Fall Maryland Festivals

Find a Maryland fall festival to attend in 2017. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2017 has things to do across Maryland including activities in Baltimore, Frederick, Hagerstown, and Aberdeen. Our list includes festivals celebrating the local harvest, food, music, beer, Oktoberfest and more.

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2017 Festivals

Maryland State Fair - Lutherville-Timonium, MD - Aug 24 to Sep 4, 2017
An annual state fair held at 2200 York Road.  Enjoy carnival rides, thoroughbred horseracing, livestock shows, kiddie rides, and great carnival style food.

Augustoberfest - Hagerstown, MD - Aug 25 to Aug 26, 2017
This annual Oktoberfest pays tribute to the area’s rich German heritage and supports exchange students from its sister city in Wiesel, Germany. Tickets are $5.

Vegan SoulFest - Baltimore, MD - Aug 26, 2017
Lots of exhibitors, guest speakers, live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, and more about the vegan lifestyle. Held annually at the Baltimore City Community College at 2901 Liberty Heights Avenue.

National Hard Crab Derby - Crisfield, MD - Aug 31 to Sep 3, 2017
Features live entertainment, music, parade, fireworks, carnival rides, beauty pageant, races, contests and lots of family fun with crafts, arts, and more vendors.

In the Street Festival - Frederick, MD - Sep 9, 2017
Over 25 years downtown Frederick has hosted this event on Market Street.  Lots of food, fun, entertainment for over 70,000 festival goers.

Maryland Seafood Festival - Annapolis, MD - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2017
Open rain or shine the festival features live toe tapping music, kids fun, vendors arts and crafts, great food and drink, cooking demonstrations, and lots of contests.

Reisterstown Festival - Reisterstown, MD - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2017
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.

Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival - McHenry, MD - Sep 9, 2017
Arts festival features beautifully handcrafted works by local and regional artisans, more than 200 wines from local and national wineries, live entertainment, food, wine pairing dinners and more. Benefits HART for Animals and Garrett Lakes Arts Festival.

Dorchester Out of the Darkness Walk - Hurlock, MD - Sep 9, 2017
Suicide prevention starts with us! Walk to fight suicide and raise awareness about mental health. Funds raised by the walk benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, plus a memorial table to honor loved ones and resource tables both before and after the walk

High Zero - Baltimore, MD - Sep 14 to Sep 17, 2017
A music festival of live experimental improvised music with lots of performers.

Old Stein Inn Oktoberfest - Edgewater, MD - Sep 15, 2017
Oktoberfest Kickoff Party is 6-10 PM. Celebration continues thereafter.

Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival - Annapolis, MD - Sep 16, 2017
Over 50 breweries pouring unlimited tasting of over 100 craft beers.  A special event for craft beer enthusiasts and music lovers..  Features food concessions.  Remember to bring your chair and relax.  Held at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

DogFest - Baltimore, MD - Sep 16, 2017
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.

Maryland Wine Festival - Salisbury, MD - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2017
Features wine samplings, guided tours of the Museum’s Farmhouse, and continuous live entertainment.

Maryland Wine Festival - Westminster, MD - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2017
GENERAL ADMISSION is $30 Saturday / $25 Sunday. Includes Commemorative wine festival glass with sampling of 150+ wines. VIP EXPLORER PASS is $50 Saturday / $45 Sunday Commemorative 16 oz. tasting glass with sampling, plus 40+ additional exclusive wines. DESIGNATED DRIVER & CHILDREN are $20 (age 13 to 20). Children age 12 and under free with paying adult.

Bel Air Oktoberfest - Bel Air, MD - Sep 16, 2017

Maryland Lighthouse Challenge - Havre De Grace, MD - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2017
This challenge involves visiting 10 Maryland lighthouses, with a souvenir at each one, and a special souvenir if you visit all 10! Address is for Concord Point Lighthouse, the first on the clockwise line-up

Native American Festival - Vienna, MD - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2017
The Native American Festival features traditional dancers, singers, drumming, crafts, artists’ demonstrations, authentic Native food, a large silent auction and more. Featured this year are traditional Aztec fire dancers originally from Mexico City. Visitors can meet sleigh dogs. This pow-wow is organized by the Nause Waiwash Band of Indians, made up of descendants of local Nanticoke Indians. 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the event.

DC Color Run - Fort Washington, MD - Sep 17, 2017
The Happiest 5K on the planet comes to DC, with a Colored Foam Zone and more.

