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Favorite Fall Events

Foliage festivals and fun on the farm are just the beginning!

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Fall into Autumn in Maryland with the sun shining on the ever changing foliage; the farmer’s markets overflowing with the season’s bounty; the exhilarating chills of historic ghost tours;  it’s the perfect time to visit! That’s right, Maryland brings something a little extra to the table in fall. So if you love cozying up with a quilt or a good book, eyeing scenes of the season, then these favorite fall events are for you!

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Annual Autumn Glory Festival
Oakland, October
Fall at Deep Creek Lake

October 13 - 17, 2021
Travel & Leisure named Oakland America’s Best Town for Fall Colors, and with good reason. Celebrate Mother Nature’s gorgeous foliage surrounding Deep Creek Lake with parades, a farmer’s market, concerts, antiques, crafts shows and even a car show.

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ZOOBOOO!
snake in a pumpkin

October 29-31, 2021
Have a spooktacular time! Come celebrate Halloween & the fall season with the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore’s 37th annual ZooBOOO! This year’s event will be limited to trick-or-treating. But that doesn’t mean we still can’t have fun! Wear your favorite costume, visit some of your favorite animals, and collect candy at our many trick-or-treat stations.

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Free Fall Baltimore
Baltimore, October
Kids making art
Baltimore Museum of Art

October 1-31, 2021
This year, Free Fall Baltimore, a citywide arts celebration offering a large slate of free arts and cultural activities at participating venues throughout Baltimore, is including virtual experiences as well as in-person.

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Haunted Ghost Tours
Fall, Various Locations
Ghost Tours of Frederick
Ghost Tours of Frederick

As Halloween approaches, opt to try something spooky! Ghost Tours are offered all around the Old Line State and allow you to explore pubs, alleyways, shops and residences where the stories of some of Maryland’s long-gone residents come back to life.

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Farm Festivals & Corn Mazes
October - November, Various Locations
glowing pumpkins at night
Brian O'Doherty

If you’re looking to venture through a corn maze, pet some friendly farm animals, hop on a hayride or pick your own pumpkin, then check out these farm festivals and corn mazes happening across Maryland every fall. 

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SOMD Vegan Restaurant Week
Southern Maryland, November 1-7, 2021
Southern Maryland Vegan Restaurant Week Logo

Participating restaurants show off their best vegan offerings all week long.  Some are creating new dishes or even menus to celebrate this special week.  Check here to watch as more restaurants join in.

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American Indian Heritage Day at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum
November 6, 2021, St. Leonard
American Indian Village Recreated at JefPat
Sherwana Knox/JPPM

November 6, 2021
Visit JPPM's re-created Indian Village, for a day filled with activities.  While you are here, begin to experience some of the 560 scenic acres stretching along the Patuxent River.  JPPM has 9,000 years of documented human occupation. 

On this day, we celebrate the extraordinary contributions American Indians have made, and continue to make, to our nation in every arena. Celebrate their achievements and learn about their history in this extraordinary Park and Museum. 

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

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