Favorite Fall Events
Check out these vibrant fall festivals and events celebrating books, food & drink, and fall fun.
1 Maryland Renaissance Festival, Crownsville
August 25 - October 21, 2018 (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 Appalachian Festival, Frostburg
September 13-15, 2018
The Frostburg State University Appalachian Festival celebrates Appalachian music, arts and crafts and culture in the mountains of Western Maryland.
3 Maryland Wine Festival, Westminster
September 15-16, 2018
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.
4 Sunfest in Ocean City
September 20-23, 2016
Summertime rolls on at this annual fall festival which offers an impressive line-up of live musicians, plus hayrides, great food and special events like laser light shows that illuminate the Ocean City beach. Best of all—admission is free.