Maryland Ghost Tours

Ongoing dates, Frederick: Ghost Tours, Cemetery Tours, Civil War Tours, Oh My! The month of October seems especially appropriate to check out this new and scary way to find out more about Frederick at night!

Lawyer's Farm Corn Maze

Now-Nov 5, Thurmont: With over 20 activities, including a pumpkin patch, mountain slides, tetherball, corn hole, ziplines, pedal kart track and apple cannons, Winterbrook Farms is worth the drive for the whole family!

Tuck Everlasting

Selected dates through Oct 15, Havre de Grace: Scottfield Theatre Co presents Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster, who yearns for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence, but not until she becomes unexpectedly entwined with the Tuck Family does she get more than she could have imagined. 

United States Sailboat Show

Now-Oct 9, Annapolis: Sailors from around the globe gather on miles of docks surrounded by the beauty of historic annapolis. This is an internationally acclaimed sailboat show, recognized as the largest, most prestigious, and only remaining in-water sailboat show in the world. Manufacturers, cruises, demos, workshops, exhibitors and more await!

Carroll County Corn Maze

Oct 6 & 7, Westminster: Come out to the Carroll County Agriculture Center Corn Maze! There are day time hours as well as evening hours for the FLASHLIGHT CORN MAZE! Flashlights will be available for purchase if you forget yours!! You can buy your tickets on site that day!

2017 Decorator Show House

Now-Oct 22, Ellicott City: White Hall was part of the early land grant called Freeborn’s Progress. The house was constructed prior to 1822 and family lore suggests that the east wing was used as a hospital during the War of 1812. In 1977 the house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Since 1984, Historic Ellicott City, Inc. has worked with the community to restore historic properties throughout Howard County, Maryland. Historic Ellicott City’s Show House Committee works tirelessly to seek out properties of interest, contacts the owner and creates a project of worthy restoration to benefit the community. Designers, artisans, and tradespeople of all aspects of construction, remodeling and decor, come together in the inspired project and transformation of the property.

50th Anniversary Blessing of the Fleet

Oct 7 & 8, Coltons Point: The 50th Blessing of the Fleet commemorates the founding of Maryland on St. Clement's Island and the time-honored tradition of blessing the Southern Maryland watermen's fleet of boats. This celebratory event includes tours of St. Clements Island, Blackstone Lighthouse & St. Clement's Island Museum, live entertainment, boat excursions, Southern Maryland food, children’s activities, fireworks and more.

Music Box, Autumn Colors

Oct 6 & 7, Baltimore: Take your little ones to celebrate the colors of fall, from pumpkins to brightly colored leaves, with a woodwind trio of BSO musicians from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Give your budding music lover the chance to explore music through this highly engaging and interactive performance. The half-hour lobby concert features the musical talents of a small ensemble of BSO musicians performing classical and children's songs to develop musicality, creativity, coordination and literacy. 30 minutes prior to the concert the lobby fills with a range of musical, creative and fun activities for babies and families. 

Community Fall Festival

Oct 7, Ellicott City: The festival will take place at the Church of the resurrection, and will feature many activities including entertainment, kid's games, face painting, scarecrow making, moon bounce, crafts, silent auction, second hand treasures, backed goods and delicious food. So, gather your family, friends and neighbors for a day filled with fun!

Fells Point Fun Festival

Oct 7 & 8, Baltimore: Come celebrate the Festival's 51st year with food, fun, vendors, music and more!

2017 Harvest Festival

Oct 7, Derwood: Come to the Agricultural History Farm Park to learn how Montgomery County’s farms and communities worked together to support the war effort during World War I at this year’s Harvest Festival. Interact with living historians costume; participate in hands-on activities such as tin-smithing, making apple butter; painting pumpkins and building scarecrows; enjoy traditional music and dancing; experience farm equipment exhibitions and demonstrations; meet heritage farm animals; and partake of food, crafters and hayrides!

Maryland Renaissance Festival

Now-Oct 22, Annapolis: Head to the Faire! Everything you'd expect from the Rennfest, including stage shows, giant turkey legs, music and vendors!

Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival

Oct 7 & 8, St. Michaels: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will host one of the nation’s largest gatherings of small boat enthusiasts and unique watercraft. Hundreds of amateur and professional boatbuilders and enthusiasts come from all over the region to display their one-of-a-kind kayaks, canoes, and other traditional small craft. Sailing skiffs, rowing shells, kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, prams and more will be on display. Small craft owners hailing from all over the country will be available to share their knowledge and boating experiences with guests.

Taste of Bethesda

Oct 7, Bethesda: Bethesda's famous food and music festival brings 60 restaurants and five stages of entertainment to Bethesda's Woodmont Triangle. Each year, more than 40,000 attendees sample the delicious restaurants, enjoy the live entertainment and visit  the kid's corner for face painting and arts & crafts. 

Anacostia Museum 50th Anniversary Community Block Party

Oct 7, D.C.: Join the museum in celebrating 50 years of being the premier cultural institution east-of-the-river! Live performances on an outdoor stage, food trucks, art activities for the kids, storytelling, a vendor’s marketplace and more. Activities will take place inside and outside of the museum.

Taste of DC

Oct 7 & 8, RFK Stadium: Bringing together friends and families since 1989, Taste of DC is a weekend full of delicious bites, beverages and captivating entertainment, with over 65 of the region's premier restaurants, an artisan market and 3 stages of culinary shows and music!

Art on the Avenue

Oct 7, Alexandria: Check out this multi-cultural arts festival celebrating the community’s diversity through the arts in the Del Ray neighborhood. You'll be greeted by over 300 artists (jewelers – silversmith & beaders, woodworkers, pottery makers, soap crafters, glass makers, unique painters, sculptures, fabric artists), musicians (Irish, folk, rock n’ roll, country and more), and food vendors (hot dogs, BBQ, Indian, crab cakes, chocolate bananas dipped on a stick, home made cider donuts). Kids activities have always been a vital part of the festival — stuff your own scarecrow, paint a pumpkin, lotus flower design, weave screen art, to name a few. Venture out to Virginia!

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