Maryland State Fair - Lutherville-Timonium, MD - Aug 26 to Sep 6, 2021
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 11 to Sep 12, 2021
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.
High Zero - Baltimore, MD - Sep 23 to Sep 26, 2021
A music festival of live experimental improvised music with lots of performers.
Westminster Fall Fest - Westminster, MD - Sep 23 to Sep 26, 2021
Features a parade, fun run, craft vendors, food court and fun in City Park.
Maryland Microbrewery Festival - Westminster, MD - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2021
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.
BARCStoberfest - Baltimore, MD - Sep 25 to Oct 30, 2021
BARCStoberfest 2021 will feature a few dog and cat oriented events over the month at various locations. Contests, beer, adoptable animals, and more!
The Big Dill - Baltimore, MD - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2021
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
Hops 2 Grapes Craft Beer, Wine and Whiskey Festival - Bel Air, MD - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2021
Enjoy craft beer, local and international wines, whiskey, morning yoga, live music and food trucks. Enjoy a 165 acre farm in rural Bel Air, MD, and experience the best Maryland has to offer.
Fells Point Fun Festival - Baltimore, MD - Oct 2 to Oct 3, 2021
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!
Hops and Harvest Festival - Columbia, MD - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2021
Showcases the finest craft beer, music, and food.
Oakland Mills Fall Festival - Columbia, MD - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2021
Free admission to this festival held rain or shine
Honey Harvest Festival - Cockeysville, MD - Oct 2 to Oct 3, 2021
Visit 8 educational stations where you will learn about native bees, honeybees, pollinators and more! Meet the Honey Queen, make crafts, play games, check out animal encounters, make cider, visit the 1850s Tenant House, visit with local beekeepers, shop with vendors and more!
Fairy Market and Harvest Celebration - Parkton, MD - Oct 3 to Oct 3, 2021
Celebrate Halloween at the Royal Rabbit Vineyards. Come in costume for a costume contest. Live music, vendors, dancing, wine tasting and more
Baltimore Running Festival - Baltimore, MD - Oct 9 to Oct 9, 2021
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 9 to Oct 9, 2021
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!
Autumn Reggae Wine and Music Festival - Mt Airy, MD - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2021
Enjoy your favorite Linganore Wines while relaxing and listening to live bands, sampling authentic island cuisine, and hand-crafted artisan goods.
Russian Festival - Baltimore, MD - Oct 9 to Oct 23, 2021
Savor the authentic 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 1860s.
Brews and Bivalves - Laurel, MD - Oct 9 to Oct 9, 2021
A day of craft beer, oystersbuck-a-shuck, fried, grilled, and baked, Casino-style and fundraising fun to benefit the Oyster Recover Partnership. Plus, new beer releases, live music, local ice cream (made with Jailbreak Brewery beer), and more.
Hancock’s Resolution Fall Festival - Pasadena, MD - Oct 10 to Oct 10, 2021
Bring the family and build a scarecrow and a corn husk doll, plus folk music and harvest dinner.
Hereford Fall Festival - Hereford, MD - Oct 16 to Oct 17, 2021
Das Best Oktoberfest - Baltimore, MD - Oct 16 to Oct 16, 2021
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.
Wine on the Water at Kurtz’ Beach - Pasadena, MD - Oct 16 to Oct 17, 2021
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.
Garden Glow at Ladew Gardens - Monkton, MD - Oct 21 to Oct 23, 2021
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!
Baltimore Comic Con - Baltimore, MD - Oct 22 to Oct 24, 2021
Considered “America’s Greatest Comic Book Convention” is held annually Labor Day weekend at the Baltimore Convention Center.
Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival - Lutherville-Timonium, MD - Oct 29 to Oct 29, 2021
Annual festival serving up more than 60 beers, 40 bourbons, lots of BBQ, live music and more
Maryland Irish Festival - Timonium, MD - Nov 12 to Nov 14, 2021
A cultural event with workshops, demonstrations, traditional food, Irish Dancers, live music, food, beer, and arts and crafts.
Zoo Lights at the Maryland Zoo - Baltimore, MD - Nov 19 to Jan 2, 2022
A brilliant seasonal spectacle is coming to the Zoo again this winter! Drive or walk through a festival of lights shaped like wildlife and your face might just light up too. Plus, get that warm glowing feeling inside knowing you are supporting the Zoo’s animal care and conservation work. They’ve also expanded the walking path this year—now including Schaefer Plaza, the Farm Yard, and the train station! Advanced reservations are required and Zoo Members save $5 on all ticket types.
Christmas Village in Baltimore - Baltimore, MD - Nov 20 to Dec 24, 2021
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
Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K - , MD - Nov 25 to Nov 25, 2021
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 26 to Nov 28, 2021
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.
Autumn Wine Festival - Salisbury, MD - Apr 24 to Apr 25, 2022
2021 festival postponed to April 2022. Normally: Features wine samplings, guided tours of Pemberton Hall, Sports Zone with telecast games and lawn games, and more! Participate in a variety of fundraising opportunities for the Women Supporting Women Partnership, a locally-based nonprofit helping those with breast cancer.