Baltimore Fall Festivals – Fall 2023 MD Events

Vegan SoulFest - Baltimore, MD - Aug 19 to Aug 20, 2023
Lots of exhibitors, guest speakers, live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, and more about the vegan lifestyle will be at Clifton Park. Free to the public – bring your lawn chairs!

Maryland State Fair - Lutherville-Timonium, MD - Aug 24 to Sep 10, 2023
An annual state fair held at Maryland State Fairgrounds.  Enjoy carnival rides, thoroughbred horseracing, livestock shows, 4H/FFA exhibits, kiddie rides, and great carnival style food. Since 1878.

Reisterstown Festival - Reisterstown, MD - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2023
Watch the parade, enjoy the Beer Garden, listen to lots of live music, with plenty of family and kids fun, foods, drinks, crafts, arts, and more.

Baltimore Rhythm Festival - Baltimore, MD - Sep 9 to Sep 9, 2023
Celebrates rhythm in its many forms in an event dedicated to “Peace Through Music” and features performances, workshops, vendors, and jam sessions

Harford Plein Air Festival - Bel Air, MD - Sep 12 to Sep 17, 2023
The Harford Plein Air Festival is an annual juried plein air painting competition and art sale in Harford County hosted by the Maryland Center for the Arts. Artists from all over the U.S. apply to be accepted into the festival.

Six Flags America Fright Fest - Upper Marlboro, MD - Sep 16 to Oct 29, 2023
Enjoy the spookiness of Thrills by Day and Fright by Night. There is no “leisurely stroll” during Fright Fest. And terror isn’t confined to haunted attractions. Weekends only.

Old Stein Inn Oktoberfest - Edgewater, MD - Sep 17 to Nov 5, 2023
Oktoberfest kickoff party is 6-10 pm with German music on the accordian, food and more. Celebration continues select dates thereafter.

Baltimore Comic Con - Baltimore, MD - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2023
Considered “America’s Greatest Comic Book Convention” is held annually at the Baltimore Convention Center.

Upperco Music Festival - Upperco, MD - Sep 20 to Sep 23, 2023
Bluegrass & traditional country music festival includes camping, craft beer, workshops, vendors, jamming, band competition. Both 4-day and single-day tickets available

High Zero - Baltimore, MD - Sep 21 to Sep 24, 2023
A music festival of live experimental improvised music with lots of performers.

Westminster Fall Fest - Westminster, MD - Sep 21 to Sep 24, 2023
Features a parade, fun run, craft vendors, food court and fun in City Park.

The Big Dill - Baltimore, MD - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2023
Welcome to the world’s biggest brine bash complete with pickle companies, full country music concert, custom cocktails, food trucks, outdoor games, mascots, contests, and so much more

Fall Harvest Festival - Havre de Grace, MD - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2023
Enjoy Harford County’s original Fall festival with apple cider pressing & butter making, pumpkin painting and scarecrow making and hayrides, craft vendors and demonstrations of historical trade, live bluegrass music, food and kids’ activities.

Charm City Fringe Festival - Baltimore, MD - Sep 29 to Oct 8, 2023
The annual Charm City Fringe, Baltimore’s 11-day festival of experimental theater and performance art, returns to the Bromo Arts District with more than 90 performances by artists from all over North America

Winestock Festival - Rising Sun, MD - Sep 30 to Sep 30, 2023
Food, wine & beer, and live music

Maryland Microbrewery Festival - Westminster, MD - Sep 30 to Sep 30, 2023
An annual event at Union Mills Homestead. Features continuous live music, entertainment, historic site, ample parking, a variety of breweries and beers, food vendors, craft vendors, and brewing seminars.

Greek Food, Wine and Culture Festival - Baltimore, MD - Oct 5 to Oct 8, 2023
The annual Annunciation Cathedral food, wine & culture festival returns with dance, live music, pastries, food, wine along with cathedral tours and shopping opportunities.

Fells Point Fun Festival - Baltimore, MD - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2023
Over 10 bands perform in live stage entertainment. Lots of family fun, vendors of arts and crafts, kids activities, food, drinks, and more. Admission is free – reserve some parking nearby and walk into this festival. This festival has been running for over 50 years!

Multi-Cultural Festival and Oktoberfest - Columbia, MD - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2023
Oktoberfest with beer garden on Friday night, and multi-cultural festival over the weekend.

Autumn Reggae Wine and Music Festival - Mt Airy, MD - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2023
Enjoy your favorite Linganore Wines while relaxing and listening to live bands, sampling authentic island cuisine, and hand-crafted artisan goods.

Hops and Harvest Festival - Columbia, MD - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2023
Showcases the finest craft beer, music, and food.