Sunfest - Ocean City, MD - Sep 21 to Sep 24, 2017
Free admission to this event that features great food, live music, hayrides, and lots of fun things to do.  Held at the inlet lot on the south end of the boardwalk.

Westminster Fall Fest - Westminster, MD - Sep 21 to Sep 24, 2017
An annual event held in Westminster.  Features a parade, fun run, craft vendors, food court and fun.

Baltimore Book Festival - Baltimore, MD - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2017
A full weekend of books, demonstrations, readings, stage shows and more.

Baltimore Comic Con - Baltimore, MD - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2017
Considered “America’s Greatest Comic Book Convention” is held annually Labor Day weekend at the Baltimore Convention Center.

Your Wish My Dish Catering Oktoberfest - Baltimore, MD - Sep 23, 2017

APG Oktoberfest - Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD - Sep 28 to Sep 30, 2017
Held at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds

Frederick’s Oktoberfest - Frederick, MD - Sep 29 to Oct 1, 2017
Oktoberfest bier, bratwurst, dancing, live music and children’s activities to benefit Frederick County charities and local organizations. Hosted at the Frederick Fairgrounds.

Maryland Microbrewery Festival - Westminster, MD - Sep 30, 2017
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.

Crabtoberfest - Cambridge, MD - Sep 30, 2017
Governor’s Hall at Sailwinds Park. Open from 3 to 9 PM. General admission is $10.

Das Best Oktoberfest - National Harbor, MD - Sep 30, 2017

Frostoberfest - Frostburg, MD - Sep 30, 2017
This street festival feature German culture, food, music, and bier gardens. They have a kid zone, local crafts, and more.

Fell’s Point Fun Festival - Baltimore, MD - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2017
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.

Maryland Pumpkin Festival - Frederick, MD - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2017
Annual event with a corn maze, hay slides, farm animals, pumpkin patch, pig races, live music and of course a great pumpkin patch.  Also has a Pumpkin Princess Storytime, egg hunt, candy shoot, and some painting and sculpturing demonstrations.

Taste of Bethesda - Bethesda, MD - Oct 7, 2017
Over 60 restaurants and lots of live music across five stages make this one of most popular festival with over 40,000 in annual attendance.  Also kids area and arts, crafts, great food and more.

Rotary Oktoberfest of Carroll County - Westminster, MD - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2017
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 $5, with those wearing authentic German attire and children ages 10 and under free.

Strut Your Mutt DC Metro - Silver Spring, MD - Oct 7, 2017
Strut Your Mutt is a fun dog walk and fundraising event that raises money to help save the lives of homeless pets, supporting your choice of one of hundreds of participating shelters, rescue groups, and other animal welfare groups. There are Strut your Mutt events across the country.

Autumn Glory Festival - Oakland, MD - Oct 11 to Oct 15, 2017
An annual event with two large parades, live music concerts, band competitions, art exhibits, craft shows and of course plenty of foods.  Celebrate the beauty of fall foliage.

Baltimore Beer Week - Baltimore, MD - Oct 13 to Oct 22, 2017
A collaborative effort of businesses and beer enthusiasts to celebrate and highlight the unique beer culture that exists in and around the Chesapeake region. Hundreds of beer-centric events that focus on beer culture, culinary aspects, meet and greets, homebrew demos and even beer history.

Taste of Heaven Caterers Oktoberfest - Baltimore, MD - Oct 13, 2017
Held at Delta Community Center.

Good Beer Festival - Salisbury, MD - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2017
Over 100 different craft beers and unlimited tastings from master brewers.  Features include an electric music line-up, and the Sports Zone with telecast of the biggest games.  Held at the Pemberton Historical Park.

Das Best Oktoberfest - Baltimore, MD - Oct 14, 2017
Kick off beer week with this all you can taste Baltimore Oktoberfest. 60,000 generally attend this annual event. VIP admission is from noon to 2 PM 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 $39 in advance. This provides you admission to the event, souvenir tasting glass and 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.

Berlin Octoberfest - Berlin, MD - Oct 14, 2017
Music, german food, craft vendors, annual Fall sidewalk sale. Beer garden by Burley Oak Brewing Company. Games and activities such as face painting, scarecrow making, pumpkin painting and others for the kids. Annual cornhole tournament at Burley Tavern. Free parking at Berlin Intermediate School with shuttle to downtown.

