1 Maryland Renaissance Festival, Crownsville
August 24 - October 20, 2019 (weekends)
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.
2 Maryland Wine Festival, Westminster
September 21-22, 2019
This event at the Carroll County Farm Museum has grown from an informal gathering on a local farm to a hub for local wineries to showcase their products to nearly 25,000 attendees. Enjoy food, music, artisan vendors and winemaking demonstrations. Take an educational seminar and learn the ins and outs of wine tasting. Feeling adventurous? Participate in the Amateur Wine Judging.
3 Free Fall Baltimore
October 1-31, 2019
Free Fall Baltimore is a citywide arts celebration offering hundreds of free arts and cultural activities at participating venues throughout Baltimore.
4 The Fall Foliage Experience, Cumberland to Frostburg
Climb aboard the restored diesel locomotive on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad and climb through the beautiful Allegheny Mountains. A narrator on-board provides "color" about the history and cultural locations along the way. Magnificent autumnal colors plus a vintage railroad experience -- what could be better in the fall?