Oakland Mills Fall Festival - Columbia, MD - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2023
Free admission to this festival held rain or shine

Rotary Oktoberfest of Carroll County - Westminster, MD - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2023
Fundraising event held by the four Rotary Clubs of Carroll County at Danele Shipley Memorial Arena. Enjoy family friendly activities and authentic German food, beer and live music. Plenty of contests including the Lederhosen & Dirndl competition, Chicken Dance contest and Polka Dance contest. There will be pumpkin painting, scarecrow making, face painting, magic shows, games and balloon sculpting for kids. Football tent ensures you don’t miss the action over the weekend. General admission is $10, with those wearing authentic German attire and children ages 10 and under free – or save $2 with 5 nonperishable donation for the animal rescue.

Hancock’s Resolution Fall Festival - Pasadena, MD - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2023
Bring the family and build a scarecrow and a corn husk doll, plus folk music and harvest dinner.

Baltimore Running Festival - Baltimore, MD - Oct 14 to Oct 14, 2023
Over 5 distance options for runners of all abilities, with the finishing line at the Inner Harbor, plus an UnderArmour shirt for all participants!

DogFest - Reisterstown, MD - Oct 14 to Oct 14, 2023
The Baltimore Humane Society puts on this one day walk-a-thon. Lots of games, fun, vendors and activities for the family and your pets. You can also meet dogs and cats up for adoption!

Garden Glow at Ladew Gardens - Monkton, MD - Oct 18 to Oct 21, 2023
Unique celebration of fall featuring illuminated sculptures, hundreds of glowing jack o’ lanterns, live music, and food & spirits. Garden Glow also features educational programs including animal presentations!

Holly Trilogy Heritage Food Fair - Baltimore, MD - Oct 21 to Oct 21, 2023
Savor the authentic Russian foods, prepared by the parishioners, browse the import kiosk, visit the children’s corner, and enjoy the dance groups and musical ensembles. Plus, tour the historic church to view a structure dating back to the 1860’s.

Hereford Fall Festival - Hereford, MD - Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2023

Wine on the Water at Kurtz’ Beach - Pasadena, MD - Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2023
Spend the weekend at Kurtz’s Beach in Pasadena for the annual Wine On The Water, an all-encompassing festival that features a variety of vendors, musicians and attractions.

BARCStoberfest - Baltimore, MD - Oct 28 to Oct 28, 2023
BARCStoberfest 2021 will feature a few dog and cat oriented events over the month at various locations. Contests, beer, adoptable animals, and more!

Das Best Oktoberfest - Baltimore, MD - Oct 28 to Oct 28, 2023
Kick off beer week with this all you can taste Baltimore Oktoberfest. 60,000+ generally attend this annual event. VIP admission starts at noon and regular admission is from 2 PM to 6 PM. Over 150 local, domestic and international beers, wines and schnapps. German food, including sausages, available for purchase ala carte. Authentic polka and oompah bands, chicken dancing and live music from regional bands. Contests offering cash prizes include the Miss Oktoberfest competition and the Best Beer Belly contest. Limited parking is available for $10 per car. Wear your German outfit and, while supplies last, you will get a free beer lanyard. Regular admission tickets are $40 in advance. This provides you admission to the event, souvenir tasting glass and unlimited beer sampling. VIP admission offers access to special beer tastings, 2 extra hours of drinking and restaurant sampling, opening tap celebration, VIP washrooms and parking pass. Designated driver tickets are $25 or $39 (for VIP). Kids 12 and under are free but not recommended. Location: M & T Stadium Parking Lot, Baltimore, Maryland. A portion of ticket sales go to The Spirit of Hope Children’s Foundation.

Maryland Irish Festival - Timonium, MD - Nov 10 to Nov 12, 2023
A cultural event with workshops, demonstrations, traditional food, Irish Dancers, live music, food, beer, and arts and crafts.

Christmas Village in Baltimore - Baltimore, MD - Nov 18 to Dec 24, 2023
Explore Baltimore’s authentic German Christmas market at West Shore Park. Shop with local vendors, enjoy food and drinks, and enjoy activities, rides, tastings and more

Merriweather Symphony of Lights - Columbia, MD - Nov 23 to Jan 1, 2024
A drive through light show featuring over 300,000 bulbs on a one mile course, with select walk through nights. Tune your radio to 105.5FM for information and holiday music while you are there. The Symphony of Lights has been a time-honored Howard County holiday tradition enjoyed by many for over 25 years. Once hosted by, and still in part benefitting, Howard County General Hospital (it also benefits the Downtown Columbia Arts and Culture Commission).

Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K - , MD - Nov 23 to Nov 23, 2023
Pick your city – Baltimore City, Towson, Bel Air, Westminster, Arnold, Ellicott City or virtual – and run a 5k on Thanksgiving. Feel free to dress up!

Festival of Trees - Lutherville-Timonium, MD - Nov 24 to Nov 26, 2023
A fundraiser for the Kennedy Krieger Institute, this festival features nearly 900 trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses decorated by local families, organizations and businesses. Enjoy vendors, visits with Santa, and more during this annual three day event, which dates back to 1990.