Prince Georges Oktoberfest - Bowie, MD - Oct 14, 2017

La Plata Fall Festival - La Plata, MD - Oct 15, 2017

Baltimore Running Festival - Baltimore, MD - Oct 21, 2017
Over 5 distance options for runners of all abilities.

Hereford Fall Festival - Hereford, MD - Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2017
Enjoy food, crafts, vendors, fine wines, chocolates, live music, monster truck display, and plenty of cold beer.  Over 150 food and craft vendors on display at this event.

U.S. Oyster Festival, Maryland - California, MD - Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2017
An annual festival at St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds.  Lots of great food and oysters cooked in many different and unique ways.  Also live entertainment, demonstrations, and fun.

Oktoberfest at Schifferstadt - Frederick, MD - Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2017
Annual event on the third weekend in October. Free admission. Hours are 10 to 5 pm on Saturday and noon to 5 pm on Sunday. enjoy the great food, lively German music, historic demonstrators, and hand-made products from many art and craft vendors hosted by the Frederick County Landmarks Foundation at the Schifferstadt Architectural Museum.

OC-Toberfest - Ocean City, MD - Oct 21 to Oct 29, 2017
A two weekend celebration of October and Halloween with a beach maze, pet parade, Great Pumpkin Race and Halloween costume party for kids. Events vary by day.

Strong City Baltimore Oktoberfest - Baltimore, MD - Oct 21, 2017

Chesapeake Film Festival - Easton, MD - Oct 27 to Oct 29, 2017

Sailwinds Park East Kite Festival - Cambridge, MD - Oct 29, 2017

Maryland Irish Festival - Timonium, MD - Nov 10 to Nov 12, 2017
A cultural event with workshops, demonstrations, traditional food, Irish Dancers, live music, food, beer, and arts and crafts.

Past Events

We know that you want current events. But we often don’t have dates for the current year. We leave those events with their link here so that you can look for the new dates yourself. We hope you don’t mind!

Island Bay Day - Grasonville, MD - Sep 24, 2016

Maryland Oktoberfest - Lutherville-Timonium, MD - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2016

Dawson’s Market Oktoberfest and Pumpkin Festival - Rockville, MD - Oct 1, 2016

Takoma Park Street Festival - Takoma, MD - Oct 2, 2016
Enjoy the 35th annual festival held on Carroll Avenue.  Features local artists, and crafters who offer paintings, pottery, silk-screening, stained glass, woodworking, textiles and ceramics along with plenty of food trucks.

Oktoberplex - Boyds, MD - Oct 2, 2016

Oktoberfest at the Kentlands - Gaithersburg, MD - Oct 9, 2016
Wine-tasting featuring local Maryland vineyards and retailers, a traditional Beer Garden, food vendors and German entertainment. A cappella performance groups, artists and crafters, free horse-drawn wagon rides, apple cider pressing, traditional Oktoberfest crafts for children, and nonprofit vendors. Along Main Street, there are four more stages of entertainment featuring variety bands and community groups, an extended business expo, strolling entertainers, mini golf, children’s crafts, inflatables, and plenty of restaurants and retail establishments to explore. Noon to 5 PM. Admission and parking are free.. Satellite parking at 200 Orchard Ridge Drive, just off of Quince Orchard Road.

Havre de Grace Oktoberfest - Havre de Grace, MD - Oct 15, 2016
Free Admission. A family friendly event with German beer/wine and German entertainment.

Steppingstein - Havre de Grace, MD - Oct 21, 2016
A refined Oktoberfest celebration and fundraiser for Steppingstone. Authentic german dinner, beer/wine tasting and group polka lessons.

Maryland State Fall Samboree - Frederick, MD - Oct 21 to Oct 23, 2016
Activities include a kick off theme parade, wine tour, parade of flags, Friday lunch, Saturday breakfast, games and crafts, and even bingo.

Maryland Ave Fall Festival – Annapolis, MD – September 20, 2015

The Shindig – Not happening in 2016.

Find other fun things to do in Maryland in October:

Oktoberfest in Maryland
Maryland Corn Mazes
Maryland Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in Maryland
Pumpkin Patches in Maryland

One thought on “Fall Maryland Festivals

  1. David Bailey says:

    This will be my first October fest, maybe when i was a kid I went but that was a long time ago. I will be volunteering in Wesminster, So I am really hoping this will be FUN.
    I think we all need to get out and have a lil bit of FUN now and again!! 😀

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