beer Festival Logo

October 8-9, 2021
The Good Beer Festival offers tastings of 100 different American craft brews, and includes a Local Beer Garden featuring Eastern Shore breweries. Enjoy live music and great food.

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Berlin Oktoberfest, Berlin
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October 16, 2021
Enjoy a beer garden, music, food,  cornhole tournament and sidewalk sale, along with games and other activities in charming downtown Berlin.  

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Baltimore Craft Beer Festival
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November 2021
The only Official Brewers Association of Maryland event in Baltimore.  The Baltimore Craft Beer Festival is held at the beautiful Canton Waterfront Park. The festival features 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.